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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the infamous Drake Passage. Enjoy onboard lectures and presentations and search for wildlife from the ship's bridge or outside decks. Zodiac to shore each day for the …
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$4,595
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Visit the legendary Cape Horn
  • Attend presentations and lectures
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Explore Antarctic bases & stations
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
For those short on time this Antarctic Express Air Cruise optimizes your time so you can see and experience it all! Embark the Ocean Nova in Ushuaia and set sail for Cape Horn. Depending on the weather, be one of the few to step foot on this rarely-visited island! Begin crossing the Drake Passage …
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$10,795
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Sea Explorer Air Cruises
$13,995
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Polar Circle Air Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Attempt to cross the Polar Circle
  • Cruise along fjords & icebergs
  • Search for polar wildlife
  • View presentations by polar guides
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Bypass the Drake Passage by flying directly to the South Shetland Islands. Exit the airplane to a world unlike any other on earth; ice-filled fjords, pengiun rookeries, and great expanses of ice await. Sail as far south as possible in an attempt to reach the Polar Circle. Flexibility is key to a …
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2016
EmbarksDays 
Dec 078Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 128Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 178Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 228Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 278Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
2017
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0110Polar Circle Air Cruise
Jan 146Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Jan 178Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 228Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 278Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 0110Polar Circle Air Cruise
Feb 088Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 138Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 1810Polar Circle Air Cruise
Mar 0310Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Nov 296Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Dec 028Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 078Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 128Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 178Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 228Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 278Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0110Polar Circle Air Cruise
Jan 146Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Jan 178Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 228Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 278Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 0110Polar Circle Air Cruise
Feb 088Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 138Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 1810Polar Circle Air Cruise
Passengers: 68
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and in less than 2 hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the largest Island of the South Shetland Archipielago, you will be at the gates of the white continent. For the bulk of its sailing season this vessel offers these unique air-cruise options, however during special seasons select traditional round-trip sailing cruises can be found.

The Ocean Nova (previously called Sarpik Ittuk) was built in 1992 at the Ørskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland. The ship was upgraded in 2000 and significantly refurbished once again in 2006 to include a glass-enclosed forward observation lounge on the top deck – and to offer travelers an even more comfortable retreat after days of exploring ashore. Carrying up to 68 passengers and classified to operate in ice-filled waters, the 73-meter vessel is guided by Danish officers with deep experience in polar navigation. With outside cabins only (all with private facilities) and a spacious dining room, the Ocean Nova is a perfect expedition ship for discovering Antarctica.

The Ocean Nova offers unreserved seating, buffet-style breakfast with table service, table-service lunch and dinner with main course choices from a changing daily menu, and afternoon cakes. The lounge and bar are open all day with a wide selection of wines and spirits. The Ocean Nova also features a library with a collection of polar-themed books, exercise room, and a clinic with a licensed doctor.

New for the 2012 season is an onboard gym. Built in a space carved out of the aft lounge, this new gym features big, bright windows and a selection of modern exercise equipment including a cross trainer, two bikes, a small rowing machine, an exercise ball, two stretching mats, and a workout bench with weights.

Cabins and Amenities
* 37 outside cabins, all featuring private facilities.
* Spacious dining room with unreserved seating: buffet-style breakfast with table service; table-service lunch and dinner with main course choices from a changing daily menu; cakes served in mid-afternoon.
* Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room.
* Lounge and bar, open late morning, afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits; coffee, tea available all day.
* Library with collection of polar-themed books.
* Ship-to-shore communications via satellite.
* Clinic with licensed doctor.
* Exercise room.
* Dedicated single cabins.
* Please note: there is no passenger elevator between decks.

Ship Specifications
Staff & Crew: 38
Passengers: 62
Length: 73.0 m
Breadth: 11.0 m
Draft: 3.7 m
Propulsion: Diesel engines – 2,000-horsepower
Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water
Registered: Bahamas
Triple Cabin
Triple
2 lower berths and one upper berth with private facilities and window
Twin Cabin 321
Twin
2 lower berths with private facilities and window
Single Cabin
Single
1 lower berth with private facilities and window
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