Quark Expeditions has reported the successful inaugural voyage of Ultramarine in the Canadian Arctic. Departing last Monday [1 August 2022], Ultramarine embarked on the 17-day Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin voyage – one of the operator’s five expeditions that explore the Canadian High Arctic this season.
The adventure offers a wide range of opportunities that immerse Quark Expeditions’ guests in the haunting beauty of the Canadian Arctic, where they’ll experience rich Inuit culture, learn about polar history, witness wildlife, and experience off-ship adventure options such as Zodiac cruises, kayaking and hiking.
Thomas Lennartz, Vice-President of Sales and Customer Service for Quark Expeditions said the polar expedition line was excited to kick off the season.
“Not only does it herald our return to the much-beloved Canadian Arctic, but this voyage also marks Ultramarine‘s inaugural voyage in the Canadian North – which includes the fabled Northwest Passage. Guests get to enjoy the amenities of this technologically-advanced ship while steeped in polar history and wilderness.”
The voyage includes stops in Greenland before traversing the Davis Strait to the northern tip of Baffin Island, near the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage, where guests can often spot humpback and bowhead whales and an abundance of seabirds to the delight of birders and photographers alike. Guests also have the opportunity to visit the picturesque Inuit hamlet of Pond Inlet where they can meet Inuit guides and community members to learn more about the traditional Inuit way of life and rich culture.
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