6 Nights / 7 Days

Fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island to join the Ocean Nova Cruise Ship visiting the South Shetland Islands and the West Coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, then fly back to Punta Arenas.


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,


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