Author archives: Corina Hitchcock

Creating new Antarctic Ambassadors

A few of us Quark Expeditions recently had the pleasure of attending our first Google+ hangout with some grade one students from Quaker Ridge School  in Scarsdale, NY. Polar Travel Adviser Naomi Box, and Marketing Coordinator Courtenay Oswin were first to jump on board for this project and did a fabulous job chatting with the kids. Below you can see our set up for the afternoon, complete with Antarctic backdrop for [...]

Great Scott! Falcon Scott is joining Quark Expeditions on several 2013.14 Antarctic voyages

This just in: Falcon Scott, grandson of famed Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, will be reuniting with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s cousin, Jonathan Shackleton, on four Quark voyages this Antarctic season. Join Falcon and Jonathan on the Ocean Diamond as they regale passengers with tales of their ancestors’ battle to the South Pole. The pair will be on the November 14, 2013 voyage to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica, [...]

Statement

Quark Expeditions is deeply saddened by a tragedy, which occurred on the Sea Spirit during an Arctic expedition on Monday morning, June 17.  Our thoughts are with the three passengers involved in this incident and with their families, all of whom have been contacted.   We thank you in advance for your support and patience during this difficult and sensitive time.   Our official statement on the incident follows below. Should you have [...]

Quark Expeditions Experts-in-Residence Announced

Top image copyright Sue Flood We are pleased to announce our Experts-in-Residence program for the 2013.14 Antarctic season! Renowned for the expedition team’s expertise in the Arctic and Antarctica, our Experts-in-Residence program adds an extra layer of interest and insight to polar expeditions with best-in-class guests from the fields of polar history, scientific research, and photography. This year we are thrilled to have the following polar experts join us: Polar History [...]

South Georgia in the sunshine

Pristine ice and snow from the Sea Spirit in Fortuna Bay, South Georgia – a perfect view for our ice photo today! Photo credit: Kyle Marquardt, taken during a South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula voyage, aboard our ship the Sea Spirit.   Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on twitter @quarkexpedition where we share photos and [...]

Ask Dr. Tom Hart, Penguinologist

Quark Expeditions is excited to announce the return of Dr. Tom Hart, Penguinologist, to the Quark offices this week! He’ll be dropping by to chat about all things penguin-related…with you! We’re setting up a live web chat with Dr. Hart this Thursday, June 13th at 12:00pm EST and you’re the special guest. Got a burning penguin-related question that demands answering? Wonder how one becomes an expert in the field of [...]

Penguin Highway

Make way for the penguin highway! Penguins create these little trails while moving up and down from the water to their colonies, carefully stepping around each other when necessary. It is very important to always give penguins the right of way in Antarctica – we are just there to visit and observe!  

Moody Deception Island

This shot of Whaler’s Bay, Deception Island in Antarctica in stark black and white really evokes a sense of Antarctic history.  Photo from the Quark Expeditions passenger slideshow on our November 2012 Explorers & Kings voyage. Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on twitter @quarkexpedition where we share photos and videos and chat about all things [...]

Explore Greenland

From unique cultures and rare wildlife to majestic landscapes and towering icescapes, Greenland is beyond imagination. Describing Greenland as multicultural might seem a little unorthodox, however when you learn about its rich Viking history, the journey of the Dorset people, as well as the Greenlandic people and the Danish immigrants, you’ll agree that Greenland is a melting pot of old and new mores. Visiting communities big (up to 5000 residents) [...]

Reasons to visit East Greenland

If Greenland is known for one thing, it is probably its amazing views of the Aurora Borealis. Known to most as the “Northern Lights,” this majestic display of natural light in the northern sky is breathtaking to say the least. The Greenlandic people believe the dancing of the Northern Lights are their “ancestors’ spirits playing football [soccer] in the sky.” Some of the best displays in August and September can [...]