The Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. She was fully refurbished in 2006 and has since benefited from annual upgrades and improvements. Her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The Ocean Nova has capacity for 72 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single cabins, Twin cabins, and Triple cabins. All cabins feature a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower.
In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, the Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.
EXPEDITION STAFF & CREW: 38
LIFEBOATS: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 110
LENGTH: 73.0 m
BREADTH: 11.0 m
DRAFT: 3.7 m
PROPULSION: Diesel engines – 2,000-horsepower
ICE CLASS: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
CRUISING SPEED: 12 knots in open water
| M/V Ocean Nova
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