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  • New Ultimate Expeditions!The Explorers Collection: six extraordinary adventures PAGE 6

    Arctic CircumnavigationBreak ice on a full 360 of the Arctic! PAGE 22

    Northern Lights ExpressFly and cruise to the Earths most spectacular light showPAGE 40

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    Galapagos to the PoleAn epic adventure combining Galapagos and AntarcticaPAGE 76

    The Leader in Polar Adventures

    Arctic & Antarctic Expeditions 2016.17

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    CONTENTS

    3 Letter from the President4 Timeline: 25 Years of Polar Firsts6 NEW for 2016.17: Explorers Collection8 The Shackleton Club9 Quark Cares

    10 Meet Our Expedition Leaders12 Talk to the Polar Travel Experts14 Special Guests and Experts15 Social Media16 THE ARCTIC

    18 A Day in the Life: Arctic Icebreaker 20 The North Pole 22 Arctic Icebreaker Expeditions 28 Norway and Svalbard 36 A Day in the Life: Greenland 38 Greenland 40 Arctic Express (Fly/Cruise) 44 Canadian High Arctic 48 Arctic by Land 52 Arctic Trip Extensions54 ANTARCTICA & GALAPAGOS

    56 A Day in the Life: South Georgia 58 Antarctic Peninsula 62 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas),

    South Georgia and Antarctica 66 Antarctic Express (Fly/Cruise) 72 Intimate Antarctica 76 The Galapagos Islands 80 Antarctic Trip Extensions 82 Adventure Options 86 Our Fleet 98 Arctic 2016 Dates & Rates 100 Antarctica 2016.17 Dates & Rates 102 Meet Our Sister Companies 104 How to Dress for Polar Travel 106 Inclusions and Exclusions 109 Terms and Conditions

    A Quark expedition is unlike anyother voyage you will ever take.Expedition travel is easier than you think.

    After 25 years as the leader in polar adventures,

    we know how to interpret the most remote

    and pristine regions in the world.

    Your introduction to the best of polar

    and sub-polar travel lies within these pages.

    Let our passionate team of experts help

    you nd the trip of a lifetime.

    Sizing up the mighty icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, parked in iceon the cover: A king penguin chick gets curious up close and personal with the camera, South Georgia, Antarctica back cover: A polar bear strikes a perfect pose

  • LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

    Dear Explorer,

    There is little pristine wilderness left in the worldplaces

    that truly inspire awe, and possess purity and beauty that defy

    description. The Arctic and Antarctica are two such places.

    This year is an especially signicant one for us: 25 years ago, Quark Expeditions founders set out to explore these regions with a single ship and a dream to reach the North Pole. We also traversed the rst-ever tourism transit of the Northeast Passage and historic routes across the Russian Arctic. Today, we still embody the spirit of the great explorersits one of the reasons were the leader in all things polar. We oer more expeditions and choice of vessels than any other polar operator!

    As we celebrate this silver milestone of providing passengers with unforgettable trips of a lifetime, we are delighted to bring you more ways to discover these wild places, more awe-inspiring moments and more comfort and convenience.

    Introducing the Explorers Collection, a hand-picked portfolio of six extraordinary expeditions featuring unique accommodations and modes of travel, exclusive to Quark.

    The collection includes two journeys aboard the intimate Hans Hansson small exploration boat to rarely visited Antarctic havens and the Falklands, an exciting Galapagos Islands program on the Evolution small expedition ship, and Arctic Watch, our unique Canadian Arctic basecamp.

    Whether its your rst Quark trip of a lifetime or your twenty-fth, I invite you to join our fraternity of polar adventurers! Our passionate and highly knowledgeable Polar Travel Advisers are available to answer all your questions and help make your experience extraordinary.

    Andrew White, President, Quark Expeditions

    Contact me at andrew.white@quarkexpeditions.com

    CALL A QUARK POLAR TRAVEL ADVISER AT 1.888.979.2061 OR YOUR TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL 3

    ANTARCTICA HAS THIS MYTHIC WEIGHT. IT RESIDES IN THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS OF SO MANY PEOPLE, AND IT MAKES THIS HUGE IMPACT, JUST LIKE OUTER SPACE. ITS LIKE GOING TO THE MOON.

    Jon Krakauer

    Portal Point, Antarctic Peninsula

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    1993

    2006

    2014

    1996

    2008

    2015

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    2011

    2016Ocean Endeavour launches for 2015.16 season as the only health- and wellness-focused ship in Antarctica

    Stand-up paddleboarding comes to the Antarctic as a new, exciting adventure option for Quark passengers

    Quark oers rst land-based adventure in the Canadian High Arctic: Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

    Helicopters aboard Kapitan Khlebnikov y Quark Expeditions passengers to previously inaccessible McMurdo Dry Valleys, in the Ross Sea sector of Antarctica

    First-ever attempt to circumnavigate Greenlanddicult ice thwarts the attempt with only a quarter of the expedition remaining

    Quark Expeditions retraces the legendary voyage of Endurance, a rst for commercial passengers

    First circumnavigation of the Arctic Ocean aboard Kapitan Dranitsyn

    In the Bay of Whales, Ross Sea, Quark breaks Roald Amundsens 100-year-old record for most southerly latitude of any surface vessel

    Maiden voyage on the worlds largest and most powerful nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, to the North Pole

    Three Arctic Islands voyage voted one of National Geographic Travelers 50 Tours of a Lifetime

    Quark Expeditions celebrates its 20th anniversary

    Quark Expeditions celebrates its 25th anniversary as the leader in polar adventures.

    Quark Introduces the Explorers Collection, a series of extraordinary expedition experiences featuring unique vessels, arctic basecamps and an epic Galapagos-Antarctica back-to-back voyage.

    Quark Expeditions begins a circumnavigation of Antarctica, the rst-ever passenger voyage of its kind

    First circumnavigation of Antarctica for commercial passengers completed

    Quark and CarbonNeutral oer passengers pay-as-you-y carbon osetting program for international and domestic ights

    1991

    2002

    2012

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    2004

    2013Quark hosts Jonathan Shackleton and Falcon Scott, descendants of famed explorers, as they walk and camp on the 7th continent together

    First-ever Floating Polar Film Festival hosted aboard Quarks Sea Spirit

    Polar adventure specialist Quark Expeditions launches and embarks on its rst North Pole voyage

    Quark performs the rst-ever tourism transit of the Northeast Passage, the historic route across the Russian Arctic

    Quark passengers aboard the ice-breaker Kapitan Khlebnikov are the rst to witness a total eclipse of the sun in Antarcticas Davis Sea

    Lynne Cox, the worlds premier cold-water open-water swimmer, partners with Quark Expeditions

    for the rst Antarctic one-mile (1.6-km) swim in history

    Quark rst to conrm most northerly emperor penguin rookery near Snow Hill Island in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica

    Quark launches rst-ever CarbonNeutral voyages to Antarctica aboard Ocean Diamond

    First tour operator to successfully oer passenger hot air ballooning at the North Pole

    Falcon Scott

    Jonathan Shackleton

    Quark oers rst non-scientic visits to emperor penguin rookeries

    Quark Expeditions deploys the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov to the far side of Antarctica, a rst in expedition travelYears

    of PolarFirsts

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    GALAPAGOS & ANTARCTICA: EQUATOR TO POLE (see pages 76-79)

    Hike, swim, snorkel and kayak as you explore the diverse Galapagos Islands aboard small expedition ship Evolution. Combine this adventure with a classic Antarctic expedition for some of the best highlights of the Southern Hemisphere, from equator to Pole!

    HANS HANSSON: BESPOKE EXPEDITIONS (see pages 72-75)

    Circumnavigate the Falklands, an archipelago teeming with wildlife and featuring beautiful scenery, white sand beaches and vast open spaces. Or discover rarely visited Antarctic Peninsula coves, inlets and landing sites on two intimate journeys aboard the one-of-a-kind Hans Hansson small exploration boat.

    NORTH POLE: THE ULTIMATE ARCTIC ADVENTURE (see pages 20-21)

    Crushing through pack ice on the legendary icebreaker 50 Years of Victory, aerial helicopter ightseeing and optional hot air balloon rides combine to make this remarkable journey to the North Pole an experience you will never forget.

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION: ARCTIC CIRCUMNAVIGATION (see pages 22-27)

    With its powerful ice-breaking strength, the legendary icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov navigates the Russian Arctic, the fabled Northwest and Northeast Passages, the extremes of Greenland, and the Canadian High Arctic. An epic, one-of-a-kind voyage!

    ARCTIC WATCH WILDERNESS LODGE: ADVENTURE & WILDLIFE AT 74N (see page 51)

    Oering ample views of iconic wildlife and unique landscapes and terrains, this one-of-a-kind lodge is located on the polar bear migration path in the Canadian High Arctic and features spectacular beluga whale watching. Adventure here is truly all-included: 26 lucky guests per stay enjoy complimentary fully guided adventure activities daily.

    NORTH POLE EXPRESS: BARNEO ICE CAMP (see page 50)

    Only a privileged few have ever stayed at Barneo Ice Camp, a seasonal basecamp, science and logistics station. Highlights of this unique three-day adventure include an Antonov AN-74 landing on a frozen runway, and Mi-8 helicopter ights to 90N, followed by a celebratory toast.

    ARCTIC

    ANTARCTICA

    NEW for 2016.17

    In honor of our 25th anniversary, we introduce the

    Explorers Collection, a hand-picked portfolio of six

    extraordinary expeditions featuring unique accommodations

    and modes of travel, all exclusive to Quark.

    Sunbathing sea lions, Galapagos

    Visit QuarkExpeditions.com or our YouTube channel youtube.com/user/QuarkExpeditions to see videos of some of these inspiring journeys.

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  • Quark CaresQuark is committed to trailblazing sustainable practices and supporting charitable

    organizations in the Polar Regions. We are proud to pioneer and set stringent health

    and safety guideline standards, to spearhead sustainability initiatives and to support

    conservation eorts throughout the Arctic, Antarctic and subpolar regions.

    HEALTH & SAFETY One of the best sta-to-passenger

    ratios in the industry: 1 to 9.5 A long-time, active member

    of the International Association ofAntarctica Tour Operators and theAssociation of Arctic ExpeditionCruise Operators

    Many of Quarks voyages includetwo doctors per expedition, and provision of additional emergency equipment to exceed SOLASrequirements

    Expedition sta are STCW certiedand trained in CPR and life-savingskills, IAATO and AECO testing,and standard operating procedures for expedition activities

    Safety preparedness includesa Safety Management Systemand a comprehensiveIncident Management Plan

    Credentials include BritishStandard BS8848 health andsafety accreditation

    OUR SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES CarbonNeutral voyages oered

    on select ships; air travel is carbon oset for sta and carbon osetting options are available for passengers

    Carbon-neutrality projectssupported include the Acre Amazonian Rainforest Conservation,Buenos Aires Landll Gas, UgandaCommunity Reforestation andZhangjiakou Wind Power GS

    Vessels use low-emission marinegas oil (MGO), eco-friendly laundrychemicals and cabin amenities,sustainable VOYA spa products,and recycled, acid-free paper

    Compliance with internationalwaste disposal regulations

    OUR CHARITABLE WORK Dedicated cabins are donated

    to Polar Region scientists andresearchers

    On-board auctions raise over US$200,000 annually, supportingmultiple charities dedicatedto polar sustainability and conservation

    For more information on Quarks Health, Safety and Sustainability practices, visit the About Quark section at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Ocean camp, Weddell Sea, Antarctica: Sir Ernest Shackleton (far left) with Frank Wild

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    Join Our Exclusive Polar Travel Rewards ProgramExplore the wondrous Polar Regions with Quark and earn valuable travel rewards! Sign up to become a member of The Shackleton Club for access to exclusive benets and value add-ons, such as discounts on future travel and on-board perks like last-minute cabin upgrades.

    Learn more at QuarkExpeditions.com/ShackletonClub

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    SHARE AND SAVEQuark travelers and Shackleton Club members receive a travel credit or gift card for every new introduction that books a Quark expedition!

  • Expedition Leader

    ALEX McNEIL

    Raised in Toronto, Canada, Alex has participated in

    over 100 expeditions as a co-ordinator, logistics manager, historian, Zodiac driver and Expedition Leader.

    Alex has a keen interest in geology, ornithology, marine biology and the great explorers of the Antarctic. As a skilled boat handler and mechanic, he has worked in some of the most challenging polar conditions.

    Expedition Leader

    JOHN RODSTED

    A self-confessed polar addict, John has worked

    in the Arctic and Antarctic since 2003 as a historian, guide and Expedition Leader, with close to 180 expeditions under his belt. Originally a commercial photographer, a photojournalist and later a professor of photojournalism, he has exhibited in The Hague, Sydney Opera House, Royal Geographical Society, United Nations and Smithsonian Institute. John is currently working on a project on polar bears and climate change, and looks forward to guiding and taking photographs in the Polar Regions.

    Expedition Leader

    DAVID WOODY WOOD

    Our Australian historian and Expedition Leader

    Woody has an unquenchable passion for sharing polar region marvels.

    His love of the ocean and wild destinations has resulted in 12 years at sea, in the Arctic and Antarctica. He invites you to join him to be astonished, amazed and enchanted on your expedition.

    Expedition Leader

    HADLEIGH MEASHAM

    Hadleigh has worked for Quark since 2008

    in the roles of Expedition Leader, guide, historian, and operations manager.

    He has completed over 50 expeditions to the Polar Regions including Antarctica, East and West Greenland, Ban Island, Svalbard, the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), the Scotia Sea Islands, and three traverses of the Northwest Passage.

    Meet Our Expedition LeadersWith over 800 combined expeditions to the Polar Regions, our team of experts is made up of some of the most respected scientists, naturalists, historians, ornithologists, marine biologists and glaciologists from the most distinguished institutions on earth.

    Passionate, knowledgeable and simply amazing, the men and women who guide and lead our voyages are among the best in the world.

    Expedition Leader

    SHANE EVOY

    Raised in Georgian Bay, Canada, Shane worked

    at his familys marina prior to leading Quark trips.

    With over 125 expeditions and 17 years experience, Shanes love of Antarctica and passion for the environment is clear. His objective on any trip is to ensure passengers have the trip of a lifetime.

    Expedition Leader

    SOLAN JENSEN

    Raised in Alaska, U.S., Solan has worked as a

    wilderness ranger, expedition leader, kayak guide, boat builder, marine mammal emergency responder, and as an ironworker at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

    He rmly believes it is a privilege to visit Antarctica and has worked as a kayak guide and Expedition Leader for the past 10 years.

    Expedition Leader

    CHELI LARSEN

    New Zealand-raised Cheli has worked on expeditions

    for the past 16 years, specializing in the Polar Regions.

    As a PADI Master Instructor, commercial launch master, dive and shing charter skipper and eld assistant for TVNZ Natural History, she brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge, expertise and leadership to Quark Expeditions.

    Expedition Leader

    PAMELA LE NOURY

    Pam is a marine scientist, PADI dive instructor,

    tech deep and commercial diver, Zodiac skipper and sailor. She worked in diving while attending university, managed a dive school and started her own yacht charters. Pam has traveled from the Poles to the remote reaches of every ocean.

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  • With Quark since 2009

    PAUL SCHUSTER

    Expedition experience:Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

    How do your y/cruises dier from your other expeditions?

    Fly/cruises are fantastic choices for passengers who are short on time and prefer to y, rather than sail, for part of their expedition. They include all the amazing elements of our regular voyages, but cut down your transit time. Antarctic y/cruises, for example, y over the Drake Passage instead of sailing through it. As with arctic y/cruisesfocused on Greenlands spectacular northern lights passengers can spend up to an additional two days in destination when they choose a y/cruise.

    With Quark since 2015

    CAREN RAPP

    Expedition experience:Galapagos Islands

    What can I expect from my expedition to the Galapagos Islands?

    Expect one of the best experiences of your life! Because of the diversity of the wildlife, there is always something to enjoy, and the weather is consistent thanks to the proximity to the equator and constant ocean breezes. Waters are generally calm, and the naturalists are exceptionally knowledgeable about the wildlife, which varies from island to island. Youll typically have four to six hours each day for hiking, walking and snorkeling.

    With Quark since 2013

    MARK WEBER

    Expedition experience:Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland Spitsbergen

    When is the best time to go to Antarctica?

    With almost 24-hour daylight and temperatures rarely dipping below 23F (-5C) during expedition months, any time is a wonderful time to visit Antarctica. What do you want to experience? October to early December sees virgin ice and mating penguins; December through February delights with chicks hatching; mid-February to March fascinates with returning whales, hauled-out seals and moulting penguins.

    With Quark since 2008

    CARA NUNNENMACHER

    Expedition experience:North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

    Whats the dierence between a cruise and an expedition, and how do I know which ship is best for me?

    Quark doesnt operate traditional cruises like those large cruise liners carrying thousands of guests. Instead, we explore harder-to-reach places on comfortable small ice-class expedition ships and mighty icebreakers, where the focus is on getting o the ship and exploring by land and by Zodiac. Each vessel has its own unique features. Just ask me! For example, this year we launch our wellness-focused Ocean Endeavour, which features an on-board spa.

    With Quark since 2011

    NAOMI BOX

    Expedition experience:Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

    On what expeditions will I get to meet the locals?

    On certain northern destinations such as Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, and the Falkland Islands in the south, youll be welcomed by the people who make their lives in these remote areas. For example, on some Greenland voyages well take part in or observe local customs and traditions, or get up close and personal with the locals over a game of soccer. On shore in the Falklands, we take the opportunity to mingle with the locals in the pub.

    Talk to the Polar Travel Experts

    With Quark since 2009

    RICHARD ANGELIDIS

    Expedition experience:North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp

    Whats your most extreme expedition?

    Without a doubt, Barneo Ice Camp, which I had the chance to visit this year. Its a seasonal basecamp and working research station, where your company can be international scientists, researchers, ice pilots and polar skiers. Stays at Barneo include Antonov AN-74 and Mi-8 helicopter ights, landing on a frozen runway, and, ultimately, a trek and celebration at the North Pole. Need I say more?

    With Quark since 2015

    MARY ELIASEWYCH

    Expedition experience:Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

    Can Quark book all aspects of my trip, such as ights, pre- and post-trip tours, hotels and insurance?

    Absolutely! We can book international and domestic ights to get you to your destination as seamlessly as possible, help you choose from various hotels and tours to extend your trip, andmost importantly book your travel insurance. Obtaining insurance is especially important, given the remote locations we visit. Its worth noting that Quark is one of the few companies that provides emergency evacuation insurance as part of the cost of your expedition.

    When you choose Quark, youll be looked after by the best travel advisers in the expedition world. From your rst inquiry to your bon voyage call, we are delighted to share everything we know and love about these unique and beautiful regions.

    With Quark since 2012

    RAAKHE KAPILA

    Expedition experience:Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

    What is Quarks most immersive expedition?

    I was fortunate enough to experience our Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge. It oers some of the best beluga whale watching in the world and is also situated on the polar bear migration path. The lodge oers included adventure options, and thus a variety of fun ways to fully explore the Arctic through hiking, kayaking, ATV rides, rafting and shing. Its such a unique way to experience the Arctic for the more adventurous traveler.

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  • Planning Your Trip of a Lifetime? Connect. Follow. Share.

    #TravelWithQuark

    Get in touch with us and fellow Quark explorers before, during and after your expedition!

    We love to share our passion for all things polar with you! Visit the Quark blog to read posts from our Expedition Leaders and other experts, and get tips on photography, packing and much more!

    QuarkExpeditions.com/community

    Scientists in Residence and Special Guests

    HISTORIAN JONATHAN SHACKLETONBack by popular demand, writer and historian

    Jonathan Shackleton, cousin of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the family historian for the Irish Shackletons,

    joins us to lecture and regale us with stories of his ancestors famed expedition to the South, as well as

    his own experiences on and around Antarctica.

    RESEARCHER DR. TOM HARTFounder of the Penguin Lifelines project at Oxford University and the Zoological Society of London, Dr. Tom Hart has a passion for wildlife in extreme environments and is enthusiastic about conserving them. Tom will be aboard select Antarctica voyages, researching penguins adaptation to a changing environment, and is always a great source of penguin anecdotes.

    RESEARCHER DR. IAN STIRLINGNaturalist Guide and Lecturer Dr. Ian Stirling has studied polar bears and seals for 50 years. His book Polar Bears: The Natural History of a Threatened Species is the denitive work on this iconic species. He is an emeritus research scientist with the Canadian Wildlife Service and an adjunct professor of biological sciences at the University of Edmonton.

    To the delight of our passengers, Quark features lectures and presentations from a varied group of on-board polar experts, special guest speakers, and scientists from our exclusive Scientist in Residence program. It is considered an expedition highlight that passengers can take part in chats with the group, engage with them in an informal manner, and enjoy fascinating bar conversation with them in the evening.

    To learn which voyages feature special

    guests, visit our website

    RESEARCHER DR. MIKE POLITOWorking along with Dr. Tom Hart and the Penguin

    Lifelines project, Dr. Mike Polito is an assistant professor at Louisiana State University and a guest investigator at the world-renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic

    Institution. He monitors Antarctic wildlife using camera trapping, volunteers photos and population genetics.

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  • RUSSIA

    U.K.

