Kung Chung Lee
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?”
Overall, how was your trip?
On Christmas Eve, the captain took the ship south into sea ice for a few hours. That was as far south as we ever went. Just when I thought I had seen Antarctica, the new scenary blew me away.
In one sentence, what did you think of Antarctica? Did it live up to your expectations?
It was magnificent.
Would you visit again?
How was the service that Swoop provided?
Swoop was great. They got me a much better price.
How likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend?
10 out of 10
You chose a/an Antarctic Basecamp Adventure experience. How was that experience?
It was great. Do it.
If Swoop arranged some of your travel before/after your voyage. How did we do?
I arranged everything myself but Swoop was great double checking. They even warned me about a strike in Buenos Aires, which didn't affect me fortunately.
How were your experiences on the zodiac excursions and shore landings?
The staff was professional. They marked clear boundaries so we knew where NOT to go.
Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?
Seeing so many glaciers and icebergs, I hope they don't melt anytime soon. Rising sea level will be a disaster.
Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Antarctica?
One thing that was not obvious was that everything is weather dependent. This basecamp gave everyone 3 special activities (camping, kayaking and mountaineering) and regular landings. Since everyone got the same 3 activities, it was just a rotation. If your scheduled spot was canceled, there was little chance of makeup. I was fortunate to only miss mountaineering. You need to manage expectations. Other cruises operate differently. You can pay a higher price to secure kayaking for yourself for the entire trip. That way, you get more chances. Something to think about.
Is there anything you would recommend we change to make trips like yours more environmentally sustainable?