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Ocean Nova Air Cruises Chile to Antarctica

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Ocean Nova Spacious views from the lounge Dining room Bridge Lounge Ocean Nova Board your express plane to Antarctica! Twin cabin on the Ocean Nova
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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:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent: Antarctica. These cruises are at the beginning and end of the season, are economically priced, and recommended for travelers on a budget that want the full Antarctic experience. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the …
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$4,695
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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 experience so you can see 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 by crossing the Drake Passage en …
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$11,395
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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, Kayaking, 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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$15,495
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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, Kayaking, 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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2019
EmbarksDays 
Nov 1110Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Nov 2010Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Nov 296Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Dec 078Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 128Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 228Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0110Polar Circle Air Cruise
Jan 146Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Jan 178Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 018Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 068Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 118Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 1610Polar Circle Air Cruise
Feb 2910Antarctic 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
2021
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 018Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 068Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 118Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 1610Polar Circle Air Cruise
Max Passengers: 71
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 72 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: 72
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
150 sq. ft. 2 lower berths and one upper berth with private facilities and window.
Twin Cabin 321
Twin
106 sq. ft. 2 lower berths with private facilities and window.
Single Cabin
Single
87 sq. ft. 1 lower berth with private facilities and window.
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2019 : Nov 11, 20
2020 : Feb 29
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