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We definitely have Antarctica on our bucket list. A few questions:

The window is narrow for smoother seas. What is your recommendation on timing?

Do your cruises include actually setting foot on the continent? 

What should be expected in terms of comfort and activity levels on a Quark Expeditions cruise?


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I've been to Antarctica 4 times. 3 times with Quark so I definitely recommend them. 

Yes they do landings. Generally aiming for minimum of two per day. Always with the addendum of weather permitting. Zodiac cruising is also exciting - especially when whales appear right beside the zodiac. 

Smoother seas ? It changes day by day and even hour by hour so no sense worrying too much about it. If you know you suffer motion sickness pack your usual remedies. 

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Hey there, we agree with @PerfectlyPerth previous response.

We can't really predict weather while Crossing the Drake passage (until a couple of days before). It's really voyage to voyage dependent and if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you bring  medication or a patch to help you in case of rough seas. We have an Expedition Doctor onboard who will be available for any of your needs and also to help you through any seasickness related issues. 

We also recommend our Antarctic Express itineraries that allow you to skip the Drake Passage and start your adventure right away!

On our expedition cruises, you'll have the opportunity to participate in activities of all levels, whether you are an active traveler or someone who'd like to take it at their own pace. You'll experience comfort across all the ships across our diverse fleet. We operate iconic expedition vessels such as the Ocean Adventurer that have a more older/rustic vibe to them VS our newer vessels such as the World Explorer and Ultramarine, that are slightly more on the luxurious side, with features such as Spas, floor to ceiling windows in all cabins, etc. 

Here's a video that better showcases life onboard our vessels: https://youtu.be/kndbp54pEXI

Happy to answer any additional questions! 🙂

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