We're very proud to announce that our long-term polar voyage partners Quark Expeditions are now offering carbon neutral Antarctic voyages, the first vessel operator to do so in polar travel history. Quark will be offsetting the emissions of their newest ship, the Ocean Diamond, with select hydro, wind power and reforestation CarbonNeutral® projects around the world.
Although of course there is almost always an environmental price to pay for travel, it remains one of life’s ultimate experiences and can also bring tremendous good to the world. Here at Discover the World we believe it's about finding the right balance between minimising our impact on the environment and yet not losing the ability to open minds through new experiences and shared understanding. As Hans Lagerweij, president of Quark Expeditions, explains “by operating the Ocean Diamond Antarctica voyages as carbon-neutral, we show it’s possible to visit incredible places and preserve them for future generations.”
The Ocean Diamond's inaugural voyage departs on 3 November 2012, on a memorable itinerary taking in the Antarctic Peninsula, Falklands & South Georgia. And if you want to be among the first to sail on a ground-breaking carbon-neutral voyage then why not join this or any of our other Ocean Diamond 2012/13 season voyages - book by 30 April and SAVE 25%