As the Leader in Polar Adventures, we explore the Polar Regions differently from everyone else. When you travel with Quark Expeditions, you’re exploring alongside the most seasoned polar experts on Earth, setting foot where few ever will, and doing what few ever dream. Do you want to explore off the beaten path? We’ll take you to where there are no paths at all. Will you be content to take another cruise? Or would you prefer to cruise 1,000 feet over the untouched polar wilderness in a twin-engine helicopter? The choice is yours: Do you want to go on vacation—or go on the expedition of a lifetime?
Get back to exploring!
The most rugged, remote, ice-ﬁlled and unexplored regions in the world are waiting to deliver the richest travel experience you will ever have—intimate wildlife encounters, diverse landscapes and exquisite natural beauty. Trailblazer, nature-enthusiast or bucket-lister, we have an Arctic adventure for you.
Likely the farthest you will ever be from home, Antarctica is an environment of exquisite isolation—rich wildlife, stimulating history, and majestic topography. Antarctica reaches a level of beauty that is unmatched in its simplicity, ﬂawlessness and fragility. Your voyage to the end of the Earth yields unparalleled adventure in every sense of the word.
Our Polar Pedigree
We’ve spent the last three decades taking travellers to remote parts or the Arctic and Antarctic. Since the first tourist transit of the Northeast Passage in 1991, we’ve continues to deliver industry breaking firsts, including the discovery of the Emperor penguin rookery at Snow Hill Island and the launch of our new, game changing ship Ultramarine, designed to go beyound the familar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and immerse you in the best regions have to offer.
Quark Expeditions®, the world leader in polar adventures, has won four 2019 Magellan Awards, Travel Weekly has announced. The Magellan Awards honor outstanding design, marketing and services in a broad range of industry segments including Hospitality, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Ground Transportation. “The Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly, the most influential provider of news, research, opinion and analysis to the North American travel trade marketplace.
Quark Expeditions has been awarded three gold awards and one silver award in the following categories:
- Cruise Marketing Promotional Video: Face to face with Iconic Arctic Wildlife — GOLD
- Overall Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or under) – GOLD
- Cruise Expeditions Itinerary: Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic – GOLD
- Cruise – Expeditions Itinerary: Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay – SILVER