Cruising Guide

Quark Expeditions

Envisioned as floating basecamps for exploring the most remote regions of the Arctic and Antarctica, the seven ships (five small expedition vessels and two icebreakers) of Quark Expeditions provide a casual and informal onboard ambiance, with a range of creature comforts (from basic to luxurious) depending on the ship you choose. This is a very destination-focused expedition line featuring lots of Zodiac excursions and talks by naturalists and other specialists.

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“As a Certified Adventure Specialist, for me there’s nothing more fulfilling than to head out into the unknown in search of the final frontiers of our planet. And that’s exactly what Quark—the polar travel specialist — is all about. The Arctic holds that special allure and getting to know it on a bucket list expedition cruise is the ultimate adventure to my mind.”

–Heather Dodge, Manager, Maritime Travel @ Hudson’s Bay, Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth, NS

Inside Tip:

Entertainment is of the natural kind provided by polar bears, penguins and whales rather than humans; beverage packages are generally included on Arctic expeditions.