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Oceanwide Expeditions Hondius Cruise Reviews

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5 reviews
Twin beds (storage underneath), sofa (small drawers underneath)
Gentoo penguins on a landing.
Hondius from the zodiac.
Adelie Penguin
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"We saw gentoo, adelie, and chinstrap penguins, birds (albatross, petrols, shags, and skuas), several types of whales (fin, humpback and minke), as well as weddell seals, crab-eater seals and even a leopard seal close up!Even the Drake outdid itself, as we had 84 knot wind gusts on our return voyage!..."Read More
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1-5 of 5 Oceanwide Expeditions Hondius Cruise Reviews


Review for Hondius to Antarctica

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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

What an amazing vacation-the scenery was magnificent, weather was gorgeous, wildlife was abundant, and people were friendly. We had an amazing time, even in the midst of the Covid pandemic. We were tested often, but it did not interfere with our enjoyment of the cruise. At one point, we were surrounded by about 45-50 humpback whales feeding and investigating us. The boat stopped so we could ...
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had an unforgettable trip....

Sail Date: December 2021

Disappointing (and dangerous) Zodiak/land excursions, blocked view cabin at full price, mediocre food and surly hotel manager

Review for Hondius to Antarctica

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were excited to return to Antarctica, S Georgia and the Falklands, with the added bonus of the eclipse, on this relatively new ship (2019), after having really enjoyed our 2007 trip on Orlova (old Russian ship) to the same destinations. A lot has changed since 2007 in terms of being able to get to shore, walk where you'd like without disturbing the wildlife, and the attitudes and skills of ...
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Thank you for your review. We’re sorry you had this experience during your voyage. Our compliance with wildlife guidelines and marking safe routes is of paramount importance. Our expedition...

Sail Date: November 2021

A Superb Antarctic trip

Review for Hondius to Antarctica

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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

The expedition was a long held dream. We were so pleased to be on a comfortable new and very environmentally friendly ship. The shell doors meant very speedy zodiac loading. The expedition leader and team epitomised the spirit of exploration by ensuring we landed safely at amazing scenic and remote places. We enjoyed wonderful land encounters with penguins and seals. A highlight was going ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

What a BLAST!

Review for Hondius to Antarctica

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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We left from Ushuaia and traveled to Antarctica on the Hondius in February of 2020. We had 2 days at sea, followed by 4 days of exploring the Antarctica, and finished with 2 more days at sea. The guides were excellent and very professional and friendly. They were always pointing out wildlife and interesting information about the area we were in. The boat had just the right ratio of staff ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Beautiful ship, great crew, amazing expedition!

Review for Hondius to Arctic

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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Life long dream to go ice breaking in the Arctic and look for polar bears! Hondius did not disappoint! We saw 5 polar bears, Arctic Fox, blue whales and many more amazing animals! The glaciers were amazing. The crew was extremely knowledgeable. Cabins were gorgeous and the food was first class. The educational talks were very well done. Excursions were varied with lots of hikes and animal ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

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