Category archives: Antarctica

How to dress for polar travel

This helpful info-graphic starring our very own Merchandise Coordinator Jaymie,  will ensure that you are 100% prepared for your polar voyage.  Stay warm, dry and comfortable like a polar pro! Many of these items are available for purchase in our Polar Gear shop.    

Antarctic Hitchhiker

Looks like the Ocean Diamond has a little hitchhiker waiting to come aboard! (Click the photo to enlarge) Today’s Photo Of The Day comes courtesy of a passenger on our Antarctic Explorer voyage on the Ocean Diamond in December 2012.      

Happy Feet

A pair of bright orange penguin feet. Incredible detail in this photo!   Photo by Quark Expeditions passenger aboard the Ocean Diamond, December 2012.

Experience "Virtual Antarctica" With Quark Expeditions And TourWrist

Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventure, announces it has teamed up with TourWrist to provide a virtual expedition experience of the Antarctic Peninsula via the company’s virtual platform which enables consumers to shoot, view and share 360-degree panoramic images via smartphone, tablets and computers. Quark Expeditions’ photography guide and IAPP pano-pro photographer, Susanne Weissenberger, will be shooting and sharing some of her immersive panoramic images while on the upcoming [...]

Antarctica through the eyes of a first-timer

When it comes to booking your Quark Expeditions trip, our Polar Travel Advisers are top notch. They can guide you through the entire booking process and answer every question you can possibly think of! Why? Because they’ve been in your shoes; a first time polar adventurer, brimming with anticipation and excitement! That’s why we asked one of our PTA’s, Naomi, to tell us a little about her Quark Expeditions voyage to Antarctica. [...]

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 [...]