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Quark Expeditions 2016.17 Brochure Includes New Adventures Trips

Galapagos Islands, Greenland Fly/Cruise Expeditions, Early Booking Bonus Savings

Seattle, WA - (INSERT DATE, 2015) – Pioneering polar tour operator Quark Expeditions® is pleased to announce the release of its 2016.17, 25th anniversary brochure for adventure travelers.

In addition to a diverse collection of Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, the brochure now showcases the new Explorers’ Collection, a curated selection of Quark’s most unique expeditions to some of the world’s most remote destinations.

“The Explorers’ Collection was curated with an eye towards providing the best and most interesting adventure travel experiences possible,” said Andrew White, Quark Expeditions® President. “We’re thrilled to fulfill our passengers’ desire to explore exotic, and far-flung locales. This new selection of adventures span the poles to the Equator, as standalone trips or add-ons to our classic polar expeditions.”

Passengers in 2016.17 can circumnavigate the Arctic aboard a massive icebreaker, or explore the famed Galapagos Islands on a small expedition boat.

The 2016.17 season also offers an epic Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Arctic Circumnavigation, giving passengers the chance to retrace polar exploration history. Taken as four separate voyages, or one 75-day adventure, passengers will explore the historic Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the Canadian High Arctic and the extreme north of Greenland on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov, one of the most powerful icebreakers in the world.

Three new itineraries in the Falklands and Galapagos Islands aboard small exploration boat Hans Hansson let explorers walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin:

  • Intimate Antarctica & Falklands: Bespoke Expeditions by Small Boat invites exploration of remote areas of Antarctica and the Falkland Islands.
  • Galapagos Expedition: Darwin’s Playground, Central & North brings passengers up close with the iconic wildlife of the remote islands.
  • On Galapagos Expedition: Darwin’s Playground, Far West, view and interact with wildlife through activities including hiking, sea kayaking and snorkeling.

For Antarctic explorers, the brochure offers a wide range of expeditions, including the popular Antarctic Express fly/cruise voyages for travelers with time limitations. Adventure travelers are invited to learn more about the Explorers’ Collection in a series of videos, and can download or pre-order a copy online.

For bookings taken before January 15, 2016, passengers can also take advantage of the Early Booking Bonus on select 2016.17 Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, for savings of up to 25%.

About Quark Expeditions®

Specializing in expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic and sub-polar regions, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for 25 years. With a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures, it offers travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth. Led by passionate and seasoned expedition teams, including scientists, naturalists and researchers, the on-board program focuses on guest interaction to educate and enrich the passenger experience. The company is known for its unwavering commitment to safety and sustainability, and was the first to offer passengers — free of charge — carbon-neutral voyages in Antarctica aboard the Ocean Diamond.