Heritage Expeditions Announces Three New Island-hopping Cruises Exploring the Remote Tropical Islands of Asia and the South Pacific

Heritage Expeditions Announces Three New Island-hopping Cruises Exploring the Remote Tropical Islands of Asia and the South Pacific

Christchurch, New Zealand 13 July 2022:  Pioneering expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions has announced three new island-hopping voyages exploring the remote tropical islands of Asia and the South Pacific aboard luxurious expedition flagship Heritage Adventurer.


Heritage Expeditions Commercial Director and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ said, “the new voyages Undiscovered Philippines & Indonesia, Asian Island Odyssey and Grand Pacific Odyssey brought a trifecta of exciting, authentic expedition itineraries well-off traditional tourist routes to the expedition cruise market”.


“These voyages have been specially designed for cruise enthusiasts and adventurers, allowing our intrepid guests the opportunity to explore incredible pristine island paradises tucked away in some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet,” he said.


“Not only are these islands home to rare and endangered wildlife, these remote tropical outposts also boast incredible natural history, some are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and conservation sanctuaries and reserves, while others blend rich human history including the Spice Trade and World War II with ancient cultures and customs, which all makes for unforgettable adventures.”


Guests have the option to explore and experience these incredible voyages from the luxury of the ship, cruising poolside aboard Heritage Adventurer, by fleet of 14 Zodiacs ensuring no guest is left on board, and by foot on special landings.


Undiscovered Philippines & Indonesia, departing 27 June 2023, visits the ‘Whale Shark Capital of the World’ giving guests the incredible opportunity to swim with these gentle giants, to discover the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ on Bohol Island, delve into the fascinating history of the Spice Islands, explore ‘the mother of all living coral reefs’, enjoy incredible wildlife encounters and experience thrilling cultural exchanges during the 14-day voyage.


Prices start from US$8,975 per person


Guests joining the 27-day expedition Asian Island Odyssey, departing 14 June 2023, will sail from Osaka, Japan, through the Philippines and Indonesia before arriving in Darwin, Australia. In addition to incredible wildlife encounters and cultural exchanges there is the opportunity to explore the eco-paradise of Yakushima Island, the white sand beaches and coral gardens of Amami Oshima, Hualien’s Taroko National Park and Marble Gorge, Batan Island’s WWII history, Vigan’s fascinating architecture, the idyllic isles of Hundred Islands National Park and much more.


Prices start from US$17,950 per person


While those joining the 29-day Grand Pacific Odyssey will explore reef-fringed tropical islands, visit historic sites and experience forgotten cultures and incredible wildlife encounters cruising from New Zealand to Japan departing on 20 March 2023. An alternative itinerary to Heritage Expeditions world renowned birding voyage Western Pacific Odyssey, guests will cross both the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, and the Equator. This voyage carefully balances the excitement of visiting remote islands and isolated villages, snorkelling pristine coral reefs, observing wildlife and Zodiac cruising tropical isles with languorous sea days spent poolside, in the Observation Lounge or whale watching in the bridge with the ship’s captain.


Prices start from US$10,680 per person


Travel is aboard 140-guest expedition Heritage Adventurer, built in Finland she brings an impressive history of Polar exploration having held records for the most northern and southern Arctic and Antarctic navigations. Guests on board will still enjoy the intimate and experiential expedition voyages synonymous with Heritage Expeditions, which have been foremost in planning, albeit now in more spacious, stylish and comfortable surrounds including an on board pool, while a fleet of 14 Zodiacs ensures the maximum expedition adventure. Guests aboard this luxury vessel will also enjoy all-suite cabins with private facilities and an Observation Deck with 360-degree views.


All prices quoted are based on triple share accommodation onboard the luxury 140-passenger ship, Heritage Adventurer, all on board ship accommodation with meals, house beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, Zodiac excursions, guided nature tours, one night hotel accommodation (incl. dinner/breakfast) for Asian Island Odyssey & Undiscovered Philippines & Indonesia only, pre- and post-cruise transfers.


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About Heritage Expeditions


Every year Heritage Expeditions voyages with small groups of between 18 and 140 intrepid travellers to some of the most unique and remote islands, coasts and shorelines on earth aboard their expedition ships Heritage Adventurer and Heritage Explorer on voyages ranging from 5 – 29 days.


Founded in 1985 by the Russ family in Christchurch, New Zealand, Heritage Expeditions is still proudly family-owned and operated. Contributing to conservation through experiential learning and providing funds for research and management, they are pioneers in environmentally-responsible expedition travel offering intimate group excursions to Antarctica and the Subantarctic Islands, through the Pacific, Asia, Australia and around New Zealand on their purpose-built expedition ships.


Each expedition is meticulously planned and led by a team of botanists, ornithologists, naturalists and experts in their field, ensuring passengers maximise every opportunity to learn, discover and experience as much as possible, while minimising the impact of their visit and returning as ambassadors for these very special places.




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