Intimate Danish-built ship operated by the pioneers of Polar air-cruises.
Ocean Nova is a sleek, purpose-built expeditionary cruise vessel which has an airy Scandanavian feel, with blond wood and large windows throughout. Her relatively small size enables passengers to mix easily in a friendly environment. Her shallow draught allows the ship to anchor close to landing sites and it’s a relatively easy embarkation on to Zodiac landing craft from the waterline gangway. An excellent viewing platform above the bridge is open to guests.
There is capacity for 72 guests (67 on air-cruises) and she offers exterior cabins, all with private bathrooms. There are also some single cabins available for solo travellers. Meals are informal with a menu that changes daily.
Optional kayaking and snowshoeing (pre-bookable) are available on selected departures.
What our clients say
Antarctica “Best holiday we have ever had.”MR, West Malling
Most Memorable Experience: “The Awesome Beauty of a Sunny Antarctica!”AW, Nottingham
The whole experience of sailing across Antarctica was amazing, but being able to visit Scott's at Cape Evans was probably the pinnacle of the trip.JW, Bedford
Highlights were South Georgia – amazing king penguin colony, bathing in thermal pool and cooling off in Whalers Bay on deception island, the open air party as we left Paradise Bay, walking f the frozen Weddell seaHG, Surbition
Most memorable experience: "The whales in Wilhelmina Bay. Our expedition leader said that this was the best he had seen in his 19 years of leading these trips."RW, Teddington
This was a trip of a lifetime. The scale of the natural beauty of Antarctica is overwhelming. The icebergs, penguins ,mountains and sunshine which reflected it all in the clear water was breathtaking. I feel privileged to have been able to experience it thank you.AW, Stanmore
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Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
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After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.