MV Ocean Nova

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Cruise line
Quark Expeditions (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
4 nights / 5 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
15 Jan, 2017 - 20 Jan, 2017

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MV Ocean Nova Review and Specifications

Specifications of MV Ocean Nova

Flag state Bahamas
Builder Orskov Yard AS (Frederikshavn, Denmark)
Year built 1992
Speed 12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA) 73 m / 240 ft
Beam (width) 11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage 2183 gt
Passengers 68 - 78
Crew 38
Passengers-to-space ratio 22
Decks 4
Cabins 38
Decks with cabins 2
Last Refurbishment 2006
Former names Sarpik Ittuk

Review of MV Ocean Nova

MV Ocean Nova cruise ship was specifically designed to navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland. The vessel is a perfect choice for polar cruising in the Arctic and Antarctica. It was refitted and upgraded in 2000, and refurbished again in 2006. The ship carries up to 78 passengers and is classified to operate in ice-filled waters. It is guided by highly-experienced crew with polar navigation experience. Currently, Ocean Nova cruises in the Antarctica (leaving from King George Island, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia) and also in the European Arctic (leaving from Portsmouth, Oban, Longyearbyen).MV Ocean Nova cruise ship

The ship operator is the expedition travel company Quark Expeditions - established in 1991 by Mike McDowell and Lars Wikander. The company specializes in polar expedition cruises to the Antarctic and Arctic aboard purpose-built vessels. In 1998, Wikander became company's majority owner. Three years later he became Chairman of the Board, after Patrick Shaw joined as President and CEO. Quark Expeditions became part of the UK-based TUI Travel PLC Group of Companies on May 1, 2007.

Ocean Nova is extremely quiet and highly maneuverable expedition vessel with low draft (3,7 m / 12 ft) and equipped with bow and stern thrusters. All the cruise ship cabins are outside and with private facilities. Other onboard amenities include a cozy library (with rich collection of polar-themed books), spacious dining room, comfortable presentation room, gym (exercise room) and a clinic (with resident licensed doctor). During the drydock refit was added the top deck's glass-enclosed forward observation lounge.  Ship-to-shore communications are possible via Inmarsat Capsat Fleet 77 satellite phone and Internet.

MV Ocean Nova has Zodiac boats, well suited for landings (disembarking) and wildlife watching. Triple occupancy staterooms and some of the twins on the upper deck are with lower and upper beds. All other cabins are with two twins (lower) beds. Each passenger room is also equipped with a chair and has ample storage space for all the expedition equipment and clothing. The panorama lounge is where passengers can enjoy a drink and the onboard specialists conduct lectures themed on history, flora and fauna. Travellers are welcome on the bridge at any time (open-bridge policy).

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MV Ocean Nova Itineraries 2017

