Quark Expeditions is a new company that offers luxury travel experiences to the polar regions. They are offering their guests the chance to become part of Polar history on their inaugural voyage aboard Ultramarine, a ship designed specifically for polar exploration.

The can you visit antarctica is a new luxury cruise that will offer guests the opportunity to see Antarctica and its wildlife.

WHY IT RATES: The first trip of Quark Expeditions’ much-anticipated new vessel, Ultramarine, will take place from November 25 to December 14 to coincide with an unique astronomical occurrence seen from Antarctica’s furthest reaches. — Associate Writer Laurie Baratti

The highly-anticipated “Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, including South Georgia and the Falkland Islands” tour will be the first journey of Quark Expeditions’ technologically sophisticated ship Ultramarine, which will allow visitors to participate in an unique milestone in polar history.

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“Ultramarine is much more than a brand-new vessel. It will be the most advanced operating base for polar expeditions “President of Quark Expeditions, Andrew White, stated

“We wanted the first voyage of this game-changing ship to be extremely memorable after five years of devoted effort and significant financial resources. Our Total Solar Eclipse trip (November 25 to December 14) will provide our visitors with an experience that they will never forget. They’ll not only see the Total Solar Eclipse in Antarctica—with the world’s top three eclipse experts onboard—but they’ll do so on the inaugural voyage of Ultramarine, which, with its two twin-engine helicopters, 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs, and the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of off-ship adventure options, is revolutionizing the way travelers explore the Polar Regions. Our visitors will have the chance to be a part of arctic history in the making on this one-of-a-kind trip.”

This Total Solar Eclipse trip, with its one-of-a-kind guest experiences, will never be repeated due to a number of factors:

—This once-in-a-lifetime Total Eclipse in Antarctica won’t happen again until 2039: Quark Expeditions was the first company to offer tourists the opportunity to see a solar eclipse in Antarctica in 2003. There won’t be another Total Eclipse in Antarctica until 2039 after December 4, 2021. In addition to Antarctica, you’ll get the opportunity to see the isolated Falkland Islands and the difficult-to-reach South Georgia on this journey.

—Sail aboard the Ultramarine’s first voyage: Once in a lifetime! You’ll be among the first people to fly over the Antarctic terrain on one of Ultramarine’s two twin-engine helicopters as one of the first passengers to go aboard Ultramarine. On Ultramarine’s 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs, you’ll also be the first to tour isolated, hard-to-reach regions of the Antarctic, exploring polar locations where few people have ever set foot or cast their gaze!

—To make the journey even more unforgettable, three of the world’s top eclipse specialists will be onboard: Babak Tafreshi, a National Geographic night-sky photographer, and retired NASA scientist Fred Espenak, both of whom were on our 2003 Antarctic eclipse expedition, reconnect with part of the same crew, as well as author David Baron of “American Eclipse.”

On the first trip of Ultramarine, learn more about Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, including South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.


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