Specialising in expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, Quark Expeditions has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years. Whether retracing legendary explorer footsteps to the North Pole, connecting with traditional Arctic communities or venturing to the 7th continent to witness penguin chicks hatching, its itineraries suit any traveller’s goals and passions.
Quark’s fleet of specially equipped small expedition vessels are built for the challenging yet fragile polar environments, so they can confidently take voyagers to places that ordinary cruise companies wouldn’t dream of going. From a nuclear-powered icebreaker capable of reaching the North Pole to premium all-balcony, all-suite hybrid vessel World Explorer, all ships surpass safety standards for the most extreme conditions.
Led by passionate and seasoned Expedition Teams, including scientists, ‘penguinologists’, historians, glaciologists and special guests, the onboard program focuses on guest interaction to educate and enrich the passenger experience. Off the ship, guests can enjoy robust activities and explorations such as camping on the ice, paddleboarding, hiking, kayaking, photography, snowshoeing or a bracing polar plunge. Quark’s Language Program makes polar adventure travel even more accessible as all voyages are offered in English and Mandarin. Other languages can also be accommodated, including Japanese.
Quark Expeditions is known for its unwavering commitment to safety and sustainability, including its partnership with The Nature Conservancy (USA).