Quark Expeditions focuses exclusively on voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica and is known for their polar expertise. Quark Expeditions has been the globally recognized Leader in Polar Adventures for more than 30 years. Innovation is the company’s DNA. The Quark Expeditions team is constantly innovating its fleet, its off-ship adventure options, and its one-of-a-kind itineraries. With a spirit of adventure and a deep sense of environmental responsibility, Quark Expeditions is also driven by a strong desire to educate travelers about the wonders of the Arctic and Antarctica through first-hand experiences that immerse guests completely in the Polar Regions.
Quark Expeditions has the largest fleet of small polar vessels in the entire industry. This includes the new technologically-advanced polar vessel Ultramarine, which is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs, advanced sustainability systems, superior onboard amenities and the largest portfolio of off-ship adventure options in the polar industry.
Ultramarine’s two twin-engine H145 helicopters means Quark Expeditions’ guests can choose helicopter-supported activities such as alpine kayaking, mountain biking, and flightseeing—in addition to sea kayaking, hiking, camping, paddling, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Ultramarine, purpose-built for polar navigation, will accommodate a maximum of 199 guests with 140 staff and crew. This game-changing vessel will offer the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces and more outdoor viewing spaces than any other expedition ship its size.