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All-Inclusive, All-Suites Antarctica

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 We’re constantly improving and adding travel options here at Quark Expeditions®. For travelers who are short on time but want a high-value Antarctic experience, we’ve added an exciting new addition to our fleet: the all-inclusive, all-suites Island Sky.

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Top 4 Reasons to Fly the Drake on Your Antarctic Cruise

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Carving time out of your life and routine for an Antarctic cruise used to be an undertaking. It would take weeks – even a month or more – to reach the 7th continent. Even then, you had quite the trip in store - one of the more “adventurous” aspects was sailing the Drake Passage.

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Take an Antarctic Zodiac Cruise in Immersive 360° Video

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Antarctic travel with Quark Expeditions is an experience unlike any other. From the time you board one of our expedition vessels and settle into your cabin, our experienced staff work to make your adventure as comfortable as it is memorable.

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Life On Board an Antarctic Expedition Ship in Immersive 360° VR

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It’s a common misconception about Antarctic travel -- that experiencing one of the world’s wildest and most remote destinations must mean you have to rough it along the way. When we look back at how difficult Antarctic exploration was just a few short decades ago, it’s hard to imagine making such a trek in comfort; even in style.

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Quark Expeditions chooses Canada Goose for Barneo Ice Camp

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Guest Blog by Danny Pastuck, Merchandise Ecommerce Manager

 With every new arctic expedition comes a new set of operational challenges. Quark Expeditions is no stranger to the North Pole, bringing guests to the geographic North Pole each summer by means of legendary icebreaker 50 Years of Victory. And so we know - what you wear on your North Pole trip is almost as important as how you get there.

 

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Antarctica Aboard Ocean Endeavour: Better Than Finding $500 Million

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Marine archaeologist KT Budde-Jones had always dreamed of taking an Antarctic expedition. In fact, she had been saving for one for 15 years. But as with many things in life, there just never seemed to be a good time to go.

 Then everything changed.

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Myths of Traveling to Antarctica by Marybeth Bond

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Our friends and colleagues plagued us with questions before we left. Won’t you be cold, bored, unsafe and sea sick? I admit, I too had some concerns but none of them proved true.

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Quark Passengers Love Showcasing Their National Pride

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Wherever we go – from the Drake Passage to King George Island in the Antarctic, all the way to East Greenland and even the North Pole – Quark passengers love bringing a bit of their home country with them. Even better, they share their experiences with us in photos, videos and even guest blog posts.

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Guest Post: Antarctica through the Eyes of an Arctic Aficionado by Andrew White

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As someone who has truly been bitten by the Arctic bug, I was chomping at the bit to see Antarctica. And as the newest member of the Quark sales team, I was looking forward to seeing a Quark expedition in action. Like most salespeople it is easier to sell something you have experienced and even easier if you are genuinely passionate about it. Would it stack up to my experiences in the Arctic? Would I be able to sell Antarctica as passionately as I can sell the Arctic? And more importantly, would I get sick crossing the Drake Passage? (Yes. Yes. And NO!)

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Part 2: Journey to the Arctic with Janet & John Tangney

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Janet & John Tangney have been married for almost 41 years and live in Oregon. John's full time job is writing Computer Aided Design software, and Janet was previously a pre-school teacher and substitute teacher for high school special education class. While John is a photo enthusiast, Janet also enjoys the hobby. They primarily go to National Parks in the USA on their travels, and love the Northwest. John had previously gotten to go to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions, and hopes to be able to return to there with Janet in a couple of years. They have a website, www.pbase.com/jctangney where they post photos for all to view and enjoy.

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