Why We Like This Ship

  • A maximum of only 68 passengers ensures a very intimate polar experience and that everyone can get ashore together
  • Combines clean, comfortable Scandinavian styling, with a true expeditionary spirit
  • Ocean Nova's large expeditionary staff of 12 means the highest passenger to staff ratio of any Antarctic ship
  • A high ice class rating, outstanding manoeuvrability and a first rate captain allow Ocean Nova to access places other ships simply can't reach
  • Her Panoramic lounge with its 200 degree views is a popular place for wildlife viewing while keeping warm
  • Delicious hand picked Chilean Wine is complimentary with meals
  • One of the few small ships with dedicated Single cabins, as well as Twins and Triple cabins, all with a picture window and en-suite bathroom

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Cabin Categories

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

All of the Ocean Nova's 36 cabins are ocean-facing with windows, private bathroom facilities, individually controlled heating system and writing desk and chair.

Single Cabin (5)

  • All 5 cabins are on the Upper Deck
  • Single bed
  • The best single cabins are 303 & 305, as they have 2 windows, instead of just one, and a better room configuration. 

Twin Cabin (12)

  • 12 cabins are on the Upper Deck and 16 on the Bridge Deck
  • 2 lower beds
  • All twins have the same floor space. However, they have beds further apart of each other on the Bridge Deck (Deck 4). The twins on the Upper Deck (Deck 3) are potentially better for couples. 
  • Cabins #413 and #414 have obstructed views.

Triple Cabin (4)

  • The 4 cabins are at the stern of the Upper Deck
  • 1 bunk-bed and 1 lower berth
  • The largest triple is 317, which also has a pole in the middle

Deck Plan


Onboard Communications

If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:

  • Internet: $20/10mb; $50/30mb; $140/100mb
  • Satellite phone card: $70/45min
  • VoIP telephone card: $20 per 60min to the USA (will be less to other countries)
  • Ship-based email:$10/pp set-up fee plus $0.15/kb

Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above prices are only approximate. Satellite phone works at all times, VoIP requires internet connection. 

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