Quark features the largest and most diverse fleet of passenger vessels in the Arctic and Antarctic, each one carrying fewer than 200 passengers. All ships are equipped with Zodiacs, inflatable landing crafts that transfer guests to the shore and back, and feature ice-strengthened hulls for superior navigation in polar waters. 50 Years of Victory, Quark's North Pole ship, is the most powerful icebreaker in the world and is equipped with a helicopter for aerial sightseeing.
You might hear from experts in polar history, marine biology and glaciology while on board, and Quark's expedition team members, with decades of experience in polar travel, ensure a safe and enriching journey.
Quark offers expedition cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic.
Cruises are classified according the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, and the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship. Quark Expeditions specializes in first-class travel, and prices typically range from $550 to $975 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.
|Vacation Name||Days||Starts In||Ends In||Travel Style||Quality*|
|Quark Expeditions - Antarctica|
|Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 2015||8||Punta Arenas, Chile||Punta Arenas, Chile||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North 2015||9||Ushuaia, Argentina||Punta Arenas, Chile||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North 2015||9||Punta Arenas, Chile||Ushuaia, Argentina||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2014 (11 Day)||11||Ushuaia, Argentina||Ushuaia, Argentina||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2014-2015 (12 Day)||12||Ushuaia, Argentina||Ushuaia, Argentina||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
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|Quark Expeditions - Arctic|
|Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari 2014||9||Longyearbyen, Norway||Longyearbyen, Norway||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic 2014||11||Longyearbyen, Norway||Longyearbyen, Norway||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Epic High Arctic: Baffin Island Explorer via Fury and Hecla 2014||13||Toronto, Canada||Montreal, Canada||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|In the Footsteps of Franklin: Greenland and Canada’s High Arctic 2014||13||Reykjavik, Iceland||Toronto, Canada||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Spitsbergen Circumnavigation: Big Islands, Big Adventure 2014||13||Longyearbyen, Norway||Longyearbyen, Norway||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
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These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.
= Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.