SEATTLE — Quark Expeditions has extended its Arctic 2022 season until the end of September in response to surging demand for polar voyages.
The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recent launch of this year’s Arctic season with the seven-day’ Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief’ voyage onboard the Ultramarine. The expedition also marked Ultramarine’s inaugural voyage in Arctic waters.
Guests aboard the high-tech Ultramarine were able to witness up close the beauty of Spitsbergen, known for its towering cliffs, immense glaciers and deep fjords, as well as an array of wildlife including whales, walruses, seabirds and polar bears, made possible by the ship’s fleet of 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs. During the voyage, guests were also able to enjoy a sauna with floor-to-ceiling windows, presentations by staff and guest speakers, and the largest portfolio of off-ship adventure options in the industry.
“Ultramarine was designed to be more than a ship,” said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions. “It was built to be an unrivalled operational base for polar adventures. Proof of that is in the unforgettable adventures guests enjoyed on Ultramarine’s first voyage in the Arctic.”
To view all voyages in Ultramarine’s Arctic season, click here.