Author archives: Quark Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

We asked Polar Travel Adviser Naomi to give us a list of the most commonly asked questions that Quark passengers ask. She’s listed them here with her answers - thanks Naomi!   Q. Is there an age restriction? A. Quark Expeditions welcomes passengers aged 8 years old or above on any Quark vessel. Children under the age of 16 at time of travel require a waiver signed by a parent or guardian prior [...]

Antarctica with Quark's CEO

We asked the CEO of Quark Expeditions to tell us a little about himself and  his first experience traveling to Antarctica with Quark. Some great tips here, thanks Hans! Name: Hans Lagerweij Job title: CEO (Chief “Experience” Officer) Trip Name: Antarctica Explorer Pre-post night city: Buenos Aires Ship name: Sea Spirit Date of Travel: November 2011 1. Give a brief overview of your role at Quark and what you like most about [...]

Welcome to Our New Blog

  Welcome to Quark Expeditions’ Blog, an exciting online forum designed to share your experiences and hear all about what’s going on in the Polar Regions. Our blog is a place for discovery, insight, and fun! We’ve gathered stories, observations, reflections, and more showcase the remote and pristine destinations we visit and the fascinating people you’ll meet. Visit us often to read notes from the field, browse our photos and [...]

24 Hours in Ushuaia

Editor’s Note: If you are planning a visit to Antarctica, you’ll find yourself making your way to Ushuaia, Argentina, commonly referred to as the “southernmost city in the world”. This is the city where many of Quark’s Antarctic voyages depart from.  We asked Angela Buchberger, our Merchandise Manager to tell us a little about “Fin del Mundo” (the “End of the world”), and she offered up some fantastic travel tips. Ushuaia has [...]