Quark Expeditions Adds ‘World Explorer’


Quark Expeditions has announced its 2018-2019 Antarctica program which will introduce the ‘World Explorer’, a new luxury expedition cruise vessel.

Quark, one of the biggest expedition operators confirmed that the new ship will be built to Quark’s own specifications.

Her keel laying will be at an as yet un-named shipyard in Norway shortly, for delivery in late 2018.

The ship is an all-suite all balcony vessel that will embark on 10 voyages during the upcoming season. The ship has six premium suites.

The 1B ice-class hull will be  powered by twin Rolls Royce engines.

Quark’s brochure says:

The personal space is exceptional. Every cabin has either a private walk-out or Juliet balcony for direct ocean views. World Explorer also delivers plenty of public areas to unwind in after a day outdoors, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge for quiet contemplation and full skyline views, the Explorer Lounge for a drink and a chat, and the library for more intimate relaxing and reading. Presentations and discussions are facilitated in a dedicated lecture theatre.

Health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor running track, a small gym and a sauna, plus a spa with change rooms, showers and lockers. For the active adventurers, add-ons include kayaking, camping and stand-up paddleboarding.

Blending high design with total functionality, World Explorer is all set to be your home away from home on the seas.

(Quark Expeditions )

Malcolm says: The luxury Expedition market is experiencing a boom. However they must tread carefully, these regions of the world are more vulnerable to ‘tourist impact’ than most.


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2 Responses to “Quark Expeditions Adds ‘World Explorer’”

  1. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    A very valid concern Paul.

  2. Paul stoffels Says:

    The expedition Market is indeeed booming spectacularly. But these arctic and antactic regionale are extremely vulnerable. I refer to Your recent artcles about Venice and Guernsey litterally being flooded by tourists. It would take far less Visitors to damage these superb areas for ever

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