Ocean Nova

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

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.

Pictures and Deck Plans of the Ocean Nova

All expedition cruises on board the Ocean Nova

Amenities on board the Ocean Nova

Fitness Center
doctor's suitcase
Medical Services
Observation Lounge
Lecture Theater
zodiac fleet
Zodiac Fleet

More info about the Ocean Nova

Gross tonnage

2183 gt



Cruising speed

12 knots


73 m

Year built




Crew members



Ice Class 1B

Cabin Categories on board the Ocean Nova

Single Cabin

Single Cabin, featuring bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple Cabin

Triple Cabin, featuring bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds, and 1 upper bed.

Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin featuring bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.