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2011-10-06 15:36:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventure, announced the addition of a new Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Dranitsyn, to the company's fleet. Built in Finland in 1980 and upgraded in 1999, this vessel is a powerful icebreaker designed for reaching the most remote and raw Arctic landscapes. The Kapitan Dranitsyn is virtually identical to her sister ship, the famous Kapitan Khlebnikov. In addition, Quark has announced two unique...

2011-02-22 15:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Giovanni Savaglio from Munster, Indiana, wrote the winning blog post in Quark Expeditions' Blog Your Way to the North Pole contest. The 2,535 votes he received from blog readers put Savaglio in the top five, qualifying him for the prize. A four man selection committee reviewed the top five, choosing Savaglio to become Quark's official blogger to the North Pole, June 23 to July 7, 2011. (Photo:...

2010-12-01 11:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Experienced and aspiring travel bloggers can write to win a USD$54,000 expedition to the North Pole from Quark Expeditions. The prize is a trip for two aboard the world's most sophisticated and powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker to the top of the world. Airfare from the winner's nearest international gateway, as well a charter flight from Helsinki, Finland, to Murmansk, Russia is also included. The competition opens at noon, eastern time,...

2010-10-19 13:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the USD$45,000 prize in the Adventure with Julie competition sponsored by Quark Expeditions and SeaWorld, is blogging from an Emperor Penguin colony in Antarctica. Chris Epting and his daughter Claire are adventure cruising with SeaWorld Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina, aboard Quark's 24,000 horsepower Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100910/NE62314 ) (Photo:...