Quark Expeditions Cruise Reviews

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Amazing Expedition

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Quark Ultramarine

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DaveA36
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

This expedition with Quark was my first time to South America and it was simply incredible! Everything was so well organised and there was always a backup plan if the weather wasn’t suitable. The mix of water, air and land excursions was fantastic and I could immediately see the value for money. The speed and precision they were able to get us all off the ship and onto the zodiacs was ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


One of the best travel experiences of my life!!

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on World Explorer (Quark Expeditions)

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O-H-I-O gal
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I was not expecting the ship and services to be top rate. I had read a few reviews that didn't find the dining experiences favorable but I have to tell you that the chef on the World Explorer deserves accolades. Not a bad meal the entire expedition. The crew overall was phenomenal. The room porter was very attentive to our needs. The Quark staff was incomparable. They were all very knowledgeable ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Pristine polar wilderness and adventures!

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Quark Ultramarine

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Carol Clay
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I just embarked on my first voyage to Antarctica with quark to experience the magic of the destination and raw wildlife and was fortunate to witness the awe inspiring beauty of humpback whales and three species of penguins ( Gentoo, Adelie and Chinstrap), fur and weddell seals, amongst an array of antarctic birds. An epic journey that undisputes quark as a leader of polar adventures as it made us ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Unmet Expectations with Quark

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Ocean Adventurer

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Poseidon66
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We were not able to visit or land in many of the planned destinations because of the Avian Flu, which was not mentioned at all until the trip was booked and paid for. We only spent 2 days at the peninsula which is truly disappointing considering most days are spent at sea and the peninsula being the main event. The staff explained how more days at the peninsula is physically impossible due to ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Ultra trip on Ultramarine

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Quark Ultramarine

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Steve Mc
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I traveled to the Falklands, South Georgia, the Antarctic Peninsula, and south of the Antarctic Circle in January of 2024 aboard the Ultramarine. This was a trip of a lifetime for me and one that I had always dreamed of. On trips like this, the dream and expectations are often too high, and real life can't deliver. Thankfully, Quark delivered! It was a fantastic trip, and I can't imagine a better ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Truly exceptional introduction to Antarctic cruising

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Quark Ultramarine

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barrera1
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My choice of Ultramarine centred around the idea of maximising activities / landings during my time in Antarctica, and to enjoy comfort for what is most likely a once in a lifetime trip. It did not disappoint. This was an exceptional experience and voyage, that may be the best travel experience I’ve had. My trip involved a night in Buenos Aires and a charter flight to Ushuaia. While I ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Amazing Experience!

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Ocean Adventurer

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Lovetodventure
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Absolutely amazing experience! It far surpassed our expectations. We chose this cruising option for the small ship adventure-spirit experience and we were not disappointed in any way. The ship staff was amazing - very attentive. The expedition crew was awesome - always made our outings fun, exciting, safe, and informative. Our cabin was very comfortable and perfect for the two of us. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


South Georgia Island and Patagonia

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on World Explorer (Quark Expeditions)

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iragilbert
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Fantastic experience. Amazing places, with hundreds of thousands of penguins and seals in South Georgia Island (a must) and Antarctica, with hundreds of whales along the away, among others. Top notch crew with non-stop options for science and history explorations. Wonderful people who love what they do. Very good food with tons of choices. Very nice boat with great first class cabins. Quark ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Early Season with Quark on World Explorer

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on World Explorer (Quark Expeditions)

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Toronto 2
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This review is based on an eleven day Quark trip to Antarctica on board the World Explorer in late November/early December 2023. First, getting to Antarctica takes a long time. From Toronto it took a total of 17 hours flying time, more or less due south, and two days at sea to reach the continent. Your carbon footprint will be very big and very sooty by the time you get there. If this bothers ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Everything was excellent

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Quark Ultramarine

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AnitaDu
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We travelled before with Quark Expeditions and it was fantastic (to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica). This time (september 2023) we wanted to visit Greenland and the Canadian high Artic. The choice for Quark was easy because of our experience on the other trip and it was again excellent! Everything was fantastic, the room, staff, food (buffet lunch, a la carte diner with great wine), ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


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