Travel to Antarctica Faster in 2017/2018 with Quark Expeditions®

Enjoy Incredible Early Booking Offers and Introducing Island Sky, the new Premium, All-inclusive Ship

Quark Expeditions ®, the leader in adventures to the Polar Regions, is pleased to announce the largest-ever portfolio of its popular Fly/Cruise programme, offering explorers the thrill of Antarctica in as little as seven days.  On offer for the 2017.18 season are 11 Fly The Drake itineraries on two different small ice-class vessels. Quark has added the ship Island Sky to its fleet of expedition cruise ships, bringing the first “premium all-inclusive” fly/cruise to Antarctica.

The Complete Antarctica Experience in Just One Week

Quark’s newly expanded ‘Fly the Drake’ programme offers travellers who are short on time, the best of Antarctica in as little as seven days. With a total of 12 fly/cruise departures on offer – and more Fly the Drake voyages than any other polar operator – passengers can skip Drake Passage sailings one way or both ways, with itineraries ranging from seven to 11 days giving more access to the peninsular rather than on the ship crossing the Drake.

Fly/cruise passengers explore the same spectacles offered on full-length voyages of Antarctica and are led by Quark’s expert expedition team of guides, historians, marine biologists and ornithologists. With a focus on off-ship experiences passengers are taken to popular landing sites such as gentoo penguin-inhabited Neko Harbour, historical sites such as Port Lockroy, World Heritage Site Vega Island, and whale watching hotspot Wilhelmina Bay, as well as other favourites.

Antarctica is yours for only a $280 Deposit

For the 2017.18 Antarctic season launch, Quark has amazing promotions and time-limited early booking bonuses . Passengers can reserve their spot for as little as £209* normally £900 and up), and enjoy savings of up to £9,000* per couple (£4,500* per person), among other significant incentives.  

Introducing the Premium, All-Inclusive Island Sky

The new all-suites, all-inclusive Island Sky is the perfect ship encounter for travellers short on time but in search a premium expedition experience. It’s also the only ship in Antarctica where the all-inclusive voyage price features flights from Santiago or Buenos Aires, as well as alcoholic beverages and all tips. This small cruise ship itself features all suites, each with exterior views and premium amenities.  

“The Island Sky is a small polar adventure ship that will be a game-changer in the fly-cruise market,” said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions®. He continued, “Our passengers rank comfort and value high on their list of adventure cruise priorities. Premium cruise amenities and flight accessibility now allow us to offer the same depth of Antarctic exploration as on our more classic voyages, in less time than ever before. Island Sky is a superior cruise option – along with the classic adventure ship Sea Adventurer – to experience Antarctica in a shorter period of time than traditionally required.”

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Notes to Editor: About Quark Expeditions® Specialising in expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic and sub-polar regions, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for 25 years. With a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures, it offers travellers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth. Led by passionate and seasoned expedition teams, including scientists, naturalists and researchers, the onboard programme focuses on guest interaction to educate and enrich the passenger experience. The company is known for its unwavering commitment to safety and sustainability, and was the first to offer passengers — free of charge — carbon-neutral voyages in Antarctica aboard Ocean Diamond and ocean Nova voyages.

*Based on today’s dollar rate

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