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 a better trip. Wildlife highlights were numerous close up encounters with whales, including Humpback, Minke, Fin, Grey & Orca. Wrangel & Herald Islands offered amazing opportunities to see Polar Bear in the wild (lots of very healthy bears!) and large halouts for Walrus. Meeting reindeer herders of the Tundra of Chukotka was another highlight. The Heritage staff were incredibly friendly and so experienced and they were always happy to share their knowledge and passion for the region with all of us. The boat is a expedition style ship and although it may lack a few of the creature comforts of the bigger ships it is perfectly suited to this style of travel and I thought the small group size made for a more pleasurable experience! An absolute once in a lifetime trip.