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Kathy (Mary)'s Trip:Immense Discovery: Falklands, South Georgia & the Peninsula
Kathy (Mary)'s Trip Date:
12th Mar - 7th Apr 2022
Kathy (Mary)'s Ship:Greg Mortimer
What was your most memorable moment?
First stepping foot on the Continent of Antarctica!!! That has to be the first. But there were so many many more!
Which of the following best describes your adventure?
On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?
10 out of 10
On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: Immense Discovery: Falklands, South Georgia & the Peninsula?
10 out of 10
Tell us about the wildlife
Wildlife was astounding. We saw whales (none breaching, however). I absolutely fell in love with the penguins and the seals. I could watch them all day. We saw leopard seals and they were powerful and graceful as well as a bit scary. The Skuas, the Albatross, the Petrel - all the birds were magnificent. And they were so easy to see from the shore and the Zodiacs. My friends couldn’t believe how close they came to us (we tried our best to keep the legal distance from them, but that can be difficult).
Tell us about Zodiac excursions
The ability to leave the ship to explore is priceless. At first accessing the Zodiacs can be a bit formidable. But with the assistance of the staff (very conscientious and well trained) it soon became comfortable (well, there were some exciting exits from the Zodiacs to the ship in rough seas, but it all part of the adventure!). My most memorable Zodiac cruise was to Neko Harbor. Absolutely Beautiful!!!
Tell us about the expedition team
All so very competent and friendly. My favorites were Dan, John, Annette, Lauren and of course, our Expedition Leader, Ashley!
Tell us about the Greg Mortimer
My first cruise, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I thought it was awesome. It had all the amenities, was clean, new, with plenty of places to hang out. Cabins did not feel cramped, ours 611 was comfortable and had a beautiful balcony. Beds were comfortable and the bathrooms had heated floors (they were great for drying wet gloves, beanies and other attire). The showers were fitted with a clothes line that came in very handy for drying wet expedition clothing and laundry. There was same day laundry service too.
The kitchen, dining and cleaning crew were the MOST FRIENDLY and pleasant people EVER.
Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Antarctica?
Read up on SHACKELTON AND OTHER EXPLORERS. I RECOMMEND “Endurance”, “Scott of the Antarctic” and “Ice Bird.”
Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?
We live on a beautiful and marvelous planet. We must do more to protect it.
Do you have any recommendations for Swoop, or feedback about the team?
Nothing but gratitude for preparing g us for this awesome adventure. THANK YOU!
Would you consider another trip to Antarctica with Swoop?
Would you be interested in travelling to Patagonia with Swoop?
Would you be interested in travelling to The Arctic with Swoop?