Expedition Tales

  • Ultramarine: The Ultimate in Polar Adventure1:18

    Ultramarine: The Ultimate in Polar Adventure

    Quark Expeditions’ technologically-advanced ship, Ultramarine, is a game-changer in polar adventure. With its two twin-engine helicopters, 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs, the largest portfolio of off-ship ad

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  • Ultramarine Completes Sea Trials: A ship worthy of fulfilling your polar dreams!5:47

    Ultramarine Completes Sea Trials: A ship worthy of fulfilling your polar dreams!

    In February 2021, Ultramarine underwent rigorous sea trials during which every aspect of the ship was tested. “The Quark Expeditions team and the shipyard crew put our purpose-built ship through its p

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  • The Making of a Greenland Adventure with Quark Expeditions5:38

    The Making of a Greenland Adventure with Quark Expeditions

    In the summer of 2020, a team from Quark Expeditions embarked on a reconnaissance voyage to the remote fjords and alpine zones of South Greenland to curate a one-of-a-kind itinerary for polar traveler

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  • The Launch of Ultramarine: A Milestone in Polar Exploration2:07

    The Launch of Ultramarine: A Milestone in Polar Exploration

    On May 16th, Quark Expeditions marked a major milestone in the construction of its technologically-advanced polar vessel, Ultramarine, with a traditional launch ceremony that also honored the Brodospl

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  • Rawest Harmony in the Timeless Arctic2:34

    Rawest Harmony in the Timeless Arctic

    “The Arctic is timeless. It is a land of rocks that have remained undisturbed for millennia.” – Phil Wickens, Quark Expeditions Guide Learn more about Arctic expeditions ⇨ https://bit.ly/37qaJxz Che

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  • High Arctic: The Realm of Endless Summer Night3:13

    High Arctic: The Realm of Endless Summer Night

    The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle, when the Sun remains visible at the local midnight. On

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  • Meet Quark Expeditions Photography Guide Acacia Johnson3:51

    Meet Quark Expeditions Photography Guide Acacia Johnson

    What’s the key ingredient to a successful polar expedition? Our incredibly capable and polar-enthused staff, of course! Meet Acacia Johnson, Quark Expeditions guide, photographer, artist and writer. W

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  • Quark Expeditions: Training the Polar Leaders of Today—and Tomorrow6:03

    Quark Expeditions: Training the Polar Leaders of Today—and Tomorrow

    With the launch of Quark Academy in 2017, Quark Expeditions became the first polar expedition company to institute its own proprietary polar training program. The underlying goal was to establish stan

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  • Life Onboard a Quark Expeditions Vessel: Incredible On-Ship Experiences4:17

    Life Onboard a Quark Expeditions Vessel: Incredible On-Ship Experiences

    Excellent cuisine, comfortable cabins, superior customer service. While our vessels are ice-strengthened to bravely navigate the polar seas, our onboard environments offer all the premium comforts of

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  • Making of an Expedition: Severnaya Zemlya2:51

    Making of an Expedition: Severnaya Zemlya

    Find out how Quark Expeditions creates new voyages to some of the most remote regions of the world. In Summer 2019, Quark Expeditions sent a small group of guides and regional local experts to the mos

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  • Introducing Ultramarine: Our New Game-Changing Expedition Ship3:17

    Introducing Ultramarine: Our New Game-Changing Expedition Ship

    Built specifically for polar exploration, Ultramarine will combine leading-edge technology and sustainability features that exceed industry standards, and advanced safety systems that will get passeng

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  • World Explorer: All-Suites, All-Balcony Polar Vessel2:52

    World Explorer: All-Suites, All-Balcony Polar Vessel

    World Explorer has been designed for superior comfort, with the beauty of Antarctica right at your doorstep: each cabin is a suite with a private balcony. This is one of the first expedition ships in

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  • First Look at World Explorer: All-Suites, All-Balcony Polar Vessel2:17

    First Look at World Explorer: All-Suites, All-Balcony Polar Vessel

    The newest ship in our fleet, World Explorer joins us in the Antarctic 2019/20 season. Check out the first ship tour of one of our finest polar vessels. Learn more about World Explorer ⇨ https://bit.

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  • Quark Expeditions Team: People Loving What They Do2:40

    Quark Expeditions Team: People Loving What They Do

    Time and time again, we’ve heard from Quark Expeditions guests that our Expedition Team is what made their experience incredible. Our Expedition Team includes some of the most educated, well-traveled

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  • Snow Hill Island, Antarctica: The Impossible Journey3:14

    Snow Hill Island, Antarctica: The Impossible Journey

    From crossing the infamous Drake Passage and crushing through thick sea ice aboard Kapitan Khlebnikov to trekking across the snow-laden terrain, this seemingly impossible journey to the Emperor pengui

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  • Bitten by the Polar Bug2:13

    Bitten by the Polar Bug

    Have you – or someone you know – been bitten by the “polar bug”? Have you witnessed the euphoria of people who’ve been seduced by the polar regions? Discover how people get hooked and why they keep co

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  • Discover Greenland: Meet Quark Expeditions Guide Lauritz1:41

    Discover Greenland: Meet Quark Expeditions Guide Lauritz

    Quark Expeditions Guide Lauritz Schönfeld shares passion for one of his favourite places in the world, Greenland – home to some of the best icebergs and glaciers in the world. Learn more about our Gr

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  • Following Greenland’s Explorers: The Spirit of Adventure and Discovery1:40

    Following Greenland’s Explorers: The Spirit of Adventure and Discovery

    Quark Expeditions Guide David Burton talks about the spirit of adventure that led early explorers to come to Greenland, and how modern travelers can get a taste of that same spirit of adventure on an

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  • In Search of the True Expedition Spirit in Greenland1:15

    In Search of the True Expedition Spirit in Greenland

    Expedition Leader Laurie Di Vincenzo shares how she works with the weather and ice conditions to create incredible journeys for Quark Expeditions passengers. Learn more about our Greenland expedition

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  • Finding the Spirit of Expedition Travel in Northwest Passage2:49

    Finding the Spirit of Expedition Travel in Northwest Passage

    Voyages have the same starting and ending point, but the experience in between is always unique. Expedition Leader Alison Kirk-Lauritsen describes how embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—an

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