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MV Ocean Nova

Quark Expeditions Inc
Former Names:  Sarpik Ittuk
Ocean Nova was built to navigate around Greenland and is classified to operate in ice-filled waters. It is good for tough expedition cruising and now features a glass-enclosed forward observation lounge on the top deck and clinic with a licensed doctor.  Ocean Nova passengers tend to be Adventurous 35-65 and singles and International. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 23.5 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.6 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 22.1 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.8 passengers.
Size Very Small
Rating
Built 1992
Refit 2006
Tonnage 2118
Passengers (Min/Max) 90/96
Crew 34
Officers Danish
CABINS
Total  45
Cabins are outside, with fixed windows or portholes and a compact bathroom. They are furnished with a desk, chair and wardrobe. 
Balcony  0
Ocean View  45
Inside  0
Single  1
Cabin Details
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  0/0
There is an Exercise Room and plenty of deck space for observing scenery and wildlife. The vessel carries a fleet of sturdy Zodiac craft for beach landings.
Jacuzzis  0
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Good
RESTAURANTS
Spacious open seating dining room serving buffet-style breakfast with table service, table-service lunch and dinner with main course choices. Main Dining Rooms  2
Sittings  1
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  0
 ENTERTAINMENT
Lectures by the expedition staff will be given in the Observation/Presentation Lounge as well as video documentaries and films.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino No
DRESS CODE
Dress is informal. Comfortable, casual clothing for all inside activities, and good footwear. Gentlemen may wish to bring a coat and tie, and ladies a cocktail dress for the Captain's Welcome and Farewell parties but this is certainly not necessary.
TIPPING
Gratuities are divided amongst the entire crew/hotel staff. The guideline is US$9 - US$12 per passenger per day.
 DISABLED
Wheelchair cabins 0
Wheelchair access is unsuitable. The ship has no special provisions for severely handicapped persons. Doors are heavy and not too wide. Outside doors have sills. Metal decks can be slippery and icy.
Lifts 0
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There are no children's facilities. 

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