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Heritage Adventurer

The purpose-built 'Grande Dame' of expedition cruising with a celebrated history of polar exploration.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 31,500
1 Itineraries
28 Days
Medium Size
184 Guests
Service Level
Mid-Range
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 31,500

Highlights

  • Pioneering polar vessel with the highest passenger ship ice class rating and records for the most northern and southern Arctic and Antarctic navigations.
  • Incredible wildlife viewing opportunities from the 270-degree Observation Lounge and 360-degree Observation Deck.
  • Unique status as the only family-owned expedition business in Antarctica adds a personal and passionate dimension to the expedition experience.

Heritage Adventurer is a true pioneering expedition vessel of exceptional pedigree. Often referred to as the ‘Grande Dame of Exploration Cruising’ due to her celebrated history and refined design, she was purpose built for adventure in 1991 at Finland’s Rauma shipyard and specifically designed for polar exploration.

Ship Features

Setting a peerless standard in authentic expedition travel, Heritage Adventurer (formerly known as MS Hanseatic) combines the highest passenger ship ice class rating (1A Super) with an impressive history of polar exploration, having held records for the most northern and southern Arctic and Antarctic navigations, and for traversing both the Northwest and Northeast Passages.

Originally designed to accommodate 184 guests, Heritage Adventurer now welcomes just 140 expeditioners ensuring spacious, stylish and comfortable voyages, while a fleet of 14 Zodiacs ensures all guests are able to maximize their expedition adventure.

Heritage Adventurer boasts modern stabilizers and propulsion, ensuring exceptional maneuverability, stability, and safety. Its highest ice classification aligns with the latest Polar Code requirements. The vessel’s endurance of 2 months without refueling, an operating range of 8500 nautical miles, and state-of-the-art facilities make it an ideal platform for exploration.

Life On Board

True to its iconic origins, Heritage Adventurer blends stylish, contemporary de...

Specifications

  • Guests
    184 (140 in Antarctica)
  • Staff & Crew
    80
  • Guide & Crew to Guest Ratios
    1:10 & 1:1.4
  • Guest to Space Ratio
    1:61
  • Number of Decks
    8
  • Number of Cabins
    82
  • Zodiacs & Loading Bays
    14
  • Year Built
    1991
  • Ice Class
    1A
  • Length
    406.8 ft (124 m)
  • Beam
    59.1 ft (18 m)
  • Draft
    16.3 ft (5 m)
  • Cruising Speed
    15 knots
  • Stabilizers
    Yes

Amenities

cocktail
Bar
treadmill
Gym
presentation
Lecture Theater
books
Library
armchair
Lounge
cutlery
Restaurant

Cabins

There are 8 cabin types available

Main Deck Triple

, 2 Single beds and 1 Pullman bed
237 ft² ( 22 m²)

Superior Triple

, 2 Single beds and 1 Pullman bed
237 ft² ( 22 m²)

Superior Cabin II

, 1 King size bed or 2 Single beds
239 ft² ( 22 m²)

Superior Cabin I

, 1 King size bed or 2 Single beds
237 ft² ( 22 m²)

Main Deck Single

, King
239 ft² ( 22 m²)

Worsley Suite

, King/Twin
237 ft² ( 22 m²)

Superior Single I

, King
237 ft² (22 m²)

Heritage Suite

, King
474 ft² (44 m²)

Itineraries

There are 1 itineraries available
In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton: Ross Sea Antarctica
28 Day / 27 Night

In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton: Ross Sea Antarctica

An epic expedition to one of the most remote and fascinating places on Earth in the wake of the world's most famous explorers.
Length: 28 Day / 27 Night
Embarkation: Queenstown, New Zealand
Sites: Port of Bluff, The Snares, Auckland Islands, Enderby Island, + 12 More
$ 31,500 - $ 63,000
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January 7 - Feb 3, 2025
Queenstown, New Zealand
$ 31,500 - $ 63,000
February 2 - Mar 1, 2025
Queenstown, New Zealand
$ 31,500 - $ 63,000

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