Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions

Since 1991, Quark Expeditions has specialized in expedition cruising to the Arctic and Antarctica, in ships with ice-strengthened hulls or in icebreakers. Polar travelers will enjoy unparalleled technical expertise, leadership and passion for expedition trips to the Arctic and Antarctica. Our first voyage - The Transpolar Bridge Cruise - began July 27, 1991, in Murmansk, Russia. The ship was the nuclear powered icebreaker Sovetskiy Soyuz, an older sister of 50 Years of Victory. She sailed across the top of the world via Franz Josef Land, the North Pole, the New Siberian Islands, the Wrangel Island area and the Chukotka Peninsula. That first group of adventurers disembarked in Provideniya. Our second adventure began in that same city on August 18, 1991. The Northeast Passage Cruise followed the northern coast of Russia, making landings in Chukotka, visiting Pevek, the Lena River Delta and the Severnaya Zemlya Islands, disembarking in Murmansk. We have the largest and most diverse fleet of adventure ships in the Antarctic and Arctic. Travelers choose from more departures and a greater variety of itineraries than is available anywhere else. Within the fleet is the only helicopter-equipped, polar-class icebreaker outfitted for expeditions in Antarctic waters - Kapitan Khlebnikov, and the only nuclear-powered icebreaker - 50 Years of Victory - sailing to the North Pole. Every ship is equipped with Zodiacs - inflatable landing craft - for shore transfers and ocean-level cruising.

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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

13 night cruise sailing from Buenos Aires aboard the Ocean Diamond.
Departs 02 Mar 2018
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Antarctic Explorer: All-Inclusive

9 night cruise sailing from Ushuaia aboard the Island Sky.
Departs 02 Mar 2018
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Crossing the Circle

14 night cruise sailing from Ushuaia aboard the Ocean Diamond.
Departs 02 Mar 2018
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 night cruise sailing from Buenos Aires aboard the World Explorer.
Departs 04 Mar 2018
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South Georgia to Cape Verde

32 night cruise sailing from Ushuaia aboard the Ocean Adventurer.
Departs 10 Mar 2018
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Fair Isle, Faroes, and Spitsbergen

10 night cruise sailing from Aberdeen aboard the Ocean Adventurer.
Departs 23 May 2018
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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

12 night cruise sailing from Longyearbyen aboard the Ocean Adventurer.
Departs 02 Jun 2018
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Introduction to Spitsbergen

8 night cruise sailing from Longyearbyen aboard the Ocean Nova.
Departs 04 Jun 2018
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Spitsbergen Explorer:Wildlife Capital of Arctic

10 night cruise sailing from Longyearbyen aboard the Ocean Nova.
Departs 12 Jun 2018
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North Pole

13 night cruise sailing from Helsinki aboard the 50 Years of Victory.
Departs 13 Jun 2018
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Introduction to Spitsbergen

8 night cruise sailing from Longyearbyen aboard the Ocean Adventurer.
Departs 14 Jun 2018
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Spitsbergen Explorer:Wildlife Capital of Arctic

10 night cruise sailing from Longyearbyen aboard the Ocean Nova.
Departs 22 Jun 2018
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