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Quark Honored With Magellan Travel Awards

Polar Expedition Travel Leader Wins Gold ‘Best Small Cruise Line’ and Silver ‘Best Cruise Blog’

[Seattle, WA] – 23 October, 2015 – Quark Expeditions®, the world's leading polar expedition company, is excited to celebrate with its passengers, team members and community of polar experts two prestigious Magellan awards, presented by Travel Weekly.

Quark Expeditions® earned top honors in Travel Weekly’s ‘Best Small Cruise Line’ category, winning the Gold Magellan award among cruise ships serving 500 or fewer passengers.
The polar travel company also garnered the Silver Magellan award for ‘Best Cruise Blog’.

"We’re absolutely thrilled to accept two Travel Weekly Magellan Awards this year," said Andrew White, Quark Expeditions® President. “Being rewarded this way really validates the hard work and dedication we’ve put into establishing Quark Expeditions® as a leader in polar travel. With once in a lifetime adventures, the world’s leading polar experts, safety standards that exceed industry guidelines, and outstanding blog content to enrich the passenger experience, we continuously strive for excellence.”

The Magellan Awards are presented to top cruise lines, tour operators, destinations, airlines and airports, hotels and other travel companies each year by Travel Weekly, a leading B2B travel industry publication. With entries from around the world, Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

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.