Heritage Expeditions Flagship Heritage Adventurer is Ready to Sail as New Zealand Border Opens

Heritage Expeditions' Heritage Adventurer (May 2021)Pioneering New Zealand-based expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions luxurious new flagship Heritage Adventurer is nearing the completion of her refurbishment ahead of the New Zealand border opening and the announcement of three epic ‘Kiwi as’ adventures.

Commercial Director and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ said the refurbishment, which began in Greece and is nearing completion in Turkey, had restored the world-renowned expedition vessel to her former glory.

“Heritage Adventurer is as striking as the day she first launched, and ready to reclaim her crown as the ‘Grande Dame of Polar Exploration'”, he said.

Resplendent in her new regal livery, in addition to her Heritage-blue hull, gold bands and reimagined logo proudly displayed on her funnel and revived teak decks, all internal areas have been refurbished in preparation of being Heritage-ready next month.

“We look forward to her stylish and highly-anticipated return to operation and continuing our unique and immersive expedition experiences, connecting guests with the regions we visit in a genuine and unique way and sharing the local wildlife, cultures and landscapes with them,” said Aaron.

In addition a full 2022-23 Subantarctic and Antarctic summer schedule, Heritage Adventurer will be operating the following Kiwi adventures:

New Zealand Coastal Odyssey: The Ultimate Expedition Cruise
From the bright lights of New Zealand’s largest city (Auckland) to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, Dunedin’s avant garde fashion labels, Fiordland and outdoor playground of Queenstown – this is the ultimate Kiwi adventure!
14 – 24 November 2022 | 11 Days
Auckland to Queenstown
From US$6,875 per person, Deck 4 Superior, twin share

The Best of New Zealand: An Intimate Exploration Cruise
Discover Wellington (the ‘World’s Coolest Little Capital’), the unrestrained beauty of Fiordland and Stewart Island, Art Deco glamour of Napier and the golden beaches of the upper north. This voyage showcases the best of New Zealand.
6 – 20 March 2023 | 15 Days
Queenstown to Auckland
From US$9,475 per person, Deck 4 Superior, twin share

Unseen Fiordland, Stewart Island and The Snares
Discover the bygone rawness of wildlife-rich Stewart Island/Rakiura, Zodiac cruise the rocky, inhospitable coast of The Snares – one of the world’s most important nature reserves, and experience the primordial majesty of Fiordland.
28 Feb – 7 Mar 2023 | 8 Days
Queenstown return
From US$6,250 per person, Deck 4 Superior, twin share

(Heritage Expeditions)