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Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord UNESCO Site

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The Ilulissat Icefjord has been a part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List since 2004. Exploration of the Icefjord guarantees breathtaking views of the glaciers and ice caps surrounding the sea, and exciting hiking trails throughout its lakes, meadows, and mountains. However, it’s easy to get wrapped up in its beauty and intrigue while overlooking its significance as a site of outstanding natural value.

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A Life Changing Adventure in the Galapagos Islands

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 I’m Tiffany Merritt, Video Content Coordinator for the TUI Group, the parent company of Quark Expeditions. I recently had the good fortune to take a Galapagos Islands expedition, and wanted to share my experience, because it was the trip of a lifetime!

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Meet the Polar Bear

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Maybe you’ve been fortunate enough to view a polar bear in captivity, but believe us when we say there’s nothing like spotting one in its natural habitat!

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Preventing Overweight Baggage Blues – What NOT to Pack

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Guest Blog Post by Danny Pastuck, Quark Merchandise Manager

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Two Species of South Georgia Bird Populations Restored

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In addition to sharing important pieces of Antarctica’s history and folklore and providing amazing adventures on its Antarctic cruises, Quark supports a number of sustainability initiatives. These range from using clean burning fuel in our vessels and serving sustainable seafood, to supporting projects like the South Georgia Heritage Trust’s (SGHT) Habitat Restoration Project, whose mission is to save the island’s native habitat by eradicating rodents from the island.

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In the Footsteps of Franklin: Canadian Team Discovers Lost Franklin Expedition Ship

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Feature photo: Bettman/Corbis

After more than 160 years of searching, the Government of Canada announced this week that a Canadian team has located one of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic exploration ships, just off King William Island.

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Arctic Quest: Colin Stump recounts his thrilling Arctic adventure

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Written by Colin Stump.

Social media has drowned us in superlatives. Amazing, OMG, fantastic, awesome, etc etc. So, how can I possibly recount a recent adventure in the Arctic without recourse to the same?

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Spotlight on Port Lockroy: A Living Museum & Haven for Gentoo Penguins

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Tucked away in a natural harbour on Goudier Island, on the western shores of Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy is a popular stop on our Antarctic Explorer voyages as well as Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North and other Antarctic expeditions.

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A Leap of Faith: The Murres of Cape Walstenholme

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Written by Acacia Johnson

After sailing east from Churchill, the Sea Explorer was promptly met with a gale warning. High winds, swell, and poor visibility kept us on the ship for a day and a half, and with white caps ripping across the sea’s surface outside the window, we instead turned our attention to lectures and presentations. Fortunately, clear skies soon appeared on the weather forecast, and when opportunity struck, we were prepared to seize the day.

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White Whale Wonderland: Cruising with Belugas in Churchill

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Written by Acacia Johnson

On a beautifully warm day in Churchill, Manitoba, the Sea Explorer welcomed a new group of passengers aboard. After a long day of travel and sightseeing for our guests, we had initially planned a restful evening for their first hours aboard the ship – but nature had other plans. In the true spirit of an expedition, we decided to seize the opportunities that presented themselves, because outside, something amazing was happening.

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