Congratulations on booking your expedition to Antarctica!
Information for passengers travelling on board the Heritage Adventurer.
We are thrilled you will be travelling on this incredible adventure to the White Continent. Here you will find additional details that we require from you and information to help you plan for your trip. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.
Arrival in Queenstown
For passengers beginning in Queenstown, Day One of your itinerary is an arrival day. Please make your way to the joining hotel. In the afternoon you will attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your cruise.
Disembarkation in Invercargill or Queenstown
On the day of disembarkation a departure transfer to either the town centre or the airport is included. We highly recommend that you book your flights to depart after 12 noon from Invercargill, and after 3pm from Queenstown. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.
Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.
International Flights to meet your cruise
International flights to join your cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Antarctica Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.
Terms and Conditions
By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click HERE to view.
International Maritime Regulations require that all passenger information is collected and a manifest is kept for each expedition. To fulfill these obligations, certain information is required from you. We will send you forms as they become available for your voyage, please fill these out in a timely manner and send them back to us NO LATER THAN 100 days prior to departure (or as the form states). Some forms can be submitted directly online.
Some examples of the forms you may need to fill out are: 'Passenger Details Form', 'Medical Form', 'Parka Size Form', and 'Optional Activity Form'. You will receive the required forms for your expedition from your booking agent.
All guests are loaned a pair of Polar insulated Muck Boots for the duration of the voyage. The ship provides an expedition jacket for dry Antarctic conditions but you will need to bring your own waterproof and windproof jacket for the Subantarctic islands (gore-tex is recommended).
RESOURCES AND CRUISE EXTENSIONS
We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Antarctica.