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elcome to Heritage Expeditions 2019 – 2020 brochure, our 35th annual edition! Pioneers in expedition travel, we are a proud family owned and operated New Zealand-based company focused on delivering more authentic, in-depth experiences and one-of-a-kind wildlife opportunities aboard our comfortable, yet robust purpose-built expeditions ships. Founded in 1985 to share and explore the seldom visited and far reaches of New Zealand with inquisitive travellers, Heritage Expeditions continues to forge new ground while remaining true to our founding principles. Today the Heritage Expeditions’ world spans the remote Ross Sea Region of Antarctica in the deep south through to the historic Russian shores of Wrangel Island in the Far Northern Arctic and exploring the amazing diversity of landscapes, people and wildlife in between on our voyages of discovery. During the course of the previous year Spirit of Enderby has continued to provide our expeditioners with opportunities of a lifetime, highlights include an afternoon with Emperor Penguins on the sea ice in McMurdo Sound, a sighting of the extremely rare and endangered North Pacific Right Whale in Chukotka and being the first visiting group welcomed into the sacred lands of the Kwaio people in the Solomon Islands … to name just a few. Last year we promised exciting projects were afoot and we are exceptionally excited and proud to announce Heritage Expeditions will be operating world-renowned Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov for three of our Wrangel Island expeditions in July and August 2019. The addition of Kapitan Khlebnikov to our fleet enables us to provide an unrivalled platform for High Arctic exploration combining the exceptional navigation capabilities of the Kapitan Khlebnikov with our intrepid expedition program and experienced expedition team. In March 2018 we completed a major refit of Spirit of Enderby which saw the bar/library area redesigned and expanded to make a more comfortable, welcoming and user-friendly space to relax and engage with fellow travellers. Cabins were also upgraded and guests now enjoy a new level of comfort, while theatre-style seating has been added to the lecture room. We look forward to sharing an exciting season of expedition voyages with you in 2019 and 2020 aboard Spirit of Enderby, Akademik Shokalskiy and Kapitan Khlebnikov experiencing the greatest wildlife opportunities, most immersive cultural experiences and unrivalled access to the world’s most wild and beautiful places! Yours in Adventure

Aaron & Nathan Russ

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Heritage Expeditions 2019-20 Expedition Cruising Brochure  

Explore Antarctica, the Subantarctic, South Pacific and Russian Far East with wildlife adventure company Heritage Expeditions. Travel aboard...

Heritage Expeditions 2019-20 Expedition Cruising Brochure  

Explore Antarctica, the Subantarctic, South Pacific and Russian Far East with wildlife adventure company Heritage Expeditions. Travel aboard...