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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?”

Lynn's Trip Date:

7th Feb - 21st Feb 2024

What was your most memorable moment?

Very difficult to choose. Probably the first Zodiac excursion but the night there were around 25 humpbacks feeding all around the ship flipping flukes and lunging was spectacular.

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: Traversing the Antarctic Circle?

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10 out of 10

Tell us about the expedition team

This expedition team was incredible. Not only did they have expertise in their own fields but were quite knowledgeable in others. They all wore several hats - Zodiac drivers/excursion leaders, lecturers, advisors... - approachable and responsive at all times. Nate was extraordinary as the overall leader exuding such enthusiasm and humor at all times. The rest of the team I had the most interaction with were Lori, Jeannette (they both have an incredible depth of knowledge about their respective fields and provided thought-provoking insight), and especially Krista who was extremely helpful and responsive. Although not really part of the team, Ian the videographer was very friendly. The whole team is deeply committed to providing the passengers with the best experience possible and to the protection of the Antarctic environment.

Tell us about the Seaventure

The Seaventure exceed expectations. The cabin was perfect, the food was excellent. (Sergei deserves special kudos for the running of the restaurant.) Captain Nino was beyond excellent with his running of the ship, his incredible great sense of humor and the way he handled one particular nasty jab at his integrity and fortitude. He rocked!

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

Be prepared to be flexible. I know the websites all stress this. It's so true. Weather in Antarctica is very unpredictable and storms and high winds can change in a flash and interrupt or force cancellation of plans. However, there is always a Plan B, C... etc. which could lead to a new and sometimes equally exciting experience. If you can't go to place A, go to place B. It will all be great. And you don't need to overpack. For me personally, it was very easy to rinse things out which could dry in hours or overnight - socks, underwear, quick-dry shirts. Dress on the ship is casual. Of course, it is up to your preference.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

It enhanced my view that everything is connected.

How prepared and excited for Antarctica did you feel?

Was very nervous as to how prepared I was but that proved to be for naught.

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