A Dream Becoming a Reality
Last week, at Brodosplit in Croatia, we held the keel-laying ceremony, marking the next chapter in Ultramarine’s construction: the build of its hull and superstructure.
Almost a true Manxman, having been brought up on the Isle of Man, a small island in the Irish Sea, I have spent much of my time in, on and around the sea. A degree in Maritime Geography at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (now called Cardiff University) fueled my interest in marine disciplines. During my 15 years working in corporate risk and safety management for the TUI Travel Group (a previous owner of Quark Expeditions), I supported over 200 businesses across 180 countries. I first visited Antarctica in 2010. I subsequently resigned my corporate role (twice!) to join the Quark Expeditions team in the field as a Zodiac driver and naturalist guide. My role as Senior Vice President, Operations encompasses the strategic and commercial aspects of the Operations and Product departments, including fleet contracting and development, and I am deeply involved in the design, delivery and deployment of Quark Expeditions’ purpose-build expedition vessels.
Quark Expeditions is uncompromisingly polar, specializing in expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic. We’ve been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years, and with a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures, we offer travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth. The spirit of exploration runs deep in our polar pedigree and we are passionate about creating transformational experiences for fellow adventurers visiting these regions.
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