Ocean Nova Arctic
Date of Creation
Built in 1992 in Denmark. Was significantly refurbished in 2006 to include a glass enclosed forward observation lounge on the top deck.
Boat General Manager
Our smallest, most nimble arctic expedition ship is small but mighty, packing a lot into its efficient yet comfortable space.
Exclusive to the Arctic.
History & Story
Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Ocean Nova was built in Denmark. This ship delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling with a reputation as an excellent ship in the Polar Regions. Ocean Nova’s ice strengthened hull has enabled the ship to sail the ice-choked waters of the Arctic.
All cabins have exterior views and a private ensuite bath, making for a home-like and comfy environment. An expansive, glass-enclosed observation lounge does double-duty as a presentation room for both formal and informal talks.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• 38 outside cabins with exterior views and en-suite facilities
• Flat-screen TVs and DVD players
• 220 voltage plugs
• Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)
• Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room
• Spacious dining room with unreserved seating
• Bar staffed by a professional bartender
• 24-hour beverage service
• Polar Library with a large collection of polar books and DVDs
• Polar Boutique
• Clinic, with onboard licensed doctor
• Exercise Room
Various dependant on the Arctic itinerary
Key sites/activities in the area
• Zodiac Cruising (included)
• Hiking & snowshoeing (included)
• Optional kayaking (additional charge)
Children 8 years and older permitted (subject to height and weight restrictions).
Cabins and suites are outfitted with the essential amenities you’ll need to feel comfortable throughout your voyage. If you need extra items such as extra pillows or towels, please contact reception or your cabin attendant.
TRIPLE: Averaging 140 sq. ft. (14 sq. m), a Triple Cabin is equipped with three twin beds (two lower berths and one upper berth). Located on the Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
UPPER DECK TWIN: Averaging 115 sq. ft. (10.6 sq. m), an Upper Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on the Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
BRIDGE DECK TWIN: Averaging 105 sq. ft. (9.8 sq. m), a Bridge Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on the Bridge Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
UPPER (LOWER BERTH): Averaging 90 sq. ft. (8 sq. m), an Upper Lower Berth Cabin is equipped with one upper berth and one lower berth bed. Located on the Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
QUAD: Averaging 157 sq. ft. (14.6 sq. m), a Quad Cabin is equipped with four twin beds (two lower berths and two upper berths). Located on the Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
If you forgot any essentials or need a little souvenir from your voyage, the Polar Boutique on the Main Deck is our onboard gift shop. Opening hours will vary based on the daily expedition activities.
Gifts and souvenirs are great to bring home as mementos of your polar expedition. In addition to small souvenirs, our Polar Boutique offers a selection of expedition gear, including base layer clothing, waterproof pants, gloves and more.
On the Bridge Deck, you will find a small library of polar books, reference materials and general reading material. The library is open 24 hours a day. Whatever your personal interests are, we’re sure you’ll find something worth reading. The collection includes books in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology. A large collection of field guides, picture books and reference books is also at your disposal.
Restaurants & Bars
There is one dining room located on the Upper Deck. If there is one constant at sea, it is that you’ll enjoy delicious meals on a daily basis. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day. Hours of operation will be posted around the ship, and are subject to change based on the activities planned for each day.
BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER SERVICE
There is one seating for all passengers at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dining room has an open seating policy.
SNACKS AND COCKTAIL HOUR
Assortments of fresh-baked cookies and/or pastries are offered each afternoon. There is also a selection of hot and cold snacks available in the lounge during cocktail hour.
Breakfasts and lunches are normally served buffet style, while dinners are served plated. À la carte meals are made at the time of your order, allowing our chefs to prepare each dish to your individual needs. Working in a small kitchen, our chefs are able to monitor and control the quality of food being served, ensuring you receive top quality meals during the course of your expedition.
Located on the Bridge Deck, gym hours are posted at the door, with facilities available on a first come, first served basis.
Corporate & Celebration Events
We can arrange something special for an anniversary, birthday or other event by talking to the Hotel Manager ahead of time.
Extra Notable Features
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