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Quark Expeditions Announces New Arctic Voyages and Renewed Sea Adventurer
WHY IT RATES: Two new itineraries and the relaunch of a passenger favorite ship would be enough. The early-booking bonuses make this even more enticing. – Rich Thomaselli, TravelPulse Senior Editor
PHOTO: Your Arctic adventure awaits. (Courtesy Quark Expeditions)
Quark Expeditions®, the leading provider of expeditions to the Polar Regions, announces the roll out of its greatest arctic season of all time.
Two new itineraries and the exciting relaunch of passenger-favorite, small expedition ship Sea Adventurer mark the occasion. As part of this announcement, passengers booking a 2017 arctic expedition will also enjoy the most multi-faceted Early Booking Bonus in the company’s history:
• 20 percent off itineraries or 50 percent off single supplements
• the lowest price guarantee
• $500 travel credit for flights, transfer package or insurance
• $150 Polar Boutique credit
Passengers booking early will receive the best price of the season, and have a choice of 20 varied itineraries over 28 departures onboard well-loved small expedition ships Ocean Nova and Sea Adventurer, and on famed icebreaker 50 Years of Victory.
Two new itineraries offer access to the most sought after destinations and experiences in the Arctic:
• Iceland, Greenland & Baffin Island: Arctic Circle Traverse, and
• Canada to Greenland: Baffin Bay Explorer
“Pushing the envelope, trailblazing ... these are some of the traits that established Quark Expeditions® as a leader 25 years ago, and these new itineraries will give avid adventurers the opportunity to explore some of the most unique, enriching regions in the world, in new ways,” explains Quark president Andrew White. “They are a fantastic complement to our existing set of Arctic and Antarctic itineraries.”
Quark Expeditions® continues to offer a wide variety of expeditions tailored for every budget and schedule, including:
• Arctic Express Fly/Cruise Voyages
• Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
• Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari
• East Greenland: Northern Lights
• North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp
• North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure
• Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
• Spitsbergen in Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure
• Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen
The nimble, ice-strengthened Sea Adventurer features outside cabins with en suites, spacious forward lounge and bar, and other amenities, ensuring passengers travel in comfort while exploring the most remote regions on the planet.
This short video provides a glimpse of life on board this popular vessel, ideally suited to optimize the passengers’ experience in the Polar Regions, nosing up to impressive bird cliffs or pushing into sea ice to spot bears.
“We’re incredibly excited to be collaborating with a team of marine architects, engineers, interior designers and polar expedition specialists to enhance and revitalize the beloved Sea Adventurer,” White said. “Passengers and expedition staff alike have always enjoyed the intimate atmosphere and authenticity of this true expedition ship, and now will enjoy greater comforts, amenities, and an enhanced onboard experience.”
This multi-million dollar investment includes renovations to the interior of the ship, significant technical upgrades, and the addition of new passenger cabins. The refurbishment will give the ship a new look and feel throughout, new bathrooms in every cabin, and upgrades to the Main Lounge and Main Dining Room, gym, and select suites. Technical enhancements – including two new engines, generators, gear boxes, drive systems, and re-bladed propellers – will result in increased fuel efficiency, and a minimized carbon footprint.
To learn more about Quark Expeditions, visit its website.
To learn more about the Early Booking Bonus, visit here.
SOURCE: Quark Expeditions press release
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