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Heritage Expeditions Cruises

Spirit Of Enderby

About Heritage Expeditions Cruises

Heritage Expeditions has established an enviable reputation among birder groups around the world. Itineraries are concentrated to the north and south of New Zealand in areas of exceptional natural beauty.

  • Who goes on Heritage Expeditions cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Heritage Expeditions cruise?

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Who goes on Heritage Expeditions cruise ships?

Passengers are generally blessed with a true spirit of adventure, range in age from 20 to 80 and hail from all corners of the globe, including the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and Russia. All have a strong interest in nature, conservation and are keen to get out and explore.

Do I have to dress up on a Heritage Expeditions cruise?

No. Heritage voyages are all about traveling in comfort, so there is no requirement to dress for dinner. Packing lists are driven by destination, not what to wear onboard your ship. Heritage sends out a detailed packing list in advance of your departure to help eliminate any confusion.

Is everything free on Heritage Expeditions cruises?

No. All meals are included in the fare, including buffet breakfasts and lunches to three-course dinner. Included drinks include 24-hour tea and coffee. All transfers and excursions are also covered by the cruise fare, with the exception of additional birding tours.

You'll pay extra for most beverages, gratuities, laundry, charter flights and visas.

What are Heritage Expeditions’s most popular activities?

The most popular activities for Heritage cruisers varies by destination, but all are focused on exploring the destinations visited. For instance, in Antarctica, passengers look forward to visiting the huts and research stations of historic Antarctic explorers as well as heading out on Zodiacs to see seals and penguins. In Melanesia, in demand options include snorkeling and calling on remote and rarely visited villages to experience the traditional lifestyle and ceremonies of the local people. For birders, the birding-themed tours are particularly popular.

Onboard, most cruisers attend the program of lectures provided by botanists, historians and other experts.

Why go with Heritage Expeditions?

  • Experienced adventure cruise operator with emphasis on pure' expedition
  • Itineraries focusing on nature-based enrichment in emerging locations
  • Harder edged, niche voyages yet still achievable for regular passengers

Best for: Active, nature-loving travelers and birders seeking adventure

Not for: Anyone looking for big-ship amenities or luxurious touches

Heritage Expeditions Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Around NZs sub-Antarctic islands

This expedition provides access to islands, Snares, Campbell Island and Auckland Islands group, normally closed to the public with expert guides. Fortunately we had perfect weather and reasonably calm seas. The... Read More
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Richard1234

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Amazing Sub-Antarctics!

Heritage Expeditions cemented their reputation for professionalism and sharing their passion for nature. From the first moment I read about the Sub-Antarctic islands (and saw the great exhibition at the Invercargill... Read More
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KevinHague

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Across The Top of the World

This trip was a fantastic mix of wildlife and culture and was so diverse every day. We had a great group of adventurous people and knowledgeable staff who bought every experience to life. I could not have hoped for... Read More
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rach0804

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Siberia's Forgotten Coast Heritage Cruise

This was an expedition cruise along the Eastern Siberian coast from Petropavlosk Kamchatski in Kamchatka, Russia on the Professor Khromov/Spirit of Enderby The ship was a small 54 passenger ex Russian research... Read More
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Barbara WA

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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