Regina and Chris returned in November from a 3-night Adventure Cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas as part of their Honeymoon in Patagonia. Here they tell us about their experiences on the trip and in booking with Swoop and our partners…
‘Our trip was incredible and the cruise was definitely a highlight of our honeymoon! We are thankful for all your help for making it happen!’
How were Swoop Patagonia?
Swoop were very attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive.
What did we do well?
We were a little late planning our trip and wanted as much flexibility as possible. It was very helpful that you guys took the time to respond to many of our questions (via chat, email & Skype) despite the time difference to help us think through options and still book the cruise in a timely manner.
What could we have done differently?
Nothing that I can think of.
Would you recommend us to friends, family or colleagues for a trip to Patagonia?
How were our partners who ran the Cruise?
Wonderful and memorable. We are so glad that we booked the cruise although it was a bit pricy. We loved how it was outdoor and environmentally focused, and the ship was not too big. We were spoiled with delicious meals, beverages, and excursions.
How did you enjoy their itinerary and excursions?
They were great! Although we did not get to disembark at Cape Horn, the staff explained that 100 miles per hour wind is something that doesn’t happen often. It was amazing to have experienced it on the boat. We loved that the places we visited during days 2&3, which were more private (only accessed by our ship), and ending the cruise with an early morning walk around the penguin colony was incredible. We could understand why some of folks, who could afford it, did the round trip ride.
How were their staff and guides?
They were professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and just fantastic!
What did you think of the vessel?
The ship was modern and quite stable, rooms were surprisingly spacious and comfortable, and the zodiac boats for the excursions were great.
Is there anything you would have changed about this part of your trip?
Absolutely not. It was just perfect.
Did you manage to visit anywhere else in Chile or Argentina?
What was the highlight of your trip overall?
The cruise was definitely a highlight of our overall trip, and it was a perfect indulgence for our honeymoon.
Do you have any tips for other people planning a trip?
Flying into Ushuaia is amazing as the plane goes over the snowy peaks so closely before landing into a town at the end of the continent. Day hikes to the Tierra del Fuego national park is great – we combined Pampa Alta trail and Costa trail to get the view from the top and along the water. It ends up being about 8 miles and well worth the effort. Being indulged on our cruise after few days of roughing it in Ushuaia enhanced our appreciation for everything on the cruise even more.