Posts Tagged ‘Quark Expeditions’

Schulte Marine Concept wins first cruise ship newbuilding contract

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

The 9,300-ton 176-guest World Explorer (Courtesy Quark Expeditions)The newbuilding arm of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement will provide technical consultancy and newbuild supervision services to support construction of the hybrid-powered MS World Explorer. (

Steel Cut to Start Construction of World Explorer

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

WestSea Shipyard in Portugal saw a major milestone on Friday as steel was cut for the World Explorer, first in a series of expedition ships being constructed by Mario Ferreira’s Mystic Cruises and Mystic Invest companies. (

Mystic Cruises Confirms Expedition Newbuild Program

Monday, July 24th, 2017

As first reported by Cruise Industry News last week, Mystic Cruises today confirmed a newbuild under construction at Portugal’s WestSea Yard, part of Martifer Group. (

Major Expedition Newbuilding Program Underway in Portugal

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Add West Sea shipyard in Portugal to the list of yards welcoming their first cruise ship building projects as an expedition newbuilding program is well underway. Quark Expeditions recently announced the addition of a new expedition cruise vessel for the 2018-2019 Antarctica season, the World Explorer, which will be the first in a series of 176-passenger ships built in Portugal. (

Another New Expedition Ship; Quark Adds Tonnage (Updated)

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Quark Expeditions has announced its 2018-2019 Antarctica program which is being highlighted by the World Explorer, a new luxury expedition cruise vessel. (

Ocean Adventurer Gets New Engines, More for Summer Season

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Ocean Adventurer / Sea Adventure (Former Clipper Adventurer)The Ocean Adventurer has been upgraded at Ulstein Verft in Norway in time for her summer season in the Arctic with Quark Expeditions. All main equipment and engines have been replaced, and the accommodation capacity has been increased. (

Quark Expeditions: Shape the Conversation on Polar Conservation at 90°N

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Renowned photographer Paul Nicklen can’t wait for July 2017, when he’ll be aboard our July 20th North Pole voyage for a rare and specially-themed North Pole Summit. You’ll join Paul and 6 other international thought-leaders to share and listen to different perspectives on everything from environmental conservation to pursuing your dreams.

Sea Adventurer scheduled for major upgrading

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Sea Adventure (Former Clipper Adventurer)Ulstein Verft in Norway has signed a contract for the modernisation and upgrading of the expedition cruise ship Sea Adventurer owned by Adventurers Partners and operated by Quark Expeditions. (

Ulstein yard will turn the Sea Adventurer into almost a new ship

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Ulstein Verft has signed a contract for conversion work on the expedition cruise vessel Sea Adventurer, owned by Adventurers Partner Ltd. and operated by Quark Expeditions. (

Sachs Harbour, N.W.T., welcomes first cruise ship in years

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Not content to let its regional neighbour Ulukhaktok have all the cruise ship action, the small N.W.T. community of Sachs Harbour welcomed about 100 visitors of its own Wednesday. (

Quark Expeditions’ webinar to explore what a day aboard an Antarctic expedition actually looks like

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Join Quark September 21 at 1pm ET for a webinar to explore your travel goals and how different Antarctic seasons, destinations, adventure options and itineraries can help you achieve them, with guidance from the polar travel specialists at Quark Expeditions.

Quark Expeditions offers Exciting New Promotions for Antarctic Voyages departing between November 2016 and February 2017

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Quark Expeditions' Ocean Diamond ex Le Diamant, ex Radisson Seven Seas Cruises' Song of FlowerEffective Aug 1 – 30 Sep 2016, all Antarctic Voyages departing between November 2016 and February 2017 are up to $2,500 off with SELECT voyages qualifying for an Additional Savings Bonus of up to $3,500 off. (more…)

Quark Expeditions’ “Fly the Drake”: The Best of Antarctica for those Short on Time

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Sea Adventure (Former Clipper Adventurer)With the newly expanded “Fly the Drake program”, time-constrained travelers can experience the best of Antarctica in as little as one week! Diverse Fly the Drake voyages enable passengers to skip Drake Passage sailings entirely – now with itineraries ranging from 7 to 11 days. (more…)

Expedition Travel Trio Announces Partnership with The Nature Conservancy

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Leading expedition travel companies — International Expeditions, Quark Expeditions® and Zegrahm Expeditions are pleased to announce a three-year joint collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. (

Quark Expeditions announces New 2016.17 Brochure

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Quark Expeditions' Ocean Diamond ex Le Diamant, ex Radisson Seven Seas Cruises' Song of FlowerWe are pleased to announce the release of our new 25th anniversary 2016.17 brochure for adventure travelers. (more…)

Quark Expeditions Antarctica Cruise Ship Sustains Damage, Sailing Canceled

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The Ocean EndeavourA Quark Expeditions cruise ship, Ocean Endeavour, sustained damage from ice in Antarctica, forcing the line to cancel the vessel’s next sailing. (

Quark Expeditions: Hans Hansson Spotlight

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Enjoy an intimate adventure aboard our small exploration boat Hans Hansson, a former rescue boat carrying just 12 passengers.

