Region: Antarctica

Destinations: Antarctic Peninsula

Ship: m/v Hondius

Highlights: Killer Whale

We were guests on the Hondius for our 250km Ultramarathon in Antarctica. From the first moment we were on the ship we really felt like guests. Nothing was too much to ask of the staff. Due to our different rhythm as regular guests, the employees really had a lot of extra irregular work to do. And that was done with pleasure. As a result of our races, the kitchen also had a lot of extra work, but even then a Vegan meal was also happily made for my racing partner. Contrary to what I heard from other organizations/ships, we went ashore every day or we went on a zodiac tour. The staff on the zodiacs were great hostesses and told a lot about Antarctica with a lot of knowledge. The ship was big and certainly stable enough to get through the drake passage, but cozy enough to get to know everyone on board. Really recommended. We saw a lot of wildlife, Wales, leopard seals Elephant seals, Penguin's, and a big group of Orca's who were hunting right next to the ship for nearly a hour. The employees at the Hondius have really taken service to a higher level. Next time definitely with OceanWide and the Hondius.

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