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The ice-strengthened Ocean Nova crusies among Arctic icebergs

Ocean Nova (QU)

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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
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.
Ocean Nova (QU) deck plan
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