History of the Ocean Nova Built in
1992 at the Ørskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark, the Ocean Nova
was designed to navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland.
The Ocean Nova is a perfect expedition ship for discovering Antarctica.
The expedition ship was upgraded in 2000 and significantly refurbished
again in 2006 to include a glass-enclosed forward observation lounge on
the top deck – and to offer Expedition travelers an even more
comfortable retreat after days of exploring ashore.
Deep Experience in Polar Navigation
Carrying up to 68 passengers and classified to operate in ice-filled
waters, the 73-meter vessel is guided by a highly-experienced crew with
experience in polar navigation. The ship has outside cabins only (all
with private facilities), a spacious dining room, and a comfortable
There is a magnificent top-deck observation lounge and presentation room, a library with large collection of polar-themed books, a clinic with a licensed doctor, and an exercise room. Ship-to-shore communications are available via Fleet 77 phone and mail/Internet.
Length: 73.0 m
Breadth: 11.0 m
Draft: 3.7 m
GRT: 2,118 tons
Propulsion: diesel engines ^ 2,000 hp
Ice Class: Ice 1B, E0 (Hull Ice 1A)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Cabins & 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
• 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 Fleet 77 phone, e-mail
• Clinic with licensed doctor
• Exercise room
Please note: there is no passenger elevator between decks.