Onto The Antarctic Ice Reviews

Reviews from Swoop customers who travelled on the Onto the Antarctic Ice trip over the last five seasons.

Karyn & Richard  - USA Travelled: January 2018

9

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The trip was great. The highlight for both my husband and I was the iceberg "garden" at Pleneau Island. The icebergs were so amazing and it was fun to see seals hanging out on some of them. That day was windy and cold. We're both very glad we didn't skip the harbor tour. We saw even more penguins than we expected and were surprised by how close we were to them in some areas, mostly as they were walking to and from the ocean. Being able to experience nature in it's natural state was a once in a lifetime experience. Seeing a Macaroni Penguin at Half Moon Island was my "runner up" highlight of the trip! We enjoyed seeing a lot of Humpback Whales too. We met many interesting people on the trip too. The expedition staff were very nice and knowledgeable, and all of the crew on the ship were wonderful. There were 2 things that were a little disappointing. The first was that there was a large group of Dutch people on our ship and they mostly kept to themselves. The other was that we didn't get to see the Beagle Channel well. On the way out we followed another ship that left late. By the time we were coming through it was dusk and then dark so we couldn't really see it. On the way back, we picked up the pilot at 2 am and were at the dock by 4 or 5 am. I thought I would have a chance to see it.

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Nancy Stagner  - USA Travelled: January 2018

10

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Loved the trip. Weather was good the first four days after arrival. We personally loved Iceberg Alley. Wildlife was great. A big surprise was that 65% of the travelers were a French group. Although they were often separated from the English speaking group with their own interpreters in the sessions where both languages had to be presented it became a problem because the French passengers continually talked through the English speaking portion and we needed to listen to the French. I was under the impression that if the trip was advertised as English speaking that is all it would be. It did not take long before we realized that the French group did not feel they had to obey staff instructions - particularly staying behind certain boundaries while waiting for zodiacs on shore, waiting in lines for eating,stairs,and boarding zodiacs from ship, etc. Some of the guides had difficulties with the group getting too close to penguins and not staying within the red poles while walking. Even boarding the buses to the airport presented problems with the drivers because of how the French guides wanted them to board, etc. and had to spend their time trying to sort things out. It was a distraction that did not have to happen. The ship operator's Staff and guides were top notch. Very calm, capable and knowledgeable.

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Cindy  - USA Travelled: January 2020

10

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Finally stepping on my 7th Continent

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Sanmay Akanksha  - USA Travelled: December 2019

10

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Camping on the Antarctic land was the most amazing and serene experience we ever had or will have in future. It was the best to dig your own "grave", sleep under the stars, hearing avalanche and having penguins and seals lying around.. Very very surreal and most memorable experience on this trip.

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Zoltan & Stephen  - USA Travelled: January 2018

10

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If you have never been there, there is no way of preparing for the impact of being there. The untouched, natural beauty, the mighty icebergs, the silliness of the penguins. You will be spending hours just sitting in one spot adoring the view. Also don't forget: this is not a luxury cruise, this is an expedition.

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Anonymous  - Thailand Travelled: February 2020

9

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Landing on the continent!

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Yiheli  - Chile Travelled: December 2017

10

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- seeing the land scape and the animals. - simply unmatched, unperturbed, unadulterated, and pristine. - every society has some jerks. 90% were very mannered. - do not miss the chance to visit antártica. - the drake passage was abominable.

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