Ocean Nova

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The ice-strengthened Ocean Nova crusies among Arctic icebergs
The comfortable lounge
Triple Cabin
Dining room aboard the ship
Ocean Nova
Lounge
Twin Cabin
Visit historical Arctic settlements on your voyage
Big Island, Big Adventure: Spitsbergen Circumnavigation
Spitsbergen is the largest island in the Svalbard archepelago. Join the Ocean Nova on this 13-day voyage to attempt a circumnavigation of the island. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is unqpoiled, wild, and utterly …
  • 13 days
  • $7995 - $10995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Hornsund, Smeerenburg, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Kvitøya, Alkefjellet, …
Level:
Easy
Icebergs litter the seas throughout the Arctic
Crossing the Arctic Circle: Scotland to Norway
This mystical 14-day expedition cruise of the Northern Atlantic offers rich culture and wildlife experiences, including some rare opportunities to delight birders. Explore the medieval art and archeology of Britain's northernmost archipelagos of the …
  • 14 days
  • $7995 - $11495 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova
Passions:
Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Scotland, Fair Isle, Aberdeen, Tromso, Bergen, Lofoten Islands, Geiranger, …
Level:
Easy
Keep your eyes out for polar bears on your Arctic voyage
Fjords and Bears
Venture from Tromso deeper into the Arctic Circle past iconic fjords towards the usually ice-bound Svalbard Archipelago. Discover the rarely-visited Bear Island, and important bird area. Explore the wildlife haven of Spitsbergen, a rugged land of deep …
  • 12 days
  • $6995 - $9995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Tromso, Bear Island, Hammerfest
Level:
Easy
A rare sight, the Northern Lights are worth the wait
Northern Lights: East Greenland
With the world’s largest fjord system, Greenland beckons you to explore on this 14-day voyage. Enticing you with some of the world’s best displays of the Northern Lights, Iceberg choked fjords, tundra hikes and Arctic wildlife - the Greenland …
  • 14 days
  • $7295 - $10795 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova
Passions:
Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Reykjavik, Akureyri, Scorsbysund Fjord, Greenland
Level:
Easy
Explore Alkhornet on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen
Spitsbergen Explorer
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 …
  • 11 days
  • $6495 - $9295 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen
Level:
Easy
Hike along the rugged Arctic hills.
Three Arctic Islands
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 …
  • 14 days
  • $8295 - $11495 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Longyearbyen, Akureyri
Level:
Easy
Reykjavic sits along the sea in the Arctic
Ultimate Fire and Ice: Iceland Circumnavigation
This 12-day expedition around Iceland offers an in-depth exploration of a small island of geological extremes. Encounter unrivaled natural diversity, from volcanic landscapes to lava fields, ice sheets, gushing hot springs and cascading waterfalls. Your …
  • 12 days
  • $6995 - $9995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova
Passions:
Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Akureyri, Heimaey Island, Grundarfjordur, Husavik, Seydisfjordur, …
Level:
Easy

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
Equipped with 4 twin beds, private facilities, and exterior views.
Comfortable cabins
Triple
Averaging 150 sq ft. Equipped with 3 twin beds. Located on Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Upper/Lower
Averaging 88 sq ft. Equipped with one twin bed. Located on Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Comfortable cabins
Upper Deck Twin
Averaging 115 sq ft. Equipped with 2 twin beds. Located on Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Comfortable cabins
Bridge Deck Twin
Averaging 105 sq ft. Equipped with 2 twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck with private facilities and exterior views.