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Setting sail from King George Island
The relative proximity of King George Island to South America, together with the fact that around 10% of the island is ice-free, means that there are several research stations clustered here, along with an airfield. It's the biggest island in the South Shetlands archipelago, and is also home to the world's most southerly Russian Orthodox church!
Antarctica: South Shetland Islands
Icy and remote, the South Shetland Islands are situated about 100 miles north of the Antarctic peninsula. The archipelago is home to a scattering of research stations, along with thousands of penguins, seals and sea lions, and you can still see the remains of Ernest Shackleton’s ship the ‘Endurance’ on the south west shore of Elephant Island.
Arriving in King George Island
Your home from home
Quark’s newbuild World Explorer stands out as the fastest and finest of their expedition vessels, offering a modern and comfortable cruise experience.
What we love
With their history of expertise in polar adventure, Quark are taking things to the next level with this spacious and comfortable ship, which combines a modern and inviting cruise experience with some wonderful adventure opportunities. Every cabin or suite boasts a walk-out or Juliet balcony to ensure you don't miss a minute of the spectacular scenery.
|Style||Comfortable and inviting, with well-equipped roomy cabins from 242 square feet, and a passionate and experienced expedition team.|
|Cruising Speed||16 knots|