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

  • How to Pack Your Waterproof Backpack for Shore Landings and Zodiac Cruising2:23

    How to Pack Your Waterproof Backpack for Shore Landings and Zodiac Cruising

    Getting off the ship and out into the polar landscape is important on voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic. Our Expedition Team shares expert tips on how to pack your waterproof backpack for shore land

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  • How to Dress in the Polar Regions1:11

    How to Dress in the Polar Regions

    The weather in the Arctic and Antarctic is variable so it’s important to dress properly to stay warm and dry throughout your polar trip. Follow these 4 simple steps to learn the essentials from base-l

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  • What to Pack for Your Polar Expedition4:14

    What to Pack for Your Polar Expedition

    It’s your first polar trip to the Arctic or Antarctic and you want to make it as enjoyable as possible. But you’re not sure what to pack for your voyage. No worries. We’ve got you covered from accesso

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  • How to Board a Zodiac Boat2:08

    How to Board a Zodiac Boat

    Zodiac boats are the workhorses of polar expeditions. These large, heavy-duty inflatable vessels are extremely safe and were specially designed for traveling in the Arctic and Antarctic. Learn the eas

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  • How to Pack Light for Your Charter Flight1:32

    How to Pack Light for Your Charter Flight

    Need some expert advice on how to pack light for trip to the Arctic or Antarctic that meet charter flight baggage restrictions? We’ll show you how to pack, what to bring—and even how to fold your clot

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  • 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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