Quark Expeditions has unveiled further onboard elements and external renderings of the new livery for its upcoming ship, Ultramarine, featuring the company’s distinctive yellow ‘Q’ logo spanning the full height of the ship. The design reflects Quark’s “mission to go beyond the predictable”, the polar specialist said.
Due to enter service in Antarctica in the 2020/21 season, the 102-suite ship will offer spacious suites and public spaces, including what Quark says will be the largest entry-level twin suites of its class.
Each suite has been designed to keep guests inspired by, and connected to the polar landscapes outside and will include spacious entryways, spa-inspired bathrooms with heated floors throughout and premium sleep zones.
More information on Ultramarine’s onboard offerings was also disclosed.
Public spaces on Ultramarine include:
Main Restaurant – Featuring outstanding views from every seat, full access to the 360-degree wraparound deck, a wine-tasting bar and a variety of seating configurations to comfortably accommodate all guests and expedition staff.
Panorama Lounge and Bar – A relaxed gathering spot featuring unobstructed panoramic views and an outdoor, forward-facing Observation Deck.
Lecture Theater – A comfortable space where passengers learn more from world-class experts about the adventures enjoyed and the wonders to come, featuring a high-resolution LED screen, real-time translations, and live broadcasting for those who prefer to listen from the ease of their suite.
Wellness Centre – A modern space featuring three distinct areas where guests can unwind before their next adventure: a luxurious spa with a wide range of treatments, a state-of-the-art sauna featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, and a fully equipped fitness room with separate yoga space.
Polar Boutique – Stocked with the industry’s top cold-weather expedition gear and a carefully curated selection of polar keepsakes, the boutique ensures guests have everything they need, including mementos of an unforgettable journey.
Ready Rooms – Designed for efficiency and situated next to the Zodiac hangar, Ultramarine’s two ready rooms include an individual locker for each guest to safely store and dry personal items and expedition gear between outings.
“We are proud and excited to see the vision behind Ultramarine come to life,” says Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions. “From the bold exterior to the comfortable, contemporary interior, our internal and external teams have come together to create a truly unique ship that will present unprecedented possibilities for our guests. This one-of-a-kind ship will provide passengers from across the globe an ultra-immersive, ultra-inspiring, ultra-exciting polar experience second to none.”
“This vessel reflects Quark’s guiding ethos to go beyond for our guests,” says White. “Three decades of polar exploration has taught us a lot – and one of the lessons we’ve taken to heart is that exceptional off-ship experiences are heightened by exceptional on-ship experiences. I’m happy to say Ultramarine will deliver both.”