October 2017 Quark Expeditions launches Quark Academy training program for expedition team members, the first training program of its kind in the industry.
December 2020 Quark Expeditions is named World’s Leading Specialist Cruise Line at the World Travel Awards.
Meet our incredibly talented team on page 44
World's Leading Specialist Cruise Line
April 2021 Quark Expeditions officially takes ownership of Ultramarine after successful sea trials in Croatia, marking one of our greatest polar milestones!
PRIDE OF THE FLEET
June 2008 Quark Expeditions offers maiden voyage to the North Pole on nuclear icebreaker 50 Years of Victory , the most powerful icebreaker on the planet at the time.
December 2021 Yet another accolade! Quark Expeditions is once more named the World’s Leading Specialist Cruise Line at the World Travel Awards. December 2021 We announce “Tundra to Table:
April 2011 Quark Expeditions’ Three Arctic Islands voyage is voted one of National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime.”
December 2018 Quark Expeditions
is again named World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator at the World Travel Awards.
June 2012 Quark Expeditions becomes the first tour operator to successfully offer passengers hot-air ballooning at the North Pole. February 2013 Quark Expeditions hosts Jonathan Shackleton (Ernest Shackleton’s cousin) and Falcon Scott (Robert Falcon Scott’s grandson) as they walk, and camp, on the 7th continent together. November 2013 Quark Expeditions teams up with Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival to offer the first-ever floating polar film festival onboard Sea Spirit .
January 2019 Quark Expeditions launches the construction of the game-changing ship Ultramarine , the very first vessel purpose-built for polar exploration.
Inuit Culinary Experience,” a partnership infused with passion and pride for the Indigenous cultures of the places we visit.
December 2021 Ultramarine sets sail at last! Fittingly, the ship’s inaugural voyage is a celebration of the life of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Experience our classic Antarctic Explorer voyage, on page 13
Discover Ultramarine ’s incredible amenities. See page 29
April 2019 Quark Expeditions unveils Polar Promise, the most holistic sustainability policy in the polar expedition industry.
December 2013 Quark Expeditions is named World’s Leading
Polar Expedition Operator at the World Travel Awards in Lisbon.
Get the scoop on our Polar Promise sustainability strategy and how we’re preserving the Polar Regions one goal at a time. See page 52
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