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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?”

Simon's Trip Date:

16th Jan - 29th Jan 2020

Simon's Ship:

Ocean Endeavour

What was your most memorable moment?

Being in Antarctica.

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

Tell us about the wildlife

Beyond expectation. Beauty of albatross flight. Humpback whales within 5 metres of zodiac. Leopard seal chasing adelie penguins on iceberg. Noise, smell, lack of fear of humans.

Tell us about Zodiac excursions

Exceptional on an exceptional expeditionary cruise which went further south than had been attempted for a couple of years. Benign weather meant we could cruise and land every day when we weren't crossing open seas, Drake Passage for example.

Tell us about the expedition team

Brilliant leader in Laurie. I loved the international expertise brought to us. All lecturers were enthusiastic about their subject areas and many were inspirational.

Tell us about the Ocean Endeavour

A proper boat well equipped to handle adverse weather conditions. Like the other Baltic boats of the era, the best! Cabin fine, cabin steward excellent and thoughtful. Food 5 out 5. Can they give me the name of their smoked salmon supplier please. Most definitely recommend this ship, far superior to what is being built today.

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

Research, read, research and read again. Lansing's book Endurance essential. Go with an open mind and remain open to what you see and experience.Yes, I have

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

Yes, I have been humbled by the experience. I feel privileged to have gone.

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

I think you have got it right, well, certainly for me.

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