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Ocean Nova

Location

ex Ushuaia (ex Punta Arenas for air cruises) (Antarctic cruises, Antarctica)

Description

Operator: Antarctica21. Ocean Nova is a 240 foot cruise ship built in 1992 in Denmark, and later refurbished to include a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room on the top deck. She carries up to 72 passengers in outside cabins, and cruises at 12 knots. There is a window-lined dining room, library, exercise room, lounge, bar and clinic. There is an experienced Russian captain and crew, and European chefs. Ocean Nova is generally based in the Antarctic Peninsula and passengers fly there from the South American mainland (Punta Arenas) - a so-called 'air cruise'.

Capacity

72 passengers

Activities

International expedition staff lead shore excursions and give daily lectures on board. Hiking and showshoeing are offered free of charge. Sea kayaking and camping are available on selected voyages at an additional cost, and must be pre-booked.

Accommodation

Cabins are on 2 decks - Bridge Deck and Upper Deck. All cabins have private bathrooms and a picture window.

When to go

Mid November to mid March.

Client comments and reviews

Open QuoteThe Ocean Nova was a lovely ship, just the right size with a fantastic crew. All the lecturers were first class and so enthusiastic about their subjects. There were so many amazing sights and such wonderful wildlife throughout the cruise, this was the best part of the holiday and exceeded our expectations. Quark were a very organised company, nothing was left to chance.Close Quote - IT (February 2008)
Open QuoteAntarctica was the absolute highlight and both the scenery and wildlife were incredible, it really was a trip of a lifetime. The ship comfortable and the guides very knowledgeable so we were able to see and learn so much about the wildlife. Close Quote - MH (November 2007)
Open QuoteVery comfortable ship, first rate staff and exceptionally clean. Adequate bathroom (all you can expect on this type of expedition ship) and cabins a bit hot at times.Close Quote - K&ST (January 2007)

Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

Day 1: Punta Arenas
Day 2: Punta Arenas, King George Island
Days 3-6: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
Day 7: King George Island, Punta Arenas
Day 8: Transfer to Punta Arenas airport for onward travel

Polar Circle Air Cruise

Day 1: Punta Arenas
Day 2: Punta Arenas, King George Island
Days 3-8: South Shetland Islands, Polar Circle
Day 9: King George Island, Punta Arenas
Day 10: Transfer to Punta Arenas airport for onward travel

Antarctica Express Air Cruise

Day 1: Ushuaia, Beagle Channel
Day 2: Cape Horn
Day 3: Drake Passage, King George Island
Day 4: South Shetland Islands
Day 5: King George Island, Punta Arenas
Day 6: Transfer to Punta Arenas airport for onward travel

Twin Cabin

There are 28 Twin Cabins (10 square metres), located on both the Bridge Deck and the Upper Deck, with two single lower berths.

Single Cabin

The 5 Single Cabins (8 square metres) each have 1 single lower berth, and are all located on the Upper Deck.

Triple Cabin

The 4 Triple Cabins (14 square metres) have 2 lower berths and 1 upper berth and are all located on the Upper Deck.

Prices per person. Where entries are not shown for all cabin/room types we have chosen an entry level example, so please just ask us for other types. See below for more price notes.
From To Nights Room type Price
Ocean Nova: Antarctica Express Air Cruise
29 Nov 2019 4 Dec 2019 5 Twin Cabin $5,695
Ocean Nova: Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
7 Dec 2019 14 Dec 2019 7 Twin Cabin $12,995
22 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019 7 Twin Cabin $14,995
Christmas in Antarctica
Ocean Nova: Polar Circle Air Cruise
1 Jan 2020 10 Jan 2020 9 Twin Cabin $17,995
Ocean Nova: Antarctica Express Air Cruise
14 Jan 2020 19 Jan 2020 5 Twin Cabin $5,695
Ocean Nova: Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
17 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 7 Twin Cabin $14,995
1 Feb 2020 8 Feb 2020 7 Twin Cabin $14,995
6 Feb 2020 13 Feb 2020 7 Twin Cabin $14,995
11 Feb 2020 18 Feb 2020 7 Twin Cabin $14,995
Ocean Nova: Polar Circle Air Cruise
16 Feb 2020 25 Feb 2020 9 Twin Cabin $17,995
Ocean Nova: Antarctica Express Air Cruise
29 Nov 2020 4 Dec 2020 5 Twin Cabin $5,795
14 Jan 2021 19 Jan 2021 5 Twin Cabin $5,795

Dedicated single cabins are available. Single travellers can also, if they wish, book a twin cabin with an 85% single supplement for single occupancy, or they can share with another passenger at no extra cost. Antarctica21 will find the matching companion.

A 5% discount is offered on all children under the age of 12 travelling onboard.

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