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Established in 1999, PolarQuest is a world leading operator of small ship expedition cruises in Svalbard. Our three expedition ships, built for Arctic waters, take a maximum of 12 or 53 passengers. Such small ships offer an entirely different experience compared to a larger cruise ship. Just imagine – viewing a walrus on an ice floe in a group of 10 – 50 passengers, or to do so in a group of 250 – 500! Small ships can also reach some of the most remote areas and venture into narrow fjords. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do, and all our trips are 100 % climate compensated. 

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We carbon offset 100 % of our emissions

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Our travel blog

  • Webinar – Greenland’s untamed wilderness

    To sail along Greenland’s spectacular coastline offers some of the most remarkable nature experiences. The Arctic landscape is dominated by ice-filled fjords, majestic peaks and vast tundra. But what is it like to be on an expedition cruise in Greenland with a small, unique 12-passenger ship? Maybe you are wondering which places you can visit or what separates the east coast from the west coast?

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  • My favourite travel memory - Marie Lannborn Barker

    PolarQuest's own CEO Marie Lannborn Barker was both eager and excited to share her dearest travel memory on our blog. Follow her down the memory lane, back to Svalbard 2008, and get a glimpse of all the magic she and her fellow adventurers got to experience on a 11-day cruise in July with M/S Quest.

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Our travelers' experiences

We have been home a few days now, but are still ‘blown away’ by our holiday in Svalbard. We will remember our time in the Arctic forever. The hospitality and the food on the ship were excellent, and the guides were 5 star plus. This has proved to have been one of our best holidays ever, and one which we would hope to repeat. David & Maureen Macleod
We have just come back from Svalbard and have had the most wonderful time! It passed our wildest dreams. Thank you to everyone who helped us to organise it. The whole holiday from booking to going and being there has been excellent. David & Jackie March
I want to thank you for the fabulous trip to Svalbard. It far exceeded my expectations of this polar region. We had wonderful sightings of polar bear, reindeer, walruses, an arctic fox, harp seals, bearded seals, humpback whales, many sea birds and arctic flowers. Peggy Gerick
Our trip was faultless, everything was so well organised, and every person so pleasant. We have travelled a lot, to over 80 countries in the world, with different companies, but yours “PolarQuest” certainly came out the top, yes you are our no. 1 company. Janet & Eddie Brown
In my experience, a wonderful thing about your company, i.e. all the staff and crew, is that everyone tries their very best, and they are so well selected for the jobs they are doing. Intelligence, personality, experience… it made the trip a charmed cruise from planning to completion. The support I got from you in the office was excellent – everything went as planned and all details were correct! Yvonne Higgs McHugh & Tony Brake

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