VIKAND—the maritime medical operations and public health provider—has signed a medical management agreement with small ship expedition cruise company, Heritage Expeditions.
The company will manage all medical operations on board its new exploration vessel, ’Heritage Adventurer’.
Holding records for the most northern and southern Arctic and Antarctic voyages, ’Heritage Adventurer’ holds a 1A Super Ice Class rating.
She accommodates just 140 guests, while a fleet of 14 Zodiacs are available to those on board.
Based in New Zealand and offering small ship exploration, conservation-based Heritage Expeditions was founded in 1985 to allow travellers to visit some of the world’s most remote shores, islands, and coastlines.
A Heritage Expeditions’ cruise is designed to provide travellers with a greater understanding of the regions, cultures, and ecosystems of its destinations, the company claimed.
All aspects of voyaging to remote destinations are planned and include respecting the environment, minimising waste, managing fuel consumption and travelling in small groups.Aaron Russ, Co-Director of Heritage Expeditions with his brother Nathan, said, “Our proven health and safety protocols have resulted in our successfully and safely operating expedition voyages in the COVID environment since November, 2020.
“As we prepare for our upcoming South Pacific and southern Ocean season our partnership with VIKAND allows us to match these adventures, sights, and experiences with peace of mind due to their industry-leading healthcare solutions,” he said.