The below listed MV Ocean Nova cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
02 January 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Polar Circle
Prices starting
from $18456
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03 Jan        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
03 Jan        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
04 Jan        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
05 Jan        Petermann Island, Antarctica
06 Jan        Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
07 Jan        Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
08 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
09 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
10 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
10 Jan        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
15 January 4 nights / 5 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
Prices starting
from $6456
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16 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
16 Jan        Departing from Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia
17 Jan        Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica
17 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
18 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
19 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
20 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
20 Jan        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
18 January 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Classic Antarctica
Prices starting
from $14994
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19 Jan        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
19 Jan        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
20 Jan        Livingston Island, Antarctica
21 Jan        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
22 Jan        Petermann Island, Antarctica
23 Jan        Deception Island, Antarctica
24 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
24 Jan        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
23 January 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Classic Antarctica
Prices starting
from $14994
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24 Jan        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
24 Jan        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
25 Jan        Livingston Island, Antarctica
26 Jan        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
27 Jan        Petermann Island, Antarctica
28 Jan        Deception Island, Antarctica
29 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
29 Jan        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
28 January 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Classic Antarctica
Prices starting
from $14994
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29 Jan        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
29 Jan        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
30 Jan        Livingston Island, Antarctica
31 Jan        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
01 Feb        Petermann Island, Antarctica
02 Feb        Deception Island, Antarctica
03 Feb        King George Island, Antarctica
03 Feb        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
02 February 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Polar Circle
Prices starting
from $18456
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03 Feb        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
03 Feb        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
04 Feb        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
05 Feb        Petermann Island, Antarctica
06 Feb        Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
07 Feb        Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
08 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
09 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
10 Feb        King George Island, Antarctica
10 Feb        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
09 February 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Classic Antarctica
Prices starting
from $14994
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10 Feb        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
10 Feb        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
11 Feb        Livingston Island, Antarctica
12 Feb        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
13 Feb        Petermann Island, Antarctica
14 Feb        Deception Island, Antarctica
15 Feb        King George Island, Antarctica
15 Feb        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
14 February 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Classic Antarctica
Prices starting
from $14994
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15 Feb        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
15 Feb        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
16 Feb        Livingston Island, Antarctica
17 Feb        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
18 Feb        Petermann Island, Antarctica
19 Feb        Deception Island, Antarctica
20 Feb        King George Island, Antarctica
20 Feb        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
19 February 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Polar Circle
Prices starting
from $18456
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20 Feb        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
20 Feb        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
21 Feb        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
22 Feb        Petermann Island, Antarctica
23 Feb        Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
24 Feb        Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
25 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
26 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
27 Feb        King George Island, Antarctica
27 Feb        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
01 May 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Portsmouth to Oban
Prices starting
from $4942
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02 May        Departing from Portsmouth, England
03 May        Guernsey, Channel Islands
03 May        Alderney, Channel Islands
04 May        St Mary's Island, Scilly Isles, Wales
05 May        Lundy Island, England
06 May        Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
07 May        Londonderry, Northern Ireland
08 May        Isle of Iona, Scotland
09 May        St Kilda, Scotland
10 May        Summer Islands, Scotland
11 May        Lochmaddy,North Uist Island, Scotland
11 May        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
12 May        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
11 May 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Oban to Portsmouth
Prices starting
from $4942
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12 May        Departing from Oban, Scotland
13 May        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
13 May        Lochmaddy,North Uist Island, Scotland
14 May        Summer Islands, Scotland
15 May        St Kilda, Scotland
16 May        Isle of Iona, Scotland
17 May        Londonderry, Northern Ireland
18 May        Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
19 May        Lundy Island, England
20 May        St Mary's Island, Scilly Isles, Wales
21 May        Alderney, Channel Islands
21 May        Guernsey, Channel Islands
22 May        Arriving in Portsmouth, England
21 May 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Portsmouth to Oban
Prices starting
from $2842
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22 May        Departing from Portsmouth, England
23 May        Guernsey, Channel Islands
24 May        Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales
25 May        Glenarm,Northern Ireland
26 May        Galway, Ireland
27 May        Tory Island, Ireland
28 May        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
05 June 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Spitsbergen Explorer
Prices starting
from $7494
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06 Jun        Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
07 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
08 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
09 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
10 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
11 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
12 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
13 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
14 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
15 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
16 Jun        Arriving in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
25 June 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Spitsbergen Explorer
Prices starting
from $7494
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26 Jun        Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
27 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
28 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
29 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
30 Jun        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
01 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
02 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
03 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
04 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
05 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
06 Jul        Arriving in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
03 July 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Spitsbergen Explorer
Prices starting
from $7494
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04 Jul        Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
05 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
06 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
07 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
08 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
09 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
10 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
11 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
12 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
13 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
14 Jul        Arriving in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
14 July 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Spitsbergen In Depth
Prices starting
from $9225
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15 Jul        Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
16 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
17 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
18 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
19 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
20 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
21 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
22 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
23 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
24 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
25 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
26 Jul        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
27 Jul        Arriving in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
26 August 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik
Prices starting
from $10032
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27 Aug        Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
28 Aug        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
29 Aug        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
30 Aug        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
31 Aug        Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
01 Sep - 02 Sep        At Sea
03 Sep        Northeast Greenland (Exploring)
04 Sep        Northeast Greenland (Exploring)
05 Sep        Northeast Greenland (Exploring)
06 Sep        Northeast Greenland (Exploring)
07 Sep        Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland (Rode)
07 Sep        Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland (Rypefjord)
08 Sep        At Sea
09 Sep        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
08 September 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Akureyri to Reykjavik
Prices starting
from $9225
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09 Sep        Departing from Akureyri, Iceland
09 Sep        Departing from Akureyri, Iceland
10 Sep - 11 Sep        At Sea
12 Sep        Brogetdal,Greenland
13 Sep        Blomster Bugt,Greenland
14 Sep        Antarctic Sound,Greenland
14 Sep        Ella Oya,Greenland
15 Sep        Apelfjord,Greenland
16 Sep        Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland (Enter)
16 Sep        Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland
17 Sep        Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland (Rode)
17 Sep        Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland (Rypefjord)
18 Sep        Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland (Sydkap)
19 Sep        Constable Point,Greenland
19 Sep        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
17 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights
Prices starting
from $6918
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18 Sep        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
18 Sep        Departing from Constable Point,Greenland
19 Sep        Apelfjord,Greenland
20 Sep        Brogetdal,Greenland
21 Sep        Blomster Bugt,Greenland
22 Sep        Antarctic Sound,Greenland
23 Sep        Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland
24 Sep        Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland (Sydkap)
25 Sep        Constable Point,Greenland
25 Sep        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland