50 Years of Victory

Just Announced: 50 Years of Victory Joins Fleet

Quark Expeditions is thrilled to announce that our North Pole voyages in 2008 will be aboard the world’s newest, largest and most sophisticated nuclear-powered icebreaker – 50 Years of Victory!

Twenty years in the making, 50 Years of Victory is a technological marvel. The June 23rd departure will be the icebreaker’s maiden voyage to the North Pole. Learn more >

Total Solar Eclipse!

Polar Ambassador Program

Share your passion for the polar regions.

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Total Solar Eclipse!

A total solar eclipse will occur August 1, 2008. We’ll be positioning our icebreaker 50 Years of Victory to view it.

The North Pole Total Solar Eclipse >

Ends of the Earth

New Penguin Study Announced

The Emperor Penguins of the Snow Hill Island rookery will be studied.

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Atlanta: At the Ends of the Earth

The Quark Expeditions sponsored exhibit Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins will open June 5, 2008, at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

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John Weller

Top Stories.

Report from the Far Side

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Quark Returns to the Northeast Passage:
From Anadyr to Murmansk

Russia’s Arctic >

The Smithsonian’s Wondrous Cold:
An Antarctic Journey

Wondrous Cold >

Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)


Aliens in Antarctica:
Download a free backgrounder.

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Welcome to Quark Expeditions:
celebrating 17 Years

For the past 17 years Quark Expeditions has led the way in polar adventure. In that time, our fascination with the last unexplored frontiers has grown steadily deeper. From our landings on little-known shores to our first passenger circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent, we’ve carried on the spirit of the great explorers while sharing our passion for regions whose environmental sanctity must be protected.

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