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The Top Landing Sites in Greenland

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There are a number of exciting regions of Greenland, each with unique attractions and points of interest accessible on your cruise. As the first explorers of the island soon discovered, ice, weather and Mother Nature can affect landing site accessibility, but add to the adventure of exploring Greenland.

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The Galapagos Big 5

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There’s really no other place on earth like the Galapagos Islands, where you can interact with an unrivaled diversity of wildlife on land and sea. Catching a glimpse of the endangered Galapagos sea turtle, the giant Galapagos tortoise, or the cartoonish blue-footed booby nesting on bare rocky islands is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

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Failed Attempts at Traversing the Northwest Passage

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The Northwest Passage has long been considered one of the most important marine paths in history, shortening the distance between Europe and eastern Asia by thousands of miles. This passage, once explored and tackled, also bridged these faraway lands to the eastern United States and the Canadian North. Although the passage has always been integral in shipping valuable mineral resources from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to the Arctic and Canadian Islands, it’s never exactly been smooth sailing.

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A Spectacular End to An Epic Voyage

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This blog post was written by Ali from the Expedition Team on Ocean Endeavour in Antarctica

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Christmas in Antarctica

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This blog post was written by Ali from the Expedition Team on Ocean Endeavour in Antarctica

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Fantastic Falklands

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An update from the Expedition Team on the Sea Adventurer - December 27, 2015 on our Falkands, South Georgia and Antarctica expedition.
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Meet the Galapagos Hawk

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Guided expeditions to the Galapagos Islands provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences not just because of the scenery and the voyage itself, but because of the opportunities for viewing wildlife you won’t see anywhere else on the planet. One rare species you might spot while on a Galapagos Islands cruise is the Galapagos hawk.

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Meet the Reindeer

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Reindeer, famous in traditional lore for pulling Santa’s sleigh from the North Pole on Christmas Eve, are a special sight to see on an arctic expedition. Capable of survival in even the harshest temperatures and blizzards, reindeer are a circumpolar species that live in the northern part of the world, and you may even see reindeer on your arctic holiday.

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Life aboard the ‘Hans Hansson’ Small Exploration Boat

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Juliette Hennequin grew up in France, graduating from University before training to become a professional yacht skipper. In 2004, on her first trip to the southern Polar Regions, she met her future partner, Dion Poncet, while in the Falkland Islands.

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How to Get To Antarctica

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When you take the trip of a lifetime, no detail is too small to be considered. For travelers taking part in a Quark Expeditions Antarctic Adventure, adding a few days to the beginning or end of your trip will allow you to explore some unique and interesting destinations.

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