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    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • Chris Packham Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

Quark Expeditions, Ocean Nova, Exterior

Ocean Nova

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    Bunk Bed Twin Cabin (Bunk Bed Twin Cabin)

    Bunk Bed Twin Cabin, Ocean Nova, Spitsbergen, Antarctica

    Each cabin has one lower berth and one upper berth, exterior views, and are located on the Upper deck.

    Twin Cabin (Twin Cabin)

    Twin Cabin, Ocean Nova, Spitsbergen, Antarctica

    Each cabin has two lower twin beds, exterior views, and are located on both the Upper & Bridge decks. Upper Deck cabins offer more privacy, whilst the Bridge Deck cabins have a promenade in front of their window.

    Triple cabin (Triple cabin)

    Triple Cabin, Ocean Nova, Spitsbergen, Antarctica

    Triple cabins have two lower beds and one upper bed and are located on the Upper deck.

    Single cabin (Single cabin)

    Single Cabin, Ocean Nova, Spitsbergen, Antarctica

    Single cabins have one lower single bed and are located on the Upper deck

    Alternative boats

    Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

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    Sue forewarned us that there would be no words to describe South Georgia and that our photos wouldn’t do it justice, and how right she was. All we can say is “see for yourself”. Thank you, Sue, for your indispensable advice.

    Destination: Antarctica
    Travel Expert: Sue

    What can I say – Sue knew everything there was to know about Spitsbergen. The number of options can be overwhelming, but from my first conversation with Sue I knew we would be pointed in the right direction.

    Destination: Spitsbergen
    Travel Expert: Sue

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    Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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    Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

    We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

    Mame / Country of Register

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    Ice thickness (cm)

    lowest   highest
    Finland / Sweden
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    Finland / Sweden
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    Finland / Sweden
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    Finland / Sweden
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    Finland / Sweden
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    Finland / Sweden
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    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
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    IA Super