Leader in Polar Travel Introduces Three New Expeditions and a New Ship
Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventures, today launched the company’s Arctic 2014 line-up. The season features 15 voyages, including three new Canadian Arctic expedition itineraries which will explore the immense territory and majestic scenery of the final frontier, its indigenous peoples, history and diverse wildlife.
The new Canadian Arctic and west Greenland voyages are aboard a new ship in Quark’s fleet: the 114‐guest Sea Explorer (formerly the Corinthian II, sister ship to Quark’s Sea Spirit). This ice‐strengthened small luxury expedition ship features spacious ocean-facing cabins, all-inclusive bar and beverages and optional sea-kayaking adventures.
Three New Itineraries:
Arctic Quest: Greenland to Churchill – This new 16-day voyage ventures into the far reaches of the Arctic, home of polar bears and walrus, where Inuit communities still maintain their traditional ways of life. Explore the fjords of Greenland by ship and Zodiac and navigate the eastern-most channel of Canada’s historic Northwest Passage. Prices start from £5,095 per person for 15 nights (16 days) with three meals a day, all inclusive beverages, shore landings and on-board lectures in July and August. For further information please visit www.quarkexpeditions.com or call 0808 120 2333.
In the Footsteps of Franklin: Greenland & Canada’s High Arctic – Explore the best of Greenland’s west coast on this 13-day voyage, including Illulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. Crossing into Canadian waters en route to Resolute, cruise by spectacular limestone bird cliffs first sighted by explorer in the 18th Century. Explore, on foot and by Zodiac, Beechey Island, landing site of the Franklin Expedition and the most notable landmark in the history of exploration of the Canadian Arctic. Prices start from £3,865 per person for 12 nights (13 days) with three meals a day, one night accommodation pre and post in Reykjavik and Toronto, all inclusive beverages, shore landings and on-board lectures in August and September. For further information please visit www.quarkexpeditions.com or call 0808 120 2333
Epic High Arctic: Baffin Island Explorer via Fury & Hecla – Follow a truly epic route explored by very few on this 13-day High Arctic voyage that will navigate the challenging Fury and Hecla Strait between Resolute and Iqaluit. Visit with world-renowned Inuit carvers and artists at Cape Dorset, marvel at the bird cliffs and spot walrus and polar bears while Zodiac cruising around Akpatok and Monumental Islands. Prices start from £3,525 per person for 12 nights (13 days) with three meals a day, one night accommodation pre and post in Toronto and Montreal, all inclusive beverages, shore landings and on-board lectures in September. For further information please visit www.quarkexpeditions.com or call 0808 120 2333
The remainder of the 2014 Arctic season is centered around Arctic Svalbard and region, featuring itineraries such as: Spitsbergen Explorer; Spitsbergen Circumnavigation; Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen; and East Greenland: Northern Lights, all aboard the 114-passenger Sea Spirit. Quark will also operate two departures of its signature North Pole voyage, taking a lucky 250 people in total to the top of the world aboard the powerful nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory. The ship will also be carrying the Olympic flame for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
The season begins in June to coincide with the Arctic summer when the tundra comes alive with wildflowers and visitors can witness glaciers calving to the sea. Wildlife such as polar bears, seabirds, reindeer, Arctic fox, seals, whales and great herds and haul-outs of walrus can be seen and the weather and terrain are excellent for plenty of hiking, kayaking and Zodiac cruising in continuous daylight.
Early Booking Bonus
As an added value, passengers who book before June 1, 2013 will receive up to 25% early booking discount For further information please visit www.quarkexpeditions.com or call 0808 120 2333.