Poseidon Expeditions vs Elite Luxury Kenya - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.8
Guide — 4.8
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.8
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.8
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

We are planning a similar trip again.

5.0 September 2018
VaL
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Since September 15, we (we were just under 80) were in a 10-day cruise on the Sea Spirit in East Greenland. Unforgettable impressions and great fun!!!
We have a large experience of cruises on big ships with passengers from one and a half thousand or more. The last our trip has nothing to do with all the previous ones: about 100 passengers, 70 - the crew, all landings on the shore are included in the cost. Service (cabin, food, etc.) is not worse than on large ships. In the zodiac-boats and on the shore you are under constant surveillance of the expedition team members. They are experienced, knowledgeable and always friendly and attentive people. Flora and fauna of the Polar region and its landscapes are interesting and picturesque. Comments of professional members of the expedition team are very capacious and always in place and time. You will bring fantastic photos home. I strongly recommend this kind of travel!
However, if you are usually used to spending most of the cruise time in the pool, on all sorts of shows and boutiques, you will not find all this on this ship. Truly speaking, you would not have time on Sea Spirit for this: zodiacs trips, walking on the shore and excellent stories about the surrounding nature. We are planning a similar trip again.

In conclusion: Many thanks to all the staff of Poseidon, who to some extent took part in the realization of our trip.
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Tour Poseidon Expeditions Company Reviews

Fantastic trip to East Greenland

5.0 September 2018
MM
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Fantastic trip to East Greenland. Loved every moment.

The ship's crew and Poseidon staff took great care of us. M/V Sea Spirit was very comfortable and well appointed. Lovely ship. The meals were well served and offered a great selection for both the set menu and buffets. All senior staff were seen regularly around the ship and were open to chats and solicited comments on your experiences.

Weather and ice conditions necessitated some modifications to the trip, however the alternatives were excellent and well chosen.

I would not hesitate to recommend Poseidon Adventures.
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Tour Poseidon Expeditions Company Reviews

5 Sterne sehr gut

5.0 September 2018
K
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
5 Sterne sehr gut

Tour Poseidon Expeditions Company Reviews

Tours 3 Trips 5 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 461 $ 442
Operator Type Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line Group Tour Operator
Size Regional Expert Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
Service Level Luxury Luxury
Regions
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Africa
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Photography
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters United States Nairobi, Kenya
Year Established 1999 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Poseidon Expeditions

      Since 1999, Poseidon Expeditions has been leading adventures to the world’s Polar Regions.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      An innovator in polar exploration, Poseidon takes you on a breathtaking journey through icy waters and snow. They offer such activities as camping in Antarctica, penguin viewing (of course!) and adventure sea kayaking through their own kayaking club. 

      Who Travels With Them?

      The great thing about a cruise is even the most cautious traveler can visit adventurous destinations. They do require a single supplement if you are traveling solo, so unless you’re ok paying a bit extra, their trips are ideally suited to families or couples. The average age of travelers is between 45 and 65 and they recommend that travelers be physically fit.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Poseidon Expeditions specializes in the polar regions of the world, meaning Antarctica and the Arctic. You will visit the enchanting lands of Greenland, and experience the thrill of dodging ice in a zodiac in Antarctica; cruise through Iceland, and visit the North Pole. Due to their specialized focus, they have extensive expertise in these regions, giving you an in depth look at their tremendous beauty and history.

      Why Travel With Them?

      For an adventurous travel experience including fun shore excursions such as hiking and a lot of on-ship activities such as whale watching. Knowledgeable expedition guides provide expert insight on local wildlife, and the science behind the incredible landscapes you’ll explore.

      About Elite Luxury Kenya

      Also called “Kenya Safaris” this company is very locally minded, offering boutique travel experiences including honeymoon, and fully customized travel.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Elite Luxury Kenya provides a travel experience in Kenya that will introduce travelers to another side of the African safari. No frills, yet comfortable, the travel options seem to distinctly be designed to showcase traveling beyond the safari. Though this is not to say safari’s are not a focus. Rather for them, a safari holiday with them means you’ll get a very diverse tour in terms of activities, excursions, and accommodations.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Those seeking an affordable Kenya, Tanzania, and / or Uganda experience. Their tours are private and completely customizable. As a smaller company travelers may find that accommodations are less luxury in feel than an established luxury safari brand, however you will be very comfortable and well taken care of. And if local touches are important to you, these will make your trip especially enjoyable.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Despite what the name suggests, Elite Luxury Kenya also provides tours in Tanzania and Uganda. Part of their mission is to introduce travelers to Kenya and these other destinations beyond the typical safari. To that end you may enjoy a beach holiday, gorilla trek, or hike up Mount Kenya.

      Why Travel With Them?

      Kenya based and small, traveling with them is a way to support local business and in return have a fully local experience. You will get a sense of the “real” Kenya, while also experiencing all the classic safari moments.

      Tours are led by local knowledgeable guides, and your trip is designed by experts for a personalized touch - this helps ensure your trip to Kenya fulfills everything you want to see.


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