2021 will mark the launch of an exciting new travel experience through the Arctic that will see passengers boarding Ultramarine, a futuristic vessel from Quark Expeditions that is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters and is capable of bringing guests to hard to reach locations for unique adventures. The best part of the whole thing? It’s been designed to have a low impact on the environment.
Voyages will take place to destinations such as Spitsbergen, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. Activities include heli-hiking (getting a helicopter to a hard to reach mountain range to explore), alpine-kayaking, mountain-biking and an authentic camping experience in Greenland. The vessel will house 20 Zodiacs in a hangar close to the waterline, allowing guests to hop off the ship to go elsewhere. The ship combines new technology with advanced safety systems, and in line with the company’s Polar Promise towards Arctic exploration in a sustainable way, Ultramarine will include technical features that minimise the ship’s environmental footprint to an extent previously unseen for vessels of that size.
The company has started booking trips now for the inaugural outings due to take place in 2021. Experiences include Arctic Express Canada: The Heart of the Northwest Passage, which offers an efficient way to experience Canada’s Arctic in nine days; Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay, Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin, and Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands.
“Ultramarine is a game changing new ship setting the industry standard for polar expeditions. Guests on our exclusive Greenland Adventure will go further into Greenland’s remote wilderness than ever before, to enjoy a wide range of new adventure options and wilderness experiences,” said Andrew White, president of Quark Expeditions.
More information is available at the official Quark Expeditions website.