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Keith Lorin

United States Of America



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?”

Keith Lorin's Trip Date:

30th Oct - 8th Nov 2023

What was your most memorable moment?

There were many, clearing the Drake Passage, making the first landing on Antarctica, seeing just all the beautiful snow capped scenes, and the connection with fellow travelers on a ship the size of the Ocean Albotrsoe were equally life memory moments.

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: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Voyage?

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10 out of 10

Were Swoop right to recommend Albatros Expeditions?


Tell us about Zodiac excursions

These were very exciting. They got us right up close to everything we wanted to see and do both efficiently and safely.

Tell us about the expedition team

The team gets a 10. They were constantly helpful and knowledgeable about everything around us. Constantly teaching.

Tell us about the Ocean Albatros

The ship allows enhanced access to Antarctica that a larger cruise ship could not provide. The Albatross was just the right size to allow interaction with other travelers. I didn't imagine meeting as many great people as I did. Once again it was a life experience.

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

Be sure to plan for the Drake Passage. It's hard to understand it and imagine what the sea is going to be like. It might have to be experienced but just be ready (Dramamine pills, patches, and wrist bands plus test how they will effect you before you leave for a couple days as you don't want to be overly sleepy or sick from preventative medicine). Follow Swoop instructions for staying warm. I witnessed people that obviously had not made reservations through Swoop. One person had to cut a excursion short to be returned to the mother ship due to being too cold. I had to share hand warmers with another passenger because he obviously was not told or did not heed advice to layer his gloves with a water and windproof top layer then add hot hands to that. He was suffering. It's important to figure out how you will manage taking photos with gloves on or how you will avoid loosing your phone and getting your hands warmed back up once you remove the gloves for picture taking. Thanks to Swoop information I was ready and could have stayed in the elements far past the allotted time. The point is I didn't have to even consider missing any of the precious moments in the Antarctic region. I did have to juggle my phone in risky situations that could have left it sunk at the bottom of the freezing ocean. Dry packs are a good idea.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

Yes somewhat. I appreciate protecting of natural animal habitat better.

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

None. They performed perfectly.

How prepared and excited for Antarctica did you feel?

See the earlier comments. I race about how Swoop helped me prepare.

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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