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Ocean Nova

  • ANTARCTICA FERRY
  • DOUBLE BEDROOM ON FERRY
  • RESTAURANT ON FERRY
  • BAR AND SEATING ON FERRY
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  • TWIN BEDROOM ON FERRY
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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.

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What our clients say

  • 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…

    AW, Stanmore
  • 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
  • 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
  • Every bit was memorable from the rough sea crossings to the wonderful remoteness of the destination and the absolutely fantastic wildlife.

    HD, London
  • Antarctica “Best holiday we have ever had.”

    MR, West Malling
  • Highlights: “Setting foot on Antarctica and seeing the wildlife in its natural habitat.  The first part had always been an ambition of mine”

    SM, Dennie
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Charlotte Daubeney Travel Expert Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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