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Quark Expeditions Named World's Leading Specialist Cruise Line

Prestigious World Travel Awards™ Honors Quark


[Seattle, WA] – December 17, 2014 – Quark Expeditions® is thrilled to be granted the 2014 World’s Leading Specialist Cruise Line Award at the World Travel Awards™ Grand Final Gala Ceremony on December 7 in Anguilla, the Lesser Antilles. The award ceremony is widely regarded as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry.”

The esteemed World Travel Awards™ recognises and rewards excellence in the global hospitality, travel and tourism sectors, and are considered a benchmark of tourism excellence.

The awards are presented across three tiers; Country, Regional and World, with the latter category considered the top tier. They are particularly rewarding to travel industry organizations, as they represent endorsements from consumer passengers as well as travel agents.

Quark Expeditions® President Andrew White remarked, “We are delighted to be acknowledged by our travel partners and loyal passengers. As a company that is continuously striving for the highest standards of safety, innovation and guest experience, we couldn’t be happier to be recognized for excellence in the Specialist Cruise Line category.”

The 2014 award marks the third time Quark Expeditions® has earned a World Travel Awards™ accolade. In 2013, Quark was recognized as “World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator”, and received the “Blow the Budget” award from the World Travel Awards™ Travel Experience Awards. Quark Expeditions® acknowledges and thanks its partners and passengers for voting for Quark to receive this respected distinction.

How To Book

Quark expeditions are available starting from $5,495USD per person. Contact a Quark Expeditions®’ Polar Travel Adviser by telephone or live chat Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Travelers in North America may call toll free 1.888.892.0073 or +1.203.803.2666. Bookings can also be made online at

About Quark Expeditions®

For almost 25 years, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel. With its diverse fleet of specially equipped vessels, unique land-based adventures and seasoned expedition leaders, it offers travelers unparalleled access to the most remote regions on earth: the Arctic and Antarctica. In 2013, Quark Expeditions® was voted “World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator” by the World Travel Awards, received the “Blow the Budget” award from the Amadeus & World Travel Awards™ Travel Experience Awards and was named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime for its “Three Arctic Islands” voyage. In 2014 it earned “World’s Leading Specialist Cruise Line” designation by the prestigious World Travel Awards.