    NORWAY

    ICELAND

    Arctic Ocean

    Atlantic Ocean

    SWEDEN

    FINLAND

    SCOTLAND TO SPITSBERGEN: ACROSS THE ARCTIC CIRCLE30

    ARCTIC EXPRESS: GREENLANDS NORTHERN LIGHTS40-43

    THREE ARCTIC ISLANDS: ICELAND, GREENLAND SPITSBERGEN35

    Novaya Zemlya

    ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGOS: SPITSBERGEN AND FRANZ JOSEF LAND34

    SPITSBERGEN EXPLORER: WILDLIFE CAPITAL OF THE ARCTIC32

    90N

    NORTH POLE: THE ULTIMATE ARCTIC ADVENTURE20-21

    NORTH POLE EXPRESS: BARNEO ICE CAMP 50

    FRANZ JOSEF LAND

    SPITSBERGEN

    SVALBARD

    ARCTIC FOX

    ARCTIC HARE

    ARCTIC WOLF

    BEARDED, HARP & RINGED SEALS

    BELUGA WHALE

    FIN, HUMPBACK & MINKE WHALES

    MUSK OX

    NARWHAL

    POLAR BEAR

    PUFFIN

    REINDEER & CARIBOU

    WALRUS

    ARCTIC

    Gull Pun Polar Bear

    Musk Ox or Bison? Arctic fox Reindeer

    Arctic Hare Polar Bear Seal

    WalrusNarwhal

    Polar bear

    ARCTIC

    Gull Pun Polar Bear

    Musk Ox or Bison? Arctic fox Reindeer

    Arctic Hare Polar Bear Seal

    WalrusNarwhal

    Polar bear

    ARCTIC

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    Arctic fox

    Reindeer

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    ARCTIC

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    Musk Ox or Bison?Arctic foxReindeer

    Arctic HarePolar BearSeal

    WalrusNarwhal

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    ARCTIC

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    Musk Ox or Bison? Arctic fox Reindeer

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    ARCTIC

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    Musk Ox or Bison? Arctic fox Reindeer

    Arctic Hare Polar Bear Seal

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    ARCTIC WILDLIFE

    Below are some hightlights of wildlife you could encounter in the Arctic. Speak to your Quark Polar Travel Adviser for specic details.

    The Arctic

    CANADA

    GREENLAND

    ARCTIC CIRCLE

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION: ARCTIC CIRCUMNAVIGATION22-27

    Arctic Ocean

    NORTHWEST PASSAGE: FRANKLINS LEGEND 46

    Ellesmere Island

    ARCTIC WATCH WILDERNESS LODGE: ADVENTURE AND WILDLIFE AT 74N51

    Ban Island

    U.S.A.

    GREENLAND TO CANADA: INUIT, ICEBERGS AND WILDLIFE 38-39

    Above the Arctic Circle is one of the worlds most extraordinary regions, touching eight countries, three continents and spanning the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic oers travelers incredible highlights across a diverse area that includes these sites and regions.Map is not to scale

    Somerset Island

    EXPLORERS COLLECTION See pages 6-7 for details.

    ARCTIC EXPRESS See pages 40-43 and 50 for Arctic y/cruise options.

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    8:00PM: From the air, we take in immense polar landscapes and the surrounding sea.

    1:15PM: An afternoon hike provides a breathtaking view.

    10:40PM: We explore ashore and visit Greenlandic communities and learn their centuries-old way of life.

    5:25PM: We take to the ships on-board helicopters to do some aerial sightseeing.

    9:10AM: Zodiacs are deployed to explore otherwise inaccessible wildlife, culture and historical sites.

    9:50AM: Cruising in Zodiacs amongst the luminous ice and reveling in the silence of the North.

    3:20PM: A rare opportunity to observe the elusive muskoxen.

    A Day in the Life:Arctic Icebreaker ExpeditionWondering what its like to explore the Arctic on a genuine, purpose-built icebreaker? The mighty ship Kapitan Khlebnikov is amongst a select group of vessels that can maneuver through dense pack ice, carrying you to remote shores you may not get to otherwise experience. Heres a look at a day in the life on one of our eastern arctic itineraries.

    ARCTIC

    Watch the day-in-the-life video on Quarks YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/QuarkExpeditions

    5:10AM: The sun rises over a patchwork of sea ice.

    6:00AM: Catching a glimpse of the vast stunning vistas from up on the KLBs deck.

    7:40AM: The power and thrill of pushing through a stretch of thick pack ice.

    6:35AM: Journeying into sea ice for the photography opportunity of a lifetime.

  • Franz Josef Land

    Svalbard

    Murmansk

    Helsinki

    GREENLAND

    NORTH POLE

    RUSSIA

    Arctic Ocean

    North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic AdventureFew have visited the one earthly spot where everything is south.

    Crush through the ice, admire wildlife and visit Franz Josef Land while

    journeying to the North Pole. Helicopter excursions and an optional

    hot air balloon ride make this adventure a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    HIGHLIGHTS Crack through dense, multi-year ice

    The largest, most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world

    Champagne toast at 90N

    Helicopter sightseeing

    Ride a hot air balloon at the top of the world

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    14 DAYSfrom $26,995*

    Cape Tegettho, Franz Josef Land archipelago; a walrus mother and pup; 50 Years of Victory crushes through pack ice

    2 Departures

    Ship: 50 Years of Victory

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Cape Flora

    Apollonov Island

    Tikhaya Bukta

    Adventure Options:

    ARCTICARCTIC

    HOT AIR BALLOONING

    The North Pole: The Arctics Most Exclusive AddressThe North Pole has been calling out to intrepid explorers for centuries and remains one of the most remote, exclusive and rewarding destinations in the world.

    Board 50 Years of Victory, the worlds largest and most powerful icebreaker, for an unforgettable journey toward a milestone few travelers have reached.

    ARCTIC

    A circle of celebration at 90N

    Hot air ballooning

    at 90N

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  • Anadyr

    Kangerlussuaq

    Resolute

    Longyearbyen

    NORTH POLE

    GREENLAND

    CANADA

    RUSSIA

    Arctic Ocean

    Scheduled routeIf conditions allow route

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    75 DAYSfrom $83,995*

    Nosing up to the Rubini Rock bird clis; KLB powers through sea ice; sightseeing thanks to on-board helicopters; a bear spotted along the way

    1 Departure

    Ship: Kapitan Khlebnikov

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Wrangel Island, Russia

    Cape Morris Jessup, Greenland

    Tanquary Fjord, Canada

    ARCTICARCTIC

    Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Arctic CircumnavigationOn this epic 75-day circumnavigation aboard iconic icebreaker

    Kapitan Khlebnikov, discover the fabled Northeast Passage, explore

    Northern Greenland and journey through the Northwest Passage.

    Through it all, experience astounding aerial views aorded by

    Khlebnikovs two on-board helicopters.

    HIGHLIGHTS Travel on the extraordinary, one-of-a-kind Kapitan Khlebnikov icebreaker

    Take in magnicent aerial sightseeing on one of two helicopters

    Witness the sights and sounds of the crushing of pack ice

    Explore important archaeological sites as well as historical sites

    of early exploration

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Arctic Circumnavigation and Semi- Circumnavigation: Ultimate Icebreaking ExpeditionsUnleash your inner explorer on powerful icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. One of a few vessels of its kind in the world, this ship makes it possible to experience some of the Arctics most fascinating and remote places. Combine two or more itineraries for a semi-circumnavigation or full circumnavigation of the Arctic.

    Witnessing the Khlebnikovs crushing power in arctic pack ice

    ARCTIC

    NEW for

    2016.17

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  • Scheduled route

    If conditions allow route

    Longyearbyen

    Ilulissat

    Kangerlussuaq

    GREENLAND

    Cape Morris Jessop

    Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Extreme GreenlandEnjoy the splendor of iceberg alley as you slide past majestic icebergs

    and enjoy unparalleled helicopter views of powerhouse icebreaker

    Kapitan Khlebnikov. Explore the most remote parts of Northeast

    Greenland and experience hiking, wildlife viewing and photographic

    opportunities on pristine landing sites.

    HIGHLIGHTS Visit this rarely explored area of Greenland

    Explore the beauty of the remote regions and charming villages

    View some of the most magnicent icebergs in the world

    while crossing Hall Bredning

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.comActual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    21 DAYSfrom $23,495*

    Former Norse settlement site Herjolfsnes, Greenland; architectural iceberg; Eastern Greenlandic community of Ittoqqortoormiit; an arctic hare

    1 Departure

    Ship: Kapitan Khlebnikov

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Cape Morris Jessup

    Greenland National Park

    Ilulissat

    Ittoqqortoormiit

    ARCTICARCTIC

    New Siberian

    Islands

    Wrangel Island

    AnadyrLongyearbyen

    Arctic OceanGREENLAND

    RUSSIA

    NORTH POLE

    Franz Josef Land

    FROM ANCHORAGE,

    ALASKA

    Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Epic Northeast PassageAboard famed icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, youll experience what

    many people only dream ofincluding spectacular aerial views from two

    on-board helicopters. Thick pack ice, unique geological formations and

    the cultures of indigenous peoples await in the fabled Northeast Passage.

    HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy aerial views in one of two helicopters on Kapitan Khlebnikov

    Encounter traditional cultures of remote Russian Arctic communities

    Unique arctic wildlife: polar bear, walrus and more

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    25 DAYSfrom $29,995*

    1 Departure

    Ship: Kapitan Khlebnikov

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Wrangel Island

    Novaya Zemlya

    Cape Flora

    ARCTIC

    A polar bear stalks a herd of walrus; delicate arctic poppies; Zodiac cruising near bird clis

    ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. THE LEADERS AND STAFF WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE. ALL IN ALL A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND ONE I SHALL REMEMBER FOREVER.

    Susan Miller, Quark Traveler

    TO OTTAWA, CANADA

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  • Victoria Island

    Resolute

    Anadyr

    Anchorage

    Arctic Ocean

    Beaufort Sea

    CANADA

    UNITED STATES

    RUSSIA

    FROM OTTAWA, CANADA

    Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Ultimate Northwest PassageWitness rst-hand the haunting beauty of northern wildlife,

    communities and culture as you travel the Arctic on acclaimed icebreaker

    Kapitan Khlebnikov. Be on the lookout for populous wildlife, including

    whales, seals, seabirds and, perhaps, even the elusive polar bear.

    HIGHLIGHTS Discover the cultures of remote Canadian and Russian Arctic communities

    Iconic arctic wildlife: polar bear, walrus, reindeer and more

    Explore important archaeological sites as well

    as historical sites of early exploration

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    18 DAYSfrom $20,695*

    Smoking Hills, Northwest Territories, Canada; glaucous gull; Zodiac cruising; Greenlandic child; meet the muskoxen

    1 Departure

    Ship: Kapitan Khlebnikov

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Holman, Canada

    Herschel Island, Canada

    Ittygran, Russia

    ARCTICARCTIC

    Combine with Best

    of the Canadian High Arctic for Semi-Circum-

    navigation

    Ban Island

    Tanquary Fjord

    Kangerlussuaq

    IlulissatResolute

    Arctic Ocean

    GREENLAND

    TO OTTAWA, CANADA

    FROM OTTAWA, CANADA

    Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Best of the Canadian High ArcticBoard mighty icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov and sail under the midnight

    sun to the most remote, ice-choked Arctic Regions. From Ilulissat,

    The Iceberg Fjord, to Ellesmere Island, this voyage is the ultimate

    adventure o the beaten path.

    HIGHLIGHTS Visit remote Canadian Arctic and Greenlandic communities

    Discover the highlights of the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat, in Greenland

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    18 DAYSfrom $19,795*

    Sunset Zodiac cruise; looking out at Kangerlussuaq; Greenland; posing polar bears; ice breaking

    1 Departure

    Ship: Kapitan Khlebnikov

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Tanquary Fjord

    Hells Gate

    Axel Heiberg Island

    ARCTIC

    I HAD TWO TRIPS OF A LIFETIME ON THE KHLEBNIKOVENSURING MY POLAR ADDICTION FOR LIFE.

    @Karina_Joy, Quark Traveler

    Combine with Ultimate

    Northwest Passage for Semi-Circum-

    navigation

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  • AMAZING TRIPWONDERFUL SCENERY, INCREDIBLE WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS AND A DEDICATED, PROFESSIONAL AND TOTALLY ENTHUSIASTIC TEAM.

    Rowe, Quark Traveler

    Norway and Arctic Svalbard: Domain of the Ice BearSail through regions that were once the domain of Vikings and heroic explorers; search for the majestic polar bear under a midnight sun; witness dramatic ords and ice-covered vistas; and share the tundra with wildowers, reindeer and arctic fox.

    ARCTIC

    A polar bear reclines on the sea ice

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  • Norwegian Sea

    Greenland Sea

    Troms

    Longyearbyen

    Spitsbergen

    NORWAY

    Bear Island

    SVALBARD(Region of Norway)

    Troms, Bear Island and Longyearbyen:Fjords and BearsFrom Troms, venture deeper into the Arctic Circle to the usually

    ice-choked Svalbard Archipelago. Visit Bear Island, an important

    bird area, and explore the wildlife haven of Spitsbergen to look

    out for walrus, seals, reindeer, arctic fox and the elusive polar bear.

    HIGHLIGHTS Unique arctic wildlife: polar bear, walrus, reindeer and more

    Norways Northern Cape

    Optional kayak adventure

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    12 DAYSfrom $6,995*

    Ashore to explore in Spitsbergen; a curious polar bear; bear warning sign in Svalbard

    1 Departure

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Nordkapp

    Bear Island

    Lilliehk Glacier

    Adventure Options:

    ARCTICARCTIC

    KAYAKING

    SNOWSHOEING

    EXCITEMENT PLUSWE WERE ON ONE ADVENTURE AFTER THE NEXT. EVERY DAY DISPLAYED NATURE AT ITS BEST. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE POLAR BEAR WHO GREETED OUR SHIP SO CLOSESO AMAZING.

    Deb Evans, Quark Traveler

    Longyearbyen

    EdinburghUNITED

    KINGDOM

    NORWAY

    GREENLANDSVALBARD(Region of Norway)

    ARCTIC

    1 Departure

    Ship: Ocean Nova

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Orkney and Shetland Islands, U.K.

    Bergen and Vega, Norway

    Poolepynten, Norway

    Adventure Options:

    Scotland to Spitsbergen: Across the Arctic CircleExperience a fascinating blend of Scottish and Norse history while

    enjoying the medieval art, architecture and archaeology of the Orkney

    and Shetland Islands. Continue north, exploring ords, Norwegian

    cities and the UNESCO-protected Vega Island, a birders paradise.

    HIGHLIGHTS Neolithic sites of the Orkneys and Shetlands

    Enjoy amazing birdlife, including UNESCO-protected Vega Island

    Sail north across the Arctic Circle

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    15 DAYSfrom $8,295*

    Sailing into Fair Isle, Scotland; an Atlantic pun; charming Nusord, Norway; capturing all the sites

    PASSION, ENTHUSIASM, SENSE OF FUN AND BOUNDARY PUSHING CREATED THE MOST AWESOME ARCTIC EXPERIENCE YOU COULD EVER HAVE!

    David and Sue Mellows-Facer, Quark Travelers

    KAYAKING

    SNOWSHOEING

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  • Arctic Ocean

    Nordaustlandet

    Monaco Glacier

    Longyearbyen Edgeya

    Kvitya

    Spitsbergen

    SVALBARD(Region of Norway)

    Scheduled route

    If conditions allow route

    Spitsbergen Circumnavigation:Big Island, Big AdventureRugged, wild, unspoiledSpitsbergen is unforgettable. During this 13-day

    voyage, you will witness iconic arctic wildlife in its natural environment.

    Walrus, whales and seabirds are plentiful, and Spitsbergen also oers your

    best chance to see the elusive polar bear.

    HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the same highlights as the Spitsbergen Explorer,

    with two additional days for our circumnavigation

    Search for polar bear, reindeer, walrus and arctic fox

    Remote and rarely visited corners of Svalbard

    Experience the land of the midnight sun

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    4 Departures

    Ships: Ocean Nova, Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Monaco Glacier

    Alkhornet

    Edgeya

    Adventure Options:

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    13 DAYSfrom $7,295*

    Prepping for a morning kayak trip; Humpback whale; reindeer on the tundra; taking in a view of Spitsbergen from deck; purple mountain saxifrage

    ARCTICARCTIC

    KAYAKING

    SNOWSHOEING

    Nordaustlandet

    Longyearbyen Edgeya

    Spitsbergen

    SVALBARD(Region of Norway)

    Arctic Ocean

    1 Departure

    Ship: Ocean Nova

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Phippsya

    Hornsund

    Ny London

    Adventure Options:

    Spitsbergen Explorer:Wildlife Capital of the ArcticSee multiple Spitsbergen highlights by exploring the western edge

    of the island and venturing to northern areas that are home to polar bear,

    walrus and whales. This classic expedition is packed with opportunities

    for exploring the wildlife capital of the Arctic.

    HIGHLIGHTS Look for polar bear, walrus, arctic fox, reindeer and more

    Historical site honoring whalers of the 17th and 18th centuries

    Extended hiking opportunities ashore and Zodiac cruising

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    11 DAYSfrom $6,495*

    A harp seal; Zodiac cruising on calm water around Spitsbergen; a Kumliens gull

    ARCTICARCTIC

    KAYAKING

    SNOWSHOEING

    THE LANDSCAPE IS SO VARIED AND MESMERIZING AND THE TEAM WERE EXCEPTIONAL IN ANIMAL, BIRD AND FLORA DISCOVERY.

    David and Sue Mellows-Facer, Quark Travelers

    Monaco Glacier

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  • SVALBARD(Region of Norway)

    AkureyriReykjavik

    GREENLAND

    Arctic Ocean

    DenmarkStrait

    ScoresbySund

    1 Departure

    Ship: Ocean Nova

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Scoresbysund, Greenland

    Lilliehk Glacier, Svalbard

    Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

    Adventure Option:

    KAYAKING

    Three Arctic Islands:Iceland, Greenland and SpitsbergenIf you believe in three times lucky, you cant lose with this

    award-winning expedition to Iceland, Greenland, and Spitsbergen.

    Glaciers and volcanoes, musk ox, reindeer, walrus and perhaps

    polar bear; this adventure features the diversity and beauty

    of three islands in one fascinating voyage.

    HIGHLIGHTS Explore wildlife-rich Spitsbergen, the less-visited east coast

    of Greenland and an introduction to Iceland

    Be on the lookout for musk ox, reindeer, walrus and more

    Explore ords, glaciers and icebergs via Zodiac

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.comActual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    14 DAYSfrom $8,695*

    Muskoxen with calves; water pours from a glacier; photo op on deck; an eight kayak salute

    ARCTICARCTIC

    EdgeyaLongyearbyen

    Hooker Island

    Champ Island

    Spitsbergen

    Franz Josef Land

    SVALBARD(Region of Norway)

    NordaustlandetMonaco Glacier

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    13 DAYSfrom $7,495*

    Grazing reindeer; polar bear paws; Cape Tegettho

    1 Departure

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites: Monaco Glacier, Svalbard Rubini Rock, Franz Josef Land Tikhaya Bukta, Franz Josef Land

    Adventure Option:

    ARCTIC

    KAYAKING

    I ENJOYED ABSOLUTELY EVERY SECOND OF THIS CRUISE. IVE MADE SO MANY AMAZING MEMORIES THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

    Megan Wanner, Quark Traveler

    Arctic Archipelagos: Spitsbergen and Franz Josef LandOne of the most remote archipelagos in the world, Franz Joseph Land

    is rich with wildlife. This nature reserve in the Russian Arctic National

    Park is seldom visited and the landscape is dotted with relics left by

    explorers of the past.

    HIGHLIGHTS Zodiac landings provide access to seldom-visited sites

    in Franz Josef Land

    Experience arctic wildlife, including walrus, whales and polar bear

    On-board lecturers and educational presentations

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

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    12:30AM: Its a crystal clear night, and out on deck our eyes are trained on the unspeakable beauty of the sky!

    3:30PM: Ashore in Ittoqqortoormiit, were lucky to visit an isolated community, dependent on the ocean and ice for its existence.

    1:30PM: After a shipboard lunch, we head out on Zodiacs to cruise amongst spectacular ice, watch for whales and pass by a group of curious sled dogs.A Day in the Life:

    Greenland Fly/CruiseNorthern lights, or aurora borealis: Greenland is one of the best places in the world to observe this spectacular phenomenon. Our new Greenland Northern Lights Fly/Cruise itinerary transports you to this magical island of supernatural landscapes, warm pioneering people and the thrill of the dancing night sky.

    ARCTIC

    Watch the day-in-the-life video on Quarks YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/QuarkExpeditions

    ARCTIC EXPRESS See pages 40-43

    7:30AM: Greeting the day and the always-plentiful Greenlandic sun with a coee and walk on the deck.

    10:00AM: Exploring up close and personal by kayak brings the most amazing sites, sounds and photo ops.

