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The Only Air-Cruise to Antarctica

Ocean Nova

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The Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. She was fully refurbished in 2006 and has since benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements. Her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica.

The Ocean Nova’s has capacity for 72 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodations, all with private facilities:
     dedicated Single cabins, 87 sq ft, one lower single bed
     Twin cabins, 106 sq ft, two lower beds
     Triple cabins, 150 sq ft, two lower beds & 1 upper bed

In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

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Staff & Crew: 46
Passengers: 72
Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed,
capacity of 90

Length: 73.0 m
Breadth: 11.0 m
Draft: 3.7 m

Diesel engines - 2,000-horsepower
Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water