WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In August 1991, Quark Expeditions made adventure history when it operated the first ever passenger transit of the Northeast Passage. The polar adventure company has been innovating ever since. For its 20th anniversary, Quark is introducing a Share and Save program as well as MyQuark -- an online feature that allows polar travelers to upload photos and share advice.
Share and Save: Reducing the Cost of Polar Cruises for Travelers and their Friends
Travelers already booked on a Quark vacation cruise to Antarctica or the Arctic can save an extra $500 by referring a friend. When the friend books a Quark voyage, he or she saves $500 too. The greatest savings can be earned when a group of friends travel together, because the person who refers 5 people who travel will earn $2,500 off the cost of the polar voyage.
MyQuark: Uploading Photos and Asking Advice
Antarctica and the Arctic are locales that provide unparalleled photo opportunities. Even novice photographers with point-and-shoot cameras can take spectacular pictures or videos, because the polar landscape is stunning. Olivier Staiger was honored by Lonely Planet for a photograph he took on a Quark expedition cruise to the North Pole.
The MyQuark feature of Quark's updated website allows polar travelers to easily share their photos with an audience that truly appreciates polar bears, penguins and icebergs. Photos of tundra flowers in vibrant colors or seabirds on the wing are welcome. Registration is free and the uploading process is simple.
Quark's Iceberg Lounge, an online forum, is the place to visit to ask past travelers questions about the polar expedition experience. The company's website also has a section called The Polar Experience that aids travelers researching polar travel.
Review the Arctic 2011 and Antarctica 2011-12 Itineraries Online and Watch New Videos
Quarks 2011 Arctic and 2011-12 Antarctic dates and rates are available online. The polar adventure company has added two new videos to their site with the release of the dates and rates. The Expedition Experience explains the difference between an expedition cruise and a traditional cruise. The Northwest Passage video depicts the history of the quest for the northern route to Asia.
SOURCE Quark Expeditions