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 around the world.
Today they have one of the largest expedition fleets with a diverse range of ships and cruises to suit almost every traveller, including the game-changing new ship Ultramarine. 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.
Mandatory Transfer Package required on select voyages/departures with Quark Expeditions at an additional cost, speak to a Polar Specialist for more information.
The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht designed for exploring the remote waters of Antarctica. She carries a maximum of 189 passengers, and cruises are run with a focus on exploration. On-board you will find expansive common spaces, a club lounge and an elegant restaurant serving a variety of delicious cuisine.
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.
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.
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