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Quark Expeditions® Announces New Arctic Voyages for 2018



Contact: Mariela Castro
Phone: 416.644.0666

Thrilling polar adventures are now on sale – with the coolest Early Booking Bonus ever


[Seattle, WA] – 7 December 2016 – Quark Expeditions®, the leading provider of expeditions to the Polar Regions, is pleased to announce its 2018 Arctic Season, offering a comprehensive list of 13 arctic itineraries for six different locations, including five all-new trips:

2 NEW Spitsbergen Adventures

• Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

• Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

Explore the Arctic with the most flexibility in time and price. Guests cruise through pack ice up to 80° N along the west coast of Spitsbergen, on a constant search for wildlife, in just six days. For the 13-day photo-focused Svalbard archipelago adventure, passengers have the freedom to let their search for polar bears and other wildlife determine the route and shore landings, with no set itinerary.

1 NEW Greenland Itinerary

• West Greenland: Disko Bay

Experience Greenland’s majestic Ilulissat Icefjord, one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vast stretches of unspoiled wilderness await adventurers to this magical place, home to some of the best whale-watching in the country.

2 NEW Canadian Arctic Expeditions

• Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin

• Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

These quintessential Canadian Arctic adventures let you retrace the steps of early explorers, experience intimate wildlife encounters, and learn about the geopolitical and environmental aspects of the Northwest Passage. Back by popular demand, these are two of Quark’s fastest-selling trips.

“These trail-blazing new expeditions complement our exciting set of existing arctic itineraries perfectly,” says Quark Expeditions® President Andrew White. “We continue to push the envelope – just like we did when we started more than 25 years ago – by offering the avid adventurer even more ways to explore the most unique and enriching regions in the world.”

Passengers booking early – by April 30, 2017 – will enjoy the best bonuses in the company’s history, including:

  • Savings of up to $7,000 USD per couple
  • Only 5% deposit at time of booking (usually 20%)
  • 50% off single supplements

Quark Expeditions® 2018 arctic adventures sail aboard the nimble small-expedition ship Ocean Nova and the totally refurbished Ocean Adventurer (formerly Sea Adventurer), as well as on famed icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory.

Quark Expeditions® continues to offer a wide variety of arctic expeditions tailored for every budget and schedule. The complete 2018 arctic roster, with 21 different departures, includes:

• Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

• Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

• Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

• Spitsbergen in Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure

• Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

• Arctic Express: Greenland’s Northern Lights

• West Greenland: Disko Bay

• Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords

• Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

• North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp

• North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

• Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

• Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin 


About Quark Expeditions®:

Specializing in expeditions to Antarctic and the Arctic, 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 was also the first to offer passengers — free of charge — carbon offsetting aboard Ocean Diamond and Ocean Nova voyages. 

About Travelopia:

Travelopia 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, Travelopia offers inspirational experiences that create lifelong memories.

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