Heritage Expeditions

Heritage Expeditions was formed in 1985, as a way of increasing awareness and conservation of the natural world through responsible expedition travel. Its founder Rodney Russ was a biologist working for the New Zealand Wildlife Service. Through his work on Kakapo, Black Robin and other endangered species he appreciated that rather than locking wilderness areas away, it was important to share them with people so that they might become "ambassadors" advocating and supporting conservation efforts. He has long held the view that conservation and responsible travel are partners, that together can achieve what might otherwise be unachievable.

From those small beginnings the company, which is still family owned, operates its own Polar Research Vessel, Spirit of Enderby, on expeditions to Antarctica, the Subantarctic, through the Pacific and the Russian Far East. Each expedition is meticulously planned and led ensuring that passengers (maximum of 50) maximize every opportunity they have to learn and experience as much as possible about the region, while at the same time minimising the impact of their visit.

Heritage Explorer, Discover Marlborough Sounds Ex Blenheim Return

Departure: 12 Dec 2021 From: Blenheim, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

6 Night Cruise sailing from Picton to Havelock aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Heritage Explorer, Discover Marlborough Sounds Ex Blenheim Return

Departure: 18 Dec 2021 From: Blenheim, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

6 Night Cruise sailing from Picton to Havelock aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Akademik Shokalskiy, Forgotten Islands Of The South Pacific Ex Queenstown Return

Departure: 05 Jan 2022 From: Queenstown, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Akademik Shokalskiy.

6 Night cruise departing roundtrip from Bluff aboard Akademik Shokalskiy. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Queenstown.

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Heritage Explorer, Islands Of The Hauraki Gulf Ex Auckland Return

Departure: 07 Jan 2022 From: Auckland, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

7 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Paihia aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Enderby, In The Wake Of Scott & Shackleton Ex Invercargill (bluff) Return

Departure: 10 Jan 2022 From: Bluff, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Spirit of Enderby.

28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

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Heritage Explorer, Islands Of The Hauraki Gulf Ex Auckland Return

Departure: 14 Jan 2022 From: Auckland, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

7 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Paihia aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Enderby, In Wake Of Scott & Shackleton Ex Bluff To Christchurch

Departure: 08 Feb 2022 From: Bluff, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Spirit of Enderby.

28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff to Christchurch aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

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Akademik Shokalskiy, In Wake Of Scott & Shackleton Ex Bluff Return

Departure: 10 Feb 2022 From: Bluff, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Akademik Shokalskiy.

28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Akademik Shokalskiy. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

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Heritage Explorer, Islands Of The Hauraki Gulf Ex Auckland Return

Departure: 28 Feb 2022 From: Auckland, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

7 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Paihia aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Akademik Shokalskiy, Chatham Islands Ex Bluff To Christchurch

Departure: 12 Mar 2022 From: Bluff, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Akademik Shokalskiy.

9 Night cruise sailing from Bluff to Christchurch aboard Akademik Shokalskiy.

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Heritage Explorer, Islands Of The Hauraki Gulf Ex Auckland Roundtrip

Departure: 12 Mar 2022 From: Auckland, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

7 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Paihia aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Enderby, Kermadecs Land Of Dreams Ex Tauranga Return

Departure: 15 Mar 2022 From: Tauranga, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Spirit of Enderby.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Tauranga roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

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Enderby, Western Pacific Odyssey 2022 Ex Tauranga To Yokohama

Departure: 25 Mar 2022 From: Tauranga, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Spirit of Enderby.

30 Night Cruise sailing from Tauranga to Yokohama aboard Spirit of Enderby.

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Akademik Shokalskiy, Western Pacific Odyssey Ex Tauranga To Yokohama

Departure: 27 Mar 2022 From: Tauranga, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Akademik Shokalskiy.

30 Night Cruise sailing from Tauranga to Yokohama aboard Akademik Shokalskiy.

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Heritage Explorer, Discover Marlborough Sounds Ex Blenheim Roundtrip

Departure: 13 Apr 2022 From: Blenheim, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

6 Night Cruise sailing from Havelock to Picton aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Heritage Explorer, Discover Marlborough Sounds Ex Blenheim Roundtrip

Departure: 26 Apr 2022 From: Blenheim, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

6 Night Cruise sailing from Havelock to Picton aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Heritage Explorer, Discover Marlborough Sounds Ex Blenheim Roundtrip

Departure: 09 May 2022 From: Blenheim, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

6 Night Cruise sailing from Havelock to Picton aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Heritage Explorer, Top Of The South Ex Blenheim To Nelson

Departure: 16 May 2022 From: Blenheim, New Zealand Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Explorer .

8 Night Cruise sailing from Picton to Nelson aboard Heritage Explorer.

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Heritage Adventurer, Hokkaido Ex Niigata To Otaru

Departure: 03 Jun 2022 From: Niigata, Japan Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Adventurer.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Niigata to Otaru aboard Heritage Adventurer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Niigata.

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Heritage Adventurer, Russia's Ring Of Fire Ex Otaru To Petropavlovsk

Departure: 15 Jun 2022 From: Otaru Ko, Japan Cruise line: Heritage Expeditions Cruise Ship: Heritage Adventurer.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Otaru to Petropavlovsk aboard Heritage Adventurer.

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Our Australian and New Zealand chefs will delight you with international cuisine, prepared with the freshest products available. Our chefs onboard can prepare food according to your special dietary needs (providing this information in advance of departure date, specified on the booking form). We regret to inform that Kosher, Halal and Vegan meals are NOT available onboard

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