Quark Expeditions

With Quark Expeditions, every day is an adventure. A leader in polar travel since 1991, the company offers a unique cruising experience to the most isolated areas on Earth. Journey to the high Arctic, where you'll discover polar bears, walrus, musk oxen, and the great whales of the North, or, explore the mysterious and vast continent of Antarctica, a land of gleaming ice, regal peaks and stunning beauty.

Quark offers the largest and most diverse fleet of passenger vessels in the Arctic and Antarctic, each one carrying fewer than 200 passengers. All ships are equipped with Zodiacs, inflatable landing crafts that transfer guests to the shore and back, and feature ice-strengthened hulls for superior navigation in polar waters. 50 Years of Victory, Quark's North Pole ship, is the most powerful icebreaker in the world and is equipped with a helicopter for aerial sightseeing.

Voyages with Quark include educational components that prepare you for shore landings and visits to research stations. You might hear from experts in polar history, marine biology and glaciology while on board, and Quark's expedition team members, with decades of experience in polar travel, ensure a safe and enriching journey. On shore, you can participate in exciting adventure options such as camping and snowshoeing.

  • Quark offers expedition cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic.
  • Cruises are classified according the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, and the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship. Quark Expeditions specializes in first class travel, and prices typically range from $550 to $975 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Antarctica Cruises

Click any cruise below for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Quark Expeditions River Cruises Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality* From**
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 2015   8   Punta Arenas, Chile   Punta Arenas, Chile   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North 2015   9   Ushuaia, Argentina   Punta Arenas, Chile   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North 2015   9   Punta Arenas, Chile   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2014 (11 Day)   11   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2014-2015 (12 Day)   12   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2014 (13 Day)   13   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition 2015 (13 Day)   13   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition 2015 (15 Day)   15   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Explorers & Kings 2014   20   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica ending in Buenos Aires 2015   23   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia: Epic Antarctica 2014-2015   23   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices
Antarctica's Scotia Arc: The Ultimate Insider's Voyage 2014   25   Ushuaia, Argentina   Ushuaia, Argentina   Quark   1st Class   Dates and Prices

* Key to Quality Ratings

Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

Budget = Expedition cruises typically range from $100 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = Expedition cruises typically range from $150 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Expedition cruises typically range from $250 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.
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