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Departures:

 

2015     17 Jan, 22 Jan, 27 Jan, 01 Feb, 06 Feb, 11 Feb

Inclusions:

Transfers airport/hotel/airport in Punta Arenas, 1 night accommodation in Punta Arenas, 1 night accommodation in Punta Arenas on return from Antarctica, return flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station, daily buffet breakfast and lunch, dinner, wine/beer/soft drinks/snacks throughout the expedition, all English speaking guided shore excursions, lectures/entertainment on board, loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica,

Exclusions:

Airfares, items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities (suggested USD 10 per person per day), airport taxes, excess baggage charges, travel/health insurance, visas or passport expenses.

Vessel :     M/V Ocean Nova

The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel.  She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica.  The M/V Ocean Nova has capacity for 68 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated single, twin and triple cabins.  In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, a spacious dining room, a bar, a library and an infirmary.  The ship has Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

Ship facts:

Expedition staff & Crew: 38, Passengers: 68, Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 90, Length: 73.0m, Breadth: 11.0m, Draft 3.7m, Propulsion: engines - 2,000-horsepower, Ice class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A), Crusing speed: 12 knots in open water.

                    M/V Ocean Nova                                     Typical Cabin Onboard                           Dining Room

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