Commercial Director and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ said the New Zealand family-owned and operated company pioneered expedition cruising back in 1985 with its intimate explorations of Fiordland with just five guests.
"It was our early exploration of these rarely visited and remote ice-carved mountains, verdant forests and winding fiords rich in wildlife, conservation and New Zealand history which inspired our dream for responsible travel," said Mr Russ.
"My brother Nathan and I grew up exploring Fiordland's untamed wilderness and can't wait to share its primordial majesty with new generations of adventurers aboard Heritage Explorer."
The new 5, 7 and 10-day expeditions will explore iconic destinations along with remote coves and inlets only accessible by sea including Preservation Inlet, Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, Acheron Passage, Chalky Inlet, Milford Sound and more.
The new voyages join the recently announced Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman expeditions with upcoming itineraries including Hauraki Gulf, Bay of Islands and Stewart Island to be released shortly.