Quark Expeditions

Experts in polar exploration and encounters with wildlife.
Quark Expeditions

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.

show more

Expert Tip
Our Recommendations
  Antarctic Adventures
Falklands and South Georgia Cruise
Falklands and South Georgia Cruise
19 Nights with the Ocean Endeavour
 06.01.2018
p.p.from On Request
Antarctica East and West
Antarctica East and West
19 Nights with the Ocean Endeavour
 24.01.2018
p.p.from On Request
Explorers and Kings Buenos Aires Return
Explorers and Kings Buenos Aires Return
19 Nights with the Ocean Endeavour
 23.11.2017
p.p.from On Request
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
13 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 February 2017 - March 2018
p.p.from On Request
Antarctic Express from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
Antarctic Express from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
9 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 December 2016 - February 2017
p.p.from On Request
  Longer Expeditions
Falklands and South Georgia Cruise
Falklands and South Georgia Cruise
19 Nights with the Ocean Endeavour
 06.01.2018
p.p.from On Request
Antarctica East and West
Antarctica East and West
19 Nights with the Ocean Endeavour
 24.01.2018
p.p.from On Request
Explorers and Kings Buenos Aires Return
Explorers and Kings Buenos Aires Return
19 Nights with the Ocean Endeavour
 23.11.2017
p.p.from On Request
Falklands South Georgia and Antarctica
Falklands South Georgia and Antarctica
19 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 08.11.2017
p.p.from On Request
Crossing the Antartic Circle
Crossing the Antartic Circle
22 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 26.01.2018
p.p.from On Request
  Arctic Ocean Tours
East Greenland Northern Lights
East Greenland Northern Lights
13 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 16.08.2017
p.p.from On Request
Canada to Greenland
Canada to Greenland
12 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 12.09.2017
p.p.from On Request
Sail to Iceland, Greenland and Norway
Sail to Iceland, Greenland and Norway
12 Nights with the MV Ocean Nova
 26.08.2017
p.p.from On Request
Greenlands Northern Lights Reykjavik Return
Greenlands Northern Lights Reykjavik Return
9 Nights with the MV Ocean Nova
 17.09.2017
p.p.from On Request
Arctic Archipelagos: Spitsbergen and Franz Joseph Land
Arctic Archipelagos: Spitsbergen and Franz Joseph Land
12 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 05.07.2017
p.p.from On Request

Quark Expeditions

50 Years of Victory
Get ready for an Arctic adventure on board the mighty and majestic 50 Years of Victory which ploughs through Arctic ice with minimal effort, allowing you to see the unrivalled and unique beauty of the Polar Regions.
  •  
  •  150 m
  •  128
  •  6
  •  4 out of 5
from  On Request See Offer
MV Ocean Nova
The MV Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel carrying just 68 passengers (78 in the Arctic). Her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in the polar regions.
  •  
  •  73 m
  •  78
  •  5
  •  4 out of 5
from  On Request See Offer
Ocean Diamond
Prepare yourself for an unforgettable Antarctic adventure with a beautiful ship that will show you marvels of nature such as icebergs, Antarctic landscapes and wildlife.
  •  
  •  124 m
  •  189
  •  5
  •  4 out of 5
from  On Request See Offer
Ocean Endeavour
Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. Endeavour is the only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness.
  •  2010
  •  137 m
  •  199
  •  6
  •  4 out of 5
from  On Request See Offer
Sea Adventurer
Get ready for an exciting adventure to explore the mysteries of the southernmost landmass of Antarctica and experience its unique natural beauty as well as its incredible wildlife.
  •  1975
  •  101 m
  •  122
  •  5
  •  4 out of 5
from  On Request See Offer
Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions

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.

Antarctica

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!