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Ocean Nova Antarctica Cruises

A small and sturdy Antarctica cruise ship, a match made in heaven for adventurous travelers

A polar cruise on board the Ocean Nova

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What we love about the Ocean Nova

Air-Cruise Experts, completing over 200 fly and cruise departures.

Company founded in Punta Arenas, Chile. Antarctica is their neighbor.

Ocean Nova uses the Explorer's House as a private base in Punta Arenas for its passengers.

Uses a single flight to carry all guests on an expedition to and from Antarctica.

On every journey, the team includes at least 12 expert polar guides and their number one priority is ensuring you have an unforgettable experience.

Ocean Nova Deck Plan

The Ocean Nova is a sturdy but nimble expedition vessel, originally built in Denmark to sail through the ice-packed waters off Greenland. With its ice-strengthened hull, and after a full refit in 2006, she was converted to become the perfect Antarctic cruise ship. Since then, she has been upgraded and improved every year to maintain her excellent reputation.

For our air-cruises, Ocean Nova has capacity for only 67 passengers who will find themselves in comfortable outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation for Antarctic cruises: dedicated Single Cabins, Twin Cabins, and Triple Cabins. All cabins feature picture windows, a writing desk and chair, a substantial wardrobe, individually controlled heating, and a private bathroom with a shower.

In addition to a panoramic glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a well-stocked library, a small fitness gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for shore excursions and for wildlife watching and getting up close to towering icebergs and glaciers.

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Amenities on board the Ocean Nova


Observation Lounge

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Medical Services

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Zodiac Fleet




Private Flight to Antarctica


Fitness Center




Lecture Theater

Ocean Nova's take on sustainable traveling

In addition to maintaining an unwavering commitment to the most rigorous international standards in all our operations, we develop our products in an environmentally responsible manner, ensuring carbon neutrality in all our activities through the reduction and offsetting of emissions. For example, the Ocean Nova achieves carbon emission reduction through energy efficiency and carbon offsetting initiatives. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art heat and water recycling system and has implemented strict biosecurity protocols for each of its sea voyages and air-cruises. Additionally, the Ocean Nova has minimized the use of plastic on board to the absolute minimum.

Cabin Categories on board the Ocean Nova

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More info about the Ocean Nova

Small Ship
73 m
Crew members
Gross tonnage
2183 gt
Ice Class 1B
Cruising speed
12 knots
Year built

Reviews of Ocean Nova

Jihyun Lee

Ocean Nova Antarctica Cruises


Wonderful experience I might have once in my life. It was our Honeymoon trip. To be actually at that time i was on the board, the weather was very bad so i got sea sick and I was provided quite limited activities. Despite the situation , the staff members was nice and foods was good. And anyway i arrived at Antarctica with little delay than i expected. It was unforgettable experience for us! Thanks😘

Jihyun Lee

Ocean Nova Antarctica Cruises


Eine wunderbare Erfahrung, die ich vielleicht einmal in meinem Leben machen werde. Es war unsere Flitterwochenreise. Um genau zu sein, zu dieser Zeit war ich an Bord, das Wetter war sehr schlecht, so dass ich seekrank wurde und ich war ziemlich begrenzt Aktivitäten zur Verfügung gestellt. Trotz dieser Situation war das Personal sehr nett und das Essen war gut. Außerdem erreichte ich die Antarktis mit etwas mehr Verspätung als ich erwartet hatte. Es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis für uns! Danke😘

Jihyun Lee

Ocean Nova Antarctica Cruises


Une expérience merveilleuse que je pourrais avoir une fois dans ma vie. C'était notre voyage de noces. En fait, à l'époque, j'étais à bord, le temps était très mauvais, j'ai eu le mal de mer et on m'a proposé des activités assez limitées. Malgré la situation, les membres du personnel étaient gentils et la nourriture était bonne. Et de toute façon, je suis arrivé en Antarctique avec un peu plus de retard que prévu. C'était une expérience inoubliable pour nous ! Merci😘

Katie Salvia

Ocean Nova Antarctica Cruises


Ocean Nova was great, I would 10/10 do it again. Hopefully one day I can return as a crew member. It had all the accommodations I could ask for. The food was great and there was always plenty of options. The coffee machine was my favorite amenity. It was also nice that it had a small gym. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)


Ocean Nova Antarctica Cruises


The ship was very comfortable, food was excellent, with a variety of menus onboard, including a barbeque on deck. The crew and expedition staff were excellent and extremely knowledgeable. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Peace- California

Ocean Nova Antarctica Cruises


We had the time of our lives. I would give the whole experience a 10/10! (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

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