Inspiring guests through the snow-capped mountains, massive glaciers, deep-walled fjords and tundra of Spitsbergen will be an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and speaker Chris Linder. “July is a magical time to visit Svalbardwhen light-drenched summer days fuel a brief but intense burst of life, from tiny tundra flowers to polar bears, walruses and whales,” says Chris, who has photographed more than 50 scientific expeditions after moving from naval officer and oceanographic researcher at “The diversity of subjects and the enchanting low-angle light make this expedition a photographer’s dream.”
Guests will enjoy this photography-themed trip aboard the 128-passenger ocean adventurerformer winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award for Best Small Cruiser.
“We are so proud to have created this unique itinerary specially designed for Arctic photographers,” says Thomas Lennartz, Vice President of Sales at Quark Expeditions. “The impetus for this itinerary came from our guests who expressed a desire to hone their photography skills in Spitsbergen, known as the wildlife capital of the Arctic. We are also thrilled that our guests can learn from a award winning photographer as Chris Linder who spent many years in the Arctic.”
In addition to learning incredible photography skills from an award-winning professional, guests can also expect:
- Presentations by polar experts, including marine biologists
- Zodiac cruise and landings
- The Polar Plunge
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About Quark Expeditions:
Specializing exclusively in shipments to Antarctic and the Arctic, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading innovator of polar adventure since the company took the first group of travelers to the North Pole in 1991. Quark Expeditions has been innovating ever since. With a diverse fleet of specially equipped small expedition vessels and icebreakers, some of which are equipped with helicopters, Quark Expeditions offers deeply immersive polar experiences and is able to take its guests deeper into the polar regions than anyone else. . Led by passionate and seasoned expedition teams, including scientists, wildlife experts and researchers, Quark Expeditions offers an onboard program that enriches the passenger experience.
advanced technology Overseas, the newest addition to the Quark Expeditions fleet, is a game changer in polar exploration. Equipped with two twin-engine Airbus 145 helicopters, 20 fast-launch Zodiacs and the largest portfolio of off-ship adventure options in the industry, Overseas changes the way guests explore the polar regions. Other features include a spa, sauna with floor-to-ceiling windows, fitness center, yoga space, spacious rooms, and two restaurants plus a lounge and presentation theater. Overseas was designed with advanced sustainability systems that help us preserve pristine polar regions for the next generation of explorers.
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