Heritage Expeditions

Heritage Expeditions

Heritage Expeditions was formed in 1985, as a way of increasing awareness and conservation of the natural world through responsible expedition travel. Its founder Rodney Russ was a biologist working for the New Zealand Wildlife Service. Through his work on Kakapo, Black Robin and other endangered species he appreciated that rather than locking wilderness areas away, it was important to share them with people so that they might become "ambassadors" advocating and supporting conservation efforts. He has long held the view that conservation and responsible travel are partners, that together can achieve what might otherwise be unachievable.

From those small beginnings the company, which is still family owned, operates its own Polar Research Vessel, Spirit of Enderby, on expeditions to Antarctica, the Subantarctic, through the Pacific and the Russian Far East. Each expedition is meticulously planned and led ensuring that passengers (maximum of 50) maximize every opportunity they have to learn and experience as much as possible about the region, while at the same time minimising the impact of their visit.

Ships

Enderby, New Zealand's Wildest Islands ex Bluff Return

Departs 13 December 2019 from Bluff, New Zealand on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
10 Night cruise departing roundtrip from Bluff aboard Spirit of Enderby.

10 night cruise from Request Online

Akademik Shokalskiy, In the Wake of Mawson ex Invercargill (Bluff) Return

Departs 15 December 2019 from Bluff, New Zealand on Heritage Expeditions onboard Akademik Shokalskiy.
23 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Akademik Shokalskiy. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

24 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Galapagos of the Southern Ocean ex Bluff Return

Departs 22 December 2019 from Bluff, New Zealand on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
11 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific ex Bluff Return

Departs 3 January 2020 from Bluff, New Zealand on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
7 Night cruise departing roundtrip from Bluff aboard Spirit of Enderby.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Akademik Shokalskiy, In Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Bluff to Christchurch

Departs 8 January 2020 from Bluff, New Zealand on Heritage Expeditions onboard Akademik Shokalskiy.
28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff to Christchurch aboard Akademik Shokalskiy. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

29 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Invercargill (Bluff) Return

Departs 10 January 2020 from Bluff, New Zealand on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

29 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, In Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Bluff to Christchurch

Departs 8 February 2020 from Bluff, New Zealand on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff to Christchurch aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

29 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Western Pacific Odyssey ex Tauranga to Yokohama

Departs 13 March 2020 from Tauranga, New Zealand on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
30 Night Cruise sailing from Tauranga to Yokohama aboard Spirit of Enderby.

30 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Russia's Ring of Fire ex Petropavlovsk to Korskov

Departs 27 May 2020 from Petropavlovsk, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Petropavlovsk to Korskov aboard Spirit of Enderby.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Sea of Okhotsk ex Korsakov to Magadan

Departs 9 June 2020 from Korsakov, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
11 Night Cruise sailing from Korsakov to Magadan aboard Spirit of Enderby.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Siberias Forgotten Coast ex Petropavlovsk to Anadyr

Departs 23 June 2020 from Petropavlovsk, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
13 Night Cruise sailing from Petropavlovsk to Anadyr aboard Spirit of Enderby.

13 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Chukotka ex Anadyr Return

Departs 6 July 2020 from Anadyr, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

14 night cruise from Request Online

Akademik Shokalskiy, Across the Top of the World ex Anadyr Return

Departs 13 July 2020 from Anadyr, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Akademik Shokalskiy.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr roundtrip aboard Akademik Shokalskiy.

14 night cruise from Request Online

Akademik Shokalskiy, The Northern Sea Route Westbound ex Anadyr to Murmansk

Departs 27 July 2020 from Anadyr, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Akademik Shokalskiy.
26 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr to Murmansk aboard Akademik Shokalskiy.

26 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Across the Top of the World ex Anadyr Return

Departs 3 August 2020 from Anadyr, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

14 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Across the Top of the World ex Anadyr Return

Departs 17 August 2020 from Anadyr, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

14 night cruise from Request Online

Akademik Shokalskiy, The Northern Sea Route Eastbound ex Murmansk to Anadyr

Departs 23 August 2020 from Murmansk, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Akademik Shokalskiy.
26 Night Cruise sailing from Murmansk to Anadyr aboard Akademik Shokalskiy.

26 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Jewel of the Russian Far East ex Anadyr to Petropavlovsk

Departs 31 August 2020 from Anadyr, Russia on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr to Petropavlovsk aboard Spirit of Enderby.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Indonesian Explorer ex Sorong to Madang

Departs 28 September 2020 from Sorong, Papua New Guinea on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
13 Night Cruise sailing from Sorong to Madang aboard Spirit of Enderby.

13 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Melanesia Discoverer ex Madang to Honiara

Departs 10 October 2020 from Madang, Papua New Guinea on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Madang to Honiara aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Madang.

13 night cruise from Request Online

Enderby, Secrets of Melanesia ex Honiara to Port Vila

Departs 22 October 2020 from Honiara, Solomon Islands on Heritage Expeditions onboard Spirit of Enderby.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Honiara to Port Vila aboard Spirit of Enderby. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Honiara.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Our Australian and New Zealand chefs will delight you with international cuisine, prepared with the freshest products available. Our chefs onboard can prepare food according to your special dietary needs (providing this information in advance of departure date, specified on the booking form). We regret to inform that Kosher, Halal and Vegan meals are NOT available onboard