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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?”
Jason's Trip Date:
23rd Dec - 4th Jan 2023
What was your most memorable moment?
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?
6 out of 10
On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: Antarctic Basecamp Adventure?
10 out of 10
Tell us about the expedition team
I'd say the staff was incredible all around. Pippa, with George and Chloe as her assistants, was an outstanding expedition leader. Mal was great. Julia, Saskia, Charlotte, Alexis, Erin, and Gonzalo were the best. Loved Szyman's election on orcas, George's on the geopolitics of Antarctica, Chloe's on plankton. All were easy to talk to on board the ship and gave freely of their time. On shore or in a Zodiac, they were knowledgeable and friendly, and at all times helpful.
Tell us about the Hondius
Very nice ship. Was a bit worried on all the family in a quad but it worked out fine. Loved the hotel staff.
Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Antarctica?
You don't need to overpack. Merino wool base and mid-layers are re-wearable. Rent your outerwear and waterproof pants if you don't own them. Be sure to have a good enough fleece/rain jacket for walking around Ushuaia.
Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?
Do you have any recommendations for Swoop, or feedback about the team?
Better and consistent communication. After Emma handed off to Aimee, I hoped it would go smoothly. It did not. Once Aimee left, I was adrift without a good option. There was too long a gap between Aimee and Alicia, who had to play catch up since she was not on board from the start.
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?
Was there anything else Swoop could have done for you to help you prepare for your trip?
Again, it felt strange to see other Swoop customers with Swoop gear but I didn't have any.
9 people found this review helpful