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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?”
Jessica's Trip Date:
4th Dec - 16th Dec 2022
What was your most memorable moment?
First landing on the continent and seeing the first colony of chinstrap penguins. And camping!
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: Antarctic Basecamp Adventure?
10 out of 10
Were Swoop right to recommend Oceanwide Expeditions?
Tell us about the wildlife
Exceeded expectations - we saw the super rare type D orcas, 3 kinds of penguins, and 4 kinds of seals
Tell us about Zodiac excursions
I felt totally safe, I think 2 hours is the ideal length of a zodiac ride - anything more than that is a bit too long in my opinion. I like the navigation zodiac ride the best - it was super unique and we saw leopard seals!
Tell us about the expedition team
Everyone on the expedition team was phenomenal - they were all so impressive. I couldn’t have asked for a better expedition leader than Sarah - she was so organized and on top of it, really working hard to ensure all guests had a great time. Bill was also super knowledgeable and hilarious. Matt was so nice and fun to be around, and Adam (Sarah’s assistant leader) was an invaluable member for his ability to share his overwintering experiences
Tell us about the Ortelius
Food was amazing! The ship is no frills as advertised but given the nature of the expedition cruise it was perfect. Quad cabin was cozy but everything we needed. Would choose the ship again
Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Antarctica?
Bring lots of sunscreen and plan some form of seasickness medication even if you think you don’t need it
Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?
Changed my perspective on how vast the world really is and how important it is to take measures against climate xhange
Do you have any recommendations for Swoop, or feedback about the team?
Swoop team was great! Thanks for the help planning such an adventure
Was there anything else Swoop could have done for you to help you prepare for your trip?
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?
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