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Antarctica: Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

A sleek, purpose-built expeditionary cruise vessel which has an airy Scandanavian feel, with blond wood and large windows throughout. Her relatively small size enables passengers to mix easily in a friendly environment.

• Capacity of 68 
• 32 outside cabins with private bathroom
• Some single cabins available
• Shallow draught allows the ship to anchor close to landing sites
• Relatively easy embarkation of Zodiac landing craft from waterline gangway
• An excellent viewing platform above the bridge which is open to guests
• Informal meals with daily changing menu.
• Optional kayaking and snowshoeing on selected departures.

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What our experts say

With just 68 guests and well-presented cabins it’s one of the most appealing small expedition ships in Antarctica. Ocean Nova’s drawcard is its glass-enclosed observation lounge – great if you’re not so keen on braving the elements out on deck!

David Nichols

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