Quark Expeditions partners with Cruise Strategies

Quark Expeditions and Cruise Strategies Ltd. have announced a strategic sales and marketing agreement. Cruise Strategies will assume a number of aspects of the sales and marketing of the Quark fleet sailing to Antarctica and implement a new sales plan focusing on retail travel professionals across Canada. With this new partnership, Cruise Strategies’ sales and marketing team will provide a breadth of support, including public relations and communications, as well as extensive sales and product training to retail travel agencies. Sales calls, training events, webinars, promotional opportunities, as well as cruise and client event presentations, will all be undertaken. The focus will be on the suites and higher end category staterooms of the Ocean Diamond, the Sea Spirit and the Sea Adventurer. All three ships sail to Antarctica between November and March. Reservations will continue to be made by travel professionals directly to the Quark call centre located in Toronto. Quark is launching a new ship, the super yacht Ocean Diamond this fall, which will carry 189 guests on polar adventures in comfortable surroundings. This ship has 20 suites, some with balconies and a wide range of services and amenities onboard. The Sea Spirit is Quark’s all-suite ship, 15 with balconies, all beverages included and carries just 114 guests. The Sea Adventurer holds 120 guests in a range of accommodations with three suites as well as 10 superior and deluxe staterooms and is described as “the perfect expedition ship for those who enjoy soft adventure and creature comforts.”All vessels have exterior accommodations, flat screen TV’s and DVD players, open seating dining, several bars and lounges and other amenities all designed to enhance the guest’s experience. Additionally all Antarctic Expeditions include a one-night pre-expedition hotel stay with breakfast, all shore landings, zodiac transfers, formal and informal presentations by experts in the Expedition Team and guest speakers, waterproof expedition boots, an official Quark Expeditions parka to keep, and transfers from airport to hotel then to ship and return to airport as well as a photographic journal on DVD documenting the voyage. ( ,