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Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova isn't merely a ship—it's a gateway to unparalleled Antarctic exploration.
Antarctica CruisesPolar Cruises· 35 Rooms · ££££

Polar expeditions in comfort and style

Ocean Nova promises an expedition that intertwines adventure, elegance, and a profound appreciation for the awe-inspiring beauty of our planet's most remote corners .

Location: As an extension of Antarctica21's commitment to eco-conscious travel, Ocean Nova's expedition itineraries are thoughtfully curated to immerse travellers in the stunning ecosystems of the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic. Expert guides lead excursions that showcase the unique flora, fauna, and landscapes of these pristine regions, leaving guests with a deep appreciation for the Earth's polar wonders.

Rooms: Ocean Nova offers exceptional accommodations for up to 71 guests, each accommodated in comfortable external-facing cabins. All cabins feature large picture windows framing captivating views, a writing desk, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating, and private bathrooms with showers. Amidst the polar wilds, these cabins offer a blend of comfort and awe-inspiring vistas.

Amenities: With its glass-enclosed observation lounge, presentation room, and a spacious dining area, Ocean Nova prioritizes passenger enrichment. A well-appointed bar invites guests to unwind, while the ship's library caters to curious minds. The vessel also boasts a compact gym for those seeking a touch of activity during their expedition. Furthermore, an infirmary and a fleet of seven Zodiacs enhance the overall experience, facilitating safe disembarkation and wildlife encounters.

Activities: Ocean Nova's expeditions are a testament to Antarctica21's commitment to responsible travel. The vessel is ideal for navigating ice-laden waters, enabling immersive encounters with the Arctic and Antarctic. Expert guides lead captivating excursions, granting guests intimate glimpses of wildlife and natural wonders, fostering a deeper connection with these polar realms.

Sustainability: Ocean Nova's legacy aligns seamlessly with Antarctica21's dedication to sustainability. Its ice-class 1B, EO hull and annual upgrades showcase a commitment to minimizing environmental impact. As travellers explore the polar frontiers, the vessel serves as a model for responsible travel, ensuring the preservation of these delicate ecosystems.

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When to go to Antarctica

Find out the best time to visit Antarctica with our month-by-month guide.

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January

Peak season with near 24-hour daylight. Spot adorable fluffy penguin chicks and explore remote huts used by explorers in the Ross Sea.

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February

Best time for whale watching, including humpback, sperm, and orca whales. Penguins and fur seals remain abundant, and cruises venture beyond the Polar Circle.

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March

As the season winds down, fewer ships visit. Great for whale spotting and witnessing fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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April

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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May

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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June

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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July

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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August

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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September

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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October

Few cruises visit this early, but it offers lower fares, pristine landscapes, and the potential for great photography. Look for penguins and seals on icebergs.

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November

The Antarctica season begins, and you can witness hatching penguin chicks. Combining with South Georgia allows viewing elephant seal courting and penguin mating. Spring flowers bloom on subantarctic islands, and seabirds soar over the Drake Passage.

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December

Arguably the best time with warmer temperatures, long daylight, and active wildlife. However, it's the most expensive period.

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