  • FROM OTTAWA, CANADA

    TO MONTREAL, CANADA

    Iqaluit

    Kangerlussuaq

    Ilulissat

    CANADA

    GREENLAND

    Greenland to Canada:Inuit, Icebergs and WildlifeExplore Canadian and Greenlandic sites, icebergs and Inuit culture in

    one amazing expedition. This adventure takes you from a tiny Greenlandic

    village to Iqaluit, in Canadas North. Enjoy opportunities for seeing iconic

    creatures, including whales, walrus and, perhaps, even polar bear.

    HIGHLIGHTS Iconic arctic wildlife: polar bear, whales and walrus

    Explore Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greenland

    Optional kayak adventure opportunities

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    13 DAYSfrom $6,495*

    A walrus; Greenlandic traditional dress; a rare polar bear encounter

    1 Departure

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Sisimiut, Greenland

    Ilulissat, Greenland

    Qikiqtarjuaq, Canada

    Pangnirtung, Canada

    Adventure Options:

    KAYAKING

    ARCTICARCTIC

    MEANT TO BE THE HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME AND IT WAS. IT EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS.

    Ian Lowe and Janet Stanley, Quark Travelers

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

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    Greenland: Pioneering PeopleThere are few places in the world as unique and as spectacular as Greenland. Shaped culturally and geographically by the ice cap that dominates it, Greenland has a fascinating history, dramatically rugged landscape and welcoming community. It is also one of the best places in the world to experience the awe-inspiring northern lights.

    ARCTIC

    The colorful houses of Niaqornat, Northwest Greenland

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  • Reykjavik

    Constable Point

    Akureyri

    GREENLAND

    Arctic Ocean

    ICELAND

    THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY, AND I, FOR ONE, CAME AWAY WITH A WHOLE NEW APPRECIATION FOR GREENLAND, ITS PEOPLE AND CULTURE.

    Mary Triplette, Quark Traveler

    Arctic Express: Greenlands Northern Lights Cruise North, Fly SouthThe worlds largest ord system beckons you to Greenland on this

    y/cruise expedition for those short on time. Enjoy the northern lights,

    Inuit settlements, iceberg-choked ords, tundra hikes and wildlife

    on this spectacular adventure of the untouched Arctic.

    HIGHLIGHTS Scoresbysund Fjord, the worlds largest ord system

    Sightings of grazing muskoxen and a variety of whales and seabirds

    Northeast Greenland National Park, the worlds largest

    and most northerly park

    Spectacular light displays courtesy of the aurora borealis*

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    13 DAYSfrom $7,995*

    KAYAKING

    *weather permitting. Glowing icebergs dot the landscape at Sydkap; exploring Rdord in Greenland National Park; Glaucous gull

    1 Departure

    Ship: Ocean Nova

    Possible Landing Sites: Denmark Blomsterbugten Ittoqqortoormiit

    Adventure Options:

    ARCTICARCTIC

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.Northern Lights Express: Supernatural SpectacleShort on time? Enjoy this convenient y/cruise expedition and experience panoramic views from the air; search for wildlife amongst wildowers on the tundra; enjoy insights into Inuit traditions; immerse yourself in the worlds largest ord system; and lose yourself in the magical, dancing northern lights.

    THE ARCTIC IS TRULY A PLACE THAT NEEDS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED.Bridget de Klerk, Quark Traveler

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    ARCTIC

    ARCTIC EXPRESS

    The northern lights dazzle with neon colors

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  • Akureyri

    Constable Point

    GREENLAND

    Arctic Ocean

    Arctic Express: Greenlands Northern Lights Fly North, Cruise SouthExplore the region synonymous with the true Greenland for its

    untouched landscapes and the most remote community on the island.

    Experience magnicent nature, where seal, muskoxen, arctic hare

    and seabirds await.

    HIGHLIGHTS Visit the ords of West Greenland and a traditional Greenlandic community

    Northeast Greenland National Park, the worlds largest and most

    remote national park

    Optional kayak adventure

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    13 DAYSfrom $7,995*

    Greenlandic village; humpbacks wave upon on our arrival; Zodiac cruising amongst towering ice

    KAYAKING

    1 Departure

    Ship: Ocean Nova

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Sydkap

    Ella ya

    Frederiksdal

    Adventure Options:

    ARCTICARCTIC

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    ReykjavikICELAND

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    Reykjavik

    Constable Point

    GREENLAND

    ICELAND

    Arctic Ocean

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    Arctic Express: Greenlands Northern Lights Fly North, Fly SouthIf youre short on time, this y/cruise expedition is a great option.

    Witness the worlds largest ord system, Inuit settlements and the

    northern lights. Trek the tundra, photograph majestic icescapes

    and view arctic wildlife on the horizon.

    HIGHLIGHTS Visit a traditional Greenlandic community and meet the locals

    Spot herds of muskoxen

    Explore Scoresby Sund Fjord, the worlds largest ord system

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    10 DAYSfrom $5,995*

    Zodiac cruising by a glacier in Greenland National Park; a Greenlandic child wearing traditional beadwork; Ittoqqortoormiit, East Greenland; alpine saxifrage

    KAYAKING

    2 Departures

    Ship: Ocean Nova

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Brogetdal

    Renbugten

    Hall Bredning

    Adventure Options:

    ARCTIC

    I GIVE EVERYONE AN 11 ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10. Don Rosenberg, Quark Traveler

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

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  • THIS TRIP SURPASSED MY WILDEST EXPECTATIONS! THE PROFESSIONALISM OF THE EXPEDITION TEAM AND SHIP CREW WERE OUTSTANDING!

    Nicole Sayres, Quark Traveler

    The Canadian Arctic: The True NorthEmbrace your thirst for adventure in the Canadian High Arctic. As you sail through the regions rich natural beauty, reect on the dramatic feats of historic explorers, learn more about its isolated communities and keep an eye out for captivating wildlife on the snow, ice and tundra.

    ARCTIC

    Cruising along the clis of Devon Island, on the lookout for wildlife

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  • Ban IslandFROM EDMONTON,

    CANADA

    TO OTTAWA, CANADA

    IlulissatKugluktuk

    GREENLAND

    CANADA

    Ban Bay

    Hudson Bay

    Fury and Hecla Strait

    Davis Strait

    Northwest Passage:Fury and HeclaVisit seldom-traveled routes through the fabled Northwest Passage, a sea

    route attempted by acclaimed explorers Amundsen and Franklin, and the

    greatest maritime quest of the last 300 years. From landscapes to icescapes,

    explore some of the regions most interesting and stunning landmarks.

    HIGHLIGHTS Iconic arctic wildlife: polar bear, walrus and ringed seals

    Traditional Inuit communities

    Franklin Expedition historical sites

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    20 DAYSfrom $11,995*

    KAYAKING

    A polar bear; Zodiac cruising; Inuit elders demonstrating ancient ways of life; an inuksuk landmark

    1 Departure

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Ilulissat, Greenland

    Monumental Island, Canada

    Cape Dorset, Canada

    Adventure Options:

    ARCTICARCTIC

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    Hudson Bay

    CANADA

    GREENLAND

    Ban Island

    Kangerlussuaq

    Upernavik

    KugluktukBan Bay

    HudsonBay

    Davis Strait

    TO EDMONTON, CANADA

    FROM OTTAWA,CANADA

    Northwest Passage:Franklins LegendTravel the legendary Northwest Passage and follow the route taken

    by famed explorers Amundsen and Franklin. During this 20-day active

    adventure, youll see a lot, including King William Island, where the ships

    of the Franklin Expedition were abandoned in 1848.

    HIGHLIGHTS Be on the watch for arctic wildlife: muskoxen, polar bear and more

    Colorful Greenlandic villages and traditional Inuit handicrafts

    Explore Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    20 DAYSfrom $11,995*

    KAYAKING

    An encounter with blue ice; polar bears; common alpine lichen

    1 Departure

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Itilleq and Sisimuit, Greenland

    Dundas Harbour, Canada

    Bellot Strait, Canada

    Adventure Options:

    ARCTIC

    WOW! WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE. IVE DONE THINGS I NEVER DREAMED OF. AND THE POLAR BEARSWOW, WOW, WOW.

    Valerie Cocker, Quark Traveler

    *Per person. See page 98 for detailed pricing.

    Kangerlussuaq

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  • An aerial view of Barneo Ice Camp; a snow sculpture at basecamp; landing on an ice runway at Barneo

    A WONDERFUL TIME AND A GREAT ARCTIC EXPERIENCE WE WILL NEVER FORGET. YOU HAVE LEFT FOOTPRINTS ON OUR HEARTS.

    Quark TravelerNorth PoleExpress to

    Barneo Ice Camp

    Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge; a beluga whale; local arctic char sushi

    Arctic by Land: Unique Adventure BasecampsOur land-based arctic expeditions oer immersive experiences for adventurous travelers. Enjoy kayaking while viewing stunning landscapes. Take in belugas and other wildlife at Nunavuts Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, or head north to Barneo Ice Camp for a rare, authentic exploration experience at this North Polar Basin oating research site.

    Waterfall a short hike from Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

    ARCTIC

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  • Yellowknife

    Cambridge BayARCTIC WATCH

    Somerset Island

    CANADA

    Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge: Adventure and Wildlife at 74NExplore the Canadian Arctic at this wilderness lodge and beluga whale

    observation site. Located 500 miles (805 km) north of the Arctic Circle,

    the lodge oers guests diverse adventure activities. See wildlife in its

    natural habitat and experience 24-hour daylight.

    HIGHLIGHTS Experience one of the foremost destinations for beluga whales

    Search for muskoxen, arctic fox, arctic hare and birds of prey

    Explore the island thanks to all-included adventure options:

    ATVs, kayaking, tundra hiking and more

    Enjoy excellent dining, nely paired with the best wine

    from Canadas Okanagan Valley

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    ARCTIC

    Arctic fox pups at play; a view of the lodge; rafting the Cunningham River; a beluga whale

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    8 or 10 DAYSfrom $5,995*

    Adventure options

    included! 7 Departures Location:

    Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada

    Adventure Options:

    ARCTIC

    KAYAKING

    ATV

    FISHING

    HIKING

    RAFTING

    *Per person. See page 99 for detailed pricing.

    Longyearbyen

    GEOGRAPHIC NORTH POLE

    BARNEO ICE CAMP

    GREENLAND

    Svalbard

    Franz JosefLand

    Greenland Sea

    Arctic Ocean

    Barrents Sea

    3 DAYSfrom $18,995*

    An Mi8 helicopter ies us to the northernmost point on Earth; ags ank the entrance to Barneo Ice Camp; celebrating at geographic North Pole

    1 Departure

    Location:

    Arctic Sea Ice, 89N

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    ARCTIC

    North Pole Express:Barneo Ice CampFly in for one night to a oating campsite on the sea ice of the North Polar

    Basin. Live as the scientists and explorers of this temporary station do,

    while exploring by helicopter and on foot in this unique polar adventure.

    HIGHLIGHTS Fly in to one of the most extraordinary remote basecamps in the world

    Reach the top of the world by Antonov AN-74 aircraft,

    Mi8 helicopter and foot

    Explore unique Longyearbyen, Norway, before arriving at basecamp

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    *Per person. See page 99 for detailed pricing.

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  • Reykjavik HighlightsReykjavik is an ideal base to take advantage of 24-hour daylight. Renowned for its culture, music and nightlife, this city of contrasts boasts nearby geysers, glaciers and other natural wonders, as well as health-enhancing spas and thermal pools, and a spectacular countryside.

    Discover OsloEnjoy an extra night in Norways vibrant capital, where youll be guided around this modern, beautifully situated city. Extend the package to ve days and take the unforgettable Flm Railway past picturesque ords and snow-capped mountains on your way to Bergen.

    Highlights of HelsinkiTour Helsinki, a capital with extraordinary architecture that is a blend of eastern and western inuences. Take a leisurely stroll through the old town of Porvoo for some traditional Finnish handicrafts, and sample locally roasted coee.

    ARCTICARCTIC

    Extend Your Stay: Optional Arctic TripsLet Quarks polar experts book your entire journey for you with lots of friendly regional tips and tricks along the way.

    Well make sure that all aspects of your trip are a delight before, during and after your adventure. Contact our Polar Travel Advisers to nd out about some of the amazing options we have to extend your stay.

    EXPEDITION PACKAGES FROM 2 TO 4 DAYS

    Best of ReykjavikFrom the therapeutic waters of the Blue Lagoon to the bubbling hot springs of Thingvellir National Park, youll be mesmerized by the unique beauty and striking geography of this Nordic island. Ask about options to enjoy the fresh air and explore the dramatic landscape.

    Comfort or Luxury packages

    To book, for information regarding pricing or for custom itineraries, contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser

    ARCTIC

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  • Drake Passage

    Atlantic Ocean

    Weddell SeaANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Antarctic Peninsula

    ANTARCTICA

    ARGENTINA

    SOUTH AMERICA

    CHILE

    ADELAIDE ISLAND

    ELEPHANT ISLAND

    Antarctica & GalapagosWhether exploring the plentiful wildlife of the Antarctic or plying the waters of the Southern Ocean for sightings of whales, seals and penguins, Quark Expeditions can satisfy your every expectation for a trip of a lifetime. Our new Galapagos Islands voyages also promise to satiate your appetite for wildlife and adventure. Map is not to scale

    SOUTH GEORGIA

    FALKLAND ISLANDS(Islas Malvinas)

    SOUTH ORKNEYISLANDS

    DECEPTION ISLAND

    ANVERS ISLAND

    KING GEORGE ISLAND

    Port Lockroy

    Ushuaia

    Cape Horn

    Punta Arenas

    GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION: DARWINS PLAYGROUND76-79

    INTIMATE FALKLANDS: BESPOKE EXPEDITION75

    ANTARCTIC EXPLORER: DISCOVERING THE 7TH CONTINENT60

    CROSSING THE CIRCLE: SOUTHERN EXPEDITION61

    SOUTH GEORGIA AND ANTARCTIC PENINSULA: PENGUIN SAFARI65

    FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS), SOUTH GEORGIA AND ANTARCTICA: EXPLORERS AND KINGS63

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS: CROSSING THE CIRCLE70

    Stanley

    Lemaire Channel

    Paradise Bay

    ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE

    Below are some hightlights of wildlife you could encounter in the Antarctic. Speak to your Quark Polar Travel Adviser for specic details.

    COMMERSONS DOLPHIN

    CRABEATER SEAL

    ELEPHANT SEAL

    FIN WHALE

    FUR SEAL

    ADLIE PENGUIN

    ALBATROSS

    ANTARCTIC ORCA

    CHINSTRAP PENGUIN

    GENTOO PENGUIN

    HUMPBACK WHALE

    KING PENGUIN

    LEOPARD SEAL

    MACARONI PENGUIN

    MAGELLANIC PENGUIN

    ROCKHOPPER PENGUIN

    WEDDELL SEAL

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin WhaleCommersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin WhaleCommersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    Weddellseal

    Crabeaterseal

    Weddellseal

    Crabeaterseal

    Rockhopperpenguin

    Macaronipenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    Macaronipenguin

    Albatross

    Adelie penguin

    Chinstrappenguin

    Magellanicpenguin

    Rockhopperpenguin

    King penguin

    Gentoopenguin

    Killer Whale

    Elephant Seal

    Weddell Seal

    Leopard Seal

    Humpback Whale

    Fin Whale

    Commersons Dolphin

    SOUTHAMERICA

    GalapagosIslands

    Santiago BuenosAires

    THE TOP 5 WILDLIFEIN THEGALAPAGOS ISLANDS

    SEA LION

    LAND IGUANA

    GIANT TORTOISE

    BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIE

    SEA TURTLE

    Southern Ocean

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS See pages 66-71 for Antarctic y/cruise options.

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    UNCHARTED ANTARCTICA: BESPOKE EXPEDITION74

    EXPLORERS COLLECTION See pages 6-7 for details.

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  • A Day in the Life:South GeorgiaA voyage to South Georgia combines the opportunity to experience one of the worlds greatest wildlife spectacles as well as important sites steeped in the history of polar exploration. Walk in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Share the beach with tens of thousands of tuxedoed king penguins, massive elephant seal and countless other wildlife.

    Watch the day-in-the-life video on Quarks YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/QuarkExpeditions

    ANTARCTICA

    9:30AM: We pay tribute at Shackletons gravesite, accompanied by special guest Jonathan Shackleton, his cousin.

    11:00PM: We snap a few last shots of the kings against a golden sunset.

    8:30AM: We prepare for the rst excursion of the day.

    10:30AM: Our rst encounter with the noble king penguin and its oversized companion, the elephant seal.

    2:30PM: We explore further, seeing other birdlife: rare blond fur seals and curious king penguin chicks.

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  • Antarctic Peninsula: Immersive 7th Continent ExperiencesOering the greatest number of departures to this incredible destination, these voyages oer a magical, captivating and unforgettable experience in the worlds wildest continent: Antarctica. Prepare yourself for untouched natural beauty, extraordinary wildlife, towering icebergs and crackling sea ice, all set against the backdrop of the remote, rugged and spectacular 7th continent.

    ANTARCTICA

    Adlie penguins line up at Brown Blu

    THIS BEAUTIFUL LAND HAS COMPLETELY TAKEN MY BREATH AWAY IN SO MANY MOMENTS, I KNOW I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS TRIP.

    Lydia White, Quark Traveler

    CALL A QUARK POLAR TRAVEL ADVISER AT 1.888.979.2061 OR YOUR TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL 5958 QUARKEXPEDITIONS.COM

  • CruiseFly to Ocean Endeavour

    Ushuaia

    King George Island

    Snow Hill Island

    Anvers Island

    Antarctic Peninsula

    Stanley

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    CHILE

    Buenos Aires

    CruiseFly to Ocean Endeavour

    Ushuaia

    King George Island

    Snow Hill Island

    Anvers Island

    Adelaide Island Antarctic Peninsula

    Stanley

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    CHILE

    Buenos Aires

    13 Departures

    Ships: Ocean Diamond,

    Ocean Endeavour, Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Aitcho Islands

    Deception Island

    Paradise Harbor

    Adventure Options:

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    Exploring on cross-country skis; Zodiac cruising through the Lemaire Channel; jumping gentoo penguins; whale watching by kayak

    11 or 12 DAYSfrom $5,995*

    KAYAKING

    CAMPING

    SNOWSHOEING

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

    MOUNTAINEERING

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING

    3 Departures

    Ships: Ocean Diamond,

    Ocean Endeavour, Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Neko Harbour

    Danco Island

    Lemaire Channel

    Adventure Options:

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    Crossing the Circle: Southern ExpeditionThis in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula takes you even

    farther south to cross the Antarctic Circle, an unpredictable, exciting

    and awe-inspiring achievement youll celebrate with your shipmates.

    Youll feel like you are in a world without borders, sailing through

    an endless stretch of sea, snow, ice and spectacular wildlife.

    HIGHLIGHTS Abundant Antarctic wildlife: Adlie and gentoo penguins, humpback

    and minke whales, Weddell and leopard seals and much more

    Camp under the midnight sun

    Cross the Antarctic Circle at 6633'S and

    celebrate with a glass of champagne

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    Kayaking; stand-up paddleboarding; a leopard seal

    14 DAYSfrom $8,495*

    KAYAKING

    CAMPING

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING

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    ANTARCTICA ANTARCTICA

    Voyages operated on the Ocean Endeavour start and end in

    Buenos Aires

    Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th ContinentDiscover why Antarctica has inspired explorers for centuries, on this journey

    through the unforgettable wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and

    Antarctic Peninsula. Encounter a world where nature makes each trip unique.

    HIGHLIGHTS Encounter magnicent wildlife: blue-eyed shag, humpback whales,

    leopard seals, gentoo and chinstrap penguins and more

    Witness dramatic Antarctic landscapes, glowing ice structures

    and majestic mountains

    Cross the legendary Drake Passage

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Voyages operated on the Ocean Endeavour start and end in

    Buenos Aires

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  • CruiseFly to Ocean Endeavour

    Ushuaia

    Buenos Aires

    King George Island

    South Shetland Islands

    South Georgia

    Falkland Islands(Islas Malvinas)

    Snow Hill IslandAnvers

    Island

    Antarctic Peninsula

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    SNOWSHOEING

    A king penguin and egg amidst a massive rookery, South Georgia

    The Falkland Islands & South Georgia: Wildlife WondersDelve into the extraordinary natural and human history of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula. Each voyage oers unique insight into a world that has captivated explorers, scientists, naturalists and photographers for centuries. Marvel at entertaining penguin colonies and the magnicent landscapes of mountains, snow and ice as you walk in the footsteps of historic explorers.

    ANTARCTICA

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    2 Departures

    Ships: Ocean Diamond,

    Ocean Endeavour

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Stanley, Falkland Islands

    (Islas Malvinas)

    Grytviken, South Georgia

    Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula

    Adventure Options:

    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and KingsThis epic adventure takes you through the remote Falkland Islands, the

    wildlife paradise of South Georgia, and the extraordinary landscape of

    the Antarctic Peninsula. Youll experience unforgettable encounters with

    wildlife, as well as dramatic and spectacular settings, and be mesmerized

    by the diverse species that make these regions so captivating and unique.

