Quark Expeditions Launches Rigorous COVID Travel Policy in Time for 2021 Sailing Season
Mark Stachiew, Open Jaw
Polar specialist Quark Expeditions has unveiled a comprehensive, traveller-focused COVID policy designed to bring peace of mind and reassurance to potential explorers as they once again start planning expedition travel in the coming months.
"We've spared no expense or effort in developing our S.A.F.E. COVID Policy," said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions. "This all-encompassing policy not only safeguards the traveller's health against COVID-19 and secures their dollar investment – offering a level of protection and money-back guarantee unparalleled in the competitive travel market – it ensures every guest enjoys their polar experience to the fullest, without compromise. Never has there been a better time to visit the polar regions."
S.A.F.E. COVID Policy stands for:
State-of-the-art Testing & Health Protocols – Quark Expeditions' testing system is capable of providing 100 per cent detection (even when guests are pre-symptomatic) with results available in 30 minutes. Staff are able to test all passengers within two hours. In addition, Quark Expeditions has rigourously enhanced all sanitization procedures.
Anytime Cancellation & Rebooking – This cancellation and rebooking policy allows travellers to rebook right up to a month before the voyage. If a COVID-related reason keeps them from travelling, they're covered right up until the day of departure with flexible rebooking options.
Free from Crowds in the polar regions – Natural social distancing is part of life in the remote, wide-open and sparsely-populated polar regions—making the Arctic and Antarctic the best places to be at a time when location matters most. Guests only interact with their fellow pre-screened passengers and Quark Expeditions staff.
Experience will not be Compromised – Quark Expeditions is known for offering guests extraordinary off-ship excursions. Their guests will continue to have every opportunity to experience the glaciers, fjords, and wildlife from Quark’s Zodiacs and during on-shore excursions. Their "hands, face & space" principles will be adapted to shipboard life.
"Quark Expeditions has always put our travellers first," said White. "This truly is the best time for guests to discover or rediscover the polar regions. We want our guests to feel confident their money is safe, their health is in the best, most qualified hands, and that their expedition experience will surpass their wildest expectations."