Lounge and Library
Type: Expedition Cruise Ship
Length: 240 ft.
The Ocean Nova, is a modern and comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 (refurbished in 2006) to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The ship has capacity for 62 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated single, twin, and triple cabins. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, a spacious dining room, a bar and library, she also has an infirmary and an exercise room. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well-suited for disembarking and wildlife viewing.
The aircraft BAE-146-200 was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems). It is a high-wing aircraft with very short runway requirements which make it particularly suited for this kind of destination. It is operated by Aerovias DAP, which has more than 20 years experience of flying in Patagonia and Antarctica.
All three itineraries depart from Punta Arenas, Chile. The Antarctica Express Air-Cruise disembarks in Ushuaia, Argentina, while the other two disembark in Punta Arenas.
|Year Built||1992, Refurbished 2006|
|Type of Vessel||Expedition Cruise Ship|
|Length||240 Feet / 73 Meters|
|Beam||36 Feet / 11 Meters|
|Draft||12 Feet / 3.7 Meters|
|Cruising Speed||12 knots in open water|
|Lifeboats||2, fully enclosed, capacity of 90|
|Propulsion||Engines – 2,000 horsepower|
|Ice Class||1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)|