Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Quark Offers Two Extended Voyages in 2014-15 Antarctic Season

Quark's Ocean Diamond, formerly Ponant's Le Diamant
Quark Expeditions will operate 33 voyages to Antarctica during the 2014-15 season, which starts Nov. 5, 2014, including two extended trips.

The 25-day “Antarctica’s Scotia Arc: The Ultimate Insider’s Voyage” will follow the Scotia Arc, a sub-marine mountain range extending from the southernmost Andes, to the Antarctic Peninsula, calling at the Falklands and South Georgia before heading south to the lesser-known South Sandwich, South Orkney and South Shetland archipelagos. This voyage will depart on Dec. 15, 2014, and is priced from $19,595.

The company will operate two departures of the 23-day “Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia: Epic Antarctica” voyage, which sold out for the 2013-14 season. This trip goes to South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula farther south across the Antarctic Circle. Departures are scheduled for December 2014 and January 2015, with fares starting at $18,995.

Quark will operate the Antarctic voyages with the Ocean Diamond, which operates “Carbon Neutral Voyages,” and the luxury all-suite Sea Spirit and Sea Adventurer. All Quark ships feature outside cabins with en-suite facilities, Internet access, a boutique, and a library.

Travelers who book by Sept. 30, 2013, will receive a 20 percent discount on suites and 10 per cent off other cabin categories. All bookings made during July 2013 will receive an additional 5 per cent off.