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Talk about a milestone here at Quark Expeditions! Eight documentaries have been selected by Hot Docs for the first-ever Polar Floating Film Festival. Starting November 2, 2013 the films will be featured on the Sea Spirit during the 23-day Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica via Buenos Aires: Explorers and Kings voyage.
Take a sip back in time! Jaymie our Merchandise Coordinator and Michael our IT Specialist taste Silk Road Tea's limited edition Antarctic Expedition Tea. In addition to the delightful flavour, Michael, our Quark IT Specialist, remarks the tea's aroma " is divine." The tea is a re-creation of the tea enjoyed by the British Antarctic Expedition in the quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912. Captain Scott requested a strong black tea be created, that would lift the spirits of his team during the cold and long journey through the Antarctic. Enjoy as both a breakfast tea, or an all day pick-me-up!
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.
Passionate about the polar regions? You aren't going to want to miss this voyage! Quark Expeditions is thrilled to announce that Jeff Orlowski, director of the Oscar-nominated climate change documentary, Chasing Ice, will join our 22-day Antarctic expedition featuring the first-ever Floating Polar Film Festival. Wanderlust magazine has named this expedition one of its '"50 Best Trips for 2013."
We're giving away a Greenland voyage for two and we want YOU to win!
Entering the contest is easy! Watch our special Greenland facts video to brush up on your Greenland knowledge, and then visit our Quark Loves Greenland contest page for your chance to win!
Hungry for more? Follow our Quark Loves Greenland Pinterest board for photos of some of the things you can expect to see on your trip. We'll also be doling out random Greenland facts and tidbits on our facebook page and twitter account - follow along and share with the hashtag #QuarkLovesGreenland for more chances to win!
There is probably no bigger and more passionate fan of all things Quark Expeditions than our CEO Hans Lagerweij. Fresh from his first experience aboard one of our Antarctic Express voyages, we sat down to chat with Hans about the fly-cruise program and hear him tell the tale of another Quark “first” achievement in Antarctica!