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New Arctic 2017 Voyages & Renewed Sea Adventurer

Polar Adventure Itineraries On Sale for 2017; Best Early Booking Bonus Ever

[Seattle, WA] – 7 April 2016 – Quark Expeditions®, the leading provider of expeditions to the Polar Regions, announces the roll out of its greatest arctic season of all time. Two new itineraries and the exciting relaunch of passenger-favorite, small expedition ship Sea Adventurer mark the occasion. As part of this announcement, passengers booking a 2017 arctic expedition will also enjoy the most multi-faceted Early Booking Bonus in the company’s history:

20% off itineraries or 50% off single supplements, the lowest price guarantee

  • PLUS $500 travel credit for flights, transfer package or insurance
  • PLUS $150 Polar Boutique credit

Passengers booking early will receive the best price of the season, and have a choice of 20 varied itineraries over 28 departures onboard well-loved small expedition ships Ocean Nova and Sea Adventurer, and on famed icebreaker 50 Years of Victory

Two new itineraries offer access to the most sought after destinations and experiences in the Arctic:

  • Iceland, Greenland & Baffin Island: Arctic Circle Traverse, and
  • Canada to Greenland: Baffin Bay Explorer

“Pushing the envelope, trailblazing ... these are some of the traits that established Quark Expeditions® as a leader 25 years ago, and these new itineraries will give avid adventurers the opportunity to explore some of the most unique, enriching regions in the world, in new ways,” explains Andrew White, President. “They are a fantastic complement to our existing set of Arctic and Antarctic itineraries.”

Quark Expeditions® continues to offer a wide variety of expeditions tailored for every budget and schedule, including:

The nimble, ice-strengthened Sea Adventurer features outside cabins with en suites, spacious forward lounge and bar, and other amenities, ensuring passengers travel in comfort while exploring the most remote regions on the planet.

This short video provides a glimpse of life onboard this popular vessel, ideally suited to optimize the passengers’ experience in the Polar Regions, nosing up to impressive bird cliffs or pushing into sea ice to spot bears.

“We’re incredibly excited to be collaborating with a team of marine architects, engineers, interior designers and polar expedition specialists to enhance and revitalize the beloved Sea Adventurer,” said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions®. “Passengers and expedition staff alike have always enjoyed the intimate atmosphere and authenticity of this true expedition ship, and now will enjoy greater comforts, amenities, and an enhanced onboard experience.”

This multi-million dollar investment includes renovations to the interior of the ship, significant technical upgrades, and the addition of new passenger cabins. The refurbishment will give the ship a new look and feel throughout, new bathrooms in every cabin, and upgrades to the Main Lounge and Main Dining Room, gym, and select suites. Technical enhancements – including two new engines, generators, gear boxes, drive systems, and re-bladed propellers – will result in increased fuel efficiency, and a minimized carbon footprint. 

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, including its partnership with The Nature Conservancy (USA). It also offers passengers — free of charge — carbon offsetting aboard Ocean Diamond and Ocean Nova voyages. 

About the TUI Adventure Division - The TUI Adventure Division offers premium, experience-based adventure holidays and expeditions worldwide for active travelers. In addition to, the division includes expedition specialists and; leading European adventure and activity specialists,,,, and; as well as US-based destination management company From reaching the top of Kilimanjaro and canoeing on the Zambezi, to catching tiger cub sightings and breaking ice en route to the North Pole, the TUI Adventure Division offers inspirational experiences that create lifelong memories.