50 Years of Victory

50 Years of Victory to Continue Exploring the Top of the World

Expedition Cruises to the North Pole aboard 50 Years of Victory will continue! Officials from the ship's owner, Poseidon Expeditions and Quark Expeditions met in Moscow and agreed to terms that will allow use of the vessel for polar tourism expeditions through at least 2018. It had been previously announced that 2015 would be the …

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Quark Expeditions Polar Expedition Featured on Frozen Planet

When the BBC & Discovery Channel decided to explore Antarctica for their popular Frozen Planet series, they turned to Quark Expeditions. This weekend, watch the North American premiere of the Discovery Channel and BBC co-production of Frozen Planet. The seven-part documentary series premieres March 18, 2012, at 8 p.m. ET/PM on Discovery Channel and highlights …

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2011 Holidays Aboard Small Ships

Many people settle down with family during the holidays to catch up, and reconnect with loved ones. For a small group, the holidays are a perfect time to explore and experience the world. Small ship cruises have been busy this holiday season, exploring diverse areas of our world, from the southern reaches of Antarctica and …

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Love Santa? Visit the North Pole in 2012

Just can't get enough of the North Pole this holiday season? Be one of only 250 people to stand at the top of the world in 2012 by visiting the North Pole with Quark Expeditions aboard their latest nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory. This one-of-a-kind, 14-day itinerary travels roundtrip from Helsinki, Finland (via mandatory …

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Quark Expeditions Obtains Ship for Speedier Antarctic Sailings

Quark Expeditions recently announced an addition to its fleet. Currently the 189-passenger Le Diamant, the ship will undergo an extensive refurbishment and be renamed Ocean Diamond. The ship will begin service in November 2012 for the Antarctic 2012-2013 season. The Ocean Diamond will be one of the fastest in the Quark Expeditions fleet. Able to …

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Quark Expeditions Adds to its Fleet

Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventure, recently announced the addition of a new Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Dranitsyn, to the company's fleet. Built in Finland in 1980 and upgraded in 1999, this vessel is a powerful icebreaker designed for reaching the most remote and raw Arctic landscapes. The Kapitan Dranitsyn is virtually identical to her …

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