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Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions goes where others simply can’t. We don’t just expect the unexpected, we embrace it.

The Quark Expeditions Experience

Experts in polar exploration since 1991, unlike traditional cruise ships, Quark Expeditions operates small expedition ships with ice-strengthened hulls for superior navigation in ice-packed polar waters.

Quark Expeditions is a pioneer in polar exploration, with passengers enjoying expert-guided landings, allowing guests to discover some of the world’s hidden wonders of the Arctic and Antarctic. Whatever your preferred travel style, Quark Expeditions has a diverse fleet of modern ships to ensure every passenger experiences true comfort and maximum enjoyment while on an expedition.

Quark Expedition Cruises are best for

Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers seeking an immersive expedition experience with multiple polar landings.

Atmosphere & Experience onboard

Quark’s expedition team is comprised of seasoned veterans with rich backgrounds in marine biology, history, glaciology, geology and more. With one of the highest expedition team-to-guest ratios in the industry, Quark’s expedition teams safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime by maximising your polar adventure every step of the way. All sailings are informal and all programs are delivered in English.


Meals, water, coffee and tea around the clock. Beer and wine with dinner. Included daily excursions such as zodiac cruising, hiking, snowshoeing, heli-flightseeing and polar plunge.

Optional excursions at extra cost include paddling, kayaking, camping, mountain biking and more. Complimentary Quark Expeditions-branded polar parka and water bottle to keep. Free use of specialty boots during the voyage. Gratuities are at the passenger’s discretion.