Quark Expeditions, a leader in polar adventures to Antarctica and the Arctic, has developed a comprehensive, traveler-focused health and safety policy. The S.A.F.E. COVID Policy has been designed to bring peace of mind and reassurance to potential explorers as they once again start planning expedition travel in the coming months.
The S.A.F.E. COVID Policy represents Quark’s four-component approach that ensures passengers are protected in every way before and during their polar expedition.
- State-of-the-art Testing Protocols: Every guest gets the Gold Standard of rapid Covid-19 tests.
- Anytime Cancellation & Rebooking: Guests can rebook their trip for any reason up to 30 days prior to the voyage.
- Free from Crowds: Visitors to the Polar Regions will enjoy a naturally social-distanced expedition in remote, wide-open spaces that are always crowd-free.
- Experience will not be Compromised: Guests will continue to have every opportunity to experience the glaciers, fjords, and wildlife from Zodiacs and during on-shore excursions.
“We’ve spared no expense or effort in developing our S.A.F.E. COVID Policy,” said Andrew White, president of Quark Expeditions. “This all-encompassing policy not only safeguards the traveler’s health against COVID-19 and secures their dollar investment—offering a level of protection and money-back guarantee unparalleled in the competitive travel market—it ensures every guest enjoys their polar experience to the fullest, without compromise. Never has there been a better time to visit the Polar Regions.”
S.A.F.E. COVID Policy in Detail
State-of-the-art Testing & Health Protocols: Quark Expeditions claims its testing system is capable of providing 100 percent detection (even when guests are pre-symptomatic) with results available in 30 minutes. Staff members are able to test all passengers within two hours.
In addition, Quark has rigorously enhanced all sanitization procedures, created by their task force of physicians and other polar experts.
Anytime Cancellation & Rebooking: This cancellation and rebooking policy allows travelers to rebook up to 30 days before the voyage. If a COVID-related reason keeps them from traveling, they’re covered right up until the day of departure with flexible rebooking options.
Free from Crowds in the Polar Regions: Natural social distancing is part of life in the remote, wide-open and sparsely populated Polar Regions, making the Arctic and Antarctic the best places to be at a time when location matters most.
Guests can take comfort knowing that for the duration of their expedition, they are only interacting with their fellow pre-screened passengers and Quark Expeditions staff.
Experience will not be Compromised: Quark Expeditions is known for offering guests extraordinary off-ship immersive excursions in addition to onboard amenities. Guests will continue to have every opportunity to experience the glaciers, fjords, and wildlife from the line’s Zodiacs and during on-shore excursions.
About Quark Expeditions
Specializing in expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, Quark Expeditions has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years, offering Arctic and Antarctic cruises on specially equipped small expedition vessels as well as unique land-based adventures.
Their newest ship, the Ultramarine, is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, spacious suites, wellness amenities and numerous outdoor wildlife viewing spaces.
Please contact us if you are interested in a future Arctic or Antarctica expedition with Quark Expeditions.