Heritage Expeditions' flagship Heritage Adventurer nears completion of refurbishment ahead of New Zealand's border opening

   May 21, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Heritage Expeditions (fleet) - a pioneering New Zealand-based company and expedition cruise brand, is nearing the completion of its flagship's refurbishment, ahead of NZ's border opening and the announcement of 3 "Kiwi as" itineraries.

According to Aaron Russ (the company's Commercial Director and Expedition Leader), the refurbishment project, which started in Greece and is now nearing completion in Turkey, had restored the former glory of the world-renowned expedition vessel.

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

Boasting a new livery, in addition to the revived teak decks, Heritage-blue hull, and reimagined logo displayed on her funnel, all the boat's internal areas have been refurbished in preparation for the next month.

Heritage Adventurer cruise ship

In addition to a full 2022-2023 Subantarctic and Antarctic summer schedule, the polar-class ship Heritage Adventurer (fka RCGS Resolute) is scheduled to sail the following NZ itineraries:

  • 11-day New Zealand Coastal Odyssey: The Ultimate Expedition Cruise (November 14-24, 2022) from Auckland to Queenstown, prices start from US$6875 per person with double occupancy
  • 15-day The Best of New Zealand: An Intimate Exploration Cruise (March 6-20, 2023) from Queenstown to Auckland, prices start from US$9475 pp, double occupancy
  • 8-day Unseen Fiordland, Stewart Island and The Snares (February 28 - March 7, 2023) roundtrip from Queenstown, prices start from US$6250 pp, double occupancy.

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