    HIGHLIGHTS Explore three regions of the Southern Ocean,

    each a haven for birdwatchers

    Visit the locals in the friendly town of Port Stanley,

    in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

    Iconic South Georgia wildlife: Antarctic fur seals, king

    and gentoo penguins, and n and humpback whales

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.comActual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    Quark passenger snapping a photo from the outer deck; a fur seal; a minke whale breaches; mountaineering on the Peninsula

    20 DAYSfrom $11,995*

    KAYAKING

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

    MOUNTAINEERING

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING

    ANTARCTICA

    Voyages operated on the Ocean Endeavour start and end in

    Buenos Aires

    THIS WAS OUR FIRST CRUISE, AND WE DOUBT WE COULD EVER EXPERIENCE ANOTHER ONE AS GOOD AS THIS ONE. THANK YOU FOR OUR AMAZING ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE!

    John Preware, Quark Traveler

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  • CruiseFly

    UshuaiaPunta

    Arenas

    King George Island

    South Shetland Islands

    South Georgia

    Falkland Islands(Islas Malvinas)

    Snow Hill Island

    Anvers Island

    Adelaide Island

    Antarctic Peninsula

    Stanley

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    CHILE

    Buenos Aires

    CruiseFly

    Ushuaia

    Buenos Aires

    King George Island

    South Shetland Islands

    South Georgia

    Falkland Islands(Islas Malvinas)

    Snow Hill Island

    Anvers Island

    Antarctic Peninsula

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    1 Departure

    Ship: Ocean Endeavour

    Possible Landing Sites:

    West Point Island, Falkland Islands

    (Islas Malvinas)

    Stromness, South Georgia

    Neko Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula

    Detaille Island

    Adventure Options:

    Crossing the Circle via Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia: Epic AntarcticaExplore Buenos Aires before ying to Ushuaia, a bustling port town at the tip

    of Argentina, to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. The Falkland Islands

    (Islas Malvinas), the wildlife of South Georgia, king penguins and a champagne

    celebration as you cross the Antarctic Circle will leave you awestruck.

    HIGHLIGHTS View a rich array of Antarctic wildlife: albatross, southern

    elephant seal, king and macaroni penguins and more

    Cross the Antarctic Circle at 6633'S

    Visit South Georgia, the Galapagos of the Poles

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.comActual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    23 DAYSfrom $13,995*

    Stand-up paddleboarding; a black-browed albatross and chick; Zodiac cruising in Antarctica; a leopard seal

    1 Departure

    Ship: Ocean Endeavour

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Neko Harbour

    Melchior Islands

    Damoy Point

    Adventure Options:

    South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin SafariBegin your adventure in beautiful Buenos Aires before being whisked

    away on a private charter ight to explore Ushuaia, at the southern tip of

    Argentina, prior to embarkation. Visit beaches teeming with king penguins

    and elephant seals on South Georgia, then move on to overwhelming

    and geographically contradictory Antarctica.

    HIGHLIGHTS Visit historic research stations

    Experience as many as ve penguin species and ve seal species

    Kayaking adventure option

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    A king penguin colony; kayaking in a placid bay; a fur seal pup

    16 DAYSfrom $9,995*

    KAYAKING

    STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING

    ANTARCTICA ANTARCTICA

    VISITING THE ANTARCTIC WAS LIKE SEEING A PIECE OF HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH!

    @Bowley, Quark Traveler

    KAYAKING

    STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    THE PASSION AND LOVE THE EXPEDITION TEAM HAS FOR THE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM WAS AWE INSPIRING.@Bowley, Quark Traveler

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  • CruiseFly

    UshuaiaPunta

    Arenas

    King George Island

    South Shetland Islands

    Falkland Islands(Islas Malvinas)

    Snow Hill Island

    Anvers Island

    Adelaide Island Antarctic

    Peninsula

    Stanley

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    CHILE

    SNOWSHOEING

    Antarctic Express: Short on Time, Big on AdventureMaximize your time exploring the unspoiled, wild and dramatic landscapes of Antarctica, with the inclusion of a scenic ight toor from King George Island. Youll have more time to explore by ship, Zodiac and land, and also enjoy a captivating view from the air.

    Taking in the immensity of the towering blue ice from the Zodiac

    AT AGE 74 I STARTED WITH APPREHENSION AND ENDED WITH GLEE AND PLEASURE. IN THE TWILIGHT OF MY LIFE THIS QUARK EXPEDITION IS AN EYE OPENER ...I FINALLY FOUND MYSELF.

    Jesse A. Menez, Quark Traveler

    ANTARCTICA

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    3 Departures

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Pleneau Island

    Melchior Islands

    Damoy Point

    Adventure Options:

    Antarctic Express: Fly the DrakeEnjoy spectacular views of Antarctica as you y to spectacular King George

    Island to board your expedition vessel. Enjoy wildlife and astounding

    icebergs, beaches dotted with leopard seals and penguins, plus icy plateaus

    and snow-capped mountain peaks. When your exploration comes to an end,

    enjoy the view one more time on your comfortable charter ight back.

    HIGHLIGHTS The fastest, most direct way to Antarctica

    Walk amongst penguin colonies, see crabeater

    and Weddell seals, gulls and skuas

    Kayaking adventure option

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    An Adlie penguin; a leopard seal; kayaking with whales near Plneau Island; a gentoo penguin struts his stu

    8 DAYSfrom $8,995*

    ANTARCTICA

    KAYAKING

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS

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  • Cruise Fly

    Ushuaia

    Paradise Harbor

    Anvers Island

    Antarctic Peninsula

    Stanley

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    CHILE

    Punta Arenas

    CruiseFly

    UshuaiaPunta

    Arenas

    King George Island

    South Shetland Islands

    Falkland Islands(Isla Malvinas)

    Snow Hill Island

    Anvers Island

    Adelaide Island

    Antarctic Peninsula

    Stanley

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    CHILE

    King George Island

    2 Departures

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Half Moon Island

    Port Lockroy

    Cuverville Island

    Adventure Options:

    Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly NorthRevel in the excitement of a southbound crossing of the famed Drake Passage,

    with the convenience of a northbound ight and a spectacular aerial view

    of Antarctica to end your journey. Minke and humpback whales or Adlie

    penguins may greet you en route to the Peninsula, and throughout youll share

    your time with charismatic wildlife and intrepid traveling companions.

    HIGHLIGHTS The perfect short, introductory expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula

    Antarctic wildlife: penguins, whales, seals and seabirds

    Southbound Drake Passage crossing with a northbound ight

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    10 DAYSfrom $11,595*

    A humpback whale; kayaking at Cuverville Island; the optional polar plunge

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    2 Departures

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Neko Harbour

    Melchior Islands

    Damoy Point

    Adventure Options:

    Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise NorthTake a quick three-hour ight from Puntas Arenas to King George

    Island and enjoy your rst glimpse of Antarctica from the air, a unique

    introduction to the regions vast and dramatic landscapes. Continue

    on board a comfortable expedition ship and marvel at abundant wildlife,

    including curious, playful penguins and seals. Later, return to Ushuaia

    through the legendary Drake Passage.

    HIGHLIGHTS Visit historic research stations

    Experience penguin colonies and see crabeater,

    leopard and Weddell seals

    Kayaking adventure option

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    A skua; a cozy pair of chinstrap penguins; Zodiac cruising in the Lemaire Channel

    10 DAYSfrom $10,995*

    ANTARCTICA ANTARCTICA

    I HAVE WAITED FOR OVER 20 YEARS TO VISIT ANTARCTICA. IM ENORMOUSLY GRATEFUL TO QUARK FOR ENSURING THAT ALL MY EXPECTATIONS WERE FAR EXCEEDED.

    @Lamaison, Quark Traveler

    SNOWSHOEING

    KAYAKING

    SNOWSHOEING

    KAYAKING

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  • CruiseFly

    Punta Arenas

    King George Island

    South Shetland Islands

    Falkland Islands(Islas Malvinas)

    Snow Hill Island

    Anvers Island

    Adelaide Island Antarctic

    Peninsula

    Stanley

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    CHILE

    Ushuaia

    Santiago

    Snow Hill Island

    Adelaide Island

    Anvers Island

    Antarctic Peninsula

    Stanley

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    South Georgia

    Falkland Islands(Islas Malvinas)

    CHILE

    Punta Arenas

    King George Island

    CruiseFly

    South Shetland Islands

    CAMPING

    2 Departures

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Antarctic Circle

    Melchior Islands

    Damoy Point

    Adventure Options:

    Antarctic Express: Crossing the CircleA short, comfortable ight from Punta Arenas to King George Island has

    your boots on the ground in three hours, overtaken by the sheer aerial

    magnitude of the 7th continent. Search for whales, experience a calving

    glacier or nd yourself in a rookery of curious, playful penguins.

    HIGHLIGHTS Visit historic research stations and explore Marguerite Bay

    Walk amongst penguin colonies, plus see skuas, gulls,

    and crabeater and Weddell seals

    Kayaking adventure option

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    Camping at Dorian Bay; an Adlie penguin; Zodiac excursion; out on deck, sailing through the Lemaire Channel

    11 DAYSfrom $14,595*

    KAYAKING

    1 Departure

    Ship: Sea Adventurer

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula

    Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

    Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

    (Islas Malvinas)

    Adventure Option:

    Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise the Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)This diverse voyage oers a comprehensive experience with signicant

    time savings, through convenient charter ights from Punta Arenas

    to Antarctica and back to Santiago, Chile. In just 17 days, youll explore

    the South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the

    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), which are teeming with wildlife.

    HIGHLIGHTS Witness Antarctic wildlife: albatross, Adlie and king penguins, southern

    elephant and leopard seals, orca and minke whales and much more

    The unique experience of ying out of Stanley, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

    Zodiac cruising and optional kayaking

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    Kayaking at Devil Island; the beach at Carcass Island; curious king penguin chick

    17 DAYSfrom $19,995*

    KAYAKING

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    ANTARCTICA ANTARCTICA

    I HAD MY EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS JOURNEY, BUT THEY WERE BLOWN AWAY.

    Kally Wright and Frank Becbla, Quark Travelers

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  • Intimate Antarctica & Falklands: Bespoke Expeditions by Small BoatCircumnavigate the Falklands, an archipelago teeming with wildlife and featuring beautiful scenery, white sand beaches and vast open spaces, or discoverrarely visited Antarctic Peninsula coves, inlets and landing sites, on two intimate journeys aboard the one-of-a-kind Hans Hansson small exploration boat.

    MY LONG AWAITED TRIP TO ANTARCTICA EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE THE SCENERY, IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE.

    Aileen Norman, Quark Traveler

    NEW for

    2016.17

    Watching a surfacing humpback from the deck

    ANTARCTICA

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  • Falkland Islands(Islas Malvinas)

    Sea Lion Island

    Stanley

    Volunteer PointCarcass Island

    Beaver Island

    Atlantic Ocean

    ARGENTINA

    CHILE

    Punta Arenas

    Santiago

    CruiseFly

    Falkland Islands(Islas Malvinas)

    Stanley

    King George Island

    Anvers Island

    South Shetlands Island

    Snow Hill Island

    Atlantic Ocean

    Drake Passage

    LemaireChannel

    ARGENTINA

    CHILE

    Punta Arenas

    Ushuaia

    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

    CruiseFly

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing. *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    19 DAYSfrom $17,995*

    17 DAYSfrom $12,995*

    1 Departure

    Ship: Hans Hansson

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Two Hummock Island

    Vieugu Island

    Pitt Islands

    Uncharted Antarctica: Bespoke ExpeditionThe Hans Hansson small exploration boat allows you to visit remote, lesser-

    known locales that larger vessels simply seldom venture out to. And with only

    12 passengers, this expedition allows guests to enjoy ample time with the crew,

    and to revel in an intimate adventure tailored to meet their expectations.

    HIGHLIGHTS A smaller boat with only 12 passengers means access

    to remote locations and more time ashore

    Panoramic views, and opportunities for viewing seals,

    penguins, whales and numerous birds

    Intimate setting, family atmosphere, close interaction with crew

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    1 Departure

    Ship: Hans Hansson

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Beaver Island

    New Island

    Sea Lion Island

    Intimate Falklands: Bespoke ExpeditionLooking for an adventure without crowds? Welcome to this bespoke

    expedition. Carrying just 12 passengers, the Hans Hansson small exploration

    boat will guide you to rarely visited coves, inlets and landing sites that

    showcase the biodiversity and uniqueness of the Falkland Islands.

    HIGHLIGHTS Circumnavigate the islands during this intimate

    12-passenger voyage

    Stunning scenery, from white sand polar beaches

    and sheer clis to rugged mountain terrain

    Opportunities to see four species of penguins along

    with whales, dolphins and a wide variety of birds

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    ANTARCTICA ANTARCTICA

    NEW for

    2016.17

    NEW for

    2016.17

    Southern Giant Petral; trekking on a sunny day; a chinstrap penguin; Hans Hansson at anchor; photos from the deck Gentoo penguins on the beach; a reindeer calf; Falkland Islands vista; a pod of Commersons dolphins

    THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLDS MOST PRISTINE AND MAJESTIC SETTING. MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME.

    Kirsten McFadden, Quark Traveler

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  • The Galapagos Islands: Darwins Playground

    Hike, swim, snorkel and kayak as you explore the diverse Galapagos Islands aboard small expedition ship Evolution. Combine this adventure with a classic Antarctic expedition for some of the best highlights of the Southern Hemisphere, from equator to Pole!

    NEW for

    2016.17

    A proud sea lion commands the beach while the Evolution waits at anchor

    ANTARCTICA

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  • Cormorant Point Suarez Point

    Gardiner Islet

    Post Oce Bay

    Charles Darwin Research Station

    Charles Darwin Research Station

    Darwin Bay Beach Prince Phillips Steps

    North Seymour Island

    Sullivan Bay

    FROM MAINLAND ECUADOR

    TO MAINLAND ECUADOR

    TO MAINLAND ECUADOR

    FROM MAINLAND ECUADOR

    Pacic Ocean

    EQUATOR

    Pacic Ocean

    ISABELAISABELA

    FLOREANAFLOREANA

    ESPAOLAESPAOLA

    SAN CRISTBAL

    SAN CRISTBAL

    SANTA FE SANTA FE

    FERNANDINAFERNANDINA

    SANTIAGO SANTIAGO

    MARCHENAMARCHENAGENOVESA

    GENOVESA

    PINTAPINTA

    SANTA CRUZ SANTA

    CRUZ

    Highlands

    Highlands

    Black Turtle CoveDragon Hill

    Bachas Beach

    Carrion Point

    South Plazas

    Puerto Baquerizo Morena

    BaltraBaltra

    Kicker Rock

    Chinese Hat Islet

    Edn Islet

    James Bay Egas Port

    Vincente Roca Point

    Espinosa Point

    Tagus Point

    Urbina Bay

    EQUATOR

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    10 DAYSfrom $5,998*

    *Per person. See page 100 for detailed pricing.

    10 DAYSfrom $6,198*

    SNORKELING SNORKELING

    2 Departures

    Ship: Evolution

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Kicker Rock

    Post Oce Bay

    Chines Hat Islet

    Included Activities:

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    1 Departure

    Ship: Evolution

    Possible Landing Sites:

    Urbina Bay

    Dragon Hill

    Charles Darwin Research Station

    Included Activities:

    Actual itinerary may vary based on weather conditions and voyage length.

    Galapagos Expedition: Darwins Playground, Central and NorthInteract with the wildlife and havens of the

    Galapagos Islands. Hiking, swimming, snorkeling

    and kayaking are just a few options as you explore

    habitats of sea lions and turtles, marine animals,

    birds, lizards and the Galapagos tortoise.

    HIGHLIGHTS Snorkel, swim, cruise and walk among

    Galapagos wildlife

    Explore volcanic islands, the Research

    Station, and Black Turtle Cove mangroves

    Combine with an Antarctic Explorer

    expedition for an epic adventure

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    Galapagos Expedition: Darwins Playground, Far WestThe beauty of the Evolution small expedition

    ship is its ability to travel where larger craft

    cant. During this expedition, interact with

    wildlife as you hike and explore the waters,

    inner islands and fascinating, less-traveled

    outer islands of the Galapagos.

    HIGHLIGHTS Snorkeling daily (no experience necessary)

    Enjoy popular inner islands and remote

    outer islands

    Pair with an Antarctic Explorer expedition

    for Southern Hemisphere highlights

    See full itinerary at QuarkExpeditions.com

    ANTARCTICA ANTARCTICA

    NEW for

    2016.17

    NEW for

    2016.17

    Colorful land iguana; Evolution sundeck; swimming with sea turtles; Moorish idol sh A blue-footed boobie; a great frigate bird; laughing sea lions; a Galapagos giant tortoise

    CruiseFly

    CruiseFly

    KAYAKINGKAYAKING

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  • Extend Your Stay: Optional Antarctic TripsYour journey to the Antarctic can be just as much fun as being there, and we have a variety of packages to help you to get the most out of your adventure.

    Contact our friendly Polar Travel Advisers to learn more about the shorter trips we oer in the region.

    EXPEDITION PACKAGES FROM 3 TO 4 DAYS

    Experience Iguaz FallsOne of the worlds natural wonders, the Iguaz River cascades over nearly two miles (3.2 km) of clis, creating almost 300 individual waterfalls in the process. Your tour of the Argentinian side is included, with an option to visit the Brazilian side.

    Explore Easter IslandFly from Santiago to Easter Island, famous for its enormous statues carved from the tough stone of Rano Raraku, the islands fabled volcano. Tour the statues, tombs and volcanoes, with a package oering three nights at the all-inclusive Explora Rapa Nui.

    To book, for information regarding pricing or for custom itineraries, contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser

    Extend your

    adventure!

    Santiago Head StartTour Chiles national capital, then travel to Via del Mar, the garden city by the sea, for a lunch overlooking the Pacic Ocean. Journey through the Casablanca Valley to Valparaso, for a visit to the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    ANTARCTICA ANTARCTICA

    Introduction to Buenos AiresDiscover the beauty of Buenos Aires, a city that melds European charm with the frenzied pace of Latin life. Enjoy a tour of the citys impressive highlights, and in the evening, experience a spectacular dinner and tango show.

    Patagonia BirdingJoin a small group out of Ushuaia in search of condors, magellanic woodpeckers, austral pygmy owls, caracaras, austral parakeets and others. An expert local guide will help you nd and identify the rich birdlife available in beautiful Tierra del Fuego.

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  • Personalize Your Expedition!Every Quark voyage includes great daily outdoor activities, including Zodiac cruises and hiking. But the more discerning adrenaline junkies can also choose from a range of optional adventure activities with varying exertion levels.

    Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements. Space is limited. Book early!

    Watch the day-in-the-life video on Quarks YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/QuarkExpeditions

    Curious king penguin chicks

    NEW for 2016.17:Snorkeling in Galapagos!

    THE TEAM SHOWED US THE ANTARCTIC WE WERE LOOKING FOR, RUGGED, DRAMATIC, BEAUTIFUL! BEST KAYAKING OF MY LIFE.

    Rik Johson, Quark Traveler

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  • KayakingImagine gliding along the surface of a bay in the presence of icebergs and glaciers! Our kayaking adventures are the best way to feel at one with the sea. Taken by small groups of 10 to 16 people, multiple times per voyage, kayaking adventures are only done during calm weather conditions.*

    Per person: $595 Arctic / $950 Antarctic

    MountaineeringGeared toward our more adventurous passengers, mountain climbing in Antarctica is amongst the most rewarding and addicting outdoor endeavors. To climb in Antarctica is a special memory that will last forever. Our mountaineering adventures are full-day activities that can last up to ve hours. You are required to complete a tness waiver to participate in this challenging option.*

    Per person: $575 Antarctic only

    CampingLooking for an intimate and personal way to connect with the Antarctic continent? Who can say theyve slept on the 7th continent? Treat yourself to an overnight camping adventure and seize the opportunity to sleep under the midnight sun and revel in the silence of the land. Our popular camping options are limited to 30 people on board Sea Adventurer, and 60 on board the Ocean Diamond and Ocean Endeavour.*

    Per person: $250 Antarctic only

    Cross-Country SkiingCross-country skiing is one of the most ecient ways to travel on snow-covered ground, enabling you to experience Antarctica the same way that pioneering explorers like Amundsen and Shackleton did.

    With journeys taking a few hours, it is imperative to be in good physical shape. Ideally, to partake in this activity, youll have cross-country skiing experience; however, exceptions may be made for those deemed physically capable.*

    Per person: $575 Antarctic only

    INCLUDED OPTIONS ON SELECT EXPEDITIONS

    Hot Air BallooningIf reaching the North Pole isnt a big enough thrill, be one of a select group of Quark passengers to soar above the sea ice in a hot air balloon, with a 360 view of all points south. This option gives you a whole new perspective of the North Pole!

    Rising as high as 131 ft (40 meters), your birds-eye view of the ship and the Arctic will be something youll remember forever. Book on board your North Pole voyage.*

    Per person: $295 North Pole only

    Stand-up PaddleboardingCombining surng with kayaking or canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding will give you a very personal and unique perspective on Antarctica. Excursions are guided by experienced sta, and taken in small groups in good weather conditions, on calm bays and harbors. Reservations for 10 paddleboarders will be taken at the time of booking. Other paddleboarding opportunities will be oered via sign-up on board ship, on a rst-come, rst-served basis.*

    Per excursion: $150 Antarctic Ocean Endeavour voyages only

    Exclusive to Quark!

