Quark Expeditions

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Travel to exciting polar regions with Quark Expeditions. A leader in polar cruising since 1991, the company offers a unique travel experience to the most remote areas on Earth. Discover the high Arctic, where you'll come face to face with polar bears, walrus, musk oxen, and the great whales of the North, or, journey to the mysterious and vast continent of Antarctica, a land of sparkling ice, majestic peaks and incredible beauty.

Quark Expeditions features the largest and most diverse fleet of passenger vessels in the Arctic and Antarctica. Each ship carries less than 200 passengers and is small enough to safely and comfortably maneuver the most isolated and breathtaking wilderness areas in the world. 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 ice-packed 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.

Voyages with Quark include educational components that prepare you for shore landings and visits to research stations. You might hear from experts in polar history, marine biology and glaciology while on board and Quark's expedition team ensures a safe and enriching journey. On shore, you can participate in exciting adventure options such as camping and snowshoeing.

  • 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.
Expedition Cruises

Click any cruise below for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Quark Expeditions Cruises Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality* From**
Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief   6   Longyearbyen, Norway   Longyearbyen, Norway   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (Begin Santiago, 7 Day)   7   Santiago, Chile   Santiago, Chile   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (Begin Santiago)   8   Santiago, Chile   Santiago, Chile   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake   8   Punta Arenas, Chile   Punta Arenas, Chile   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 2018   8   Punta Arenas, Chile   Punta Arenas, Chile   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Introduction to Spitsbergen   9   Longyearbyen, Norway   Longyearbyen, Norway   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: All Inclusive   10   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent (10 Day, Begin Buenos Aires)   10   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge (10 days)   10   Yellowknife, Canada   Yellowknife, Canada   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
West Greenland: Disko Bay   10   Reykjavik, Iceland   Reykjavik, Iceland   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Arctic Express: Greenland’s Northern Lights   10   Reykjavik, Iceland   Reykjavik, Iceland   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2018 (10 Day, Begin Buenos Aires)   10   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2018 (11 Day, Begin Buenos Aires)   11   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2018 (11 Day)   11   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent (11 Day)   11   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent (11 Day, Begin Buenos Aires)   11   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle   11   Punta Arenas, Chile   Punta Arenas, Chile   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic   11   Longyearbyen, Norway   Longyearbyen, Norway   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Photography Series: Antarctic Explorer 2018   11   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 2018   11   Punta Arenas, Chile   Punta Arenas, Chile   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2018 (12 Day)   12   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears   13   Longyearbyen, Norway   Longyearbyen, Norway   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen (13 Day)   13   Longyearbyen, Norway   Reykjavik, Iceland   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure   13   Longyearbyen, Norway   Longyearbyen, Norway   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition (14 Day)   14   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition (Begin Buenos Aires)   14   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
North Pole 2018   14   Helsinki, Finland   Helsinki, Finland   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition 2019 (14 Day)   14   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Photography Series: Crossing the Circle 2019   14   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Greenland Explorer   15   Reykjavik, Iceland   Reykjavik, Iceland   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari 2018   16   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin   17   Ottawa, Canada   Ottawa, Canada   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic   17   Ottawa, Canada   Ottawa, Canada   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Falklands (Malvinas) and South Georgia: Islands of the Southern Ocean 2018   18   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings 2019   20   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings 2018 (Begin Buenos Aires)   20   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings (Begin Buenos Aires)   20   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings   20   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Antarctica East and West: Peninsula in Depth   20   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands (Malvinas) and South Georgia   23   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands (Malvinas) and South Georgia 2018   23   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Quark   Deluxe   Dates and Prices

* Key to Quality Ratings

Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

Budget = Expedition cruises typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = Expedition cruises typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Expedition cruises 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. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.
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