Quark Expeditions Announces 2014 – 2015 Antarctic Season

 

33 departures featuring two extended “Epic” voyages

Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventures, today announced the company’s Antarctic 2014-2015 season. Highlights of the season include two extended voyages that will offer passengers Southern Ocean and Antarctica once-in-a-lifetime adventures in and around the 7th continent. With 33 departures starting November 5, 2014, Quark offers more Antarctic voyages than any other Polar operator.

 

New Expedition Added
Antarctica’s Scotia Arc: The Ultimate Insider’s Voyage
A highlight of the 2014 holiday schedule, this 25-day voyage takes travelers off the beaten track – to rare and seldom-visited sites of the Scotia Sea – for a true insider’s journey to Antarctica. This expedition will follow the Scotia Arc, a sub-marine mountain range extending from the southernmost Andes, all the way through to the Antarctic Peninsula, calling in at the beautiful Falklands and South Georgia before heading south to the lesser-known and more remote South Sandwich, South Orkney and South Shetland archipelagos. Passengers will experience active volcanoes, rich bird life and some of the largest penguin colonies in Antarctica, all set against a rich historical background. One departure: December 15, 2014, starting at US$19,595.

 

Back by Popular Demand with Additional Departure
Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia: Epic Antarctica
A sell-out for the 2013.14 season, the 23-day Epic Antarctica voyage is the only one of its kind to take passengers to South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula exploring farther south across the Antarctic Circle. This extensive itinerary offers travelers a chance to see seven species of penguins and more than 30 species of birds while visiting the ‘Galapagos of the Poles.’ Two departures: December 2014 and January 2015, starting at US$18,995.

Ships
The largest of Quark’s fleet, the ‘Super Yacht,’ Ocean Diamond, is back with Quark Expeditions for its third season of Carbon Neutral Voyages™, along with the Sea Spirit, Quark’s luxury adventure ‘all-suites’ ship and the Sea Adventurer. All Quark’s ships feature outside cabins with en-suite facilities, internet access, a Polar Boutique, and a Polar Library.

How to Book
As an early booking incentive, travelers who reserve by September 30, 2013 will receive a 20% discount on suites* and 10% off on all other cabin categories. All bookings made during July 2013 will receive an additional 5% off.**
For more information contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser at 888-892-0073 or visit www.quarkexpeditions.com.
*discount only available on top two suites categories
**some conditions apply

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