Ocean Nova


Constructed in 1992, the Danish-built Ocean Nova was designed to navigate the waters of Greenland. Fully refurbished in 2006, this modern expedition ship has an ice-strengthened hull and window-lined observation deck, making it ideal for Antarctic cruises.

The Ocean Nova provides unique eight-day fly/cruise expeditions to Antarctica. This offers adventurers the opportunity to explore the White Continent while avoiding the choppy waters of the Drake Passage.

Ocean Nova accommodates up to 68 guests in 38 single, twin and triple cabins. The comfortable cabins all feature exterior views, en suites with shower and toilet, and individually controlled heating systems. The modern ship also has a dining room, bar, Polar library, and fitness room.

In addition to marvelling at the landscape and observing Polar wildlife from the ship, Zodiac boats take guests closer to wildlife and ice formations, and to shore to go hiking, snowshoeing, or sea kayaking. In the evenings, Antarctic experts give presentations on Antarctica’s flora, fauna and history.

Ocean Nova Information

Location & Getting There

The Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition ship ideal for adventurers to explore one of the most remote and inhospitable places on earth. After a short flight from Punta Arenas in Chile, over Cape Horn and the renowned waters of the Drake Passage, set sail from the South Shetland Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula.


The ship accommodates up to 68 passengers in 38 well-equipped and comfortable triple, twin and single cabins. The triple cabins have upper and lower berths, twin cabins have two lower berths, while the single cabins have one lower berth. There is a desk with a chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment in each cabin, along with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding polar landscape.


Guests can go wildlife watching in the Zodiac boats, visit fascinating islands rich in natural beauty, go on short treks or on boat explorations. Sea kayaking excursions are also available for those with previous kayaking experience, as well as snowshoeing. Back on board, guests are able to relax and enjoy the magnificent views in the panoramic observation lounge and bar area.


Only children over the age of 8 are welcome.

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Why we recommend Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova offers a combination of flying and sailing, and makes it possible for adventurers to explore one of the most remote places on earth. Facilities include a dining room, a bar, a library, and Zodiac boats for disembarking and wildlife watching. The restaurant’s menu is also good accompanied by an impressive selection of Chilean Wines.

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