Yevgeny

United States Of America

Customer
Rating

10

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Yevgeny's Trip Date:

6th Nov - 16th Nov 2016

Yevgeny's Ship:

Ocean Endeavour

Overall, how was your trip?

Everything on the trip was great, even the weather (which I know is out of anyone's control, but still an added bonus). The best part of the trip for me were the excursions and the optional activities. Being on land, so close to the wildlife is a great experience. I also did kayaking, which I would recommend to anyone. Being on the water, among the icebergs and brash ice gives a whole new perspective to the gorgeous landscape. One of the best moments while on the kayak was when we were surrounded by hundreds of gentoo penguins, which were in the water, swimming around us and jumping in and out of the water. Amazing experience. In addition to the kayaking, camping on the continent was an amazing experience as well the polar plunge. stories that I will be telling for a long time to come. The people I met on board the ship were also a pleasant surprise. I expected a much older crowd and that I would be one of the youngest ones on board the ship. It turned out that there was a group of about 40 of us youngsters (late 20s / early 30s). I had a great time on board the ship and made some new friends. The staff was also very friendly. They were very helpful with anything that was needed. Many of them would also often socialize with the guests, both during the day and later at night after all activities had finished. It made it a much more personable experience.

In one sentence, what did you think of Antarctica? Did it live up to your expectations?

Overall an amazing trip on a continent with a stunningly and surreal natural beauty.

Would you visit again?

Yes

How was the service that Swoop provided?

The service could not have been any smoother. I booked the trip less than 3 weeks prior to departure, but everything was taken care quickly and efficiently with an almost immediate response time on any questions I had. John helped me out a lot in planning my trip and was also the one to recommend the kayaks, which I am very thankful for. The voyage that was recommended for me was excellent, since it was full of activities and excursions, which is what I was looking for.

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

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10 out of 10

How were your experiences on the zodiac excursions and shore landings?

The excursions were great. Very quickly and efficiently done, the staff made sure that it was as safe and as smooth a ride as possible. On shore, staff were present to answer questions about wildlife, geology, and anything else. The penguins were a lot of fun to watch on shore as were the seals.

If Swoop arranged some of your travel before/after your voyage. How did we do?

The logistics were very well planned out and there were no issues in travel or room arrangements. The one suggestion I may make is to switch the hotel in Buenos Aires to the Panamerican. That way guests would also have the added advantage of having the famous view of the obelisk.

​How would you describe {vessel.title} if talking to somebody potentially interested in going to Antarctica, and what tips would you pass​ on?

I had a great stay aboard the Ocean Endeavor. I would recommend this trip to anyone who likes a bit of adventure and who likes to explore the world.

You chose a/an {area.title} voyage. How was that experience?

Stepping foot on the continent was my main focus of the trip, which I got to achieve, so I am thrilled. Overall, my experience during the expedition was great and would recommend it to anyone.

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