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?”

Thomas' Trip Date:

12th Dec - 24th Dec 2023

What was your most memorable moment?

All of it! Incredible to experience Antarctica onboard the Ortelius, fantastic crew looking after us all, zodiac cruises, mountaineering, hiking, wildlife close up with penguins, whales, orca’s.

Which of the following best describes your adventure?

Great holiday

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

Were Swoop right to recommend Oceanwide Expeditions?


Tell us about Zodiac excursions

Cruising the Lemaire channel late at night watching whales feed and pushing through the brash ice. Apparently something very few get to experience. Felt safe at all times with competent drivers.

Tell us about the expedition team

Very knowledgeable and happy to explain and answer questions. Chris did amazing for his first time leading.

Tell us about the Ortelius

Cabin for four on deck four was roomier than expected. Food was good, facilities aligned with the adventure theme. Captain Per very friendly and crew accommodating to let us up on the bridge.

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

Don’t wait, just do it! Ski clothes are suitable. If mountaineering make sure you have the right boots, read the advice carefully so you aren’t disappointed.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

Greater appreciation for the size and scale of Antarctica. Such a beautiful place that needs to be protected.

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

Good communication and good website with lots of information.

How prepared and excited for Antarctica did you feel?

Well prepared, super excited to go along after thinking about it for a long time.

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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