Quark Expeditions

Experts in polar exploration and encounters with wildlife. With onboard scientists and lectures, you can travel and learn about the great places you're visiting.
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 the beauty and the unspolit wonder of the region had on the travellers became Quark Expedition's inspiration in promoting the majesty of some of the last frontiers on the planet.

Choose one of Quark's 12 ships like 50 Years of Victory, Evolution and Ocean Diamond for the ultimate polar adventure cruise holiday. Quark endeavours to inspire you and make a lasting impression with one of its Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

Quark Expeditions roam the Arctic Ocean and visit Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, the USA, Sweden and Finland. Circumnavigating Antarctica will bring you to amazing places like South Georgia and the Falklands, you will be able to spot penguins or go on a penguin safari, see seals and whales and gaze at the incredible icebergs. Expect the unexpected with Quark Expeditions' Arctic and Antarctic cruises.

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  Antarctic Adventures
An Exhilarating Antarctic Escape
An Exhilarating Antarctic Escape
6 Nights with the Island Sky
 February 2018 - February 2018
p.p.from On Request
Antarctic Explorer
Antarctic Explorer
9 Nights with the Ocean Endeavour
 December 2017 - February 2018
p.p.from On Request
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
13 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 January 2018 - March 2018
p.p.from On Request
An Enchanting Antarctic Escape
An Enchanting Antarctic Escape
7 Nights with the Island Sky
 December 2017 - December 2017
p.p.from On Request
Antarctic Expedition
Antarctic Expedition
9 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 26.11.2017
p.p.from On Request
  Longer Expeditions
Iceland Greenland and Baffin Island
Iceland Greenland and Baffin Island
17 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 28.08.2017
p.p.from On Request
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
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
19 Nights with the Ocean Diamond
 25.01.2018
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
  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
Iceland Greenland and Baffin Island
Iceland Greenland and Baffin Island
17 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 28.08.2017
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
The Northern Lights Reykjavik Return
The Northern Lights Reykjavik Return
12 Nights with the MV Ocean Nova
 07.09.2017
p.p.from On Request
North Pole Adventure from/to Helsinki
North Pole Adventure from/to Helsinki
13 Nights with the 50 Years of Victory
 July 2017 - August 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.
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  •  150 m
  •  128
  •  6
  •  4 out of 5
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Island Sky
The immense Island Sky is a small but luxurious expedition vessel. This elegant vessel is Quark Expedition's only all-suite ship. This outstanding ship can hold up to 108 passengers and is perfectly suited for scenic wildlife viewings, relaxation and conducting lectures and briefings. The Island Sky also provides every customer with private bathroom facilities, an exterior view and flat screen televisions.
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  •  91 m
  •  108
  •  5
  •  0 out of 5
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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.
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  •  73 m
  •  78
  •  5
  •  4 out of 5
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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.
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  •  124 m
  •  189
  •  5
  •  4 out of 5
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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
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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
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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.

Quark Expeditions in 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!