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Finding Zen on the 7th Continent: Yoga Onboard the Ocean Endeavour

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You could say Sarah Hrdlicka is living the good life.

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The Quark Polar Bear - An Update

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We’re excitedly tracking our adopted polar bear – a mother bear currently known as # X37136 – and her cub on the Polar Bears International (PBI) Bear Tracker page, to see what they’ve been up to. And we will soon have a proper name for her, one befitting her natural beauty, from the hundreds of name submissions we’ve received from the #NameTheQuarkBear contest. It’s not too late to submit a name, but hurry, the contest ends August 31.    

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Top 10 Things to Do In Buenos Aires

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Epic Whale Watching in Antarctica

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As your ship approaches the Antarctic Peninsula and you catch your first glimpse of craggy, snow-covered rock faces towering over frozen beaches below, you’ll feel drawn to the deck. Without fail, Quark staff and passengers navigate towards the bow, marveling at the sheer magnitude of the seventh continent as it grows closer.

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Antarctic Adventure Activities for All Types of Travelers

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As we’ve readied the Ocean Endeavour for its upcoming sailings, our Operations team members have put a great deal of work into purchasing, testing, and stocking everything you’ll need to participate in a variety of exciting Adventure Options throughout your guided Antarctic cruise.   

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Top 10 Things to Do on a Layover in Punta Arenas

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The Top 5 Arctic Landing Sites

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Depending on the weather and the particular expedition, your arctic cruise will include landings at a variety of diverse and fascinating landing sites. Some of these landings are best viewed and experienced as a short break from the ship, while others beg for you to stay and explore the region. 

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Field Notes on Beluga Whale Research - Weeks 2 and 3

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The days blend into each other in the High Arctic, where working nights under the 2 a.m. sun or working days is guided not by an internal clock or by the necessary stillness that comes with darkness, but by the cycles of the whales, which seem to be guided by the tides.

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Traveling to Antarctica with Jonathan Shackleton

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As providers of authentic travel to Antarctica, we strive to ensure our passengers have the most relevant, compelling and educational experiences, and this includes the benefit of having explorers and polar experts travel with you. Scientists, historians and other experts who travel to the Polar Regions share their knowledge and expertise with Quark passengers in structured lectures as well as informal talks.

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Meet the Leopard Seal: Grace and Prowess in Antarctic Waters

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Seeing a seal up close, or even having some kind of interaction with one, is a dream for many. Seeing one in its natural habitat, though, is priceless! Polar adventurers may have a particular idea in mind of what an encounter with a seal will entail, but leopard seals promise to surprise and delight.

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