Quark Expeditions to combine Galapagos Adventure and Antarctic Expedition

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Evolution“Equator to Pole”, an extraordinary 21 day journey of epic proportions, combine the unequaled wonders of the Galapagos Islands with the delights of a classic Antarctic Explorer expedition.

Quark Expeditions to to introduce the Explorers’ Collection

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Kapitan KhlebnikovIn honor of our 25th anniversary, Quark Expeditions is proud to take passengers to the unexpected wonderlands of the Arctic, Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands, through paths less traveled to seldom-seen destinations, and with one-of-a-kind accommodation and unique modes of travel.

Quark Expeditions’ flash sale on select Antarctic Voyages

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Quark Expeditions' Ocean Diamond ex Le Diamant, ex Radisson Seven Seas Cruises' Song of FlowerSave 50% on Antarctic Voyages, five days only, starts Monday September 21 and ends Friday September 25. Promo code Flash15. For markets outside the USA use the following Promo Code: ​Euro Flash15E, Great Britian Flash15G or Australia Flash15A.

Quark Expeditions released Antarctic 2016.17 Dates

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Quark Expeditions has announced new itineraries with focus on activity-filled, but time-saving Antarctica fly and cruise voyages, to coincide with the launch of its 2016.17 Antarctic travel season and marking its 25th Anniversary.

Quark Expeditions to offer Arctic 24 Hour Sun Sale: Save 25% & 15% off select Arctic 2015 Departures

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The Arctic – still one of the last frontiers on earth. It is the place of Viking conquest and boasts a rich collection of wildlife, including the polar bear, walrus, musk ox and narwhal.

Quark Icebreaker to Sail Four Arctic Itineraries

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Quark Expeditions has chartered the popular Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov, for four back-to-back voyages that circumnavigate the Arctic in 2016. (more…)

Quark Expeditions. Exciting New Arctic Expeditions for 2016

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Fly/Cruises, Greenland Spotlight, the Northwest Passage, and Polar Bear Safaris, plus savings of 25% with our Early Booking Bonus. (more…)

Quark Expeditions 2015.16 Brochure Now Available Online

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Start planning your next polar adventure today with the new 2015.16 Quark Expeditions brochure. Discover our new expeditions and adventure options, meet the Quark team and explore the polar regions in full-colour, with video clips and amazing photography.

Quark Expeditions. Antarctica 50% off for one week only

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Beginning Monday, September 22, 2014 and running to Friday, September 26, 2014, Quark will feature select Antarctic 2014.15 voyages on a buy-one-get-one-free promotion.

Quark Expeditions. Early Season Savings in Antarctica

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsIt pays to travel Antarctica at the beginning of the season! Book now and take advantage of our cool deals on November and December departures this coming season. (more…)

Quark Expeditions launches new ship for Antarctica 2015-2016

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The 199-passenger Ocean Endeavour will replace the Sea Spirit during the 2015.16 Antarctic season. (

Exclusive: Quark poised to announce ‘new’ vessel for Antarctica

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Following a report in TTG Digital, understands that vessel will be the 1982-built, 137m former Soviet Arctic ferry, Kristina Katarina, renamed Ocean Endeavour.

Quark Expeditions. Canadian Arctic: 5-Star Lodge Experience

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is Quark’s first-ever land-based High Arctic program, available in July 2015.

Quark Expeditions. Calling All Polar Photographers!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Quark has launched its first-ever brochure cover photo contest. What’s at stake? A chance to have your photo featured on the cover of Quark’s 2015.16 annual brochure and win a fabulous Go Pro prize pack as well. (more…)

TUI AG and listed subsidiary TUI Travel plc to merge

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

TUI AG owns Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten and has a 50% stake in TUI Cruises. TUI Travel owns Thomson Cruises plus Quark Expeditions. (