If your perception of cruising is 5,000 passenger ships with ice skating rinks, water parks, luxury vessels with white glove service and butlers or even the now very popular river cruises, there is an entire additional category that is roughly referred to as expedition and specialty cruising.

Quark Expeditions has been around for 25 years and only does polar travel.

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Scientists have gathered “unprecedented data” about some of the coldest oceanic abysses on Earth – thanks to Boaty McBoatface.

Our goal is to learn enough about these convoluted processes to represent them (for the first time) in the models that scientists use to predict how our climate will evolve over the 21st century and beyond,” explained Professor Alberto Naveira Garabato of the University of Southampton, lead scientist of the expedition, in a statement.

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