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Heritage Adventurer

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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.

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Key Facts

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

Heritage Suite

SIZE:44m2 / 475sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on Deck 6, Heritage Suites are an expansive 44 sum and feature large double panoramic windows, king bed, large living area with a sofa, coffee table and chairs, large writing desk and grand marble bathroom with a double basin, bathtub and shower, floor to ceiling storage and a flat screen entertainment system.

Heritage Suite

Worsley Suite

SIZE:22m2 / 235sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on Deck 6, Worsley Suites are a spacious 22 sqm and feature large panoramic windows, king or two single beds, comfortable chaise-style lounge suite, writing desk, private en suite bathroom with shower, ample storage and a flat screen entertainment system.

Worsley Suite

Deck 5 Superior Cabin

SIZE:22m2 / 235sqftSLEEPS:2

Superior Cabins on Deck 5 are a spacious 22 sqm and feature large panoramic windows, king or two single beds, lounge area, writing desk, private en suite bathroom with shower, ample storage and a flat screen entertainment system.

Deck 5 Superior Cabin

Deck 5 Superior Cabin - Triple

SIZE:22m2 / 235sqftSLEEPS:3

Superior Triple Cabins on Deck 5 are a spacious 22 sqm and feature large panoramic windows, two single beds and one Pullman bed which folds down from the wall, lounge area, writing desk, private en suite bathroom with shower, ample storage and a flat screen entertainment system.

Deck 5 Superior Cabin - Triple

Deck 5 Superior Cabin - Single

SIZE:22m2 / 235sqftSLEEPS:1

Superior Single Cabins on Deck 5 are a spacious 22 sqm and feature large panoramic windows, king bed, lounge area, writing desk, private en suite bathroom with shower, ample storage and a flat screen entertainment system.

Deck 5 Superior Cabin - Single

Deck 4 Superior Cabin

SIZE:22m2 / 235sqftSLEEPS:2

Superior Cabins on Deck 4 are a spacious 22 sqm and feature large panoramic windows, king or two single beds, lounge area, writing desk, private en suite bathroom with shower, ample storage and a flat screen entertainment system.

Deck 4 Superior Cabin

Main Deck Cabin - Triple

SIZE:22m2 / 235sqftSLEEPS:3

Main Deck Triple Cabins on Deck 3 are a spacious 22 sqm and feature two porthole windows, two single beds and one Pullman bed which folds down from the wall, lounge area, writing desk, private en suite bathroom with shower, ample storage and a flat screen entertainment system.

Main Deck Cabin - Triple

Main Deck Cabin - Single

SIZE:22m2 / 235sqftSLEEPS:1

Main Deck Single Cabins on Deck 3 are a spacious 22 sqm in size and feature two porthole windows, king bed, lounge area, writing desk, private en suite bathroom with shower, ample storage and a flat screen entertainment system.

Main Deck Cabin - Single
Dining

Dining Room – Indulge in fine international cuisine from our talented chefs in the lavish surrounds of our Dining Room on Deck 4. Sensational 270-degree views provide a stunning backdrop to meals here along with an international wine list featuring many outstanding regional wines. With relaxed seating arrangements, all guests can enjoy dining in a single sitting from hearty breakfasts setting you up for the day’s adventure to sumptuous lunches and multi-course evening dining.

Bistro – Simple fast and delicious meals and snacks are on offer in our relaxed Bistro on Deck 6. Perfect for early risers to enjoy tea, coffee and light breakfast options the Bistro provides great views and opens directly onto a covered and heated teak-deck outdoor dining area.

The Bar and Lounge – The social hub of Heritage Adventurer, the Bar and Lounge on Deck 5 features seating for all guests. Enjoy a beverage at the bar, sink into an armchair, relax on one of the many spacious loungers and watch the world go by through the panoramic windows or make new friends at the communal seating. This multi-tasking space also doubles as the location of daily briefings and evening recaps with the expedition team.

