Ultramarine: polar cruises with Quark Expeditions

Ultramarine, the innovative expedition ship owned by Quark Expeditions, was officially delivered at the Brodosplit shipyards in Spalato, Croatia.

“Today we gained more than just a new ship. We officially welcomed into our fleet a revolutionary ship that will soon become an operative base without rival for polar adventures,” declared Andrew White, Quark Expeditions President. “Every aspect of the Ultramarine was designed and engineered to allow our team to help guests leave the ship and be immersed in the polar landscape like never before.”

Also according to White, the Ultramarine will be the perfect combination of the most innovative and technological shore excursions and the best experience of comfort and service on board.

“This revolutionary ship was delivered after more than five years of work and notable financial investment,” said White. “Our commitment of time and money, especially during the pandemic that has challenged and strained the industry, reflects our confidence in the future of polar travel and underlines our commitment to providing once-in-a-lifetime cruise experiences.”

The latest ship in the Quark Expeditions fleet, the Ultramarine is designed to go beyond the traditional polar explorations. The experiences on land are unique because of a number of technologies and innovations used, like the two twin-engine helicopters, four different boarding areas for the Zodiac boats and a team of expert guides always available to guests.

In addition to reduced emissions, environmental protection is ensured by the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS), the industry-leading system that converts waste into energy, eliminating the environmental impact of waste transportation.

After once-in-a-lifetime adventures on a helicopter or Zodiac to discover the wildlife and unique landscapes of this land of extremes, back on board the Ultramarine you will find wonderful service and a welcoming environment provided by Quark Expeditions to complete the perfect cruise experience.

In the Auditorium you’ll have a chance to learn in advance the wonderful things you’ll see with your own eyes on the excursions. During cruising, guests are allowed to access the command bridge to hear interesting facts and tales of navigation in polar waters directly from the officers.

It is possible to have lunch or dinner with a view of the sea either at the main restaurant or at the more informal Bistro, so that you’ll never have to take your eyes off the incredible landscape you are visiting. The Ultramarine also has a sauna and fitness center to help you stay in shape. At the Panorama Lounge and Bar it is possible to relax while reading or book or sipping on your favorite beverage.

The new Quark Expeditions’ unit combines the most advanced navigation technology with one of the most innovative expedition cruise experiences ever, thanks to the specialized equipment available for excursions and the up-close discovery of one of the most remote places on earth and its wildlife and history.

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Gabriele Bassi