Join Kiwi Music Legend Don McGlashan in Antarctica


Sail Into the 'Heart of Antarctica' with Don McGlashan

Travel alongside Kiwi music royalty!

Expedition cruise to one of the most remote places on Earth, and one of the world’s last pristine ecosystems, and into the ‘heart of Antarctica’ the Ross Sea with Kiwi music icon Don McGlashan.

The multi-award-winning musician behind hits 'Dominion Road', 'Anchor Me', and 'Bathe in the River' is bringing his guitar on board Heritage Expeditions purpose-built flagship Heritage Adventurer and joining our 10 January 2026 Ross Sea voyage In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton sailing into the 'heart of the Antarctica' as a special guest.

Sail from New Zealand and walk on the ice with Emperor Penguins, visit the world’s largest and oldest Adélie penguin colony, and observe Snow Petrels, Southern Fulmars and many more species of bird. Enjoy magnificent whale watching opportunities including Minke, Orca and Southern Right Whales which feed in these nutrient-rich waters. Explore massive penguin rookeries and witness the astounding Ross Ice Shelf and enormous icebergs. Step inside the historic huts of Shackleton and Scott, observe Mt Erebus and visit McMurdo Station and Scott Base (weather permitting). Each day is an epic adventure of discovery – as seen on documentary travel shows Go Further South and Antarctica from Above.

Join Don and Australasia's only family-owned and operated pioneering expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions as we explore the Ross Sea and Subantarctic Islands aboard our luxurious 140-guest flagship. Heritage Expeditions is the most experienced Ross Sea and Subantarctic operator with more than 35 years of experience exploring these regions. Purpose-built for adventure, Heritage Adventurer boasts the highest passenger ship ice class rating (1A Super) and has a fleet of 14 Zodiacs for landings and excursions.

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Sail Into the Heart of Antarctica with Don McGlashan

Join us in Antarctica's extraordinary Ross Sea

In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton: Ross Sea Antarctica


10 Jan – 6 Feb 2026

Queenstown and Return
Aboard Heritage Adventurer

  • Sail into the 'heart of Antarctica' the Ross Sea with Don McGlashan
  • 12 incredible days to explore remote Antarctica
  • Walk in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps at his hut at Cape Royds
  • Venture back in time at Borchgrevink’s Hut at Cape Adare 
  • Gaze at the towering figure of Mt Erebus amongst a dramatic landscape of glacial ice
  • Visit Subantarctic Snares, Auckland, Campbell & Macquarie Islands
  • Spend the day hiking amongst megaherbs on the unforgettable landscapes of Enderby and Campbell Islands
  • Visit Enderby Island in sea lion breeding season and watch beach master bulls defend their harem
  • See the festivities of Royal Penguins on Macquarie Island at their peak
  • Marvel at the abundance of wildlife with Emperor Penguins, Royals, Kings, Adelie Penguins, whales, seals and more.
  • Observe the raucous Adelie Penguins with chicks about to start fledging  
  • Catch the peak flowering of the megaherbs in the Subantarctic Campbell Island
  • Experience the beauty of 24-hour sunlight in the Ross Sea
  • Spot Orca feeding amongst the ice, especially in McMurdo Sound
  • Navigate through pack ice that guards the entrance to the Ross Sea


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