Category archives: Passenger Experiences

4 Minutes in Antarctica with Worldly Nomads

Barry and Laura from the Worldly Nomads travelled with us to Antarctica in December 2012, and created this inspiring highlights video of their time on the continent! ’4 Minutes in Antarctica’ demonstrates the incredible white continent in all its glory, from gigantic icebergs and incredible landscapes, to cute penguins, whales, seals and birds! It sets the scene for what a trip to Antarctica can look like with Quark Expeditions! About Worldy Nomads: As [...]

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 [...]

Adventurous travelers explore Antarctica by paddle

Quark offers a wide variety of  Adventure Options for those travelers who want a bit more action during their expeditions.  Kayaking is a popular choice that offers an intimate way to explore the polar regions.  Paddle yourself through the clear waters and don’t be surprised if you are followed by curious wildlife along the way.    This photo is of Quark Passenger from the US  and our  Kayak Guide,  Scott [...]

Guest Post: Antarctica: Tips from a Quark Passenger by Kellie Netherwood

This guest post is from Kellie Netherwood, who travelled on the Ocean Diamond from 26 December 2012 to 14 January 2013 on the Explorers & Kings Expedition, visiting the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica.  Kellie shares her travel and photography experiences to inspire others to create their own at Destination Unknown .  Her website features a section dedicated to her recent Antarctica travels and she shares some of her [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]