    Exclusive to Quark!On Ocean Endeavour voyages only

    SnorkelingDescend into deep azure waters and enter an underwater world as unique and rich in wildlife as the Galapagos Islands themselves. Multi-hued sh, giant turtles and even penguins call these waters home, and you may even encounter harmless sharks or sea lions.*

    SnowshoeingA novel way to experience the beauty of the polar landscape, and to discover remote alcoves and hidden valleys. Walking atop the snow, well be able to visit new places that are inaccessible on foot.*

    PhotographyAntarctica is one of the most incredibly photogenic destinations in the world. Our on-board photography expert provides hands-on instruction and technical tips to ensure that you capture the best of your Antarctic experience.*

    *On select voyages *On select voyages

    Exclusive to Galapagos!

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  • Venture Farther, Explore Deeper: How We TravelGoing on an expedition doesnt have to mean roughing it. Whether your

    sense of adventure has drawn you to the Galapagos Islands, the Falkland

    Islands (Islas Malvinas) or the North Pole, youll journey aboard vessels that

    exceed the highest safety and environmental standards. As you explore the

    most remote regions on the planet on board our legendary ships, enjoy

    creature comforts and amenities you wouldnt have thought possible.

    Our new land-based adventures share the comfort but provide a variety

    of experiences for the most discerning and adventurous travelers, from

    the Poles of the Earth to the equator.

    POLARBOUTIQUE

    VOLLEYBALLCOURT BELOW

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    SHIP FEATURES Helicopter for aerial sightseeing Full tness facilities, including gym, basketball

    court, sauna and small swimming pool All-inclusive bar and beverages All cabins have an ensuite bath On-board Polar Boutique Polar library

    50 Years of VictoryA former Russian scientic vessel and the most powerful icebreaker on Earth, what Victory lacks in luxury she makes up for in her authenticity and amenities

    SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta & Crew 140

    Guests 130

    Lifeboats 4, fully enclosed

    Ice Class LL1 (the highest rating possible)

    Registered Russia

    Year Built 2007

    ADVENTURE OPTIONS

    HOT AIR BALLOONING

    BOW DECK

    BRIDGE DECK 1

    BRIDGE DECK 4

    BRIDGE DECK 2

    BRIDGE DECK 3

    ICE-STRENGTHENED VESSELS Ocean Nova Sea Adventurer Ocean Diamond Ocean Endeavour Hans Hansson

    ICEBREAKERS 50 Years of Victory Kapitan Khlebnikov

    GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION Evolution

    BASECAMPS Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Barneo Ice Camp

    Polar Adventure Ships

    Mini Suite ArktikaTwin Victory Suite

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    Heli-landing; Victory Bar

    View from the bridge of 50 Years of Victory

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    SHIP FEATURES Two helicopters for aerial sightseeing Heated indoor plunge pool and sauna All cabins feature private facilities and large windows On-board Polar Boutique Polar library

    Kapitan KhlebnikovFresh from a makeover, our authentic polar-class icebreaker also features two on-board helicopters for aerial sightseeing

    SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta & Crew 70

    Guests 110

    Lifeboats 4, fully enclosed

    Ice Class LL3

    Registered Russia

    Year Built 1981

    Ocean NovaOur smallest, most nimble arctic expedition ship

    View 360 cabin images

    online

    Return of the legendary icebreaker!

    SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta & Crew 38

    Guests 78

    Lifeboats 4, fully enclosed

    Ice Class 1B (Hull 1A)

    Registered Bahamas

    Year Built 1992

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    and an ensuite bath Glass-enclosed observation lounge

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    Ocean EndeavourThe Polar Regions only health- and wellness-focused adventure ship

    SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta & Crew 124

    Guests 199

    Lifeboats 6, fully enclosed

    Ice Class 1B

    Registered Marshall Islands

    Year Built 1982

    KAYAKING

    CAMPING

    SNOWSHOEING

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

    MOUNTAINEERING

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING

    ADVENTURE OPTIONS

    DECK 6

    DECK 5

    DECK 4

    DECK 7

    DECK 8

    DECK 9

    FEATURES Full menu of VOYA spa treatments and products Yoga and stretching classes, and juice/smoothie bar Heated saltwater pool, gym, His-and-her saunas A contemporary approach to dining Wine included with dinner

    Award-winning spa products; tness center; contemporary cuisine on board, healthy food choices

    SHIP FEATURES Exterior-view cabins with ensuite bath Interior single-occupancy cabins with ensuite bath In-room atscreen TV and DVD player Scientists in Residence program On-board Polar Boutique Polar library Spa and wellness program Dining rooms Juice/smoothie bar Observation lounge Gym and saunas

    Ocean EndeavourQuark Spa will feature a full menu of high-quality spa services using VOYAs award-winning, organic, hand-harvested seaweed treatments and beauty products

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    Upper Deck Twin

    Superior Twin

    Top Deck Twin

    Junior Suite

    Owners Suite

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    SHIP FEATURES Outside cabins feature ensuite facilities TV and DVD player in every cabin On-board Polar Boutique Polar library

    Sea AdventurerAordable-value expedition ship with comfortable cabins and a wide range of creature comforts

    SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta & Crew 83

    Guests 117

    Lifeboats 4, partially enclosed

    Ice Class 1A, ice-strengthened hull

    Registered Bahamas

    Year Built 1975

    Observation deck; suite Main lounge; restaurant

    View 360 cabin images

    online

    SHIP FEATURES All cabins have exterior views and an ensuite bath In-room atscreen TV and DVD player On-board Polar Boutique Large polar library Suites with private balconies Glass observation lounge Gym

    Ocean DiamondQuarks super-yacht features unparalleled comfort and stability

    SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta & Crew 108

    Guests 189

    Lifeboats 2, fully enclosed

    Ice Class 1D, ice-strengthened hull

    Registered Bahamas

    Year Built 1986

    View 360 cabin images

    online

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    SHIP FEATURES Small, intimate vessel, with a capacity

    of 12 passengers Meals served family-style Get to know your captain and crew through

    shared meals throughout the voyage Experience day-to-day ship operations

    by interacting closely with the crew

    SHIP FEATURES All cabins have exterior views and ensuite bath Observation lounge and presentation room Lounge and canopied bar on the roof deck Sundeck with lounge chairs and hot tub Option to dine alfresco

    Hans HanssonOur intimate small exploration boat goes where larger vessels cant and features a comfortable, homelike atmosphere

    EvolutionTravel in comfort on our small expedition ship, which features an open bridge, alfresco dining area, roof deck and on-board naturalist guides

    SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta & Crew 4

    Guests 12

    Lifeboats 2, partially enclosed

    Ice Class ICE-E

    Registered United Kingdom

    Year Built 1960

    SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta & Crew 22

    Guests 32

    Lifeboats 4, open

    Registered Ecuador

    Year Built 1970SuperiorTwin

    UPPER DECK

    CORMORANT DECK

    BEAGLE DECK

    ALBATROSS DECK

    LOWER DECK

    DARWIN DECK

    Category 1

    Category 2

    Category 3

    Category 4

    Category 5

    INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

    SNORKELING

    KAYAKING

    Sundeck; Category 1 cabinDining area; twin cabin

    NEW for

    2016.17

    NEW for

    2016.17

    Limited to to 12 people per voyage

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    Barneo Ice CampIts a true polar adventure when you y into this temporary camp and live on the ice with scientists and researchers

    Arctic Watch Wilderness LodgeArctic Watch Wilderness Lodge combines the best food and accommodations with a true arctic safari experience

    FEATURES Helicopter ight to North Pole Reach the top of the world by Antonov AN-74

    aircraft and Mi8 helicopter Experience life at a research base, where scientists, pilots,

    mechanics, engineers and explorers meet and work Shared tent facilities

    FEATURES All-inclusive adventure activities Double or single cabins with sink and marine toilet Polar library Main lounge Dining room

    Barneo Ice Camp; Mi8 helicopter; Antonov AN-74 Main lodge; a selection of delicious food; great hall; bedroom

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta 1

    Guests 15

    Location Arctic Sea Ice, 89N

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Sta 16

    Guests 26

    Location Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada

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    ARCTIC WATCH 2016 ADVENTURE OPTIONS

    Arctic 2016 Dates & Rates Arctic 2016 Dates & RatesLand-Based Programs Number Adventure Price per Transfer

    Pg. Dates of Days Ship Person* Package OptionsStart End

    All prices in USD. * Price per person based on triple occupancy. ** Price per person based on quad occupancy. This is a twin priceno triple accommodation on Victory. For details on transfer packages, please see page 106.

    Kayaking$595 /person

    SnowshoeingIncluded

    Hot Air Ballooning$295 /person

    ARCTIC 2016 ADVENTURE OPTIONS

    Number Price per Transfer Pg. Dates of Days Location Person* Package ActivitiesStart End

    All prices in USD. * Price per person based on twin occupancy. For details on transfer packages, please see page 106. Kayaking

    IncludedHikingIncluded

    ATVIncluded

    FishingIncluded

    RaftingIncluded

    SCOTLAND TO SPITSBERGEN Across the Arctic Circle 30 May 29 Jun 12, 2016 15 Ocean Nova Edinburgh Longyearbyen $8,295**

    TROMS, BEAR ISLAND AND LONGYEARBYEN Fjords and Bears 31 May 31 Jun 11, 2016 12 Sea Adventurer Troms Longyearbyen $6,995*

    SPITSBERGEN EXPLORER Wildlife Capital of the Arctic 32 Jun 12 Jun 22, 2016 11 Ocean Nova Longyearbyen Longyearbyen $6,495**

    SPITSBERGEN CIRCUMNAVIGATION Big Island, Big Adventure 33 Jun 11 Jun 23, 2016 13 Sea Adventurer Longyearbyen Longyearbyen $7,295* 33 Jun 22 Jul 04, 2016 13 Ocean Nova Longyearbyen Longyearbyen $7,995** 33 Jun 23 Jul 05, 2016 13 Sea Adventurer Longyearbyen Longyearbyen $7,295* 33 Jul 04 Jul 16, 2016 13 Ocean Nova Longyearbyen Longyearbyen $7,995**

    NORTH POLE The Ultimate Arctic Adventure 21 Jun 15 Jun 28, 2016 14 50 Years of Victory Helsinki Helsinki $26,995 $1,750 21 Jun 26 Jul 09, 2016 14 50 Years of Victory Helsinki Helsinki $26,995 $1,750

    ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGOS Spitsbergen and Franz Josef Land 34 Jul 05 Jul 17, 2016 13 Sea Adventurer Longyearbyen Longyearbyen $7,495*

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION Arctic Circumnavigation 23 Jul 10 Sep 23, 2016 75 Kapitan Khlebnikov Anchorage Anchorage $83,995*

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION Epic Northeast Passage 24 Jul 10 Aug 04, 2016 25 Kapitan Khlebnikov Anchorage Longyearbyen $29,995* $1,950

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION Extreme Greenland 25 Aug 4 Aug 24, 2016 21 Kapitan Khlebnikov Longyearbyen Ottawa $23,495* $1,650

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION Best of the Canadian High Arctic 26 Aug 22 Sep 08, 2016 18 Kapitan Khlebnikov Ottawa Ottawa $19,795* $2,150

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION Ultimate Northwest Passage 27 Sep 06 Sep 23, 2016 18 Kapitan Khlebnikov Ottawa Anchorage $20,695* $2,650

    THREE ARCTIC ISLANDS Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen 35 Aug 15 Aug 28, 2016 14 Ocean Nova Longyearbyen Reykjavik $8,695**

    NORTHWEST PASSAGE Franklins Legend 46 Aug 09 Aug 28, 2016 20 Sea Adventurer Ottawa Edmonton $11,995* $1,950

    NORTHWEST PASSAGE Fury and Hecla 47 Aug 26 Sep 14, 2016 20 Sea Adventurer Edmonton Ottawa $11,995* $1,950

    ARCTIC EXPRESS Greenlands Northern Lights (Cruise North, Fly South) 41 Aug 27 Sep 08, 2016 13 Ocean Nova Reykjavik Reykjavik $7,995**

    ARCTIC EXPRESS Greenlands Northern Lights (Fly North, Fly South) 42 Sep 06 Sep 15, 2016 10 Ocean Nova Reykjavik Reykjavik $5,995** 42 Sep 13 Sep 22, 2016 10 Ocean Nova Reykjavik Reykjavik $5,995**

    ARCTIC EXPRESS Greenlands Northern Lights (Fly North, Cruise South) 43 Sep 20 Oct 02, 2016 13 Ocean Nova Reykjavik Reykjavik $7,995**

    GREENLAND TO CANADA Inuit, Icebergs and Wildlife 39 Sep 12 Sep 24, 2016 13 Sea Adventurer Ottawa Ottawa $6,495* $1,950

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    Number Price per Pg. Dates of Days Person* Start End

    All prices in USD.

    * Price per person based on twin occupancy in Longyearbyen. Ice Camp is shared tented accommodation.

    Location

    ARCTIC WATCH WILDERNESS LODGE Adventure and Wildlife at 74N

    51 Jun 30 Jul 7, 2016 8 Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Yellowknife Yellowknife $5,995 $1,690 51 Jul 05 Jul 12, 2016 8 Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Yellowknife Yellowknife $5,995 $1,690 51 Jul 10 Jul 19, 2016 10 Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Yellowknife Yellowknife $8,995 $1,690 51 Jul 17 Jul 26, 2016 10 Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Yellowknife Yellowknife $8,995 $1,690 51 Jul 24 Aug 02, 2016 10 Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Yellowknife Yellowknife $8,995 $1,690 51 Jul 31 Aug 09, 2016 10 Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Yellowknife Yellowknife $8,995 $1,690 51 Aug 7 Aug 14, 2016 8 Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Yellowknife Yellowknife $6,595 $1,690

    NORTHPOLE EXPRESS Barneo Ice Camp

    50 Apr 13 Apr 15, 2016 3 Barneo Ice Camp Longyearbyen Longyearbyen $18,995

    A rare close encounter with a polar bear

  • *Included on Galapagos voyages

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    Number Adventure Options Price per TransferPg. Dates of Days Ship Start End Person* Package

    Antarctica 2016.17 Dates & Rates

    Mountaineering$575 /person

    Kayaking$950 /person*

    SnowshoeingIncluded

    Cross-Country Skiing$575 /person

    PhotographyIncluded

    ANTARCTICA 2016.17 ADVENTURE OPTIONS

    Camping$250 /person

    SnorkelingIncluded*

    Stand-up Paddleboarding$150 /person

    King penguins, South Georgia

    All prices in USD. * Price per person based on triple occupancy. For details on transfer packages, please see page 107.

    Includes one night in Buenos Aires, group transfers from hotel to airport for charter ight, charter ight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia (return), group bus tour in Ushuaia, and group transfer to and from the ship in Ushuaia.

    ANTARCTIC EXPLORER Discovering the 7th Continent 60 Nov 6 Nov 16, 2016 11 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $5,995 $800 60 Nov 14 Nov 24, 2016 11 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia $6,295 60 Nov 18 Nov 28, 2016 11 Sea Adventurer Ushuaia Ushuaia $6,995 60 Nov 27 Dec 7, 2016 11 Sea Adventurer Ushuaia Ushuaia $6,995 60 Dec 3 Dec 13, 2016 11 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $5,995 $800 60 Dec 9 Dec 20, 2016 12 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia $6,295 60 Dec 12 Dec 22, 2016 11 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $5,995 $800 60 Dec 21 Dec 31, 2016 11 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $6,995 $800 60 Feb 2 Feb 12, 2017 11 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia $6,995 60 Feb 11 Feb 21, 2017 11 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia $6,995 60 Feb 20 Mar 2, 2017 11 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia $6,995 60 Feb 23 Mar 6, 2017 12 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $6,995 $800 60 Mar 5 Mar 15, 2017 11 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $6,495 $800

    FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS), SOUTH GEORGIA AND ANTARCTICA Explorers and Kings 63 Nov 15 Dec 4, 2016 20 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $11,995 $800 63 Dec 19, 2016 Jan 7, 2017 20 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia $13,795

    CROSSING THE CIRCLE VIA FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) AND SOUTH GEORGIA Epic Antarctica 64 Dec 30, 2016 Jan 21, 2017 23 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $13,995 $800

    CROSSING THE CIRCLE Southern Expedition 61 Jan 20 Feb 2, 2017 14 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $8,495 $800 61 Feb 12 Feb 25, 2017 14 Sea Adventurer Ushuaia Ushuaia $9,595 61 Mar 1 Mar 14, 2017 14 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia $9,595

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS Cruise South, Fly North 69 Dec 6 Dec 15, 2016 10 Sea Adventurer Ushuaia Punta Arenas $11,595 69 Jan 13 Jan 22, 2017 10 Sea Adventurer Ushuaia Punta Arenas $11,595

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS Crossing the Circle 70 Jan 20 Jan 30, 2017 11 Sea Adventurer Punta Arenas Punta Arenas $14,595 70 Jan 28 Feb 7, 2017 11 Sea Adventurer Punta Arenas Punta Arenas $14,595

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS Fly South, Cruise North 68 Dec 28, 2016 Jan 06, 2017 10 Sea Adventurer Punta Arenas Ushuaia $10,995 68 Feb 5 Feb 14, 2017 10 Sea Adventurer Punta Arenas Ushuaia $10,995

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS Fly the Drake 67 Dec 13 Dec 20, 2016 8 Sea Adventurer Punta Arenas Punta Arenas $8,995 67 Dec 18 Dec 25, 2016 8 Sea Adventurer Punta Arenas Punta Arenas $8,995 67 Dec 23 Dec 30, 2016 8 Sea Adventurer Punta Arenas Punta Arenas $8,995

    SOUTH GEORGIA AND ANTARCTIC PENINSULA Penguin Safari 65 Feb 9 Feb 24, 2017 16 Ocean Endeavour Buenos Aires Buenos Aires $9,995 $800

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS Fly South, Cruise the Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 71 Feb 24 Mar 12, 2017 17 Sea Adventurer Ushuaia Santiago $19,995

    UNCHARTED ANTARCTICA Bespoke Expedition 74 Jan 20 Feb 7, 2017 19 Hans Hansson Punta Arenas Punta Arenas $17,995

    INTIMATE FALKLANDS Bespoke Expedition 75 Feb 17 Mar 05, 2017 17 Hans Hansson Stanley Stanley $12,995 $1,995

    GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION Darwins Playground, Central and North 78 Nov 4 Nov 13, 2016 10 Evolution Guayaquil Guayaquil $5,998 $695 78 Jan 27 Feb 5, 2017 10 Evolution Guayaquil Guayaquil $6,198 $720

    GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION Darwins Playground, Far West 79 Mar 17 Mar 26, 2017 10 Evolution Guayaquil Guayaquil $6,198 $720

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    For 36 years, discerning travelers have trusted their escorted journeys to the nature travel experts at International Expeditions. Now you can join IEs expert local naturalist guides to discover the worlds legendary waters, inspiring landscapes, fascinating wildlife and engaging cultures. Chart a course to adventure and explore Earths remote regions while enjoying ve-star service, imaginatively crafted itineraries and modern amenities aboard their award-winning small-group adventures and expedition cruises!

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    AMAZON VOYAGEYear-round weekly departures aboard La Estrella Amazonica

    Discover the mist-shrouded Amazon of your imagination on a small-ship cruise aboard IEs custom-designed riverboat, La Estrella Amazonica!

    Each day is a new adventure, with kayaking, hiking and small-boat excursions, and IEs seasoned naturalist guides tailor each journey. Watch the passing jungle from your private balcony or head to the Amazons largest observation deck for stargazing. Complimentary Peruvian cocktails are coupled with music from the ships band during nightly guides receptions.

    FACES OF MELANESIA Nov. 17, 2016, for 17 days aboard the Caledonian Sky

    This award-winning journey reveals the extraordinary diversity of Melanesia and its people. Locals welcome you ashore with warm hospitality and invite you to learn about their customs and beliefs. Join naturalists on hikes through luxuriant landscapes to seek out exotic ora and endemic bird species. Snorkel or dive nearly every day of this voyage to explore beneath the warm sapphire waters that are home to healthy coral reefs teeming with colorful sh.

    Snorkel over healthy coral reefs; the all-suite, 100-guest Caledonian Sky;

    meet friendly locals and witness traditional dance performances

    A squirrel monkey; a scarlet macaw;

    sunset over the Amazon River

    OUR FAMILY OF TRAVEL LEADERS

  • GOLDEN RULES

    Rule #1 Layers, layers, layersRule #2 Wear breathables (no cotton)Rule #3 Waterproof, not water repellentRule #4 Protect your extremities!Rule #5 Remember the SPF

    GOLDEN RULES

    Rule #1 Layers, layers, layersRule #2 Wear breathables (no cotton)Rule #3 Waterproof, not water repellentRule #4 Protect your extremities!Rule #5 Remember the SPF

    BASE LAYERWicking is king. Tops and

    pants specically designed

    to wick away moisture

    and keep your core body

    temperature regulated are

    ideal. Choose from synthetic

    bers or wool/wool blends.

    MID LAYERSCombined with your base layer,

    mid-layers will help keep you

    warm during your expedition.

    Quark recommends eece tops

    and eece-lined pants.

