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" Thanks to the great staff, Russian crew and NZ staff for making this trip so fantastic. Now that i'm home it seems like a dream. I loved seeing this part of Russia and learned so much. I enjoyed my fellow participants and camaraderie. I'll always remember this trip and look forward to another Heritage adventure! "

- Amy Ballard (travelled 2017)

Voyage #1778 In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton

" I enjoyed the Akademik Shokalskiy very much because of the placement of my cabin. I saw everyone who passed onto the 4th deck and went up & down the stairs. The guides were excellent, giving us well researched lectures and from the documen-taries I learned a lot. I saw my 17th penguin species - the Emperor - so my bucket list is complete. Connor and Mat's cooking was superb! For my age of 74 it was a long trip, but I would do it again. "

- Dottie Maynard

" We had such a wondrous time on the ship...still reeling from it all, it was just fabulous and the thousands of penguins we saw were just amazing and exceeded all our expectations!!! Four new species for us seen was just amazing...Snares, Royals, SIX EMPERORS and an erect crested!!! We were in penguin heaven!!! We've now seen 15 of the 18 penguins in the wild!!!! So thanks to wonderful Heritage you have all have made dreams come true for us...So amazing and we loved the islands, the ice, all the birds we saw, whales, seals, ice, crazy sea, calm sea, bergs, sky, peace, beauty and wonder of soo far south, we loved the walks on land, all the landings, zodiac cruises, food, crew, staff, passengers...it was all just fantastic.... "

- Julie and Tim (travelled 2017)

Awesome Antartica

" I travelled on the “Ross Sea Antarctic Cruising: In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton” expedition in Feb 2017 and can’t speak highly enough of the experience I had. Our Expedition Leader, Samuel, was exceptional. His open, clear communication, vast knowledge of the areas we went to and good humor at all times made for a wonderful trip. The other staff were equally as good. Having staff aboard that have been involved in Antarctic research and preservation meant we were able to share in their vast experiences and have our attention brought to items that one would otherwise simply overlook. The wildlife we experienced on the trip, both animal and plant, was amazing, and experiencing so much of the wildlife at very close proximity is something I’ll cherish. Thanks to the staff and crew for making such an excellent experience. "

- Brent Pizzato, New Zealand

Galapagos of the Southern Ocean #1668

" I spent Christmas and New Year on the Galapagos of the Southern Ocean trip and it is the coolest thing I have ever done. The birding is incredible, the wildlife is stunning. We had pretty calm weather compared to other trips, and the crew on Professor Khromov made the whole trip an absolute dream expedition. I have recommended Heritage Expeditions, and this trip to everybody I know! For more pics see Instagram Tamzin.nz "

- Tamzin Goldsworthy

Birding Down Under

" Just home after a fabulous trip to the sub-antarctic islands of New Zealand. Hard to tell what is most memorable, but seeing a baby Southern Royal Albatross being fed a half-dozen whole squid just a few feet away from us was amazing. The birds were fantastic, headlined by the mythical Taiko, which buzzed the ship early one morning. Rodney and his super team did a great job keeping us safe and teaching us about the wonders of these magical destinations. "

- Peter Kaestner

Lin's photo from Secrets of Melanesia

Secrets of Melanesia

" We had a terrific time on this trip. Visiting unique villages, gorgeous snorkelling spots, eating fantastic meals, enjoying the company of our fellow passengers and that of our enthusiastic, helpful and informative staff....being out of range of the internet...wow...what's not to like? It was both wonderfully relaxing and exciting, in a very enjoyable mix. "

- Lin

Across the top of the world..

" Having had 3 previous voyages with Heritage. . Birding the Kurils, First Sea of Okhotsk and Across the top of the world, I now want to visit Maquarie Island. The voyages are just so enjoyable. "

- Margaret Hertel

Where Russia's Day Begins

" tolle Reise, viele schöne Erlebnisse, hervorragende Mannschaft um Rodney Russ und Besatzung - wie im letzten Jahr !
Perfekt organisiert, und flexibel wenn nötig.
Muss man erlebt haben, kann man nicht beschreiben.
Viele Grüße "

- Hans, Germany, ( Travelled in 2016 )

Maria Stambler's photo from Chukotka: Where Russia's Day Begins

Chukotka: Where Russia's Day Begins

" Heritage Expeditions helps you get to the most remote places of ineffable beauty with comfort and ease. I just got back from the "Chukotka: where Russia's Day Begins" expedition that included two days at Wrangel Island. For half of the expedition I was pinching myself to make sure that this is actually real. On this special expedition we met the people, saw and listened to their stories and learned of their love for and strong connection with the land and the sea. Wildlife lovers just couldn't put their cameras down: polar bears, whales, snowy owls, puffins, seals, walruses...there was always some kind of magnificent creature around.

Also the relatively small group sizes ensure the most personal touch from the crew and amazing landing opportunities that big groups do not have. "

- Maria Stambler

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