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Ross Sea: In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton

DEPARTING FROM:QueenstownFINAL DESTINATION:Queenstown

DURATION:28 Days/ 27 NightsREGION:AntarcticaSHIP:Heritage Adventurer

The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth and one of the most fascinating places in the continent’s human history. With shipping restricted by impenetrable pack ice to just two brief months each austral summer, few people have ever visited this strange and beautiful territory, with opportunities for non-scientific personnel limited to a handful of tourist expedition ships. There is so much to do and so much to see here, from exploring historic huts and sites to visiting penguin rookeries, marvelling at the glacial ice tongues and ice shelves and understanding the icebergs and sea ice. Then there are all the seabirds,

 seals and whales to observe and photograph, modern scientific bases and field camps to visit and simply the opportunity to spend time drinking in the marvelous landscape that has always enthralled visitors. Heritage Expeditions offers such a voyage on its own fully equipped and ice-strengthened ship Heritage Adventurer, crewed by some of the most experienced officers and sailors in the world and staffed by a passionate and knowledgeable expedition team. This is a unique opportunity to experience nature on a scale so grand there are no words to describe it.

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Heritage Adventurer

Heritage Adventurer

Operated by: Heritage Expeditions

Heritage Adventurer is a true pioneering expedition vessel of exceptional pedigree. Often referred to as the 'Grande Dame of Polar Exploration' due to her celebrated history and refined design, she was purpose-built for adventure in 1991 at Finland's Rauma shipyard and specifically designed for Polar exploration.

Setting a peerless standard in authentic expedition travel, Heritage Adventurer (formerly known as MS Hanseatic) combines the highest passenger ship ice-class rating (1A Super) with an impressive history of Polar exploration. Having held records for the most northern and southern Arctic and Antarctic navigations, and for traversing both the Northwest and Northeast Passages, makes Heritage Adventurer perfect for pioneering New Zealand-based Heritage Expeditions signature experiential expedition travel.

Originally designed to accommodate 184 guests, Heritage Adventurer now welcomes just 140 expeditioners ensuring spacious, stylish and comfortable voyages, while a fleet of 14 Zodiacs ensures all guests are able to maximise their expedition adventure. Heritage Adventurer proudly continues our traditions of exceptional, personalised expedition experiences as Heritage Expeditions flagship.

Key Facts

Officers
International
Guests
140
Tonnage
8378
Length
406 Feet / 124 Metres
Width
59 Feet
Speed
15 Knots
Passenger Decks
7
Built
1991
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Inclusions

Your cruise price includes:

  • Pre/Post cruise transfers
  • One night hotel accommodation in Invercargill
  • All on board ship accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Expedition shore excursions


Your cruise price does not include:

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Laundry 
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International/domestic flights, visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory for this voyage - SAVE 20% when purchased with your expedition)
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Please note: This cruise is sold in USD

Important note: Heritage Expeditions applies a local payment of USD $1,000 per person in addition to the published cruise fare. This payment is due when boarding the ship.

Please note that this itinerary travels to remote ports and itineraries are subject to change due to whether, the operation of the ship and government regulation. Travellers are  reminded that the itinerary may be altered for any reason and that they should travel with a spirit of adventure.

By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Heritage Expeditions' terms and conditions.

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