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Ocean Nova |
Ocean Nova in port for Antarctic cruise
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Ocean Nova |
Ocean Nova on Antarctic cruise
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Ocean Nova |
Ocean Nova next to iceberg on Antarctic cruise
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OCEAN NOVA FACTS

Description
Ocean Nova has an ice-strengthened hull and shallow draft to help maneuver within the ice bound bays and inlets of Antarctica. She can cruise to the far reaches of these remote waters.
The ship carries a maximum of 68 passengers in comfortable triple and twin cabins. All cabins have are facing outwards with windows and private facilities. World-class chefs prepare excellent and varied international cuisine, with menu including seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. The dining room on the upper deck has large windows allowing spectacular views of the scenery while dining. The Danish officers and international crew are highly experienced in operations in the ice of the Polar Regions.

Destinations
Ocean Nova cruises include tours to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands (Malvinas). You can extend your tour with extensions to South America, either before or after your cruise.

History
Ocean Nova was built in 1992 to navigate the waters off Western Greenland. The ship was refurbished once in 2006 to include a glass-enclosed observation lounge on the top deck. In February 2009, the Ocean Nova ran onto rocks in Marguerite Bay south of the Antarctic Circle blown by more than one hundred miles. Passengers were taken off by another ship and the Ocean Nova was floated the next day.

Entertainment
Amenities include a spacious dining room serving buffet-style breakfast with table service, table-service lunch and dinner, and afternoon tea. There is a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, lounge and bar, library with collection of polar-themed books, clinic with licensed doctor, exercise room. The ship is has on board guides and Antarctic specialists who lead Zodiac cruises and shore activities and conduct lectures and presentations on Antarctic flora, fauna, geography and history.

Cabins
The 37 cabins are located on two decks, and all cabins have outside view and private facilities. There are types of accommodation to choose from - 4 triple cabins with two lower and one upper berth, 28 twin cabins, and 5 dedicated single cabins.

Ship Summary
Built by:ěrskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark
Date Completed:1992
Length:73 m
Width:11 m
Decks:4
Passengers:68
Crew:34