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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?”

Chris' Trip Date:

20th Feb - 4th Mar 2023

What was your most memorable moment?

Honestly, there wasn't one specific moment. Absolutely amazing staff across the board. They did such a great job.

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

On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: Antarctic Basecamp Adventure?

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10 out of 10

Tell us about the expedition team

The staff were extremely knowledgeable in their fields. My favorite member was Ursula. She was very passionate and knowledgeable. She knew where to be, and respected the animals (as did the others). It was a real joy hearing lectures and going on the zodiac with her.

Were Swoop right to recommend Oceanwide Expeditions?


Tell us about Zodiac excursions

Zodiac excursions were incredible. I felt very safe and it was a great way to get even closer to the wildlife (while giving them space) I remember one with Ursula and on one ride we saw a humpback and it's calf, and Ursula was tracking the breathing and said "alright cameramen, left one will breach" and sure enough it did. Then she said the other one will breach, and sure enough it did. It was an absolute joy to experience the knowledge Ursula and the other team members provided in their given fields

Tell us about the Hondius

Hondius exceeded my expectations. I was in a quad cabin, never felt cramped, bathroom was bigger than I expected. Food was over the top. We ate like kings, absolutely delicious. I 100% would choose this ship and recommend it to anyone interested.

Something Else?

100% worth it

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

The more flexible you are the more fun you will have. Something on the trip may change (for good reason), just accept it and enjoy. We had a zodiac cancel due to weather, but we got to see orcas...which we would have missed if the zodiac cruise wasn't cancelled.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

Much more respect and appreciation for Antarctica. The things we learned in the lectures about the continent and seeing it first hand really put things in perspective.

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

Keep doing what your doing. They provided me with a trip of a lifetime

How prepared and excited for Antarctica did you feel?

Considering I booked this in less than 3 months (with the holidays in that timeframe), it was a lot at once. I was absolutely stoked about going and doing something I've been wanting to do for over two decades.

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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