Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions

June 23, 2009 12:00 ET

Blog Your Way to Antarctica From February 20 to March 3, 2010

One blogger and a friend will participate for free in a USD$20,000 Antarctic Cruise.

NORWALK, CONNECTICUT--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) -

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Quark Expeditions, the world leader in polar adventures, has launched a competition that will entitle one fearless adventurer and a companion to travel to Antarctica at no cost. To enter, a competitor must post one entry of no more than 300 words that captures the imagination of blog readers around the world.

The competition is open to anyone 21 years of age or over as of June 19, 2009. According to Quark Expeditions' Vice President of Marketing, Francesco Contini, "Voters will be looking for entries that demonstrate creativity and clearly explain why the competitor should become the Quark Blogger." Contini continued, "The entrant must be capable of communicating the excitement of an Antarctic adventure."

The USD$20,000 expedition includes return airfare for two from the successful competitor's closest international gateway; 1 night of hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Argentina with breakfast; a Main Deck Twin Cabin aboard Lyubov Orlova for 11 nights, including all shipboard meals; and all excursions in the Antarctic Peninsula as described in the daily program.

In an unusual move designed to keep the competition interesting over time, voters will be allowed to change their vote throughout the competition. Only one vote is permitted at one time, but once the voter is registered, he or she may change the vote for any reason.

To enter or vote visit www.blogyourwaytoantarctica.com. Competition closes September 30, 2009 at noon eastern daylight time.

About Quark Expeditions

Since 1991, Quark Expeditions has established a tradition of firsts in polar expedition travel. The company was the first to transit the Northeast Passage with commercial passengers; the first to take travelers to the "far side" of Antarctica and the first to circumnavigate the Antarctic continent with guests, twice. Quark is also recognized for its diverse passenger fleet; the largest in Antarctica - including the only polar-class icebreaker operating as an expedition ship there. The fleet enables Quark to operate the widest variety of polar itineraries of any other adventure company in the world, and the greatest number of departures to Antarctica. In October 2006 and 2007, Quark was named a recipient of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" for their "Emperor Penguin Safari" and the "Far Side" respectively. In the March 2006 edition, Outside magazine named the "Emperor Penguin Safari" as one of the New Trips of a Lifetime.

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