    OUTER LAYERMake sure to wear top-quality

    waterproof pants and gloves

    to keep out the elements.

    Youll receive Quarks

    signature yellow parka when

    you embark for your voyage.

    Expedition Essentials

    Fleecelined gloves

    Layered wool and synthetic socks

    Wool toque

    Mid-weight thermal top and pant worn as base layers

    Microeecelined pants

    Waterproof mitts

    Ocial Quark Expeditions 3-in-1 parka (yours to keep)

    Waterproof pants(essential for polar landings)

    Fleece pullover

    WEVE GOT YOUR POLAR NEEDS COVEREDAll of Quarks ships feature a shop with everything from expedition essentials such as waterproof pants, gloves, layers, to a full range of souvenirs and keepsakes to make your special journey to the Polar Regions.

    Waterproof muck boots (loaned to you by Quark for the duration of your voyage)Model Jaymie MacAulay is one of Quarks on-board

    Polar Boutique Managers

    GEAR-UP FOR YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME

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    Arctic 2016 InclusionsON ALL SHIPS Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board (please

    inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible; unfortunately, the ships galleys cannot prepare kosher meals)

    All shore landings per the daily program, weather permitting

    Leadership throughout the expedition by our experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities

    All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program Formal and informal presentations by our expedition

    team and special guests as scheduled Photographic journal, including photographs,

    daily expedition reports, maps and more Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings An ocial Quark Expeditions parka to keep Life jackets and immersion suits Coee, tea and cocoa available around the clock Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including

    a map and an informative Arctic Reader All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges

    throughout the program All luggage handling aboard ship Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum

    benet of US$100,000 per person

    NORTH POLE: THE ULTIMATE ARCTIC ADVENTURE (ABOARD THE 50 YEARS OF VICTORY) Russian invitation letter for visa application provided

    after nal payment Group helicopter ightseeing in the daily program

    (weather dependent) All beverages, including a selection of house wines

    and spirits

    North Pole Transfer Package ($1,750) Hotel shuttle transfers on arrival and departure

    between airport and hotel in Yellowknife

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION: ARCTIC CIRCUMNAVIGATION All beverages on board, including a selection

    of house wines, beer and spirits Group scheduled helicopter ightseeing and excursions Russian invitation letter for visa application provided

    after nal payment One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Anchorage with breakfast Group transfer from hotel to airport for charter ight Flight from Anchorage to Anadyr and return Transfers to and from ship Group transfer from airport to hotel after charter ight One nights post-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Anchorage with breakfast

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION: EPIC NORTHEAST PASSAGE All beverages on board, including a selection

    of house wines, beer and spirits Group scheduled helicopter ightseeing and excursions Russian invitation letter for visa application provided

    after nal payment

    Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Epic Northeast Passage Transfer Package ($1,950) One nights hotel accommodation in Anchorage

    with breakfast Group transfer from hotel to Anchorage airport Flight from Anchorage to Anadyr Transfer to and from ship Group transfer from ship to Longyearbyen airport

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION: EXTREME GREENLAND All beverages on board, including a selection of house

    wines, beer and spirits Group scheduled helicopter ightseeing and excursions

    Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Extreme Greenland Transfer Package ($1,650) Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to hotel

    if you arrive one day prior to embarkation Transfer from hotel or Longyearbyen airport to ship

    on embarkation day Transfers to and from ship Flight from Kangerlussuaq to Ottawa Group transfer from Ottawa airport to hotel One nights hotel accommodation in Ottawa

    with breakfast

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION: BEST OF THE CANADIAN HIGH ARCTIC All beverages on board, including a selection

    of house wines, beer and spirits Group scheduled helicopter ightseeing and excursions

    Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Best of the Canadian High Arctic Transfer Package ($2,150) One nights hotel accommodation in Ottawa

    with breakfast Group transfer from hotel to Ottawa airport Flight from Ottawa to Kangerlussuaq Transfers to and from ship Flight from Resolute to Ottawa Group transfer from Ottawa airport to hotel One nights hotel accommodation in Ottawa

    with breakfast

    ARCTIC ICEBREAKER EXPEDITION: ULTIMATE NORTHWEST PASSAGE All beverages on board, including a selection

    of house wines, beer and spirits Group scheduled helicopter ightseeing and excursions Russian invitation letter for visa application provided

    after nal payment

    Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Ultimate Northwest Passage Transfer Package ($2,650) One nights hotel accommodation in Ottawa

    with breakfast Group transfer from hotel to Ottawa airport Flight from Ottawa to Resolute Transfers to and from ship Flight from Anadyr to Anchorage Group transfer from Anchorage airport to hotel One nights hotel accommodation in Anchorage

    with breakfast

    SCOTLAND TO SPITSBERGEN: ACROSS THE ARCTIC CIRCLE Group transfer from ship to Longyearbyen airport or

    local designated drop-o location on disembarkation day

    TROMS, BEAR ISLAND AND LONGYEARBYEN: FJORDS AND BEARS Transfer from your previously booked hotel or our

    designated hotel (not included) to ship on embarkation day (check your nal documents for location)

    Group transfer from ship to airport on disembarkation day

    ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGOS: SPITSBERGEN AND FRANZ JOSEF LAND Russian invitation letter for visa application

    provided after nal payment Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your

    hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation Transfer from your hotel or Longyearbyen airport or

    designated drop-o location on disembarkation day

    THREE ARCTIC ISLANDS Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your

    hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation and have booked additional accommodation (not included)

    Transfer from your hotel or Longyearbyen airport to ship on embarkation day

    Charter ight from Akureyri to Reykjavik (14-day voyage aboard Ocean Nova only)

    Group transfer to downtown Reykjavik on disembarkation day

    GREENLAND TO CANADA: INUIT, ICEBERGS, AND WILDLIFE Transfer Package ($1,950) One nights hotel accommodation in Ottawa

    with breakfast Group transfer from hotel to Ottawa airport Flight from Ottawa to Kangerlussuaq Transfers to and from ship Flight from Iqaluit to Ottawa Group transfer from Ottawa airport to hotel One nights hotel accommodation in Ottawa

    with breakfast

    ARCTIC EXPRESS: CRUISE NORTH, FLY SOUTH Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Reykjavik with breakfast Group transfer from Reykjavik hotel to domestic

    airport on embarkation day Charter ight from Reykjavik domestic airport

    to Akureyri on embarkation day Group transfers to and from ship Charter ight from Constable Point to Reykjavik

    domestic airport on disembarkation day Group transfer from domestic airport to Reykjavik hotel One nights post-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Reykjavik with breakfast

    ARCTIC EXPRESS: FLY NORTH, FLY SOUTH Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Reykjavik with breakfast Charter ight from Reykjavik to Constable Point

    on embarkation day Group transfers to and from ship Charter ight from Constable Point to Reykjavik

    domestic airport on disembarkation day Group transfer from domestic airport to Reykjavik hotel One nights post-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Reykjavik with breakfast

    ARCTIC EXPRESS: FLY NORTH, CRUISE SOUTH Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Reykjavik with breakfast Group transfer from Reykjavik hotel to domestic

    airport on embarkation day Charter ight from Reykjavik to Constable Point

    on embarkation day Group transfers to and from ship Charter ight from Akureyri to Reykjavik domestic

    airport on disembarkation day Group transfer from domestic airport to Reykjavik hotel One nights post-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Reykjavik with breakfast

    NORTHWEST PASSAGE: FRANKLINS LEGEND Transfer Package ($1,950) One nights hotel accommodation in Ottawa

    with breakfast Group transfer from hotel to Ottawa airport Flight from Ottawa to Kangerlussuaq Transfers to and from ship Flight from Kugluktuk to Edmonton One nights airport hotel accommodation

    in Edmonton with breakfast

    NORTHWEST PASSAGE: FURY AND HECLA Transfer Package ($1,950) One nights airport hotel accommodation

    in Edmonton with breakfast Flight from Edmonton to Kugluktuk Transfers to and from ship Flight from Kangerlussuaq to Ottawa Group transfer from Ottawa airport to hotel One nights hotel accommodation in Ottawa

    with breakfast

    NORTH POLE EXPRESS: BARNEO ICE CAMP One nights hotel accommodation based on double

    occupancy with breakfast in Longyearbyen Welcome dinner in Longyearbyen All transfer and ights per the daily program Shared tent accommodation at Barneo Ice Camp Group helicopter excursion to the North Pole

    (weather dependent) All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks

    at Barneo Ice Camp Coee, tea and cocoa available around the clock All activities per the daily program Leadership throughout the expedition by our

    experienced Expedition Leader Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including

    a map and an informative Arctic Reader All miscellaneous service taxes throughout the

    program Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum

    benet of US$100,000 per person

    ARCTIC WATCH WILDERNESS LODGE Daily accommodation All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks at

    Arctic Watch Complimentary WiFi (limited signal strength) All activities per the daily program, such as ATV,

    kayaking, rafting, photography, etc. Leadership throughout the expedition

    by our experienced Arctic Watch team

    Formal and informal presentations by the expedition team and special guests as scheduled

    Photographic journal documenting the expedition Waterproof expedition boots on loan An ocial Quark Expeditions parka to keep Coee, tea, water and juice available around the

    clock (soft drinks and beer are not available) Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including

    a map and an informative Arctic Reader All miscellaneous service taxes throughout the

    program All luggage handling at the charter terminal and

    at the lodge Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum

    benet of US$100,000 per person

    Arctic Watch Transfer Package ($1,690) Hotel shuttle transfers on arrival and departure

    between airport and hotel in Yellowknife One nights hotel accommodation in Yellowknife

    with breakfast Group transfer to and from charter ight

    to Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Charter ight from Yellowknife to Arctic Watch

    Wilderness Lodge and return One nights hotel accommodation in Yellowknife

    with breakfast

    DURING EXPEDITIONS THAT EMBARK AND DISEMBARK IN LONGYEARBYEN Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to hotel

    if you arrive one day prior to embarkation and have booked additional accommodation

    Transfer from hotel or Longyearbyen airport to ship on embarkation day

    Group transfer from ship to airport or local designated drop-o location on disembarkation day

    RATES SPECIFICALLY DO NOT INCLUDE For some specied departures, the purchase of

    transfer package, including charter or domestic

    ights in conjunction with the expedition, is mandatory. The applicable per-person cost is indicated on the Dates & Rates summary

    International airfare Passport and applicable visa expenses Government arrival and departure taxes not

    mentioned Meals ashore, with the exception of breakfast

    at the host hotel, when applicable Baggage, cancellation, interruption and (mandatory)

    medical travel insurance Excess baggage charges Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges,

    unless specied Phone and internet charges Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage

    for sta and crew Additional overnight accommodation Arrival and departure transfers, except where

    explicitly stated Pre- and post-expedition hotel accommodation,

    except where explicitly stated. Where hotel nights are included, the number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship (with the exception of Barneo Ice Camp, which oers shared tent accommodation at the camp). Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel

    Adventure options on ship expeditions (all weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage (e.g., kayaking, helicopter excursions, etc.)

    At Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge: wine with dinner On 50 Years of Victory and Kapitan Khlebnikov, any

    private helicopter ying time that may be available for optional ights can be purchased at an hourly rate to be announced on board

    On 50 Years of Victory: ballooning at the North Pole Additional expenses (meals, accommodation,

    international ight change fees, etc.) incurred by delay or cancellation of activities due to sub-optimal weather

    ON ALL SHIPS, RATES INCLUDE Shipboard accommodation with daily

    housekeeping All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board

    (please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible; unfortunately, the ships galleys cannot prepare kosher meals)

    All shore landings per the daily program, weather permitting

    Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities

    All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program

    Formal and informal presentations by our expedition team and guest speakers as scheduled

    Photographic journal, including photographs, daily expedition reports and maps, and more

    Waterproof expedition boots on loan for the duration of your voyage

    An ocial Quark Expeditions parka to keep Life jackets and immersion suits Coee, tea and cocoa available around the clock Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including

    a map and an informative Antarctic Reader All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges

    throughout the program All luggage handling aboard ship Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum

    benet of US$100,000 per person

    BUENOS AIRES FLIGHT & HOTEL PACKAGE ($800) ON VOYAGES ABOARD OCEAN ENDEAVOUR One nights hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires

    with breakfast Group transfer from hotel to airport

    in Buenos Aires Charter ight from Buenos Aires international

    airport (Ezeiza/EZE) to Ushuaia, and return Group transfer from Ushuaia airport to the ship,

    and return (Note: Transfer on arrival in Buenos Aires from airport to hotel at the beginning of the journey is not included. Please make your way to the included hotel)

    Combined airport transfer and express bus tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park after disembarkation

    DURING EXPEDITIONS THAT EMBARK AND DISEMBARK IN USHUAIA ABOARD THE SEA ADVENTURER AND OCEAN DIAMOND Group transfer in Ushuaia from airport

    to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1 One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel, for example)

    Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day

    Group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport

    DURING EXPEDITIONS ON THE SEA ADVENTURER Snowshoes available on loan for shore excursions

    on designated voyages

    EXPEDITIONS ON THE OCEAN ENDEAVOUR Access to the spa facilities and juice bar Complimentary wine with dinner Yoga classes and onboard wellness program A comprehensive photography program that

    includes the services of a resident photography instructor, a program of lectures on photography and digital image manipulation, and photography-focused excursions at landing sites

    EXPEDITIONS ON THE OCEAN DIAMOND Snowshoes available on loan for shore excursions

    on designated voyages Access the worlds largest oating collection

    of polar books and DVDs in many languages

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS: FLY THE DRAKE Group transfer in Punta Arenas from airport

    to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1 One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Punta Arenas with breakfast Group transfer from hotel to airport

    in Punta Arenas pre-expedition Flights to and from Antarctica Group transfer from airport in Punta Arenas

    to hotel post-expedition One nights post-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Punta Arenas with breakfast

    Antarctica 2016.17 Inclusions

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    Antarctica 2016.17 Inclusions (continued)

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS: FLY SOUTH, CRUISE NORTH Group transfer in Punta Arenas from airport

    to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1 One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Punta Arenas with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel, for example)

    Brieng dinner on Day 1 in Punta Arenas Group transfer from hotel to airport in Punta

    Arenas on embarkation day Flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica Group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia

    from ship to post-expedition hotel

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS: CRUISE SOUTH, FLY NORTH Group transfer in Ushuaia from airport

    to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1 One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Ushuaia with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel, for example)

    Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day in Ushuaia

    Flight from Antarctica to Punta Arenas on disembarkation day

    Group transfer from airport to hotel in Punta Arenas post-expedition

    One nights post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel, for example)

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS: CROSSING THE CIRCLE Group transfer in Punta Arenas from airport to

    hotel upon arrival on Day 1 One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Punta Arenas with breakfast included (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel, for example)

    Brieng dinner on Day 1 in Punta Arenas Group transfer from hotel to airport in Punta

    Arenas on embarkation day Flight to and from Antarctica Group transfer from airport in Punta Arenas

    to hotel post-expedition One nights post-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Punta Arenas with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel, for example)

    One nights post-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel, for example)

    ANTARCTIC EXPRESS: FLY SOUTH, CRUISE THE PENINSULA, SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) Group transfer in Ushuaia from airport

    to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1 One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Ushuaia with breakfast Group transfer from hotel to ship in Ushuaia Group transfer from ship to airport in Stanley

    post-expedition Flight from Stanley to Santiago One nights post-expedition airport hotel

    accommodation in Santiago with breakfast

    UNCHARTED ANTARCTICA: BESPOKE EXPEDITION Shipboard accommodation All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board All shore landings per the daily program Leadership throughout the voyage by our

    experienced Expedition Leader All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program Formal and informal presentations by our

    expedition team Photographic journal documenting the expedition Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore

    landings An ocial Quark Expeditions parka to keep Coee, tea and cocoa available around the clock Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including

    a map and an informative Antarctic Reader All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges

    throughout the program All luggage handling aboard ship Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum

    benet of US$100,000 per person Group transfer in Punta Arenas from airport

    to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1 One nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Punta Arenas with breakfast Brieng dinner on Day 1 in Punta Arenas Group transfer from hotel to airport in Punta

    Arenas pre-expedition Flights to and from Antarctica Group transfer from airport in Punta Arenas to

    hotel post-expedition One nights post-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Punta Arenas with breakfast

    INTIMATE FALKLANDS: BESPOKE EXPEDITION Shipboard accommodation All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board, as well as during the stay in Stanley All shore landings per the daily program Leadership throughout the voyage by our

    experienced Expedition Leader All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program Formal and informal presentations by our

    expedition team Photographic journal documenting the expedition Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore

    landings An ocial Quark Expeditions parka to keep Coee, tea and cocoa available around the clock Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including

    a map and an informative Antarctic Reader All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges

    throughout the program All luggage handling aboard ship Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum

    benet of US$100,000 per person Three nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation

    in Stanley with all meals Round-trip transfers between Mount Pleasant

    Airport and Stanley Two days of land-based excursions out of Stanley Round-trip hotel to ship transfer in Stanley Entry fees to Volunteer Point reserve All Falklands farm and homestead visit donations

    Intimate Falklands: Bespoke Expedition Transfer Package ($1,995) Arrival escort from airport terminal to airport

    hotel in Santiago One nights airport hotel accommodation

    in Santiago, with breakfast Group escort from airport hotel to airport

    terminal in Santiago Group ight from Santiago to Stanley, and return Group transfer from Stanley airport to the ship,

    and return One night airport hotel accommodation

    in Santiago, with breakfast

    GALAPAGOS EXPEDITIONS ABOARD THE EVOLUTION Shipboard accommodation with daily

    housekeeping All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks

    on board Complimentary soft drinks and juice on board All shore landings per the daily program Leadership throughout the voyage by our

    experienced Expedition Leader All Zodiac transfers and cruising per

    the daily program Formal and informal presentations by our

    expedition team and special guests as scheduled Photographic journal documenting the expedition Coee, tea and cocoa available around the clock Hair dryer in every cabin All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges

    throughout the program All luggage handling aboard ship Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum

    benet of US$100,000 per person Arrival and departure transfers in Guayaquil One nights pre- and post-expedition hotel

    accommodation in Guayaquil with breakfast Transfers to and from domestic ight to Galapagos

    GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION: DARWINS PLAYGROUND Flight and Park Fees ($695, 2016; $720, 2017) Round-trip domestic airfare from mainland

    Ecuador to Galapagos Islands National Park entrance fee Galapagos National Park INGALA transit card

    RATES SPECIFICALLY DO NOT INCLUDE Any airfare unless otherwise specied in the

    itinerary Passport and visa expenses Government arrival and departure taxes

    (e.g., Chilean/Argentine reciprocity fee, etc., specic to your nationality)

    Meals ashore unless otherwise specied Baggage, cancellation, interruption and

    (mandatory) medical travel insurance Excess baggage charges Waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising,

    or any other gear not mentioned Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal

    charges unless specied Phone and internet charges Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage

    for shipboard sta and crew Any extra overnight accommodation required

    due to ight connections Optional adventure activities (e.g., kayaking,

    paddleboarding, mountaineering, etc.), weather dependent

    Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated

    Transfers from post-expedition hotel in Punta Arenas to the local airport

    Spa services available for on-board purchase aboard Ocean Endeavour

    Terms and Conditions of Sale: Arctic 2016 and Antarctic 2016.17TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE (USD) ARCTIC 2016 & ANTARCTIC 2016.17

    Below you will nd a general set of terms and conditions for your expedition. Please note that the complete set of terms and conditions, which include terms related to your contract of carriage and the cruise portion of your expedition, are located at http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/en/terms-and-conditions/arctic-2016-2017-and-antarctic-201617 and will be provided to you upon registration. Your purchase and participation in the expedition is subject to your acceptance of the complete set of Terms and Conditions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE COMPLETE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PROVIDED TO YOU UPON REGISTRATION, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR EXPEDITION.

    The purchase of any travel services oered by Quark Expeditions, Inc. (along with its aliates, owners, ocers, agents and employees collectively referred to as Quark Expeditions, Quark or QEI) creates a contractual relationship between QEI and you, the customer/participant in the travel package provided by QEI (for and on behalf of yourself and all other customers/participants for whom you are purchasing the travel package, herein referred to as the client, traveler, passenger, you or your), and represents your acceptance of the terms and conditions of your travel package set out below (the Terms and Conditions). Please read the following information carefully. In order for your tour reservation to be completed, you must indicate you accept the Terms and Conditions by checking the appropriate box when paying your deposit for online reservations or, for reservations made by telephone, by signing and returning the Acknowledgment Form sent to you by Quark. You are advised to check on the Quark website located at www.quarkexpeditions.com or to request the latest version of the Terms and Conditions from Quark prior to booking your travel package.

    RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT

    Currency

    Quark Expeditions accepts payment in 4 currencies: US dollars (US$), Australian Dollars (AU$), Euros () and Pounds Sterling (), unless otherwise specied. Kapitan Khlebnikov product can only be sold in US dollars (US$). The currency will be applied based on the location of the client. Once the initial deposit/payment has been paid, all subsequent fees/charges will be applied in the same currency. Quark reserves the right to adjust prices based on exchange rates without notice.

