Ocean Nova Specifications


  • Staff & Crew: 34
  • Passengers: 82 (in lowers) 94 (all berths)
  • Length: 73.0 m
  • Breadth: 11.0 m
  • Draft: 4.0 m
  • GRT: 2,118 tons
  • Propulsion: diesel engines ^ 2,000 hp
  • Ice Class: Ice 1B, E0 (Hull Ice 1A)
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots
  • Registered in The Bahamas

Ship-Board Information

The Ocean Nova was built in 1992 at the Ørskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to
navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland. The ship was upgraded in 2000 and was
significantly refurbished once again in 2006 to include a glass-enclosed forward observation
lounge on the top deck - and to offer your travelers even more of a comfortable retreat after days
of exploring ashore.

Carrying up to 94 passengers and classified to operate in ice-filled waters, the 73-meter vessel is
guided by officers with deep experience in polar navigation. With outside cabins only (all with
private facilities), a spacious dining room, beautiful panorama lounge, and a comfortable library,
the OCEAN NOVA is a perfect expedition ship for discovering the most remote areas of the world.
Photo courtesy of Peter Knego