Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle — Reviews
My husband wrote a faboulus letter to Quark
In a phrase, going to Antartica with Quark was "simply amazing". Antartica is gorgeous and the team at Quark made it possible for us to enjoy every bit of it with their impeccable planning and attention to every detail. While the fly and cruise had its share of anxiety with the weather playing spoilsport in the first two days, all was forgotten when we reached Antartica. A highly recommended trip for anyone interested in exploring the beauty of the seventh continent.
Tendency to get motion sickness made me chose Antarctic express to avoid the Drake Crossing so that I can visit Antarctica the 7th continent. Quark was very professional and excellent in both managing and providing 5 star services despite the weather initially delayed our flight departure for 2 days.
I still got motion sickness when the ocean swirls were a bit challenging (apparently they are considered mild for Antarctica peninsula). Highly recommended
The journey was just amazing. Thank you very much for this experience.
The services of the ground staff in Punta Arenas can to be improved:
- Rethink the luggage handling on the day of the departure to Antartica: It does not make sense to store all the luggage first in the lobby, then load Quark 1, after Quark 2 and at the airport Quark 1 should get the luggage first (luggage was logically behind Quark 2).
- Plan the luggage-drop-off in advance: The luggage (sent from the hotel to the airport in Punta Arenas due to late arrival of the plane from Antarctica) arrived late at the airport.
Two easy things to improve.
Happy New Year!
We had an absolutely fantastic time on our Antarctic adventure. Our expedition leader, Alison, made our trip super special. We had multiple continental landings and crossed the Antarctic Circle! Saw thousands of penguins and the most amazing seal and whale sightings ever. Would highly recommend this experience.