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2011-05-02 16:35:00

WATERBURY, Vt., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Traveler has named "Three Arctic Islands: Triple the Adventure" one of 2011's 50 Tours of a Lifetime. To qualify for the honor an expedition had to be one of the "most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours." This 13-day cruise is exclusive to Quark Expeditions, a Vermont-based, polar tour operator specializing in the polar regions since 1991. (Photo:...

2011-04-06 09:10:00

WATERBURY, Vt., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sea-kayaking in Svalbard, Norway's Arctic paradise takes place in an extreme environment. Quark Expeditions, a polar specialist, recommends that travelers contemplating the activity be comfortable getting in and out of a boat, and that they have practiced a wet exit. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/NE78344 ) Svalbard affords many opportunities to paddle in protected fjords amongst icebergs. Quark staff are always alert...

2011-03-23 12:43:00

WATERBURY, Vt., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akademik Ioffe sailed its final voyage for the polar specialist Quark Expeditions. The former Russian research vessel converted to an expedition ship had become out-dated. According to Hans Lagerweij, President of Quark Expeditions, "21st century polar travelers want cabins with private facilities, stylish public areas, and a choice of places to congregate to share a drink." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/NE70421 ) Time...

2011-03-03 09:11:00

WATERBURY, Vt., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Expeditions, a polar travel specialist, has been nominated by Travel and Leisure as the World's Best Tour Operator in the magazine's annual consumer survey. On learning of the nomination, Hans Lagerweij, president of Quark, remarked, "Our 20th anniversary is turning out to be a year to remember!" (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110303/NE58615 ) Lagerweij explained, "In January, we added Sea Spirit to our fleet for a new...

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:...

2011-02-14 10:22:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta Photographer Santiago Vanegas sailed below the Antarctic Circle in 2009 aboard a Quark Expeditions vessel. From the 11,000 pictures he took during the 15-day voyage, he has chosen 50 to include in an exhibit titled - Antarctica: Photographs by Santiago Vanegas. The venue for the year long exhibit is the Transportation Hall of Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the busiest in the world. (Photo:...

2011-02-01 08:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To showcase the newest ship in the Quark Expeditions fleet, the polar specialist is introducing a new 9-day itinerary - Wildlife Cruise through the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), November 6 to 14, 2011. Commented Quark's president, Hans Lagerweij, "With the addition of Sea Spirit and the new Falkland Islands itinerary, we demonstrate, once again, our commitment to innovation in polar traveling." (Photo:...

2011-01-24 11:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Together, Starpath School of Navigation and Quark Expeditions will provide amateur and advanced sailors alike a unique opportunity to transit the Holy Grail of Arctic exploration while earning certification in several areas of navigation. Starpath has trained passionate sailors in all phases of marine navigation and weather since 1978. Quark, a polar expedition specialist founded in 1991, has sailed the Northwest Passage with adventure travelers...


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