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New Quark Expeditions 2016 Arctic Season – Fly/Cruises, Greenland Spotlight, the Northwest Passage, Across the Arctic Circle

Leader in Polar Expedition Adds Exciting New Ways to See the Arctic  

[Seattle, WA] – February 24, 2015 – Quark Expeditions, the world's leading polar expedition company, is announcing its 2016 arctic itineraries with three exciting fly/cruise options for time-constrained travelers, and several new trips to guide polar travelers in and around magnificent Greenland. Greenland was recently bestowed a solid ranking in The New York Times' 52 Places To Visit In 2015, and selected as one of Telegraph U.K.'s Arctic: Trips of a Lifetime.

Quark is proud to offer three new fly/cruise itineraries, catering to arctic travelers short on time:

  • 13-day Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights (Cruise North, Fly South)
  • 10-day Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights (Fly North, Fly South)
  • 13-day Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights (Fly North, Cruise South)

The popularity of the Northwest Passage, spurred by the recent discovery of the Franklin Expedition’s lost HMS Erebus ship, has resulted in the addition of another voyage to this fabled region, the in-depth 20-day Northwest Passage: Fury and Hecla expedition. This marks the second Quark voyage to this notable destination, along with the Northwest Passage: Franklins Legend.

The nimble adventure ship Ocean Nova is home base for Greenland fly/cruise passengers, and sees the addition of Scotland to Spitsbergen: Across the Arctic Circle, an expedition of the northern Atlantic offering a taste of Norse and Viking history, the exceptional landscape of the Norwegian Fjords, and plentiful opportunities to view rare birdlife.  

"Quark offers polar travelers a wide range of options for experiencing all the Arctic has to offer, including our new destinations. This year, we introduce to the Arctic, our very successful fly/cruise program (currently operated in Antarctica) to make Greenland more accessible than ever. Greenland is an ultimate adventure for modern-day arctic travelers, a fact continuously reinforced by our passengers, and is now considered one of the most “must-see” destinations in the world," said Quark Expeditions President, Andrew White.

Additionally, polar travelers can take advantage of Quark's Arctic 2016 Savings of up to 25% per person on select Arctic 2016 voyages when booked by May 1, 2015, and enjoy piece of mind with Quark’s popular Price Protection Guarantee.

How to Book 

Quark 2016 arctic expeditions are available starting from $5,195USD 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 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™.