The small ship expedition company Heritage Expeditions made history, this time as the first passenger ship to operate in New Zealand this season.
Professor Khromov was the first passenger ship to get an exemption to sail from the NZ's Government. Aaron added the Kiwis-only season had received "incredible support from New Zealanders wanting to explore the furthest reaches of their amazing backyard."
International travellers had made up ~80% of Heritage Expeditions passengers, said Aaron.
Heritage Expeditions Southern Ocean season features 7-day expeditions to Fiordland and Stewart Island as well as 8- to 13-day cruises to New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands. The company is looking forward to the opportunity to return to Antarctica, Ross Dependency, in January-February.