WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventures, has partnered with the United Airlines MileagePlus program to offer one MileagePlus award mile for every $1 spent on an Arctic or Antarctic cruise. With the purchase of a polar expedition departing January 1, 2012 or after, travelers can earn up to 80,000 award miles per calendar year with qualifying purchases. For a limited time, earn double award miles on all February 2012 departures. To receive this offer, customers should book by October 30, 2011.
"Quark offers a wide array of itineraries, ships and adventure options to appeal to anyone looking to travel to the polar regions," stated Leslie Bruce, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Quark Expeditions. "On our voyages guests have the opportunity to stroll with penguins, patrol with polar bears, kayak under the midnight sun, see sparkling castles of ice and hike frozen tundra valleys."
For those interested in an Arctic adventure, the Three Arctic Islands expedition (voyages encompassing Iceland, Greenland, and Spitsbergen archipelago) was named one of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2011 and will earn up to 15,000 award miles. Travelers interested in checking off the seventh continent can take part in the 20-day adventure cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and will earn up to 35,000 miles. Full terms and conditions of sale can be found at www.quarkexpeditions.com.
New to Polar Cruising?
Call Quark Expeditions and speak to a Polar Travel Adviser or request a live chat Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM to 8 PM eastern; Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM. Travelers in North America may call toll free 1.888.892.0171 or +1.203.803.2887. Bookings can be made online at www.quarkexpeditions.com.
About Quark Expeditions
Since 1991, Quark established a tradition of firsts in polar expedition travel. The company was first to transit the Northeast Passage with commercial passengers; the first to take travelers to the "far side" of Antarctica and the first to circumnavigate the Antarctic continent with guests. Quark is recognized for its diverse passenger fleet – including the only polar-class icebreaker operating as an expedition ship there. In 2011, Quark was named a recipient of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" for their "Three Arctic Islands" voyage.
*All MileagePlus Program Rules apply. MileagePlus program partners may permit the accrual of mileage to members who utilize their products or services. The partners are independent entities and United and MileagePlus are not responsible for the nature or quality of products or services provided by those partners, nor for any solicitation efforts by those partners.
SOURCE Quark Expeditions