Quark Expeditions launches season with new ship Ultramarine

Quark Expeditions launches season with new ship Ultramarine

Line’s newest vessel embarked on 17-day Northwest Passage voyage on 1 August

Quark Expeditions, a line specialising in polar adventures, has announced the inaugural voyage of its Ultramarine vessel in the Canadian Arctic.

On 1 August, 2022, Quark Expeditions’ newest vessel embarked on a 17-day Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin voyage, which is one of the operator’s five expeditions that explore the Canadian High Arctic.

The sailing allows Quark Expeditions’ guests to experience rich Inuit culture, learn about polar history, witness abundant wildlife, and take advantage of an extensive portfolio of off-ship adventure options, which include Zodiac cruises, kayaking and hiking.

New Carnival Cruise Line ship to make Southampton debut
Carnival Cruise Line’s full US fleet is back in service
Mask-free cruising from March

Speaking about the maiden voyage, Quark Expeditions sales and customer service vice-president Thomas Lennartz said: “We’re so excited to have kicked off our Canadian Arctic season with the 17-day Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin itinerary. Not only does it herald our return to the much-beloved Canadian Arctic, but this voyage also marks Ultramarine’s inaugural voyage in the Canadian North, which includes the fabled Northwest Passage. Guests get to enjoy the amenities of this technologically advanced ship while steeped in polar history and wilderness.”


The voyage also includes stops in Greenland before traversing the Davis Strait to the northern tip of Baffin Island, near the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage, where guests can often spot humpback and bowhead whales and an abundance of seabirds.  Guests can also visit the picturesque Inuit hamlet of Pond Inlet where they can meet Inuit guides and community members to learn more about their traditional way of life and rich culture. 

The Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin itinerary and the other four Canadian High Arctic voyages offered by Quark Expeditions set sail in August and September.

For bookings and more information, visit 

Share article

View Comments