Wonderful small boat, with lots of decks. Amazing Filipino staff, great food (a little too many herbs maybe), bread, cheese, vegetables. Exceptional: Andrew Bishop, Beau Preneau, Dr. Rogier Burggraaff, Capt. Nazarov. Landings: only 50 people at a time meant more penguins than humans every time. Thank you Andrew! The bridge was another big plus. Camping was not as expected. Suggestion: allow passengers to practice after demonstration, with a guide present to answer questions. The majority of us would not do it again! Kayak: my biggest disappointment. I abided by indications on your website: Plancius not being a basecamp voyage, I didn't sign up because I have no experience and your site states clearly: "On these non-basecamp excursions our guides do reserve the right to refuse you access to a kayak if it’s clear you don’t have any experience". Once on board I found out that several completely inexperienced beginners had signed up and went kayaking several times. Some even offered me their place but understandably Louise Adie could not take me along (insurance, etc.). I thank Andrew and crew for my two Polar plunges: they were very real experiences of Antartica.
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