3 independent reviews for Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

Reviews for Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

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review 26 Mar 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Day one zodiac outing. We were so lucky, ten minutes after leaving the ship we had three humpbacks surface right next to our zodiac, they stayed for about 10 minutes and put on a great show.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't book the Ortelius, the lounge/bar has no external view to speak of. There are not enough seats for the number of passengers and during briefings a number of people had to stand; poor!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The team were very environmentally focussed and ensured we were conscious of not overly disturbing the wildlife

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Trip of a lifetime.

review 17 Feb 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Everything.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not really.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Great.

Read the operator's response here:

It was lovely to hear you had a great trip with us. Below is just a sample of actions to protect and conserve the environment by choosing this departure with us: We contribute to rainforest rehabilitation and purchase when you book with us. Funds committed so far have helped to create 10,000 acres of protected forest within a new 5.9 m acres of national park, national reserve and 57 community territories in Amazonian Peru; 1,000 acres of Madagascan rainforest, plus new forest reserves in western Ecuador. Other financial contribution/support include Seabird Habitat Restoration – South Georgia Heritage Trust &Save The Albatross-BirdLife International Supporting science –Scripps Marine Mammal and King Penguin population / vocalization data collection ,NASA – Cloud Observer and Pelagic Bird Survey, Stonybrooke University Onboard education: lecturers, display boards and flyers on climate change, habitat and wildlife preservation, environmental hazards. Your ship reduces single use plastics in food preparation and presentation, uses watermakers /provides water bottles, supports sustainable co-operative coffee, offers beach clean up days, has management beyond IMO guidelines, and sources 90% sustainable seafood.. Very best wishes for now Charlotte Polar guide/Marine Scientist

review 24 Dec 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Crossing the Drake Passage on our return home in a force 10 Gale. So exciting. Plus all our Zodiac trips.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

You need to be reasonably agile to walk up and down the steps to board the Zodiacs and to climb in. Take along a sense of humour and adventure.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Everyone was advised to make as little impact as possible when we landed. To leave no trace on land or animals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

My trip was one of the best trips I've had. The organisation, excursions, staff and crew, food and fellow passengers were amazing. I loved every minute. There was never a dull moment but you could find a quiet space in the library if needed.

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