Visit the Ross Sea in 2025

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A Partner Voyage Supporting the Antarctic Heritage Trust

Join Heritage Expeditions in partnership with Antarctic Heritage Trust, caretakers of Scott and Shackleton’s Antarctic bases, on an unforgettable voyage of a lifetime into the heart of Antarctica. Learn more about the world’s largest cold-climate heritage conservation project from Al Fastier, the Trust’s former Programme Manager of the Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project. Visit the iconic Shackleton and Scott expedition huts as we walk through time at these immaculately preserved sites from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, walk on the ice with Emperor Penguins, visit the world’s largest and oldest Adélie penguin colony, cruise along the astounding Ross Ice Shelf and enormous icebergs, take in the grandeur of Mt Erebus, visit New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands and more on this 28-day bucket list adventure.

As Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers™ Expedition Partner, we will be joined on this life-changing journey by eight young Inspiring Explorers™. This programme provides opportunities for young people to experience and challenge themselves in Antarctica and the polar regions, connect with the legacy the Trust cares for, be motivated to protect it for future generations, and be inspired by the spirit of exploration.

By joining this voyage you will also be directly supporting this programme and ensuring the ongoing conservation efforts of these important cultural heritage sites for future generations and inspiring the spirit of exploration with a portion of your fare donated to the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

Heritage Expeditions are New Zealand's only family-owned and operated pioneering expedition cruise company and the most experienced Ross Sea and Subantarctic operator with more than 35 year’s experience exploring these regions. Travel is aboard our luxurious, 140-guest flagship Heritage Adventurer, purpose built for polar exploration she combines the highest passenger ship ice class rating (1A Super) with an impressive history of polar exploration.

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Sail into the Heart of Antarctica

Experience the Ross Sea and Support the Antarctic Heritage Trust

In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton: Ross Sea Antarctica

28 DAYS

2025

7 Jan – 3 Feb Save 20% on Heritage and 15% on Worsley Suites*

Queenstown, New Zealand and Return

  • Travel with eight young Inspiring Explorers™
  • Support the Antarctic Heritage Trust with a portion of your fare donated to their ongoing conservation work
  • Walk in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps at his hut at Cape Royds
  • Venture back in time at Borchgrevink’s Hut at Cape Adare 
  • Step inside Scott's Hut at Cape Evans
  • Walk on the ice with Emperor Penguins
  • Expedition cruise along natural wonder the Ross Ice Shelf
  • Visit the site of Scott's snow cave on Inexpressible Island
  • Experience the world's largest and oldest Adelie Penguin colony at Cape Adare
  • Be welcomed ashore at research stations in Terra Nova Bay
  • Visit Enderby Island in sea lion breeding season
  • Explore icebergs and ice cathedrals by Zodiac
  • Observe Royal Penguins on Macquarie Island, the only place in the world they breed
  • Emperor, Royal, King, Adelie, Chinstrap, and Rockhopper Penguins, whales, seals...
  • Adelie Penguins are flourishing with chicks about to start fledging  
  • Catch the peak flowering of the Megaherbs in the Subantarctic 
  • 24-hour sunlight in the Ross Sea
  • Orca feeding among the ice, especially in McMurdo Sound
  • Navigate through pack ice that guards the entrance to the Ross Sea

SUITE DEALS! Save 20% on Heritage Suites and 15% on Worsley Suites in 2024 & 2025!*
*T&Cs apply, new bookings only, excludes landing fees, when booked by 31 July 2024

Register Your Interest

Please fill out your details to register your interest and support the Antarctic Heritage Trust on  their partner voyage In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton with Heritage Expeditions.