    RESERVATIONS BY TELEPHONE

    Deposits

    To conrm reservations on all Quark products, a deposit of 20% of the gross, non-discounted rate (minimum US$1000, AU$1000, 650, 800 per person) is required at time of booking. The deposit may be paid by bank wire transfer, check, money order or major credit card. For any booking within 120 days of departure full payment is required.

    Final Payments

    Balances are due 120 days prior to departure. Final payment can be made by calling Quark Expeditions and may be paid by bank wire transfer, check, money order or major credit card.

    Deposits and payments for pre- and post- travel options are specic to each item and are explained and communicated at time of purchase.

    BOOKING ONLINE

    Deposits

    To conrm reservations on all Quark products a deposit of 20% of the gross, non-discounted rate (minimum US$1000, AU$1300, 650, 880 per person) is required at time of booking. The deposit must be paid by major credit card. For any bookings within 120 days of departure, full payment is required.

    Final Payments

    Balances are due 120 days prior to departure. Final payment can be made by calling Quark Expeditions (nal payment cannot be made online) and may be paid by major credit card, bank wire or check. Deposits and payments for pre-expedition and post-expedition services are specic to each item and are explained and communicated at time of purchase.

    Late Payments

    All late payments are subject to a penalty of 1.5% interest per month, or 18% per annum. Quark reserves the right to cancel any booking that is not paid within 120 days of departure or deny boarding on any unpaid balances.

    Special Requests

    Quark Expeditions will always try to accommodate special requests, but will not guarantee such things as cabin number, bedding type, special meals and airline seats. Please ensure all special requests are conveyed to your booking agent at time of reservation.

    EMERGENCY EVACUATION INSURANCE AND TRAVEL INSURANCE

    Emergency evacuation insurance, to a maximum benet per paying traveler of US$100,000, is included in the cost of Quark Expeditions insurance from Travelex insurance company. Included coverage is applicable only to travel occurring between the rst and last day of the expedition purchased from Quark Expeditions. Additional days of travel prior to the expedition and/or after the expedition, including pre- and post-packages/hotels/ights, purchased from Quark Expeditions or from suppliers other than Quark Expeditions are not covered by the included emergency evacuation insurance.

    It is a condition of the booking that you and all members of your party have comprehensive travel insurance coverage. Due to the remoteness of the areas in which we travel, travelers must have a minimum US$50,000 (or equivalent) of emergency medical coverage. Quark Expeditions requires proof of coverage prior to embarkation. The travel insurance policy should also cover trip cancellation insurance, trip delay (interruption or after departure coverage), baggage and repatriation. Quark Expeditions will not be held responsible for delays due to force majeure. Any additional costs accrued will be the responsibility of the traveler. Please book your travel insurance at http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/travel-insurance or with your Polar Travel Adviser.

    Due to the remoteness of where we travel, an adequate medical facility could be 72 hours away or more, and emergency evacuation and adequate medical treatment may be delayed or unavailable in certain areas.

    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

    All requests for cancellation must be received in writing. Cancellations received 180 days or more prior to departure are refundable less an administrative fee of minimum US$1250, AU$1600, 830, 1100 per person. If cancellation is received between 179 days and 120 days, the deposit is forfeited. If cancellation occurs less than 120 days prior to departure, all payments are forfeited. If full payment has not yet been received, the full penalty will still apply and any unpaid balance is due immediately. To protect your investment, we recommend that you obtain adequate trip cancellation insurance. Cancellations cannot be made online.

    Changes

    Quark Expeditions begins planning our expeditions many months or even years in advance of departure. Occasionally, we have to make changes both before and after bookings have been conrmed. Quark reserves the

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    right to change any service prior to departure without compensation; including but not limited to transfer packages (ground or air), group hotel nights and the voyage itself.

    QEI reserves the right (at its discretion) to alter or omit any part of the itinerary or change any reservation, feature and/or means of conveyance without notice and for any reason whatsoever, without allowance or refund and with extra costs, if any, resulting, said changes being paid by the travelers. We reserve the right to cancel any services prior to departure, in which case payment will be refunded without further obligation on its part.

    ADVENTURE OPTIONS

    Prices quoted are based on group participation and no refunds will be made for any part of the program in which you choose not to participate, including but not limited to kayaking, camping, skiing, mountaineering or ballooning (if applicable and which, at the discretion of the Captain and Expedition Leader, may or may not be used). It is understood that refunds cannot be made to travelers who do not complete the services for any reason whatsoever. All adventure options require a signed Adventure Option waiver, which will be sent to you once you have booked and paid for your adventure option. This form MUST be completed prior to your taking part in the adventure option. The Expedition staff reserve the right to deny participation to any client who has not signed the adventure option waiver, does not follow the rules set out by expedition staff or is reasonably deemed not medically/physically able to participate safely. For the avoidance of doubt, providers of any such Adventure Options are independent contractors and neither QEI, its affiliates, owners, officers, agents, employees, contractors, nor any associate organization shall be held liable for any act, default, injury (including emotional injury, injury to person or property, or death), loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience caused to or suffered by any person or their property, howsoever arising, which may occur or be incurred by any such provider.

    CHILDREN

    Quark Expeditions welcomes passengers above the age of 8 and under the age of 16 at time of travel with a signed waiver by a parent prior to embarkation on any Quark vessel/camp, provided they meet height and weight requirements (weight of 64lbs or 29kg and 48" or 1.2m tall) as well as the adult/child ratio on board. Children under 8 years old are not allowed to participate in the trip and children under 18 years old cannot participate in adventure options. Parents must be on board with children under the age of 18 at all times, so participation in adventure options may be limited. If children do not meet these requirements on embarkation,

    Quark Expeditions reserves the right to refuse boarding without compensation or refund. Children above the age 16 will be accepted at Barneo Ice Camp.

    PRE- AND POST-TRAVEL

    Pre- and post-travel options arranged by Quark Expeditions may not be refundable after booking, please consult your Polar Travel Adviser for full terms and conditions. A $350USD (or equivalent) deposit is required at time of booking. The deposit is non-refundable at time of booking. Cancellations received less than 120 days before departure are 100% non-refundable.

    CANCELLATION BY QUARK EXPEDITIONS

    Quark reserves the right to cancel any service prior to departure, in which case payment will be refunded without further obligation on our part. Please note that in the event of cancellation, Quark Expeditions will not be responsible for the cost of any additional travel arrangements beyond the voyage or other items not purchased through Quark Expeditions.

    Due to the nature of Quarks Antarctic Express and Bespoke Programs: Crossing the Circle; Fly South, expedition North; Fly/Cruise Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands; and expedition South, Fly North programs, QUARK EXPEDITIONS WILL NOT OFFER PASSENGERS A REFUND IN THE EVENT OF TRIP CANCELLATION IF THE CHARTER FLIGHT IS NOT ABLE TO TAKE OFF BY 1400 HRS ON DAY three (3) of Fly and expedition under 10 days in length, and day four (4) for fly and expedition trips 10 days and over. (Travel insurance is STRONGLY recommended.) Cancellation policy for Quarks Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle; Fly South, expedition North; Fly/Cruise Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands; and expedition South, Fly North, Unchartered Antarctic; Bespoke Expedition; and Intimate Falklands; Bespoke Expedition programs are set forth in the Contingency Plan below. (Section 11)

    Arctic Express: Greenlands Northern Lights (Cruise north, Fly south); Greenlands Northern Lights (Fly north, Fly south); and Greenlands Northern Lights (Fly north, expedition south) - Due to the nature of Quarks Arctic Express; programs, QUARK EXPEDITIONS WILL NOT OFFER PASSENGERS A REFUND IN THE EVENT OF TRIP CANCELLATION IF THE CHARTER FLIGHT IS NOT ABLE TO TAKE OFF BY 1159 HRS ON DAY four (4) of Fly and expedition.

    North Pole Express: FOR BARNEO ICE CAMP PASSENGERS ONLY: Due to the nature of the expedition, in addition to this expedition ticket contract, passengers who purchase the Barneo Ice Camp expedition will be required to sign and submit a separate waiver, different terms and a release form.

    Please book your travel insurance at http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/travel-insurance or with your Polar Travel Adviser.

    AMENDMENTS TO BOOKINGS AND NAME CHANGES

    Quark Expeditions will make every effort to assist in changing your reservation; however, changes must be submitted in writing a minimum of 120 days prior to departure. If the amendment is possible it will be subject to a minimum US$250, AU$325, 160, 220 per person fee, plus any difference in fare if applicable.

    TRANSFERS OF DEPOSITS OR PAYMENTS TO ALTERNATE EXPEDITIONS

    Should travelers be unable to take the expedition they originally booked, but would like to travel on an alternate date, it may be possible to transfer deposits or payments from the original booking to an alternate booking, subject to the following conditions: The new expedition must occur within one year of the original expedition date and a request to transfer must be made in writing to Quark Expeditions more than 120 days prior to the departure of the original voyage. Quark Expeditions reserves the right to prohibit transfers on any of its expeditions. Should a transfer request be granted, a fee of minimum US$1250, AU$1600, 830, 1100 per person will be charged.

    CONTINGENCY PLAN 2016.17 QUARKS ANTARCTIC EXPRESS AND BESPOKE PROGRAMS, CROSSING THE CIRCLE; FLY SOUTH, CRUISE NORTH; FLY THE DRAKE; FLY SOUTH CRUISE NORTH, SOUTH GEORGIA AND FALKLANDS; UNCHARTERED ANTARCTIC; BESPOKE EXPEDITION; INTIMATE FALKLANDS; BESPOKE EXPEDITION

    Quark Expeditions will make every effort to ensure the Antarctic Express programs take place, however due to weather conditions, flying in this region can be difficult and is beyond the control of Quark Expeditions. We strongly recommend that all expedition guests purchase a travel insurance policy including trip delay, cancellation and interruption insurance. Please ask your Polar Travel Advisor about travel Insurance. In the unlikely event that the charter flight is unable to fly on day 3 or day 4 due to weather delays, Quark Expeditions will provide an additional night(s) hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas.

    On day 3 of the Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 8 day program should the charter flight not be able to take off by 1159hrs, Quark Expeditions will officially cancel the voyage and provide letters for all clients to submit to their travel insurance providers under the trip delay/

    Terms and Conditions of Sale: Arctic 2016 and Antarctic 2016.17 (continued) interruption and cancellation clause. On day 5 of the Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 11 day program should the charter flight not be able to take off by 1159hrs, Quark Expeditions will officially cancel the voyage and provide letters for all clients to submit to their travel insurance providers under the trip delay/interruption and cancellation clause.

    On day 6 of the Uncharted Antarctic; Bespoke Expedition 11 day program should the charter flight not be able to take off by 1159hrs, Quark Expeditions will officially cancel the voyage and provide letters for all clients to submit to their travel insurance providers under the trip delay/interruption and cancellation clause.

    On day 6 of the Intimate Falklands; Bespoke Expedition 11 day program should the charter flight not be able to take off by 1159hrs, Quark Expeditions will officially cancel the voyage and provide letters for all clients to submit to their travel insurance providers under the trip delay/interruption and cancellation clause.

    QUARK EXPEDITIONS WILL NOT OFFER PASSENGERS A REFUND IN THE EVENT OF TRIP CANCELLATION. QUARK EXPEDITIONS WILL NOT OFFER PASSENGERS COMPENSATION IN THE EVENT OF A DELAY.

    IF THE CHARTER FLIGHT IS NOT ABLE TO TAKE OFF BY 1159 HRS ON DAY three (3) or five (5).

    Quark Expeditions will make every effort to assist passengers with rebooking hotels or flights, but this will be at the cost of the passengers, and Quark Expeditions strongly recommends that all clients contact their insurance provider prior to changing any reservations.

    Passengers on board the ship during these delays will remain on board with no additional cost until the time at which the charter flight is able to arrange transport. Quark Expeditions advises all clients to book changeable airlines tickets along with cancellation and interruption insurance to assist with additional airline change fees. We advise all passengers to have flexible travel arrangements upon disembarkation of the voyage in case delays arise. Quark Expeditions will not be held responsible for any change/cancellations fees due to weather related delays or any other delays arising from force majeure.

    FOR CANCELLATION DUE TO ALL OTHER EVENTS OF FORCE MAJUERE, THE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF QUARK EXPEDITIONS SHALL APPLY.

    Please book your travel insurance at http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/travel-insurance or with your Polar Travel Adviser.

    Passengers on board the ship during these delays will remain on board with no additional cost until the time at which the charter flight is able to arrange transport. Quark Expeditions advises all clients to book changeable airline tickets along with cancellation and interruption insurance to assist with additional airline change fees. We advise all passengers to

    have flexible travel arrangements upon disembarkation of the voyage if delays arise. Quark Expeditions will not be held responsible for any change/cancellations fees due to weather related delays or any other delays arising from force majeure.

    FOR CANCELLATION DUE TO ALL OTHER EVENTS OF FORCE MAJUERE, THE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF QUARK EXPEDITIONS SHALL APPLY.

    Please book your travel insurance at http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/travel-insurance or with your Polar Travel Adviser.

    ARCTIC WATCH WILDERNESS LODGE

    Quark Expeditions will make every effort to ensure the Arctic Watch Wilderness LodgeCharter flights take place but due to weather conditions flying in this region can be difficult and is beyond the control of Quark Expeditions. We strongly recommend that all expedition guests purchase a travel insurance policy including trip delay, cancellation and interruption insurance. Please ask your Polar Travel Adviser about travel insurance.

    QUARK EXPEDITIONS WILL NOT OFFER PASSENGERS A REFUND IN THE EVENT OF TRIP CANCELLATION. QUARK EXPEDITIONS WILL NOT OFFER PASSENGERS COMPENSATION IN THE EVENT OF A DELAY. THESE DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS WOULD BE A COVERED CHARGE THROUGH TRAVEL INSURANCE.

    BARNEO ICE CAMP

    Due to the nature of the expedition, in addition to this expedition ticket contract, passengers who purchase the Barneo Ice Camp expedition will be required to sign and submit a separate waiver, different terms and a release form. To the extent there are any inconsistencies between the terms of this expedition contract and the supplemental waiver, the terms of this expedition ticket contract shall prevail and supersede the supplemental waiver.

    MEDICAL FORMS

    Medical forms will be sent to you via email link once the deposit has been received. You must review, complete and submit the forms immediately if required. Questions that relate to your physical or mental suitability must be completed by a medical practitioner. Quark Expeditions cannot offer medical advice. Medical forms must be filled out in full, honestly and accurately, and disclose all medical history and information. Should your medical situation change after submitting the medical forms, it is your responsibility to advise Quark Expeditions immediately. Quark Expeditions will review the information submitted and reserves the right to ask for further information, clarity on information, or for documentation from your medical practitioner. Quark Expeditions reserves the right to deny passage to any passenger on

    reasonable medical grounds or disembark any passenger at any port or place at any time or transfer the accommodations of or confine to a cabin/room, any passenger who may be suffering from contagious or infectious disease; whose presence, in the opinion of the Expedition staff or master of the vessel/camp, may be detrimental to the comfort or safety of himself, other travelers, the vessel/camp, its officers or crew, or who, in the opinion of the Expedition staff or master, might be excluded from landing at any port or place by immigration or other governmental authorities. For travelers that book within 120 days of departure, completed medical forms must be received within 7 days of making payment. Quark Expeditions reserves the right to deny entry/boarding, without refund or resulting expenses, to any traveler at the pier for any reason at its sole discretion, including but not limited to in the event that the on board medical officer determines that the traveler has not disclosed accurate medical information. Before boarding the vessel/camp each traveler must have an adequate supply of all medicines and medical supplies needed as they may not be available on board the vessel/camp.

    In the case of quarantine of the vessel/camp or other condition requiring detention of any passenger, the passenger shall bear all risks and expenses incurred thereby. The passenger agrees to pay for any food and accommodation during the period of detention, payable day by day, if the passenger is maintained onboard the vessel/camp, and for all other quarantine fees and expenses assessed or incurred.

    Quark cannot guarantee that the vessel/camp will carry a physician or medical personnel on board/in camp. If the vessel/camp does carry a physician or medical personnel, then they are deemed to be acting as independent contractors on behalf of the traveler. Any physician or other medical personnel that renders emergency treatment and/or performs medical or surgical services, does so at the rates fixed in the Schedule of Physicians Charges posted aboard the vessel/camp/in camp or as otherwise agreed to, or in the absence thereof, then at customary rate. If, in the reasonable opinion of the Expedition staff or the Master of the vessel/camp, a passenger in need of medical or surgical services is unable to request it, the traveler hereby expressly consents to such treatment, if deemed necessary, and to pay the cost thereof charged by the vessel/camps physician or other physician or medical personnel.

    All medicines and all medical or surgical services furnished by the vessel/camps physician, if any, or any other physician or medical personnel (all of whom are engaged by the traveler as independent contractors) or ships officers, employees, agents of the vessel/camp owner or Expedition staff shall be and are accepted by and at the travelers sole risk and expense, and Quark shall not be responsible for the quality, nature or consequence thereof.

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    ADVENTURE OPTIONS

    All adventure options require a signed Adventure Option waiver, which will be sent to you once you have booked and paid for your Adventure Option. This form MUST be completed prior to you taking part in the adventure option. The Expedition sta reserve the right to deny participation to any client who has not signed the Adventure Option waiver, does not follow the rules set out by expedition sta or is not medically/physically able to participate safely. Adventure Options will require a deposit of $100 per person at time of booking that is non-refundable.

    ITINERARY; VISA, HEALTH AND PASSPORT

    The itinerary described is subject to change at the discretion of the ships Master and Quark Expeditions Expedition Leader. This is an expedition to a remote part of the world and the traveler acknowledges that the vessel/camp and Master shall have the liberty to change the itinerary and/or comply with all orders given by governmental or ruling authorities and the underwriters of the vessel/camp. If the expedition is interrupted, the itinerary changed or if the vessel/camp is unduly delayed or prevented from proceeding in the ordinary course by; act of God; perils of the sea, harbors, rivers, or other navigable waters; act of any governmental or ruling authority; epidemic; collision; stranding; re; faults or errors in navigation or management of this or of any other vessel/camp; seizure of the vessel/camp under legal process; any abrupt or unexpected increase in the cost of fuel or shortage of fuel; war; hostilities; riots; strikes or labor stoppages; or any other cause or circumstance beyond Quarks or the vessel/camp owners responsibility or control, Quark and/or the vessel/camp owner shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the expedition and to land the traveler and his baggage at any port or place at which the vessel/camp may call at or may then be. In such event, this travel package shall be considered to have been fully performed as if the expedition were completed and the responsibility Quark has shall cease without any liability on the part of Quark to refund any part of the fare. In the event that Quark cancels the expedition or changes the itinerary for any one or more of the reasons set forth above and the traveler has not yet embarked, the responsibility of Quark shall cease upon such cancellation without any liability on the part of Quark to refund any part of the fare. It is understood that such decisions will be made in the best interests of all travelers aboard and with regard to the safety of the vessel/camp. Before or after the commencement of the expedition, the vessel/camp and the Master shall have liberty to: proceed without pilots; tow and assist vessel/camps in all situations; deviate from the usual advertised or scheduled route; put back to or

    into or to call or stop, or omit to call or stop, at any port or place, on land or at sea, in or out of the route of the usual, advertised or scheduled expedition, even though doing so may involve going backwards or away from the port of destination; adjust compasses; dry dock, go on ways and/or be towed. These things may be done for any reasons which are sucient in the judgement of Quark, the vessel/camp owner and/or the Master, including but not limited to, oering or rendering assistance in an eort to preserve life or property. If the Master and/or Quark, for any reason whatsoever consider it necessary or desirable in the good management of the vessel/camp, they may cause the vessel/camp not to make calls at any port or ports or to land or board travelers or their baggage. A traveler scheduled to land at an omitted port or place of nal destination may be landed with his baggage at the next practical port of call without any liability on the part of Quark. Travelers have no right to any refund or other considerations in the event of these itinerary changes.

    Nothing in this brochure or website is meant to signify the use of any specic design or model of helicopter. The images featured are inspirational in character and do not necessarily depict the exact people, animals and places encountered by travelers.

    The traveler must be in possession of a valid passport and any visas, permits, inoculations and certicates (including health certicates) that are required for the duration of the services provided by Quark Expeditions and be able to satisfy all requirements of all immigration, port or health authorities of the port(s) of disembarkation and of the country of ultimate destination. It is the travelers responsibility to ensure it has all such requirements in place and if unsure, the traveler should check with the appropriate embassy, consulate, foreign and commonwealth oce or such equivalent body. If immigration or other government authorities refuse a traveler permission to land, or give orders for deportation, the traveler shall be responsible for all costs incurred by the traveler, Quark and/or the carrier, and Quark shall have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suer, nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangement. Clients traveling overland to certain destinations may need to also pass through controls of other countries en route so this should be allowed for with any passport/visa applications.

    The traveler must also arrange such vaccinations as are normally recommended for the countries through which they intend to travel. Information about these matters and climate, clothing, baggage, gear, and similar items is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of Quark Expeditions, and it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain proper and detailed medical advice well in advance of your travel for the latest health requirements, recommendations for your destinations and any

    costs. Where you do not do so and either are not allowed to enter any country or suer other injury or loss as a result, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suer nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangements. Clients with existing medical problems, pregnant women and anyone who has recently visited other countries should check requirements with their general practitioner.

