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The ice-strengthened Ocean Nova crusies among Arctic icebergs Ocean Nova library Lecture lounge aboard the Ocean Nova Dining room aboard the ship Gymnasium aboard the Ocean Nova Ocean Nova deck Triple Cabin Bridge Deck Twin Cabin
Contemplate the vastness of nature
$6,695
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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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Keep your eyes out for Polar Bears on your Arctic voyage!
$5,395
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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:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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2019
EmbarksDays 
Jun 0611Spitsbergen Explorer
Jun 239Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari
Sep 0210Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South
Sep 0910Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South
Sep 1610Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South
Sep 2310Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South
Max Passengers: 78
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 Arctic 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 the Arctic.

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.

Cabin Amenities
• Bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin
• Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
• 220V/50Hz electric current
• Flat-screen TVs and DVD players
• Hair dryer
• Bathrobes
• Climate control
• Housekeeping service
• Laundry services
• Sprinkler system

Ship Amenities
• Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)
• Spacious dining room with unreserved seating
• Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room
• Bar staffed by professional bartender, 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: 40
• Passengers: 78
• Length: 73.0 m
• Breadth: 11.0 m
• Draft: 3.4 m
• Propulsion: Diesel engines – 2,000-horsepower
• Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
• Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water
• Registered: Bahamas
• Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed
Quad Cabin
Quad
Averaging 157 sq ft. Equipped with 4 twin beds (two lower berths, two upper berths). Located on the Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Triple Cabin
Triple
Averaging 140 sq ft. Equipped with 3 twin beds (two lower berths, one upper berth). Located on the Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Bridge Deck Twin Cabin
Upper (Lower Berth) Deck Twin
Averaging 90 sq ft. Equipped with 2 twin beds (one upper berth and one lower berth). Located on the Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Upper Deck Twin Cabin
Upper Deck Twin Cabin
Averaging 115 sq ft. Equipped with 2 twin beds. Located on the Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Upper (Lower Berth) Cabin
Bridge Deck Twin Cabin
Averaging 105 sq ft. Equipped with 2 twin beds. Located on the Bridge Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
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