Quark Expedition's story began in 1991, when adventurers Lars Wikander and Mike McDowell visited the North Pole for the first time. The impact of the beauty of the unspolied wonder was Quark's inspiration to allow thousands of passengers to experience the majesty of some of the last frontiers on the planet for themselves since that fateful day in 1991.
Choose from 8 ships including 50 Years of Victory, Evolution and Ocean Diamond for the ultimate polar adventure travel experience. Quark endeavours to inspire you with Arctic and Antartic expeditions that make a lasting impression. In the Arctic, appreciate the wildlife such as the polar bear and walrus and go on a guided tour.
Arctic Expeditions roam the Arctic Ocean and visit Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, the USA, Sweden and Finland. Circumnavigate the Antartic continent, visit South Georgia and the Falklands, spot penguins or go on a penguin safari, see seals and whales and gaze at the incredible icebergs. Expect the unexpected in the Arctic and Antartic and immerse yourself in the exhilarating and educational onboard environment.
Quark Expeditions has been a leader in polar expeditions since its founding in 1991. Its ships possess specially reinforced hulls and icebreakers allowing them to make some of the most remote and captivating areas of the world available to you.
This prestigious company has pioneered and fostered a concept of exceptionally adventurous expeditions while not compromising on the comfort and facilities one would expect from a cruise company of renown.
It boasts the most diverse range of adventure ships in the Arctic and Antarctic and with a maximum passenger capacity of just 189 Quark Expeditions becomes a unique and intimate experience.
Quark Expeditions, “The Leaders in Polar Exploration”, offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the world’s last true wilderness. The Antarctic Peninsula is the great white continent’s northernmost region and is home to a dense concentration of fascinating and unique creatures including seals, whales and over 7 species of penguin. With Quark expeditions you will have the wonderful opportunity to learn to spot the differences between adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins! The expert lectures and specialists will share a wealth of knowledge with you so you can get the most from your trip. You’ll feel like an expert by the end of your extraordinary cruise.
Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world and traverse the legendary Drake Passage with its turbulent waters. When you arrive at Port Lockroy on the 7th continent a host of exciting activities will be lined up for you. Push your limits and go camping in one of the most isolated places on the planet, then go cross-country skiing, kayaking, and mountaineering until you drop!