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Polar Cruises with Quark Expeditions

Special Interest Voyages to the Arctic & Antarctica With Quark Expeditions


Floating in a Zodiac among icebergs and near whales during a Quark Expedition cruise.

Floating in a Zodiac among icebergs during a Quark Expedition cruise.

Quark Expeditions
To say that Quark Expeditions offers adventure cruises to the Arctic and the Antarctica is simplifying the matter. This company offers lots of special interest voyages. On the Web site, you'll find expeditions with programs designed for photographers, penguin lovers, whale watchers, birders, and for people who want to go sea-kayaking in the cold water to view icebergs up close. Would you like to camp overnight on the ice? How about mountaineering or cross country skiing in the Antarctica?

Quark Expeditions "Polar Adventure Ships," feature ice-strengthened hulls for superior navigation in ice-packed polar waters. The company's North Pole ship (50 Years of Victory) is the most powerful icebreaker with the highest ice rating in the world, and is equipped with a helicopter for aerial sightseeing.

The Boss' Pitch: Why Travel With Quark Expeditions

Hans Lagerweij, president of Quark Expeditions, says "For over 20 years, Quark Expeditions has been, and continues to be, the only tour operator in the world to travel exclusively to the Polar Regions, making us, unequivocally, the leader in Polar adventures. Our expeditions attract travelers from over 55 countries around the world.

"Quark also offers the most voyages and the most departures of any Polar operator. Since the company's inception, Quark has been committed to environmentally responsible tourism and was the first to offer Carbon Neutral voyages to Antarctica on the Ocean Diamond beginning in the Antarctic 2012.13 season, at no additional charge to passengers.

"Our commitment to health and safety of our passengers is unparalleled and our expedition team is put through the most rigorous training to ensure our passengers have the best (and safest) experience of a lifetime!"

Popular Adventure Travel Outings with Quark Expeditions

  • On the Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords expedition, travelers explore parts of Greenland that remains largely untouched by humans. Highlights of the trip include spectacular Greenland landscapes, immense fjords, wildlife sightings and Zodiac cruising.
  • The East Greenland: Northern Lights expedition takes adventure travelers on Scoresbysund, the world's longest fjord system. Nowhere on Earth can nature's most spectacular light show be better seen than in the autumn and winter skies above Greenland's eastern coast.
  • The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica via Buenos Aires: Explorers and Kings expedition was named one of Wanderlust Travel Magazine's top 50 trips of 2013. Spend time in Buenos Aires before getting on the ship and venturing into the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy the first-ever Floating Polar Film Festival, curated by North America's largest documentary film festival, Hot Docs.
  • The Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent cruise is designed to let travelers discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent's most northern region. You'll see penguins, seals and whales accompanying you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline.

To Learn More About Quark Expeditions

For more information visit Quark Expeditions.

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