Category archives: Passenger Experiences

Featured passenger photo: Spitsbergen Cruising

This photo was sent to us by passenger Lotte Furlong, who recently traveled with us on our Spitsbergen Explorer voyage. Lotte was kind enough to send us a few fantastic photos from her expedition, and had this to say about her trip: “It was an amazing trip! The expedition staff was phenomenal. I would recommend it to anyone and I can’t wait to book Antarctica.” Thanks Lotte! We can’t wait [...]

King penguin chicks

Today’s photo comes from passenger Judith Conning who says  ”I thought you might like one of my favourite images from South Georgia/Antarctica 2008.  About time I did another trip.” We’d love to have you join us again Judith! Thanks for sending in your photo! If you’d like to see the incredible king penguin colonies of South Georgia, we recommend our Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica voyage – a photographer’s dream!

To the Arctic with Quark Expeditions

We sat down with Quark’s Polar Travel Manager Terri Chalmers and asked her to tell us a little bit about her Three Arctic Islands voyage with us last fall. She also shared a few of her favourite photos from the voyage – thanks Terri!  Thinking of taking this expedition? Read all about it from the eyes of a Quark passenger below!     Name: Terri Chalmers Job title: Polar Travel [...]

The Antarctic – you absolutely have to go!!!

Photographer Christine Bernasconi traveled to Antarctica with Quark this past season and has put together an incredible summary of her experience. She’s agreed to let us share it here – thanks Christine! “The ship carried 114 passengers of which 49 of them were Australian. Being such a small group meant great friendships were formed early. We were all linked by the same thread – an adventurous nature and the desire to experience [...]

What Photography Gear you should bring to Antarctica?

By Dave Bouskill , photographer and the male half of the travel couple The Planet D. So you have made the leap. Congratulations, you have bought your ticket to Antarctica. Now the hard part starts. What camera gear are you going to bring to capture this beautiful landscape and its wildlife? I faced the same question before my own trip with Quark Expeditions. After endless days of research, talking to [...]

Sharing your travel experience with friends and family

You make sure to pack your best camera and a bunch of additional memory cards. You take hundreds, maybe even thousands of incredible photos – perfect icebergs, chubby little penguins, the fluke of a humpback whale disappearing into the water. You arrive back home, maybe you post an album on facebook, maybe you have friends over for drinks and some photo-sharing…and then what? What is the best way to really convey [...]

Fly-Cruise Confidential: An interview with the President of Quark Expeditions

There is probably no bigger and more passionate fan of all things Quark Expeditions than our CEO Hans Lagerweij.  Fresh from his first experience aboard one of our Antarctic Express voyages, we sat down to chat with Hans about the fly-cruise program and hear him tell the tale of another Quark “first” achievement in Antarctica!    Name: Hans Lagerweij Job title: CEO (Chief “Experience” Officer) Trip Name:  Antarctica Express fly-cruise Pre-post [...]

Antarctica in depth with Jenny of RTWin30Days

We asked travel blogger Jenny McIver of RTWin30Days.com if she’d mind sharing some thoughts on her recent Antarctic voyage with Quark Expeditions. She came back with this enthusiastic, thorough and inspiring take on her expedition! Thanks Jenny!   “You’re going where? Seriously, Jenny, have you really run out of places to go? What on earth is there to see in Antarctica, anyway? Isn’t it just a bunch of icebergs and penguins?” These [...]

Help out this talented Quark Expeditions passenger

On a recent trip to Antarctica through Quark Expeditions, passenger Neal Piper took a photo of “Breeding Penguins” that has been selected as a top 10 finalist in the Smithsonian Photo Competition. The judges looked through over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries to find their 50 finalists. – way to go Neal! Let’s help him win! Vote for Neal’s incredible Gentoo penguin shot right here. You can check [...]

 
 
 

Flying to Antarctica - not just for birds!

February 11, 2013 – Quark passengers touch down at King George Island, ready to board their expedition ship and begin the adventure of a lifetime! During this 8 day Fly the Drake voyage, passengers who are short on time, or may be prone to sea sickness are able to skip the infamous Drake Passage by flying from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island. It was an incredible feeling watching [...]