Heritage Expeditions Creates ‘Priced-to-Entice’ Gateway Expedition Cruise – South Pacific Sojourn

Heritage Expeditions Creates ‘Priced-to-Entice’ Gateway Expedition Cruise – South Pacific Sojourn

Christchurch, New Zealand, 22 May 2023: Pioneering expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions has introduced an exciting new ‘priced-to-entice’ voyage South Pacific Sojourn into its 2023 expedition calendar.

Starting in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 7 November 2023, Heritage Expeditions’ newly launched South Pacific Sojourn is an authentic, 10-day adventure cruise sailing through the cobalt blue waters of the South Pacific.  Guests onboard the company’s luxurious 140-guest flagship, Heritage Adventurer, will explore the remote tropical islands, white sand beaches and ancient cultures of Vanuatu and New Caledonia, before visiting the quiet paradise of Australia’s Norfolk Island and New Zealand’s aptly named subtropical Bay of Islands.  The voyage ends on 16 November in Tauranga.

Voyage highlights include exploring the lively markets of Port Vila and snorkelling through a kaleidoscope of colourful reefs in New Caledonia’s Lifou Island; hiking to the top of Vanuatu’s active volcano Mount Yasur on Tanna Island; visiting historic UNESCO heritage sites on Australia’s Norfolk Island; discovering New Zealand’s early history with a visit to the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi and exploring the iconic and historic Kiwi town of Russell in the Bay of Islands.

South Pacific Sojourn carefully blends exciting island adventures with luxurious sea days spent poolside, in the Observation Lounge or watching the voyage unfold in the Bridge alongside the Captain.

Commercial Director and Expedition Leader, Aaron Russ said, “South Pacific Sojourn is the perfect gateway voyage for anyone who has been considering experiencing one of Heritage Expeditions authentic expedition cruises and an excellent opportunity for repeat guests to explore new shores.

“This voyage has been specially designed for people who have been following the rise of authentic expedition cruising and our unique style of all-inclusive responsible travel,” said Aaron. “Of course, it will also have huge appeal for our repeat guests, cruise enthusiasts, adventurers and intrepid travellers.”

South Pacific Sojourn, 7-16 November 2023, Port Vila (Vanuatu) to Tauranga (New Zealand), prices start from £3750 per person including pre/post cruise transfers, one night hotel accommodation in a twin share room (incl. dinner/breakfast), all on board ship accommodation with meals, house beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and all expedition shore excursions.

In addition to its introductory price point, guests travelling on either of Heritage Expeditions 2023 departures Discover the Secrets of Melanesia or New Zealand Coastal Odyssey voyage will save 50% off the price of South Pacific Sojourn when travelling back-to-back.

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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 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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