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Complimentary bar and Wi-Fi for all guests on 2024-25 Antarctic season departures!

Complimentary Bar Service

Sharing the day’s adventures over a drink with fellow guests and team members is part of the expedition experience. Beer, standard wines and spirits, as well as cocktails, will be available at no charge during bar service hours and dinner. Due to safety reasons and off-ship excursion activity, our on-board bar service hours are typically limited to pre-dinner and evenings.


Of course, you will want to stay in touch with family and friends and post photographs of their expedition adventures during the voyage! Each guest will be able to log one device at a time onto the ship’s Wi-Fi service. This complementary Wi-Fi service permits basic Internet browsing and voice applications. Premium packages are available for more data-intensive applications.

Quark Expeditions have developed into one of the expedition cruise market leaders. Created in 1991, they have over 30 years of experience pioneering cruises to the polar regions. They have achieved an unprecedented series of firsts, including the World’s first North Pole voyage, and have been making the Arctic and Antarctica accessible to travellers from more than 50 countries globally.

Today they have one of the largest expedition fleets with a diverse range of ships and cruises to suit almost every traveller. Their game-changing expedition ship Ultramarine is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, allowing for unique helicopter experiences on board. Ocean Explorer is modern, elegant and purpose-built for polar exploration. The 138-passenger vessel has been designed with the latest in expedition ship technology. One of this ship’s key features is the ULSTEIN X-BOW®, a marine engineering innovation that ensures a comfortable and smooth sailing experience thanks to the inverted bow. 

Quark pride themselves above all else on their experienced expedition team, who have been sailing into the polar regions longer, and into harder-to-reach places than many of their competitors. Despite their years of polar experience, the team retains the boundless enthusiasm of their first visits. With backgrounds ranging from biology, history, geology and more, they will help you get the most out of your expedition cruise.

Quark is also profoundly committed to responsible tourism, and their Polar Promise framework is one of the most comprehensive sustainability strategies in the polar regions, displaying a determination to do whatever they can as an Expedition Cruise provider to preserve the pristine polar environments for future generations.  

Ready to plan your perfect expedition cruise? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch, or call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000.

Please find a selection of cruises below. If you want to discuss something in particular that isn't listed here, please speak to our Polar Specialists.

Mandatory Transfer Package required on select voyages/departures with Quark Expeditions at an additional cost, speak to a Polar Specialist for more information.


Ocean Adventurer


The Ocean Adventurer has been a very popular Antarctic exploration ship for many years and is perfectly designed for exploring the region. Carrying just 128 passengers ensures there is a high focus on exploration, and the ship boasts an expert team of expedition staff alongside a varied programme of landings, a fleet of zodiacs and a series of lectures.

World Explorer


The World Explorer is a 5-star luxury expedition ship purpose-built for exploring the Polar regions in refined style and comfort. All the suites have balconies, so you will have perfect uninterrupted views of the stunning landscapes and wildlife.



Ultramarine is a purpose-built ship carefully designed to optimise your polar expedition experience so that you can discover some of the most mesmerising places on Earth and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes of the polar regions. Equipped with two helicopters, she also brings you access to new places accessible only by air, pushing the opportunities for polar exploration even further and bringing you more options for adventure than ever before. 

Ocean Explorer


Ocean Explorer is a modern, elegant 138-passenger polar exploration vessel designed with the latest expedition ship technology. It features the ULSTEIN X-BOW® for a comfortable sailing experience, a two-story library, spacious cabins, a gym, sauna, and Jacuzzis. The vessel also has 15 Zodiacs for off-ship adventures and is powered by fuel-efficient Rolls Royce engines.

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We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.

All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.


Why book with Polar Routes?

  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Polar Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.