Reviewer image


United States Of America



Customer Rating On return from their adventure we ask customers: “On a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?”

Laura's Trip Date:

11th Feb - 28th Feb 2020

Laura's Ship:

MS Adventurer

What was your most memorable moment?

Sharing this awe inspiring experience with my son Teddy.

Which of the following best describes your adventure?

Life changing

On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

10 out of 10

Tell us about the wildlife


Tell us about Zodiac excursions

Thrilling, particularly asI am afraid of deep water.

Tell us about the expedition team

Expert, enthusiastic, and kind.

Tell us about the Hebridean Sky

A beautiful vessel. Even as we crossed the Drake enduring 9 hours of a level 9 on the Beaufort, I never was afraid. The captain, his crew and the ship herself instilled the confidence needed.

Something Else?

Most unfortunately my insurance company would not pay my claim. I am still pursuing it.

Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Antarctica?

Bring wool. Double your gloves. Maintain a sense of humor no matter how high the Beaufort scale, and most of all enjoy this life rocking other worldly experience. It's way better than a cruise.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

I have always loved trees, plants and nature. Now I appreciate them as well!

Do you have any recommendations for Swoop, or feedback about the team?

Emphasize that travel insurance should be purchased within 14 days of booking. Because it wasn't, my $30,000 trip is currently costing me $57,000. Painful to Say the least. No coverage of refund due to ship’s operator bankruptcy in sight !

17 people found this review helpful

See All Reviews