Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions

May 14, 2009 14:00 ET

Traveling to Antarctica With Dad

8 Things Every Teen Should Know

NORWALK, CONNECTICUT--(Marketwire - May 14, 2009) -

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Teenagers seeking a destination where they can spend quality time with Smart-phone-addicted dads should consider an expedition to Antarctica. King George Island is the only guaranteed hot spot where American President Obama's favorite hand-held communication device will work in the entire 1200-mile Antarctic Peninsula region.

During an Antarctic voyage, sons and daughters will be saved from embarrassing parental wardrobe choices because jackets and ties are not required. The obligatory parka is often provided by the expedition operator, ensuring that no parent will stand out from the crowd.

Father's Day gift challenges are eliminated for teens cruising to Antarctic with their dads. Waterproof backpacks, long underwear and heavy duty socks will be welcome, as they are essential gear for expedition travel.

Essential for teens to pack are Mp3 players with headphones and a device for charging the player. Trips to Antarctica are about an absence of sound, a. k. a. silence. Overworked dads have been known to welcome the change. Teens on the other hand often find the primordial calm unnerving for the first few days of the voyage.

Dads will be relieved of barbecue duties during an Antarctic cruise, yet male parents will not miss beer and burgers. Shipboard al fresco barbecues with backdrops of stunning mountains and sparkling glaciers are part of the Antarctic Peninsula expedition experience.

Teens with dads who have expressed a desire to kayak or camp can make those dreams come true on voyages that offer Adventure Options. Those voyages are designed for active dads who are not happy unless they are living on adrenaline.

All teens that travel to Antarctica with their dads on Clipper Adventurer from December 19 to December 29, 2009 will save 50% off the cost of a berth, when their father pays the per person brochure rate (Per person twin rates begin at USD$6,890). This special fare is available through Quark Expeditions, a Connecticut based, polar expedition specialist. Teens who want to take advantage of the Travel with Dad to Antarctica special offer should call 1-866-961-2960 or +1-203-803-2887 or visit www.quarkexpeditions.com/teens-dads.

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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