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A major CruiseLine Travel Agent has your ships only rated 3-4.5 stars, including the new Ultramarine(4.5*)  .  Any comments versus other lines that are known for luxury cruising, such as Ponant and Seabourn and Silversea and Crystal that are introducing smaller Luxury expedition vessels?

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Hi @bohaiboy
 

We’ve been asked previously in this Q&A about whether Ultramarine is trying to match the luxury offerings of our competitors, and although Ultramarine’s onboard features and amenities are slightly more luxurious than the rest of the vessels in our fleet, our top priority remains the expedition experience of our guests.

 

With over 30 years of experience operating exclusively in the Polar Regions, our team knew exactly which features would make this the ultimate expedition vessel. Some of the highlights from the design influenced by our Shore-based and Ship-based teams include: 

  • Four Zodiac embarkation points
  • Water-level zodiac hangar for quick deployment of zodiacs
  • Two twin-engine helicopters
  • Improved navigational ship positioning technology

We welcome all the new operators to the polar expedition industry and understand that some of their vessels are more luxurious than traditional expedition vessels. Ultimately, guests decide what experience they'd like to join based on their previous travel preferences. 

Let me know if that answers your question! 

Have a great rest of the week, 
Nicolas at Quark Expeditions 

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