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Quark Expeditions Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) Cruise Reviews

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After travelling through the Lemaire Channel a night excursion through the 'graveyard' of ice burgs. Finding a whole in the ice was fun
South Shetland Island, Gintoo Penguin colony. Incredible with waves of ice breaking onto the shores. Just stunning
Whale watching was amazing, so many and so close
Whale watching on our first day landing on the Antarctic Peninsular
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Absolutely Loved Everything About This Trip

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica

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Jules 4

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

After a lot of google and assessing the information given to me I chose Quark a they appeared to be very experienced in this area and safety conscious. I was not disappointed from the minute I arrived on the ship with a warm welcome of amazing and friendly staff. Guides were efficient and knowledgable and all on our ship were extremely excited about what was about and they didnt appear to take ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Fly the Drake to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions on Ocean Adventurer

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica

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Where will I go next

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Flying the Drake is the obvious solution if you don't have a lot of time and get sea sick. Unfortunately we had to wait 48 hours until we were able to fly to King George Island due to the weather conditions. As a consequence we only had 6 nights on the ship, but we managed to sail to the Antarctic Circle. The ship, the Ocean Adventurer used to be called the Sea Adventurer. It does not have large ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


5 Star Staff and Crew - 3 Star Ship

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica

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CookGirl

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Antarctica is the trip of a lifetime and one that should be on everyones bucket list. Quark is a first rate operator with amazing guides and great crew. This is what makes the trip so incredible. Our cruise included the Falklands/Malvinas, South Georgia and some other smaller islands along the route. Each stop was more impressive than the last, leading up to the incredible Antarctic ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Better than we ever expected

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica

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Kadismom

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I dreamed of going to Antarctica. After much research, we chose to go on Quark Expeditions Ocean Endeavor trip to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. We made our reservations a year in advance so we had a lot of time to plan and dream of our trip. We expected a lot; these trips are expensive. However, I’m happy to say that Quark’s Ocean Endeavor exceeded all of our ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Rude and lying staff member, skipping multiple ports of call, mold in room

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica

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Danistarr

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

1. The staff didn't seem to prioritise our seeing and experiencing as much as possible. We felt that we were treated like sheep rather than sentient clients who had spent a lot of money for a unique and remote experience. While we understand that the places we travel to are highly regulated to preserve their existence, it seemed that the staff were performing a rote exercise in getting us ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Antarctica is Amazing

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica

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Marianne Michele

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The Quark expedition staff onboard the Ocean Endeavor were all very good with one exception. The exception seemed popular with the other staff members, but she was horrible with the clients. For the rest of the expedition staff, it was amazing how many went beyond merely conscientious and seemed sincerely interested that all clients had a wonderful experience. After many expeditions over many ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Warning: Know before you go!!!

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica

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drlorimom

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

If you plan to visit Antarctica, be aware that no matter which ship you take, YOU MAY GET STUCK IN ICE and NO ONE will be coming to rescue you unless there is a dire emergency…in which case you might be airlifted by helicopter. We encountered ice that neither our ship (with reinforced hull) nor an icebreaker could have handled, and spent ~9 days in the area waiting for wind to move the ice so that ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Failed to deliver advertised itinerary

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica

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Weyoun5

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

The voyage was billed as an amazing trip to the Antarctic Circle, the South Shetland islands, and the east side of the peninsula. We only did the east side. We were stuck in ice for the rest of the voyage, almost a week. People paid thousands of dollars, in some cases tens of thousands of dollars, and almost all of the itinerary failed to be delivered. Quark defended themselves by saying ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


An amazing adventure

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Antarctica

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starcluster2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I have been on quite a few cruises and ships but this one was special. The organization, (can't say enough about how good the organization of the adventure was), quality of the excursions, sea (zodiac) and landings were very interesting, informative. I have a new appreciation for penguins and could have sat there all day watching them. The quality/quantity of the food was excellent. The ...
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Sail Date: November 2017


Ocean Endeavour Out of the North West passage with Adventure Canada

Review for Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) to Arctic

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Train lover

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Cruise chosen because of its itinerary through the legendary North West Passage. This ship is owned by Adventure Canada and used also by Quark Expeditions. We were dur to fly from Edmonton to Coppermine but as the previous cruise Into the North West passage had been held up by ice and needed the assistance of an icebreaker we flew to Cambridge bay instead with a refuelling stop at Yellowknife. The ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


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