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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?”

Cris' Trip Date:

14th Mar - 27th Mar 2023

Cris' Ship:


What was your most memorable moment?

They are are too many but these are some of the top 3. Seeing 100’s of Finn Whales surround our ship. Seeing Leopard Seal catch a penguin, seeing the Ocra Whales hunting right around our ship.

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

On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: South of the Antarctic Circle?

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10 out of 10

Were Swoop right to recommend Oceanwide Expeditions?


Tell us about Zodiac excursions

What a thrilling experience to be on a Zodiacs for our daily outings. The crew is well trained to get you in an out of the Zodiacs even when the weather changed unexpectedly. The Zodiacs allowed you to get close to icebergs and make landings in out of the way places.

Tell us about the expedition team

The Expedition Team were engaging, experienced and a professional group. All of them offered a wealth of knowledge about Antartica and it’s wildlife. We enjoyed the daily lectures where they shared their expertise. Kudos to Hann’s for making excellent decisions on a daily basis to provide exhilarating but safe experiences daily.

Tell us about the Hondius

Hondius is a beautiful and well built ship with modern amenities and an excellent staff. Our twin deluxe cabin was spacious with two huge windows where we watched sealife go by. Our cabin steward, Maria was friendly and did an excellent job keeping our cabin neat and fresh. The meals were amazing and we loved Phillip and Angelica our servers.

Something Else?

Don’t hesitate to book this trip! It was one of the most amazing experiences in our life and we were not disappointed in anyway.

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

We rented our waterproof parks and pants from New Headings from a link sent by our representative, Carola. We couldn’t have been happier with our decision. Make sure to take several pairs of waterproof gloves because they will come in handy. We were concerned that at our ages of 68 and 73 that were might have been too old for this trip. We were happily surprised that with the help of the excellent crew we safely participated in all of the Zodiac experiences.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

It has certainly made us more aware of the importance of limiting our greenhouse gases, reducing our use of plastic and doing everything possible to slow down climate change.

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

Swoop is s top notch team that provided support every step of the way. Special thanks goes to Carola who was so reassuring, helpful and knowledgeable with all of our questions.

How prepared and excited for Antarctica did you feel?

We were beyond excited that we were able to participate in this trip. Due to Swoop’s excellent guide we were fully prepared for our trip.

Would you consider another trip to Antarctica with Swoop?


Would you be interested in travelling to Patagonia with Swoop?


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