June Reviews

Reviews from Swoop customers who have travelled in June over the last five seasons.

Showing 11 of 11 customer reviews

Leslie & Nancy Steenbeke (Grossman)  - USA Travelled: June 2018

10

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Kayaking in the thick brash ice by a big glacier on a beatutful, sunny day was a highlight....but then again, so was when the walrus popped its head up out of the water right in front of me when in the zodiac....and watching and filming the polar bear that swam around our ship - so close. The swimming polar bear was a surprise, as was all the reindeer we saw up close and the freedom we had kayaking. The wildlife was beautiful. We did see some foxes and a lot of birds. I did not see much of the puffins, but I was kayaking the one day we went to where they were and the weather was not very good (a bit rainy and windy - a lot of wave action). The landscapes were increadible - a lot like Antarctica, but a lot closer and cheaper to get to - and you get to do excursions right away and much better weather than Antarctica. There were many Australians on the trip and I found them delightful - down to earth, very-well traveled, friendly - so wonderful to talk to. The down side is that I felt we disturbed the polar bears more than I would have liked to have. We spent a day in one spot watching a mother with two cubs. She was by a hole, waiting for a seal. I can't help but think a large, smelly ship nearby would not improve her hunting success. It seems to me there should be a limit, say 2 or 3 hours, that you can stay and watch one polar bear - in order not to disturb them too much or interfere with hunting. Also, it was a lovely day and to spend one day on the ship with no excursions, watching once polar bear and cubs was a bit much for me.

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Ted Schipper  - Canada Travelled: June 2019

8

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Highlights were wildlife sightings and excursions off the ship. People were very nice with a good mix of backgrounds and nationalities. The second 4 hour visit to Longyearbyen after the cruise was unnecessary. We did not know about the stop in Tromso to re-enter Norway.

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Elizabeth & Monique Mawhood  - Netherlands Travelled: June 2018

10

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Great trip, highlight was seeing the beautiful Polar bear, landscapes were beautiful and the wildlife was; loved the Artic fix. People were interesting from all over the world and I like that. I have already told my grandson that Santa Claus wasn't there but I found the Reindeers, he said Oh Grandma!

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