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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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    Destination: Antarctica
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    Destination: Spitsbergen
    Travel Expert: Sue

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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

    Ice thickness (cm)

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    Ice thickness (cm)

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