    Each traveler must ensure each piece of baggage brought on board the vessel/camp is marked with the travelers full name and address. The traveler is responsible for payment of any excess baggage charges levied by the vessel/camp owner and agree not to bring on board any rearms, ammable, inammable or hazardous items, controlled or prohibited substances or drugs, contraband or items prohibited by any country or port to be visited. The traveler shall not be entitled to get o from the vessel/camp at an intermediate port or place except as set out in the itinerary or with prior written approval of the carrier, and if the traveler does so, it is at the travelers own risk and expense and no compensation be made in such cases. If such disembarkation violates any law, including United States Code, Title 46 Section 289, the traveler shall be liable to reimburse Quark and/or the carrier for any penalty provided by statute, law or governmental regulation. If the traveler misses any scheduled sailing of the vessel/camp from any port or place, neither Quark nor the carrier shall be liable for any costs, expenses or damages incurred by the traveler as a result thereof, and the traveler shall not be entitled to any refund of the fare.

    All travelers must abide by all Rules and Regulations posted on board the vessel/camp. Any questions about the Rules and Regulations should be directed to the Expedition sta or the vessel/camps master or purser.

    The traveler acknowledges that the master of the vessel/camp may alter the accommodation arrangements at any time and may allocate other accommodations to travelers. The fare and the standard of accommodations will, if possible, be substantially the same. The vessel/camp owner shall have a lien on (claim against and right to sell) the baggage, money (including the fare) and any other property accompanying the traveler to satisfy any claims it may have against the traveler. The vessel/camp owner may enforce this lien by public or private sale in any manner and without notice except where required by applicable law.

    No pets or animals are allowed on the vessel/camp.

    RATES

    All fares are quoted in US dollars (US$), Australian dollars (AU$), Euros () and pounds sterling (). Rates for expeditions, ights, as well as optional pre-expedition and post-expedition extensions are based on taris and exchange rates in eect at the time of printing and are subject to change prior to departure. Substantial changes in taris, exchange rates and the price of fuel, services and labor sometimes increase the cost of expedition arrangements signicantly. Quark reserves the right to alter prices or introduce surcharges accordingly, even if payment has been received in full. All travelers are required to pay for their excursion and additional purchases in conjunction with their excursion in the same currency. The fare does not include tobacco, alcoholic or special beverages (bottled or tap), miscellaneous extras, personal needs or medical care. Such goods and services, if available for purchase aboard the vessel/camp, are at the travelers own expense. Payment for all such goods and services including any charges for extra baggage must be made in cash or by travelers checks in US dollars (or other currency acceptable to the carrier) upon demand by the carrier prior to the travelers disembarkation. Taxes, port charges, embarkation and loading expenses, stamps, health fees and any other charges whatsoever imposed by governmental authorities in any port or place shall be for the account of the traveler if not included in the fare paid to Quark.

    DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS

    Quark Expeditions has the right to limit, withdraw or change any and/or all discounts and promotions without notice and/or compensation. Discounts cannot be added after booking has been created.

    SCHEDULED FLIGHTS

    Tours do not include international airfare or any other ights unless mentioned in the inclusions.

    Quotes:

    All quotes are in US dollars. Quark Expeditions cannot quote or book ights in foreign currency.

    Price changes:

    Until the tickets are issued, Quark Expeditions reserves the right to change prices for any reason including, but not limited to, airfares wrongfully quoted due to system error, the price of fuel and/or currency uctuations or government taxes or levies, or any other reasonable cause.

    Full payment:

    Full payment must be received by Quark Expeditions before the option period expires to guarantee the ight reservation at quoted price. A guarantee of payment by the Client is an acceptance of the travel arrangements as requested at the total price quoted. Cancellation fees will apply if the Client subsequently decides to cancel after ticket has been issued.

    Changes and cancellations:

    Unless otherwise stated, airline tickets are 100% non-changeable and non-refundable once tickets have been issued. Changes made prior to ticket issuance may be applied at Quark Expeditions discretion, and will also be subject to administrative fees.

    Flight reconrmation:

    Quark Expeditions strongly recommends ight times and numbers are veried or reconrmed at least 72 hours prior to departure. Quark Expeditions is not responsible for any change to airline schedules or ight numbers after tickets have been issued.

    Airline tickets:

    Once issued, all airline tickets are non-transferable and are valid only for the dates and routings shown. If an airline ticket is lost, the client is responsible for the full cost of a new ticket and any changes that may occur in replacement.

    Baggage:

    All airline tickets come with baggage restrictions or no free baggage allowance. Please check directly with your airline for up-to-the-minute baggage rules as additional fees may apply and are the responsibility of the passenger.

    Airline, airport or weather delays:

    Quark Expeditions will not be held responsible for any additional expenses or losses that may arise from airline, airport or weather delays. Quark Expeditions will not reimburse for any additional expenses incurred by the Client as a result. Quark Expeditions will not refund any unused portion of air tickets purchased in the event of such delays due to conditions beyond its control.

    For scheduled ights, the fare rules of the airline carrier, including payment and cancellation conditions apply.

    DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS

    Charter ights are at an additional cost unless otherwise stated. Quark Expeditions reserves the right to change charter ight costs based on fuel surcharges or increased charter hire rates. Charter ights have strict luggage allowances; all charter ights have a total luggage allowance of 20kg per person total and 5kg carry on unless otherwise stated.

    COMPENSATION

    Compensation for personal injury is limited in accordance with the provisions of International Conventions, but only to the extent such International Conventions apply. These include, for example, in the course of road travel, air travel, rail travel, sea travel, or hotel accommodation, and are limited to the provisions of (respectively), the Geneva Convention 1973, the Warsaw Convention as amended by The Hague Protocol 1955, the 1961 Berne Convention, the 1974 Athens Convention and the 1962 Paris Convention.

    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    QEI purchases transportation, hotel accommodations, and other services from various independent suppliers that are not subject to its control. These suppliers are independent contractors. Neither QEI, its aliates, owners, ocers, agents, employees, contractors, nor any associate organization shall be held liable for any act, default, injury (including emotional injury, injury to person or property, or death), loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience caused to or suered by any person or their property, howsoever arising, which may occur or be incurred by any organization or person, even though such act, default, injury, loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience may have been caused or contributed to: (a) by the act, neglect or default of QEI, or of any persons for whom it would otherwise be responsible, or (b) defects or failures of any aircraft, vessel/camp, automotive vehicle or other equipment or instrumentality under the control of independent suppliers. In issuing tickets for transportation of the travel by any means and making arrangements for travel, hotel or other accommodation, QEI is not acting as principal but only as agent for the companies, corporations, owner, public carriers or persons providing or oering the means of transportation and accommodation. You further understand that QEI neither owns nor operates such third-party suppliers and accordingly, agree to seek remedies directly and only against those suppliers and not hold QEI responsible for their acts or omissions. In no event will QEI be responsible for incidental, consequential or special damage or loss suered by any person. QEIs maximum liability, for any reason whatsoever, will be limited to the amount paid to QEI for its services. Without limitation, QEI is not responsible for any negligent acts or omissions of itself or of any persons for whom it would otherwise be responsible, or acts which are beyond its control, including but not limited to acts of God or force majeure, weather emergencies, breakdown, or failure of diving or mechanical equipment, government actions, inclement weather, sickness, attacks by animals, availability of emergency evacuation or medical care or the adequacy of the same, criminal activity of any kind, terrorism, war, civil disturbance, sanitary conditions, quality or sanitation of food, quarantine, customs, regulations, epidemics, strikes, hotel overbooking, safety and/or security standards at hotels, accommodations or otherwise, or for any other reason beyond the control of QEI. You understand, agree with, and agree to be legally bound by the terms of the release and waiver of liability set forth herein.

    QEI shall not be responsible for any injury to person, (including emotional injury or physical injury and whether or not resulting in death) or damage to property arising out of any act of war, insurrection, revolt or other civil uprising or military action occurring in the countries of origin, destination or passage.

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    In case of a medical problem arising during the voyage, either on board or on shore, which results in costs for evacuation, use of aircraft or repatriation, the responsibility for payment of these costs belongs solely to the traveler if costs incurred are above that of the Emergency Evacuation Insurance. The conditions of carriage in use by the carriers concerned (when issued) shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation companies and the purchaser of these services and/or passage. By accepting the ticket, the traveler also agrees to its terms and conditions.

    The traveler accepts that the vessel/camp owner does not undertake to carry as baggage any electronics, computers, merchandise, samples, furniture, household goods, tools of trade, property of persons other than the traveler, pictures, works of art, perishable or breakable goods, glassware, liquids, bric-a-brac, money, securities and notes, whether or not negotiable, documents, valuables, gold, silver, silverware, precious stones and metals or jewelry. If any such items or articles are brought aboard, the traveler expressly agrees that neither Quark nor the vessel/camp owner shall have any liability for loss or damage howsoever caused, even if by the negligence of Quark or the vessel/camp owner. The traveler is not allowed to bring on board items or articles, the importation or exportation of which may be forbidden, or which do not conform to the customs or police regulations or the laws of any country to which the vessel/camp may go in the course of the expedition. A traveler who violates this rule will be held liable for all resulting nes, losses, damages or delays. The traveler is not allowed to place in baggage any rearms or any ammable or inammable matter of any kind, such as matches, gunpowder, reworks, cigarette lighters, cartridges, lms, etc. Quark and/or the vessel/camp owner may dispose of or destroy such items without liability. The traveler will be liable for the full amount of all loss, damage or delay to the vessel/camp or her cargo and for all injury to, or death of any fellow travelers, expedition sta, ocers or crew or other persons caused by such hazardous articles brought on board by the traveler.

    Each Passenger on board a ship is allowed to bring aboard baggage not exceeding 250 pounds in weight and not exceeding 25 cubic feet in volume. The traveler may be charged for baggage in excess thereof at the vessel/camp owners current rate. Quark and the vessel/camp owners liability, if any, (and whether or not excess baggage is carried, declared and paid for) is limited to Two Hundred and Fifty ($250) US dollars in the event of loss, damage, or delay to any or all of the travelers baggage. A reasonable amount of space in a deposit box or safe on board, if the vessel/camp is so equipped, will be allowed to a traveler upon request. In consideration of such deposit box or safe being made available without extra cost, Quark and

    the vessel/camp owners liability, if any, for loss of, or damage to, any items deposited therein shall neither be created nor increased beyond the limits set out above. Loss of or damage to baggage during loading or disembarking must be reported by the traveler to the Expedition sta, Master, or Purser or other vessel/camp ocer, prior to departing the baggage pickup area. Neither Quark nor the vessel/camp owner shall be responsible for any such loss or damage which is not so reported. Neither Quark nor the vessel/camp owner shall be responsible for any unchecked baggage, nor for any items or articles which the traveler retains under personal control in a cabin or elsewhere. In no event will Quark or the vessel/camp be liable for any damage to or loss of baggage not in its custody.

    Travelers using the services of any personal service personnel, if carried on board, or using athletic or recreational equipment, facilities or supplies, does so at the travelers own risk and expense, without any responsibility of Quark or the vessel/camp owner.

    ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK

    You understand and acknowledge that your travel in connection with and participation in the tour arranged at your request by QEI may involve risk and potential exposure to injury, including emotional injury, injury to person or property and death. You also realize and acknowledge that risk and dangers may be caused by the negligence, fault or wrongdoing of the owners, directors, employees, contractors, subcontractors, ocers or agents of QEI or of other participants, contractors and/or subcontractors to QEI. You also recognize and acknowledge that risk and dangers may arise from foreseeable and unforeseeable causes. You fully understand and acknowledge that the aforementioned risks, dangers and hazards are a potential in connection with the travel and recreational activities which may take place during your journey.

    EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY/PARTICIPATION

    In recognition of the inherent risk of the travels and related activities in which you are intending to engage, you conrm that you are physically and mentally capable of participating in the activity, that you are willingly and knowingly electing to participate in this tour in spite of the potential risk of danger, and you willingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suered by you or caused by you, including emotional injury or injury to person or property, whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence, fault or wrongdoing, whether expected or not, of the owners, directors, agents, ocers, employees, contractors, or subcontractors of QEI or of other participants. You understand

    and acknowledge that due to the remoteness of where we travel, emergency evacuation and/or search and rescue may be delayed or unavailable and that medical facilities and supplies may be limited and you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to assess the impact such limitations may have on any existing medical condition(s). You understand and acknowledge that QEI reserves the right to accept or reject any participant for any reason, and QEI or its guide has the right to disqualify you from any trip activity, if in QEIs or such guides judgment, you are incapable of that activity and/or your continued participation in the tour will endanger yourself or the safety of the group. It is your responsibility and obligation to inform QEI, at the time your reservation is made, of any medical or physical disability or limitation that might disable you or render you unable to perform or safely complete the tour or any activity on the tour. You further acknowledge that you are the best judge of your own conditions and limitations and that it is incumbent upon you to fully disclose the full extent of any such conditions or limitations to QEI. The traveler is hereby expressly advised that the vessel/camp may be powered or operated in whole or in part by nuclear power or a similar power and the traveler hereby accepts all risks, whether known or unknown, inherent therein and agrees that neither Quark nor the vessel/camp owner shall have any liability for injury, illness or death resulting therefrom.

    RELEASE OF LIABILITY

    In consideration of the services and arrangements provided by QEI, you, for yourself and for your heirs, personal representatives or assignees, do hereby release, waive, discharge, hold harmless and agree to indemnify QEI, and its owners, ocers, directors, employees, contractors, subcontractors and aliates from any and all claims, actions, or losses for emotional injury, bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services, lost prots, consequential, exemplary, indirect or punitive damages or otherwise which may arise out of or occur during your travel in connection with the scheduled travel package and any activities conducted in conjunction therewith and shall include, without limitation, any loss caused by breakage of shafts or any defect or unseaworthiness in hull, machinery or appurtenances, equipment, furnishings, supplies or ocers or crew of the vessel/camp or its launches or watercraft; fault or neglect of the Master, tugs, ocers or members of the crew, agents, servants, independent contractors; the quality, nature or consequences of medical or surgical treatment; any loss, damage or delay arising from inherent defect, or vice or quality of the travelers baggage or from the insuciency, inadequacy of absence of baggage marks or of address or description of such baggage; any loss or damage caused by delay in, or prevention of sailing, prolongation of

    the expedition, deviation or stoppage in transit, or from any calls at ports or variations from the scheduled or regular course of the expedition; seizure of the vessel/camp under legal process; any act, omission, fault or negligence of the traveler or fellow travelers. YOU SPECIFICALLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE RELEASING, DISCHARGING AND WAIVING ANY CLAIMS OR ACTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE PRESENTLY OR IN THE FUTURE FOR THE NEGLIGENT ACTS, OMISSIONS, OR CONDUCT OF THE OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, AGENTS OR AFFILIATES OF QEI.

    No suits shall be maintainable against Quark or the vessel/camp owner upon any claim in connection with the provision of the travel packages relating to baggage or any other property unless written notice of the claim, with full particulars, shall be delivered to Quark within twenty-four (24) hours after termination of the expedition. In no event shall any suit for any cause against Quark or the vessel/camp owner with respect to baggage or other property be maintainable unless such suit shall be commenced within six (6) months after disembarkation from the vessel/camp.

    EXPRESS WAIVER OF CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES

    Regardless of the situation or circumstances giving rise to a claim, you waive any right to seek consequential, punitive or exemplary damages against QEI its owners, ocers, directors, agents, contractors and employees, for any reason whatsoever.

    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY PERSONAL INJURY

    Carrier hereby disclaims all liability to the passengers for emotional distress, mental suering, psychological injury of any kind under any circumstances, when such damages were neither the result of physical injury, nor were intentionally inicted by the Carrier.

    Without limiting the preceding sentence, in no event will Carrier be liable to Passenger for any consequential, incidental, exemplary or punitive damages.

    ARBITRATION

    Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or the performance there under, including without limitation any claim related to bodily injury, property damage or death, shall be settled by binding arbitration in Atlanta, GA, USA, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then existing, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the controversy. This agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify the liability release contained in this document. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive Delaware law. The dispute will be resolved by a single arbitrator who must be a lawyer admitted to practice in the courts of at least one state in the United States and have a minimum of fteen years of experience in civil litigation. The arbitrator so described will be selected by the American Arbitration Association. Each party to the dispute shall have the right on a single occasion to veto the designation of an arbitrator so selected. The parties waive the right to rely on any state law or statute which creates an exception to enforcement of the requirement that disputes be resolved pursuant to arbitration in the manner set forth herein.

    EXCLUSIVE GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

    These Terms and Conditions and any actions and proceeding brought hereunder shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conict of laws principles. If the right to seek arbitration is for any reason waived by both parties, or if judicial review of any arbitration decision is sought, any action or legal proceeding to enforce any provision hereof, or based on any right arising out of, these Terms and Conditions shall be exclusively

    in the courts of the State of Delaware, or if it has or can acquire jurisdiction, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and all of the parties hereto hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and of the appropriate appellate courts in any such action or legal proceeding and waive any objection to venue or jurisdiction in connection therewith.

    WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL

    In connection with any action or legal proceeding arising out of these Terms and Conditions, the parties hereby specically and knowingly waive any rights that either party might have to demand a jury trial.

    USE OF LIKENESS

    Travelers extend Quark Expeditions permission to take their photograph during the voyage, release all rights and understand and consent that QEI may use any likeness taken of you and any of your comments while on your tour for future publicity and promotional material. Travelers who do not wish to be photographed during the voyage must inform Quark Expeditions in writing prior to the voyage.

    IMPORTANTPLEASE READ: Your purchase is subject to your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR EXPEDITION. Should you have any questions, please call your Polar Travel Adviser.

    Please note that our complete set of Terms and Conditions are located at http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/en/terms-and-conditions and will be made available to you via email at conrmation of your booking. In order to participate in the Expedition, you must indicate you accept the complete set of Terms and Conditions by checking the appropriate box when paying your deposit for online reservations or, for reservations made by telephone, by signing and returning the Acknowledgment Form sent to you by Quark.

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    Zodiac cruising in Arctic waters

  • QUARK EXPEDITIONS 2016.17 PHOTO CREDITSJuan F. Abal Amneko Remolinera Araucana Delphine Aures Sylvain Bartholome Marty Beare Ethan Beth Adrian Boyle Doug Cabin Emmanuel Catteau Graham Charles: Image Matters P Avner Chen Wang Chen Chezhaoxin Graeme Coulson Sam Crimmin Brendan Delany Sergey Dolya Ian Duy Margery East Diane Elphinstone G. Fasanelli HH Flatey Bill Fletcher Sue Flood Tina Fretwell Gretchen Freund Chad Gaetz Christian Geissler Keith Gunnar Peter Guttman Eva Hua Quang Huy Vu Steven A James Ingrid Janssen Acacia Johnson Kevin Johnson Neville Jones Ken Kaminesky Anne LHirondelle Livingstone LOranger Laurens Robin Lee Val Lubrick Manuskhani Kerry McCranor Don Merritt David Merron davidmerronphotography.com Henny Miltenburg Caroline Modolo James Mullowney WT Newsome Yaroslav Nikitin Barbara OCallaghan Kai Woy Ong Ret John Reidy Dina RET Phillipe Roehrl Sally Rollinson Mary Rowe Rubini Greg Rybczynski Vladimir Seliverstov Richard Sidey Brent Stephenson Claudio Suter Liz Teague Justin Tse Hans van Straaten Chris Venne Jarda Versloot Nansen Weber Kung Wei Huang John Weller Phil Wickens Lynn Woodworth Peter Wright Special thanks to: University of Cambridge: Scott Polar Research Institute Equador Tourism VisitReykjavik.is (Copyright: Islandsferdir)

    Quark Expeditions thanks all our passengers who contributed their photography to the voyage DVDs.

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    Printing: McCallum Print Group / DCG

    This brochure is printed on Sterling Ultra Gloss for the Text, Sterling Premium Gloss for the Cover. Both papers are manufactured by New Page in the U.S.A. 65% of the energy used to manufacture this paper is from renewable carbon-neutral biomass fuel. Both papers carry a minimum of 10% post consumer recycled ber (PCW), are Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) and are Tri-Certied:

    Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certied Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) certied Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certication (PEFC) certied

    ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTTrees Used: 401Net Energy: 679 million BTUs (equivalent of seven homes a year)Greenhouse Gases: 105,559 lbs. CO2 (equivalent of 11 cars a year)Wastewater: 432,824 gallons (equivalent of one Olympic size swimming pool)Solid waste 47,531 lbs. (equivalent of one garbage truck load)

    Environmental impact estimates were calculated using the Environmental Paper Network Paper Calculator. For more information visit www.papercalculator.org

    PROJECT POTICO RESTORING BALANCE TO THE GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMSProject POTICO (Palm Oil, Timber, Carbon Oset) is a bold initiative fully funded by New Page and other responsible companies in support of the World Resources Institutes sustainable forestry imitative to preserve endangered virgin rainforests in Indonesia. To learn more visit www.projectpotico.org

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    MY QUARK EXPEDITON WAS LITERALLY A DREAM COME TRUE. EVERY DAY SOMEHOW SEEMED BETTER THAN THE LAST. TAKING THIS TRIP WAS QUITE SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS IVE EVER MADE.

    Glenn L. Weinrich, Quark Traveler

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