The Ocean Nova 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 was again significantly refurbished in 2006 to include a glass enclosed forward observation lounge on the top deck and to offer travelers even more of a 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), a spacious dining room, and a comfortable library, the Ocean Nova is a perfect expedition ship for discovering Antarctica.
Classic Antarctica Itinerary
Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina embarkation
Days 2 & 3: Drake Passage
Days 4-7: Antarctic Peninsula
Days 8 & 9: Drake Passage
Day 10: Ushuaia disembarkation
Twin Upper/Lower: $6,450
Single Supp.: 1.7 times the double occupancy rate
Deposit: $1500 per person ($750 non-refundable)
Shipboard accommodations, all meals onboard, coffee, tea, cocoa, and espresso, services of expedition staff and crew, transfer from central location to ship for embarkation, group transfer from ship to airport or central location upon disembarkation, all scheduled landings and excursions, a pair of boots for use during the voyage, digital voyage log, all port fees.
Travel to and from Ushuaia, accommodations and meals ashore, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (except those listed as included), gratuities for expedition staff and crew, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (telecommunications, laundry, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, required travel and medical evacuation insurance.
Superior: 2 lower berths
Twin: 2 lower berths
Twin Upper/Lower: 1 lower & 1 upper berth
Triple: 2 lower and 1 upper berth