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Jun 19, 2013 1:22:00 PM
This just in: Falcon Scott, grandson of famed Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, will be reuniting with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s cousin, Jonathan Shackleton, on four Quark voyages this Antarctic season.
Join Falcon and Jonathan on the Ocean Diamond as they regale passengers with tales of their ancestors’ battle to the South Pole. The pair will be on the November 14, 2013 voyage to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica, the February 13, 2014 voyage to the South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula, and will cross the Antarctic Circle on February 22, 2014.
They will also make a special appearance on Sea Spirit voyage to the Weddell Sea on January 24, 2014.
There’s a trip for everyone and every interest, so pick a trip and contact a Polar Travel Adviser to make sure you get to travel with the descendants of famed Polar explorers!
To see the full list of our Experts in Residence for the 2013/14 Antarctic season, click here.
Jun 14, 2013 2:34:00 PM
Top image copyright Sue Flood
We are pleased to announce our Experts-in-Residence program for the 2013.14 Antarctic season! Renowned for the expedition team's expertise in the Arctic and Antarctica, our Experts-in-Residence program adds an extra layer of interest and insight to polar expeditions with best-in-class guests from the fields of polar history, scientific research, and photography.
This year we are thrilled to have the following polar experts join us:
Back by popular demand, Jonathan Shackleton (cousin of Sir Ernest Shackleton) is a leading expert on the life and achievements of Ernest Shackleton and he is author of Shackleton: An Irishman in Antarctica and The Shackletons of Ballitore (1580-1987). Jonathan will be on four voyages this season:
Dr. Tom Hart runs the Penguin Lifelines project at Oxford University and the Zoological Society of London. The on-going project monitors Antarctic wildlife using camera trapping, volunteer photos and population genetics. Tom's PhD at Imperial College and the British Antarctic Survey investigated penguin foraging behavior around South Georgia. www.penguinlifelines.org. Dr. Hart will be on four voyages this season:
Dr. Tom Hart has visited the Quark Expeditions office a few times over the past year and participated in "Ask a Penguinologist" - where he participated in a live web chat and answered questions about Penguin Lifelines and penguins in general. Here's a clip from his first chat with us:
Sue Flood is a professional wildlife and travel photographer who has been working in the polar regions for over 20 years, and with more 30 trips to the Arctic and Antarctic. She won the 2011 International Photographer of the Year - prize-winner for best nature book. www.sueflood.com. Sue will be on three voyages this season:
How to Book Quark is currently offering a $1000 air credit on select Sea Spirit voyages, including the 15-day Antarctic Peninsula East & West voyage, January 24, 2014 featuring Jonathan Shackleton. Book before July 31, 2013. Some conditions apply. Click here for more details.
For almost 25 years, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel. With its diverse fleet of specially equipped vessels, seasoned expedition leaders and new land based expeditions, they offer travelers unparalleled access to the most remote regions on earth: the Arctic and Antarctica.
In 2013, Quark Expeditions® was voted “World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator” by the World Travel Awards, received the “Blow the Budget” award from the Amadeus & World Travel Mart Travel Experience Awards and was named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime for their “Three Arctic Islands” voyage.