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What Our Travelers Say

Our Specialists will take the time to understand your preferences with the goal of providing truly exceptional service. We know this is a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity and we take our responsibility to make it the best it can be very seriously.

The overwhelmingly positive comments we've received from our past travelers over the years are the thing we are most proud of as a company. A few examples of traveler comments from the Antarctica programs we offer are below:

Antarctica Cruises

The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun...the meals were delicious...the fellow passengers were interesting and cool...and the daily landings / zodiac cruises were out of this world! I didn’t think anything would top our recent trip to Kilimanjaro, but this was right up there. Stunning and mysterious beauty, blue-green ice everywhere you looked, penguins galore, and one terrifyingly awesome polar plunge. We’ve ticked this one off the bucket list—and may happily do so again in the near future! Christopher S.
Loved every minute we were in Antarctica. The ice and snow are beautiful, the penguins are unbelievably cute had a great time. Gary E.
Antarctica is truly the trip of a lifetime. All of the photos and videos in the world cannot show Antarctica's vastness and beauty. You need to experience it for yourself - and even then you cannot describe. Danielle P.
The itinerary was well planned. The staff was organized and knowledgeable. The staff was wonderful. Everything was much more than I expected. Everyone always had a smile and they staff and crew genuinely loved what they were doing and it showed. Everyone was so enthusiastic. Can not find anything negative regarding the cruise. We were so fortunate to have been part of this particular expedition as we traveled for some time with the whales. You have an absolute fantastic group. Donna W.
A trip beyond my expectations. Everyone including expedition team, staff, leadership, hotel staff, housekeeping and ship crew were amazing and very attentive to detail. Colin Z.
The expedition staff are excellent, the lectures superb and the food and accommodations delicious and comfortable. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone with a sense of adventure!! Jodi K.

Superb Expedition Guides

The education, fun, sight-seeing, service, food, accommodation, and care that everyone on the cruise--from the talented and knowledgeable and adventurous Expedition Guides to the warm and gracious food service staff to the wonderful and cheerful hotel and housekeeping crew--made the trip an absolute joy throughout! Albert L.
Every guide we had was excellent. They far exceeded our expectations and gave us outstanding value. They were funny, knowledgeable and flexible. Elizabeth Siaba
Beyond my expectations! The ship, crew, expedition leaders, and lectures were excellent. All of the expedition leaders were always smiling, friendly and helpful. "Woody" deserves much praise as leader of the pack. His powerful strength and persona and attention to safety made me feel completely safe in all circumstances on the ship, in the zodiacs, and during landings. Betty D.
Outstanding! All the guides were fantastic. Annie and Jean were the best!! Can't wait to go back to Antartica!! Donald D.

Unique Excursions

The staff was fantastic, the ship was cozy and spacious, the food was wonderful, the stops and landings were awe-inspiring, kayaking was a must-do, and the wildlife and scenery were beyond anything I could've expected. We also lucked out with weather as the Drake was easy to pass both directions, and we got ot get out on the kayaks 9 times out of a possible 9. Jared H.
The most brilliant of trips. All staff worked so hard each day to give us the best possible happening according to conditions. Visiting The Falklands and South Georgia, in addition to the Antarctic, is such an additional experience I would highly recommend it. Joanna G.
Trip was spectacular, amazing, priceless. Unbelievably great weather. Scenery left everyone speechless. Expedition team amazing---made excursions fun, exciting and very informative. Food excellent. Wildlife awesome. Small ship made for great mingling with passengers. Would love to go again but there will never be another trip so perfect as this one was. Fantastic!! Linda G.
The staff is incredible, food excellent and what a backdrop as you sail seeing seals on icebergs, penquins swimming and flying out of the water, orcas around your ship and for me was kayaking with 8 humpbacks swimming around our kayaks. It was an unforgettable adventure every day. Kayaking gave me a very singular experience in that it was quiet, a small group of 13 kayaks and being able to get within 5 feet of icebergs with seals and penquins on them. the color of the ice from the water was beautiful and the sound of the tiny ice chips hitting your kayak as you paddled was special. Ellen S.

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