Health and Safety
When you book your next voyage with Quark Expeditions, you can rest assured that you are traveling with one of the most responsible and safety-conscious companies in the Polar expeditions industry.
In December 2012, Quark became the first (and only) expedition cruise company in the world to complete a third party health and safety assessment. Quark successfully demonstrated conformity to the highly respected British Standard BS 8848, in an evaluation undertaken by the Young Explorers’ Trust, an independent third party assessor. Some of those aspects evaluated related to passenger safety and comfort, including Quark's expedition leader team and their experience, training and skills, our expedition staff to passenger ratio, emergency procedures, and Quark’s onboard environmental practices.
Quark Expeditions has been successfully evaluated by a third party for our compliance with BS 8848 “Specification for the provision of visits, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the United Kingdom”