Heritage Expeditions announces Heritage Adventurer's 2022/23 season
The cruise line's latest vessel will sail an expansive polar expedition season, including two new voyages.
New Zealand-based expedition cruise line Heritage Expeditions has unveiled Heritage Adventurer's 2022/23 expedition season, including two voyages aboard the polar exploration vessel.
The cruise line's newest vessel (formerly known as MS Hanseatic) will sail its maiden voyage on the company's first expedition of the season: a new voyage Japan's northernmost island and last frontier, Hokkaido.
Commercial director and expedition leader Aaron Russ explained: "The arrival of Heritage Adventurer is a momentous occasion for Heritage Expeditions and adventurous travellers alike, it only seemed right that our new ship started our new season with our new voyage Hokkaido: Northern Sea Circuit."
As Heritage Expeditions' flagship vessel, Adventurer will operate the lion's share of the company's expedition cruises, including explorations of the Russian Far East on a number of itineraries including 'Russia's Ring of Fire' and 'Siberia's Forgotten Coast'.
The ship's Southern programme will see the ship sail to Raja Ampat, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu on a new voyage, 'Discover the Secrets of Melanesia'.
Travelling south to New Zealand and Australia, the ship will visit the Subantarctic islands on 'Galapagos of the Southern Ocean', 'Birding Down Under', 'Beyond Fiordland: New Zealand's Wildest Islands' and 'Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific'.
In the heart of the Far East, the 12-night voyage 'Hokkaido: Northern Sea Circuit' will depart from Niigata, Japan on June 3, 2022, sailing to Otaru on June 15, 2022. Prices start from US$7,950 per person based on a triple-share cabin with private bathroom, including all meals and shore excursions.