Ocean Nova Air Cruises

Vladimir Seliverstov
Ocean Nova
Tom Arban
Spacious views from the lounge
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Dining room
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Bridge
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Lounge
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Twin cabin on the Ocean Nova
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$1000 OFF
A humpback whale feeds on krill in Antarctic waters
Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, the small ship expedition cruise takes you through the Beagle Channel and across the mythical waters of the Drake Passage. Explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and …
  • 10 Days
  • $5995 - $9995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
A zodiac-ride of a lifetime during your Antacrtica cruise
Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Leaving Ushuaia, this 6-day adventure brings you through the Beagle Channel and to legendary Cape Horn. Cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and explore one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica!
  • 6 Days
  • $3995 - $6995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, South Shetland Islands, King George Island, …
Level:
Easy
Gorgeous day on the Great White Continent
Antarctica Photography Air-Cruise
Join the crew of the Ocean Nova and experienced photography instructors from Luminous Landscape in this one-of-kind, 10-day photography air-cruise to Antarctica. This unique journey will take you to the Shetland Islands and along the Antarctic …
  • 10 Days
  • $12995 - $18395 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Photography, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Santiago, Punta Arenas, King George Island, Deception Island Antarctica, Lemaire Channel, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Petermann Island, …
Level:
Easy
$640 OFF
Dancing penguins
Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
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 …
  • 8 Days
  • $9995 - $18995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Punta Arenas, King George Island
Level:
Easy
Penguin Dive
Polar Circle Air Cruise
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, this 10-day adventure takes you to one of the most spectacular and most remote places on earth - Antarctica. Sail to the far south and be one of the few adventurous travelers to cross …
  • 10 Days
  • $12995 - $21995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Punta Arenas, King George Island
Level:
Easy

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
Deck Plan
These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.