Ocean Nova


Originally created to tackle the ice-choked waters of Greenland, the Ocean Nova glides effortlessly through Antarctica pack ice and provides smooth sailing for its 78 guests. Refurbished in 2006, with Scandinavian styling and an easy, informal atmosphere, the Ocean Nova is a wonderful way to travel to Antarctica.

The Ocean Nova caters for a select 78 passengers in only 38 cabins, all with outside views. Its ice-strengthened hull cuts through even the thickest of ice floes with ease and grace, supplying a smooth voyage for all of its travellers to Antarctica.

With a jaw-dropping range of adventure activities, there are plenty of chances to get ashore or zip between glaciers in a zodiac. Some voyages even feature overnight camping on the icebergs, as well as hiking, snow-shoeing and skiing. This makes a trip to Antarctica aboard the Ocean Nova perfect for active adventurers eager to get an in-depth Antarctica experience.

Antarctica Cruise Ship Highlights

  • Chef prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)
  • Dining room with unreserved seating
  • Polar library with DVDs and books
  • Glass enclosed observation
  • Medical clinic
  • Zodiac cruising
  • Hiking and snowshoeing
  • Presentation room
  • Exercise room
  • Bar
  • 24 hour beverage service
  • Polar boutique
  • Optional kayaking on selected voyages (additional charge)
  • Camping on selected voyages (additional charge)

The Ocean Nova Deck Plan

Please click here for a detailed PDF deck plan of this Antarctica cruise ship.

All of the 38 cabins aboard the Ocean Nova feature private facilities, all-important outside views and a full range of creature comforts, guaranteeing a restful and contented cruise to Antarctica. The ship features single, double and triple cabins, catering for all kinds of travellers to Antarctica. Ocean Nova’s triple cabins and some of the twin cabins on upper deck have upper and lower berths. All other cabins have two lower berths and every cabin has a desk with a chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment.

antarctica-cruise-ocean-nova-single-cabinSingle cabin

These cabins feature one lower berth and a private ensuite bathroom, giving single travellers everything they need to travel to Antarctica in comfort.

Twin cabins

Most of the twin cabins aboard the Ocean Nova feature two lower berths, although a handful of them include one lower and one upper berth.

anctarctica-cruise-ocean-nova-twin-cabinTriple Cabins

These triple cabins come complete with two lower berths and one upper berth, making them perfect for parties of three travelling to Antarctica.

cruise-antarctica-ocean-nova-penguinThe Ocean Nova sets off on a variety of cruises to Antarctica every year, and each one offers a adventurous yet relaxing Antarctica experience. Whether you’re looking to whisk through Antarctica for only a few magical days or embark on a more epic journey, you’ll find that there’s an Antarctica cruise aboard the Ocean Nova for you.

To see an in-depth PDF itinerary of each cruise to Antarctica, simply click on the title below.

Antarctica Express Air Cruise – 5 days Ushuaia, Argentina to Punta Arenas, Chile

Classic Antarctica Air Cruise – 7 days, Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas

Polar Circle Air Cruise – 9 days, Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas

Pricing guide: Twin semi private (shared en suite) starts from AU$13,790pp for 7 days (Antarctic Peninsular – FLY/CRUISE) AU$17,010pp for 9 days (Peninsula + Antarctic Circle – FLY/CRUISE) Lower and higher category cabins available and various early bird or last minute specials may apply. Please get in touch with our team at Cruise Antarctica on 1300 654 861 for details.