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Ocean Nova The comfortable lounge Ocean Nova library Ocean Nova deck Dining room aboard the ship Cruising the chilly waters in the Zodiac The ice-strengthened Ocean Nova crusies among Arctic icebergs Lounge
Contemplate the vasteness of nature from the top of the world
$5,995
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Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Enjoy stunning Greenland vistas
  • Explore the world’s largest fjords
  • Hike in Greenland National Park
  • Visit Inuit communities
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
With the world’s largest fjord system, Greenland beckons you to explore on this 10-day voyage. As one of our more active adventures, you have the chance to trek along the tundra and at Greenland National Park, climb mountains, and watch grazing musk ox and other arctic wildlife on the …
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Visit historical Arctic settlements on your voyage
$7,995
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Big Island, Big Adventure: Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Search for polar bears
  • Learn about Spitsbergen's history
  • View evidence of past whaling
  • Visit 14th of July Glacier
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spitsbergen is the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. Join the Ocean Nova on this 13-day voyage to attempt a circumnavigation of the island. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is unspoiled, wild, and utterly unforgettable. It is also one of the premiere locations to view …
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Keep your eyes out for Polar Bears on your Arctic voyage!
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Encounter something new each day
  • Take advantage of continuous daylig
  • Hike the tundra, cruise in a Zodiac
  • Visit a memorial to honor whalers
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This voyage provides the opportunity to experience everything Spitsbergen has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. Aboard the luxurious Ocean Nova, you are treated to daily presentations by your onboard Expedition Team and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and …
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Explore Alkhornet on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen
$6,495
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Spitsbergen Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Cruise stunning fjords and glaciers
  • Learn about history and geology
  • Walk or hike to explore further
  • Experience the Arctic via kayak
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
If there is such a thing as a "classic" Arctic expedition cruise, this would be it! Join the Ocean Nova on this 11-day voyage to get the best of Spitsbergen. Explore the western edge of the island and venture into some northern outlying areas, where polar bears and walruses make their …
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Hike along the rugged Arctic hills.
$8,695
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Three Arctic Islands

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Join this award-winning tour
  • Explore Greenland's remote coast
  • Experience glaciers and wildlife
  • Hike the tundra &cruise in a zodiac
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 14-day expedition cruise takes you to Scorsbysund, on the northeast coast of Greenland, then to Iceland, and high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway. Iconic arctic animals such as the polar bear, musk ox, reindeer and walrus are commonly seen. No other arctic adventure takes in …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
Jun 0511Spitsbergen Explorer
Jun 159Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari
Jun 2311Spitsbergen Explorer
Jul 0311Spitsbergen Explorer
Jul 1313Big Island, Big Adventure: Spitsbergen Circumnavigation
Aug 2614Three Arctic Islands
Sep 1010Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South
Sep 1710Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South
Sep 2410Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South
Passengers: 68
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

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 on an Antarctica cruise an even more comfortable retreat after days of exploring ashore. Delivering clean, crisp Scandivian styling, the Ocean Nova carries up to 78 guests and is 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 and DVDs, an exercise room, and a clinic with an onboard licensed doctor.


Cabins and Amenities
* 38 outside cabins with exterior views and en-suite facilities
* Flat-screen TVs and DVD players
* Chef-prepared means (all meals and daily snack included)
* Spacious dining room with unreserved seating
* Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room
* Bar staffed by professional bartended, and 24-hour beverage service
* Polar Library with a large collection of polar books and DVDs
* Clinic with onboard licensed doctor.
* Exercise room
* Polar Boutique


Ship Specifications
Staff & Crew: 38
Passengers: 68
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
Quad Cabin
Quad
Equipped with 4 twin beds, private facilities, and exterior views.
Triple Cabin
Triple
Averaging 150 sq ft. Equipped with 3 twin beds. Located on Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Bridge Deck Twin Cabin
Bridge Deck Twin Cabin
Averaging 88 sq ft. Equipped with one twin bed. Located on Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Upper Deck Twin Cabin
Upper Deck Twin Cabin
Averaging 105 sq ft. Equipped with 2 twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Upper (Lower Berth) Cabin
Upper (Lower Berth) Deck Twin
Averaging 115 sq ft. Equipped with 2 twin beds. Located on Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
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Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
Early Bird Savings - Book by January 1, 2017 and save 20%. Traveling Solo? Save 50% off the single supplement. Additionally, receive a $500 Travel Credit and $150 Polar Boutique Credit. Excludes triple and quad cabins
2017 : Jun 15
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Early Bird Savings - Book by January 1, 2017 and save 20%. Traveling Solo? Save 50% off the single supplement. Additionally, receive a $500 Travel Credit and $150 Polar Boutique Credit. Excludes triple and quad cabins
2017 : Jun 5, 23; Jul 3
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