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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?”

Jodie's Trip Date:

15th Dec - 5th Jan 2020

Jodie's Ship:


What was your most memorable moment?

Landings in South Georgia. Stepping off the zodiac into Sailbury Plains where there are thousands of king penguins and fur seals just waiting to greet you.

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?

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10 out of 10

How likely is it that you would recommend Oceanwide Expeditions to a friend?

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10 out of 10

Tell us about the wildlife

The wildlife in South Georgia was amazing! I would recommend everybody who makes the journey to Antartica to make sure that they include South Georgia in their itinerary.

Tell us about Zodiac excursions

I was a bit disappointed with the zodiac operations of the ship. I feel that safety was and always should be a concern...however, what is considered unsafe for some, is not always unsafe for everybody. Perhaps the doctor onboard the ships should conduct some sort of mobility assessment in the beginning of a voyage. I feel that some landings and zodiac cruises were canceled because a few passengers would have struggled.

Tell us about the expedition team

The expedition staff were wonderful. They had a lot of knowledge in their individual fields and were excited to help us explore such a unique territory.

Tell us about the Ortelius

Food was great. Living conditions were great! Perhaps the boat needs a gym or a space for more active activities.

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

Go to South Georgia

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

I thought it was a once in a lifetime trip. But, I will definitely be going again....

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