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Quark Expeditions

Since 1991, Quark Expeditions have taken thousands of curious passengers to the Antarctic and the Arctic, a place everyone dreams of exploring. Since then, Quark have led the way in polar expeditions and have achieved an extraordinary amount of firsts in polar exploration, allowing both the Arctic and Antarctic to be explored from 50 countries around the globe. 

Whether you're seeking an adrenaline rush or just after serene relaxation, Quark Expeditions have it all.  With no two experiences ever being the same, every passenger will have the experience of a lifetime. 

Hot Quark Expedition Deals



  • Discover in-depth the world's southernmost continent, Antarctica, for 15 unforgettable nights
  • Learn first-hand from expert scientists, researchers and special guests onboard for a truly rewarding experience
  • Explore the iconic sights from the Antarctic coastline through to the islands of penguins and seals
  • Set sights on the abundance of wildlife including penguins, seals, whales and more!
  • Includes return international flights and hotel stays in Buenos Aires


  • Explore one of the most unique places in the world, the Arctic!
  • Cruise onboard the crisp Scandinavian style ship, Ocean Nova for 14 enriching nights.
  • Explore the unique vistas of Greenland, the world's largest fjord and even the chance to see the iconic Northern Lights
  • Cruise in a Zodiac with the opportunity to sight whales, polar bears and even a musk ox!
  • Includes return international flights and hotel stays in Iceland


  • Cruise onboard Ocean Adventurer for 8 days as you interact with leopard seals, penguins and much more
  • View the spectacular Drake Passage from above with your chartered flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica!
  • Marvel in the spectacular wonders of the Antarctic Peninsular including the icebergs around the Pleneau Island and the calving glacier at Neko Harbour
  • Immerse yourself in the exceptional knowledge from the Expedition Team who carry a wealth of knowledge
  • Includes return international flights and hotel stays in Santiago

Our Best Quark Expeditions Cruise Deals

Ocean Diamond
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*South Georgia and Antarctic: Penguin Safari*
13th Nov 19 - 21 nights
From A$19440pp
Ocean Adventurer
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*Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake*
6th Dec 19 - 15 nights
From A$17499pp
Ocean Adventurer
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*Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake & Patagonia*
27th Nov 19 - 23 nights
From A$22899pp
Ocean Endeavour
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*Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
7th Mar 20 - 15 nights
From A$12999pp

Expedition Cruising With Quark Expeditions

Unlike traditional cruise ships, Quark Expeditions operates small expedition ships which feature ice-strengthened hulls for superior navigation in ice-packed polar waters. With Zodiacs (inflatable landing craft) on all ships, passengers enjoy safe and comfortable transition from ship to shore, allowing you to discover some of the world’s hidden wonders. Whatever your preferred travel style, Quark has a diverse fleet of modern ships to ensure every passenger experiences true comfort and maximum enjoyment while on an expedition.

Polar-passionate team members with rich backgrounds in marine biology, history, geology and more will deliver a truly enriching experience. With under 200 passengers onboard, Quark offers one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the expedition world. And that means more expert guidance for your trip-of-a-lifetime, not to mention you'll be spending time with some of the most fascinating people on the planet!

Quark Expeditions Video

Watch our video and see what Quark Expeditions​ has to offer!

Meet The Fleet

  • Ocean Adventurer
  • Ocean Diamond
  • Ocean Endeavour
  • Ocean Nova
  • World Explorer
  • 50 Years of Victory
  • Kapitan Khlebnikov

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