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Find an Adventure

Find an Adventure

Expedition Ships — Quark’s Specialty

Expedition travel doesn’t mean you have to be “rough it.” An important consideration for your expedition is which ship to choose.

Quark doesn’t operate traditional cruise ships – those large cruise liners holding thousands of guests. Instead, we operate small expedition ships. These are much smaller, more nimble vessels, carrying fewer than 200 passengers, all equipped with Zodiacs (inflatable landing craft) for transfers from ship to shore – allowing us to reach some of the world’s most remote places. We call our expedition vessels “Polar Adventure Ships,” and adventure is exactly what they deliver. Quark’s ships will get you to some of the most isolated and breathtaking wilderness areas in the world – and we’ll get you there safely and comfortably.

All our ships feature ice-strengthened hulls for superior navigation in ice-packed polar waters. Our North Pole ship, the 50 Years of Victory is the most powerful icebreaker with the highest ice rating in the world, and is equipped with a helicopter for aerial sightseeing. The Sea Spirit and Sea Explorer offer exceptional levels of comfort. The Ocean Diamond is completely carbon neutral and the Sea Adventurer offers fly-cruise itineraries.

Whatever your preferred travel style, Quark has a diverse fleet of modern ships to ensure every passenger experiences true expedition in comfort.