• Heritage Adventurer

about the m/s heritage adventurer in Antarctica

Heritage Adventurer is often referred to as the ‘Grande Dame of Polar Exploration’ due to her celebrated history and refined design. She was purpose-built for adventure in 1991 at Finland’s Rauma shipyard and specifically designed for Polar exploration with a 1A Super Ice Class. She has held records for the most northern and southern Arctic and Antarctic navigations, and for traversing both the Northwest and Northeast Passages.

Accommodating 140 passengers (originally designed for 184 guests), the Heritage Adventurer offers a spacious stylish, and comfortable home for your expedition to Antarctica.

m/s heritage adventurer details


A luxurious ship with space for just 140 passengers. She is a spacious and stylish home for your expedition.



The MS Heritage Adventurer is specially designed for polar exploration and holds the record for the most northern and southern Arctic and Antarctic navigations. 



Onboard discover spacious, well-appointed cabins where you can relax and take a break.  All cabins have private bathrooms, twin or king-bed configuration options, ample storage, flat-screen entertainment system, and lounge area. Most cabins are a spacious 22m2 with the Heritage Suites being an expansive 44m2. Superior cabins upwards have large panoramic windows whilst Main Deck cabins have porthole windows

The ship’s famed Observation Lounge, resplendent with 270-degree views through floor-to-ceiling windows, is perfect for wildlife spotting and quick access to the outer deck. The team of naturalists, botanists and historians host regular lectures in the Presentation Theatre. Visit the captain and crew on the bridge and enjoy some of the ship’s best views. Head outside on the stylish teak decks of the open-topped Observation Deck and recline in the comfortable sun loungers protected from the wind and elements, perfect on a sunny day.  For a little R&R, unwind in the heated salt water pool, well-equipped gym, enclosed hot tub, Finnish sauna and steam room.



Indulge in fine international cuisine from our talented chefs in the lavish surrounds of the Dining Room on Deck 4. Sensational 270-degree views provide a stunning backdrop to meals here along with an international wine list featuring many outstanding regional wines. With relaxed seating arrangements, all guests can enjoy dining in a single sitting from hearty breakfasts setting you up for the day’s adventure to sumptuous lunches and multi-course evening dining.
The Bistro on Deck 6 offers simple fast and delicious meals and snacks - perfect for early risers to enjoy tea, coffee and light breakfast options the Bistro provides great views and opens directly onto a covered and heated teak-deck outdoor dining area.


During your stay, there will be ample opportunities for you to explore the majestic icy wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic. With great views from both your cabin and the deck, you will also be able to explore on land. There are 14 Zodiacs on board the Heritage Adventurer, ready to take you and your fellow passengers ashore.

Want to stay aboard this ship?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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