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How to Prepare for your Expedition: from Packing Tips to Insurance

  • There’s Never Been a Better Time for a Polar Trip: Quark Expeditions S.A.F.E. COVID Policy5:20

    There’s Never Been a Better Time for a Polar Trip: Quark Expeditions S.A.F.E. COVID Policy

    Quark Expeditions has spared no expense or effort in developing our industry-leading S.A.F.E. COVID Policy, which protects passengers in every way before and during their polar expedition. Andrew Whit

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  • Why Travel with Quark Expeditions4:52

    Why Travel with Quark Expeditions

    Quark Expeditions has been the recognized leader in Polar adventure travel since 1991— when we became the first expedition company to bring tourists to the North Pole. Our trail-blazing history of ach

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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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  • Travel to the Polar Regions with Quark Expeditions1:35

    Travel to the Polar Regions with Quark Expeditions

    Quark Expeditions is the leader in polar adventures. Since 1991, we have made the Arctic and Antarctic accessible to adventurous travelers. We offer the most diverse range of itineraries and have the

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  • You Can Travel to Antarctica—and Here’s How

    You Can Travel to Antarctica—and Here’s How

    Expedition guide Daven Hafey unpacks the mystery of traveling to Antarctica.

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  • Navigate the Arctic in 5 Minutes4:54

    Navigate the Arctic in 5 Minutes

    Not sure where to travel in the Arctic? This short video on Baffin Island, Spitsbergen, and Greenland might be able to help! Learn more about our Arctic expeditions ⇨ https://bit.ly/37qaJxz Check o

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  • Introducing the New Quark Parka1:50

    Introducing the New Quark Parka

    Introducing the newly redesigned Quark Expeditions parka, presented by Polar Travel Adviser, Naomi Box. We know that packing for your Polar voyage may be challenging, so Quark takes the guess work out

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  • Chris Hadfield: Packing tips1:06

    Chris Hadfield: Packing tips

    Celebrated astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield is joining our Arctic Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov Expedition: Best of the Canadian Arctic! As the first Canadian to walk in space, he’s flown two space sh

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  • Packing for Polar Travel in 20 Kilos4:05

    Packing for Polar Travel in 20 Kilos

    How should I pack for the Polar Regions? Quark Expeditions' Merchandise Coordinator, Monica, shows you how to pack for the Polar Regions when considering a 20 kilo luggage restriction. Shop for all yo

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  • Packing for the Polar Regions in 30 Seconds!0:53

    Packing for the Polar Regions in 30 Seconds!

    Make packing for your polar expedition stress-free with some expert tips! With 25+ years of experience bringing travelers to the most remote places on Earth, we've assembled some of the best gear requ

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  • Crossing the Drake Passage1:27

    Crossing the Drake Passage

    What is it like to cross the Drake Passage? Expedition Leaders David "Woody" Wood, Alex McNeil, Solan Jensen and Laurie Dexter answer one of our most commonly asked questions. For more answers to f

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  • Top 5 Reasons to Visit the North Pole

    Top 5 Reasons to Visit the North Pole

    What’s the North Pole experience really like? Check out these 5 reasons a North Pole expedition is one of the most unique vacations and the trip of a lifetime.

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  • Crossing the Drake Passage: How to Prepare for the Drake Shake

    Crossing the Drake Passage: How to Prepare for the Drake Shake

    Am I going to get seasick crossing the Drake Passage, and will it ruin my trip? The Drake causes more pre-trip anxiety than any other aspect of an Antarctic expedition. Here’s what to expect.

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  • Ushuaia, Argentina: Much More Than Your Gateway to the Antarctic

    Ushuaia, Argentina: Much More Than Your Gateway to the Antarctic

    What can you see and do in Ushuaia, Argentina, en route to your Antarctic expedition? Learn more about this fascinating South American port town and how you can make the most of every minute here.

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  • A Vegan Traveler's Antarctic Experience: What to Expect on a Visit to the 7th Continent

    A Vegan Traveler's Antarctic Experience: What to Expect on a Visit to the 7th Continent

    In this post, Rebecca Gilbert recounts her experience in Antarctica. She talks about life as a vegan passenger on one of our voyages to the 7th Continent and offers tips for fellow vegan travelers.

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  • Must-Know Arctic Expedition Info: Currency, Language & More

    Must-Know Arctic Expedition Info: Currency, Language & More

    What do you need to know about the countries and regions you’ll visit during your Arctic expedition? Explore languages, currencies, entry requirements and more.

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  • The View from the Bridge: What Are Your Captain & Expedition Leader Up To?

    The View from the Bridge: What Are Your Captain & Expedition Leader Up To?

    What does an “Open Bridge” policy mean? See how the open bridge on small ship expeditions with Quark Expeditions gives you greater insight into your polar explorations!

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  • 3 Memories of a Lifetime from my Antarctic Expedition

    3 Memories of a Lifetime from my Antarctic Expedition

    In this post, Rebecca Gilbert recounts her experience in Antarctica. She talks about life as a vegan passenger on one of our voyages to the 7th Continent and offers tips for fellow vegan travelers.

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  • How to Dress Onboard a Polar Expedition Ship

    How to Dress Onboard a Polar Expedition Ship

    In this post, our Merchandise Manager will advise you on what gear you in order to stay dry, happy and safe aboard any of our expedition ship before you embark on a voyage to the Polar Regions.

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  • How To Pack for the Polar Regions

    How To Pack for the Polar Regions

    Stay warm and comfortable, reduce clutter and ensure you have everything you need--and only what you need

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