Quark Expeditions Launches a Season of Innovation in Antarctica

Leader in Polar Travel Introduces Six New Itineraries and Two New Activities for 2013 Season

Sep 23, 2011, 09:12 ET from Quark Expeditions

WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventure, launched the company's 2012-2013 Antarctica line-up.  The innovative season features six new itineraries and two new activities – snowshoeing and photography courses – in addition to Quark's traditional offerings.  New itineraries include an in-depth exploration of the South Georgia archipelago providing travellers with the quintessential wildlife  & photography experience of the "Galapagos of the poles"  home to over 30 species of breeding birds, including four species of penguin, and voyages that can be completed in less than a week, helping trip participants to maximize value and vacation time.

"Quark is dedicated to providing unparalleled access to Antarctica," stated Hans Lajerweij, President of Quark Expeditions. "As a polar specialist, we offer the widest range of itineraries and departure dates along with an array of activities to personalize your experience.  From shorter itineraries to new activities, Quark's 2012-2013 season offers tremendous new ways to discover your Antarctica."

New Itineraries:

  • Introduction to Antarctica: The White Continent – 10 day voyage from $5,995
  • Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North – 9 day voyage from $6,395
  • Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake – 8 day voyage from $7,995
  • Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North – 10 day voyage from $9,995
  • Explore South Georgia: The Ultimate Wildlife Expedition – 16 day voyage from $10,295
  • Weddell Sea and The Antarctic Peninsula: East and West Discovered – 14 day voyage from $11,995

Early Bird Discount

As an added value, passengers who make reservations by November 30, 2011 will receive a 15% early booking incentive.  

For more information contact a Polar Travel Adviser at 888-892-0171 or visit 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.

SOURCE Quark Expeditions