 

Features

True to her origins as an iconic, purpose-built expedition ship, Heritage Adventurer wraps stylish, contemporary surrounds in a striking, ice-reinforced vessel to create an unrivalled platform for exploration. On board discover spacious, well-appointed accommodations, visit the captain and crew in the Bridge with our Open Bridge Policy, dine on international gourmet fare from leading chefs across two restaurants and celebrate the day’s activities in the Bar and Lounge.

Watch your adventure unfold from numerous spectacular viewing locations including Heritage Adventurer’s famed Observation Lounge resplendent with 270-degree views. Discover the relaxed atmosphere of the Bar and Lounge, or head outside on the stylish teak decks of the open-topped Observation Deck and numerous weather protected locations including the expansive space aft of Deck 6.

Join our world-renowned team of naturalists, botanists, historians and experts as they interpret the natural and human history uncovered during your voyage, as well as hosting regular lectures in the Presentation Theatre. Should you require a little R&R, unwind in the library, heated salt water pool, well-equipped gym, enclosed hot tub, sauna and steam room, indulge in some retail therapy or find a quiet place to enjoy a coffee or wine.

Observation Lounge – One of the most celebrated and best-known features of Heritage Adventurer is the awe- inducing Observation Lounge, Library and Bar. Located on Deck 7 and perched directly above the Bridge, enjoy sweeping 270-degree views through floor to ceiling windows, perfect for wildlife spotting and quick access to the outer deck. Bring your binoculars to spot wildlife, observe the ever-changing landscape, write in your journal or relax with a book.

Observation Deck – Enjoy 360-degree views from the highest point on the ship. The Observation Deck sits above the Observation Lounge and provides exceptional outside viewing options. Stretching the full width of the vessel, this is the perfect spot to take in the surrounding land and seascapes. Perfect on a sunny day, recline in the comfortable sun loungers protected from the wind and elements and watch your voyage unfold.

The Bridge – No expedition is complete without visiting Heritage Adventurer’s busy nerve-centre. Located on Deck 6, Heritage Expeditions’ Open Bridge Policy means you are welcome to observe the Captain and crew at work while enjoying some of the ship’s best views. It’s a fascinating place to learn about navigation and vessel operations, however please note the Bridge will be closed when departing or arriving at port.

 

Heritage Adventurer Expeditions

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Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World

From USD $11950.00 Per Person

DURATION:15 Days/ 14 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:Heritage Adventurer

The wildlife adventure of a lifetime. Explore Wrangel Island - the home of Polar Bears - in the Russian Arctic. Also see Polar Bears, walrus, Snowy Owls, Snow Geese and more.

Ross Sea: In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton

From USD $27950.00 Per Person

DURATION:28 Days/ 27 Nights REGION:Antarctica SHIP:Heritage Adventurer

Explore Antarctica's Ross Sea on this 28 day expedition which also includes the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and Macquarie Island. Visit penguin rookeries, explore historic huts, visit scientific bases, field camps & Zodiac cruise the ice edge.

Macquarie Island: Galapagos of the Southern Ocean

From USD $9250.00 Per Person

DURATION:12 Days/ 11 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:Heritage Adventurer

Explore wildlife rich Macquarie Island as well as Campbell, Auckland Islands and the Snares. These UNESCO World Heritage Sites are home to a vast array of albatross, penguins, petrels, elephant seals and more.

Beyond Fiordland: New Zealand's Wildest Islands

From USD $8495.00 Per Person

DURATION:12 Days/ 11 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:Heritage Adventurer

Travel beyond New Zealand's Milford Sound to remote areas of Fiordland by small ship. Cruise south to Stewart Island & the Subantarctic on this 12 day wildlife expedition.

Kimberley Explorer (Darwin to Broome)

From AUD $11950.00 Per Person

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:Heritage Adventurer

Join a thrilling, in-depth exploration of Australia’s world-famous Kimberley Coast, one of the world’s most pristine and untouched wildernesses, aboard the 140-guest expedition ship Heritage Adventurer.

Kimberley Explorer (Broome to Darwin)

From AUD $11950.00 Per Person

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:Heritage Adventurer

Join the stylish Heritage Adventurer on an 11-day expedition on Western Australia's Kimberley Coast from Broome to Darwin. Travel with expert guides.

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