The US-based polar cruise travel company Quark Expeditions unveiled a comprehensive COVID policy.
Quark Expeditions' "S.A.F.E. COVID Policy" is a leading program designed to bring peace of mind and reassurance to potential explorers "as they once again start planning expedition travel in the coming months."
Quark's expanded Coronavirus policy stands for:
- State-of-the-art Testing & Health Protocols – Quark Expeditions’ testing system is capable of providing 100% detection with results available in 30 minutes. Staff is able to test all guests within 2 hours. In addition, the company has enhanced all sanitization procedures.
- Anytime Cancellation & Rebooking – the cancellation and rebooking policy allows passengers to rebook right up to a month before the cruise. If a COVID-related reason keeps them from travelling, they are covered right up until the day of departure via flexible rebooking options.
- Free from Crowds in the Polar Regions – social distancing is part of life in the remote and sparsely-populated Polar Regions, thus making the Arctic and the Antarctic the best places to be. Passengers can take comfort knowing that for the duration of their voyage, they are only interacting with the fellow pre-screened guests and Quark Expeditions crew.
- Experience will not be Compromised – Quark Expeditions is popular for offering passengers extraordinary off-ship excursions. Guests will continue to have the opportunity to experience the fjords, glaciers, and wildlife from the line's Zodiacs and during on-shore trips. The “hands, face & space” principles are to be adapted to shipboard life.
Quark Expeditions S.A.F.E. COVID Policy is "effective immediately and applies to all upcoming sailings."