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“Q the Adventure” with Quark Expeditions and Ultramarine’s inaugural Arctic season

Pioneering new polar expedition vessel set to go beyond the expected in 2021 with unrivaled innovation and sublime comfort

Quark Expeditions®, the leader in polar adventures, today announced that their much-anticipated polar vessel, Ultramarine, is ready for booking for an inaugural Arctic season with voyages to Spitsbergen, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic. This season will include many new, inspiring excursions and amenities exclusive to Ultramarine and Quark Expeditions.    

Ultramarine is a game-changing new ship setting the industry standard for polar expeditions,” said Andrew White, president of Quark Expeditions. “For example, our brand-new Greenland Adventure is the perfect expedition to showcase her phenomenal capabilities. Guests on our exclusive Greenland Adventure will go further into Greenland’s remote wilderness than ever before to enjoy a wide range of new adventure options and wilderness experiences including heli-hiking, alpine kayaking, mountain biking and an authentic Greenland camp experience.” 

Ultramarine’s inaugural Arctic season ushers in a new era for Quark Expeditions:

  • Built to meet the demands and sensitivities of the Polar Regions. In a league of her own, Ultramarine combines leading-edge technology and advanced safety systems to optimize the polar expedition experience. And, in keeping with Quark Expedi­tions’ Polar Promise sustainability framework, Ultramarine will include technical features that will minimize the ship’s environmental footprint to an extent previously unseen for a vessel of this size.
  • All-new itineraries to some of the world’s most remote destinations. New itineraries for Arctic 2021 made possible by Ultramarine’s unique capabilities include Greenland Adventure; Arctic Express Canada: The Heart of the Northwest Passage, which offers the most efficient way to experience the majesty of Canada’s Arctic in nine days; and Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands.
  • The most adventure options in the industry. In addition to what is already the broadest portfolio of adventure options in the industry, Quark Expeditions will offer even more exciting off-ship activities with Ultramarine and her two twin-engine helicopters, including heli-hiking, heli-landing, flightseeing, alpine kayaking, a Greenland camp experience, mountain biking, and an ice sheet experience. Ultramarine will also house 20 Zodiacs in a hangar close to the waterline, allowing guests to get off the ship in half the time vs. industry average to enjoy more spontaneous adventures than previously possible.

Supported by a multichannel marketing campaign called, “Q the Adventure,” Ultramarine will join Ocean Adventurer in a season that will feature a wide range of destinations including Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland, Canada’s Northwest Passage and Russia’s most remote High Arctic.

For more information on these awe-inspiring voyages from Quark Expeditions visit

About Quark Expeditions: Specializing in expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for three decades. With a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels and icebreakers, 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 onboard program focuses on guest interaction to educate and enrich the passenger experience.

About Travelopia: Travelopia is one of the world’s leading specialist travel groups. A pioneer in the experiential travel sector with a portfolio consisting of more than 50 independently operated brands, most of which are leaders in their sector. From sailing adventures, safaris and sports tours, to Arctic expeditions, each brand is diverse and focused on creating unforgettable experiences for customers across the world.