Pioneering Expedition Vessel
Purpose built for adventure in 1991 at Finland’s Rauma shipyard and specifically designed for polar exploration, Heritage Adventurer (formerly known as MS Hanseatic) is 124-metres long, boasts the highest passenger ship ice-class rating (1A Super) and an impressive history of polar and remote region exploration making her perfect for expedition travel.
Originally designed to accommodate 184 guests, she now welcomes just 140 expeditioners to create a spacious, comfortable on board experience and an exceptional, personalised expedition experience. A fleet of 14 Zodiacs ensures all guests are able to maximise their time ashore. On board enjoy stylish, sophisticated accommodations spanning 4 decks, visit the captain and crew on the Bridge with the Open Bridge Policy and dine on gourmet fare from leading Australasian chefs.
Watch your adventure unfold from numerous spectacular indoor and outdoor viewing locations including Heritage Adventurer’s famed Observation Lounge resplendent with 270-degree views. Join her world-renowned team of naturalists, botanists, historians and experts as they interpret the natural and human history discovered during each voyage, as well as hosting regular lectures.
Should you require a little R&R, unwind in the library, pool, gym, hot tub, sauna and steam room, indulge in some retail therapy or find a quiet place to enjoy a coffee or cocktail from the café and bar.
Passengers: 140 passengers in cabins all with private facilities
Itineraries: Antarctic, Russian Far East, The Ross Sea, Subantarctic Islands
Operator: Heritage Expeditions
Deck plan: See below