Ocean Nova

  • Exterior View

    Ocean Nova | Exterior View
  • BAE 146-200

    Ocean Nova | BAE 146-200 Air Transport
  • Twin Cabin

    Ocean Nova | Twin Cabin
  • Single Cabin

    Ocean Nova | Single Cabin
  • Dining Room

    Ocean Nova | Dining Room
  • BBQ Lunch

    Ocean Nova | BBQ Lunch
  • Lounge and Library

    Ocean Nova | Lounge and Library
  • Panorama Room

    Ocean Nova | Panorama Room
  • Fitness Room

    Ocean Nova | Fitness Room
  • Bridge

    Ocean Nova | Bridge
  • Top Deck

    Ocean Nova | Top Deck
  • Ice Navigation

    Ocean Nova | Ice Navigation
  • Excursion

    Ocean Nova | Excursion

Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

Length: 240 ft.

Passengers: 68

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.

Itinerary Maps


Antarctica Express Air-Cruise Itinerary Map

Antarctica Express Air-Cruise 5 D/4 N

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise Itinerary Map

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise 7 D/6 N

Polar Circle Air-Cruise Itinerary Map

Polar Circle Air-Cruise 9 D/8 N

Deck Plan and Technical Specifications


Ocean Nova Deck Plan

Year Built 1992, Refurbished 2006
Passengers 68
Crew Members 38
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)

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