Category archives: From the Field

Antarctica with Chris

Name: Chris McFarlane Job title: Expedition Coordinator on the ship, Assistant Manager of Expedition Operations in the office Trip Name: Explorers and Kings, Classic Antarctica and Antarctic Explorer Pre-post night city: Ushuaia Ship name: Sea Adventurer Date of Travel: 11/8/2012 – 1/4/2013 1. Describe your travel style? While I would also consider myself an adventurer, it is the search for knowledge and understanding of our planet, and the different cultures [...]

Snow Day? 'SNo big deal at Quark Expeditions

We’re in the midst of a February winter storm here at the Quark Expeditions! What does the leader in polar adventures do when the weather outside is frightful? We enjoy it! A bunch of our office staff got together at lunch today and went for a refreshing “polar plunge” of sorts at the park outside the office. It’s not quite Antarctica or the Arctic, but it will do! Check out the video [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]