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Outline itinerary

Day 1Invercargill
Day 2Port of Bluff
Day 3Snares Islands
Day 4Auckland Islands
Day 5Auckland Islands
Day 6At sea
Day 7Macquarie Island
Day 8Macquarie Island
Day 9At sea
Day 10At sea
Day 11At sea
Day 12At sea
Day 13Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 14Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 15Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 16Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 17 Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 18Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 19Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 20Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 21Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 22Antartica's Ross Sea Region
Day 23At sea
Day 24At sea
Day 25At sea
Day 26Cambell Island
Day 27Cambell Island
Day 28At sea
Day 29At sea
Day 30Christchurch


Pre/Post cruise transfers, one night hotel accommodation in a twin share room (inc. dinner/breakfast), all on board ship accommodation with meals and all expedition shore excursions.

Not included

International flight to and from New Zealand to Europe, alcoholic beverages, tips and personal expenses. Landingfee USD 880,- pp


Please note: the prices are based on a exchange rate of 1 EUR = USD 1,18.


Main deck double shared
EUR 19500,-

EUR 21190,-

Superior Plus
EUR 23990,-

Mini Suite
EUR 24930,-

Heritage Suite
EUR 27130,-

Tour leader

Engelstalige expeditieleider

Number of participants

Minimaal 1, geen maximum aantal deelnemers zolang er plaats aan boord is


Cabins with en suite facilities

Difficulty level of the tour

An avarage condition is required in order to be able to safely embark and disembark from the zodiacs. On land we make light hikes


Take into account that low temperatures in combination with wind can create the feeling of mucher lower temperatures. Arctic Clothing is therefore required.

In the wake of Scott and Shackleton

Duration:30 days
Price: from EUR 19500,-
Tour leader:Engelstalige expeditieleider
Code: C1903

The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth and one of the most fascinating places in the continent's human history. With shipping restricted by impenetrable pack ice to just two brief months each austral summer, few people have ever visited this strange and beautiful territory, with opportunities for non-scientific personnel limited to a handful of tourist expedition ships. Heritage Expeditions offers such a voyage on its own fully equipped and ice-strengthened ship, crewed by some of the most experienced officers and sailors in the world and staffed by some of the most passionate and knowledgeable Guides. This is a unique opportunity to experience nature on a scale so grand there are no words to describe it. Travel with us in the wake of the Antartic explorers Scott and Shackleton. 

Day 1: Invercargill

Arrive at Invercargill. Hotel and dinner included.

Day 2: Port of Bluff

Board the Akademik Shokalskiy and depart.

Day 3: The Snares Islands

Zodiac cruise the coast see the endemic Snares Crested Penguin, the Cape Petrel and Buller’s Albatross.

Days 4 to 5: Auckland Islands

We spend one day ashore on Enderby Island and another day in Carnley Harbour.

Day 6: At Sea

Some of the best pelagic birding of the expedition.

Days 7 to 8: Macquarie Island

This island supports one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the Southern Ocean including four species of penguin. 

Days 9 to 12: At Sea

Sea watching and lectures occupy our days. We keep a lookout for icebergs and cross the Antarctic Circle.

Days 13 to 22: Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region

With unpredictable ice and weather conditions, a day-by-day itinerary is not possible but we assess the conditions daily and take every opportunity to make landings at the following locations plus others as ice and weather permits.

Cape Adare: One of the largest Adelie penguin rookeries in the world and also site of Carsten Borchgrevink’s 1899 Hut.
Possession Islands: These islands support tens of thousands of penguins. 
Cape Hallett: The mighty Admiralty Range dominates this site. A former NZ/American base. 
Bay of Whales: The site of Amundsen’s Framheim and Richard Byrd’s “Little America”. 
Ross Ice Shelf: Formerly called the “Ice Barrier” the world’s largest body of floating ice. 
Ross Island: Mount Erebus and visits to Cape Bird, Shackleton’s Hut, Scott’s Hut(s) and Scott and McMurdo Stations are high on our wish list. 
Franklin Island: Desolately beautiful and rugged, home to a large Adelie Penguin population.
Terra Nova Bay: Both the Italian and Koreans have research stations here.

Days 23 to 25: At Sea

Time for rest, recaps, lectures and pelagic bird spotting.

Days 26 to 27: Campbell Island

Landings to explore the home of the magnificent Southern Royal Albatross and beautiful megaherbs.

Days 28-29: At Sea

Relax, reflect and recap.

Day 30: Christchurch

Disembark in Lyttelton and transfer to hotels and airport. 


A typical itinerary is illustrated above. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

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