Swan Hellenic will be debuting two new luxury expedition ships in November 2021 and April 2022. Their small vessels cruise worldwide including the Arctic, Antarctic, and Russia’s Far East. They are partnered with V.Ships for their ship and hotel management.
Facts About Swan Hellenic
Swan Hellenic’s story begins in the 1950s when a British travel agent, Swan’s Tours, operated by a father and son, were invited to organise a tour of the antiquities in Greece. Following its success, a full programme of cruises was developed with writers, academics and clergymen invited to feature as guest lecturers. Over time The Swan Hellenic brand became known for combining bold, intriguing itineraries with expert academic lecturers, while enjoying a sophisticated onboard experience.
Swan Hellenic was relaunched in July 2020 to proudly continue the spirit of cultural expedition cruising the company pioneered originally. Building on its British roots, the new company has a global cultural cruising outlook dedicated to providing guests with the opportunity to ‘see what others don’t’.
Two new five-star polar ice-class expedition cruise ships arriving in November 2021 (Minerva) and April 2022 (Vega) will each accommodate 152 guests in 76 spacious staterooms and suites., the majority with large balconies. A larger ice-class vessel accommodating 192 guests in 96 staterooms and suites will be arriving year-end 2022.
Dedicated to guests with a passion for adventure and cultural exploration, the company’s itineraries explore the wild landscapes, wildlife, peoples and unique cultures of the world’s less travelled regions. The crew includes an expedition team comprising expert guides, speakers and lecturers, and numbering 120 and 140 respectively almost equals the number of guests, reflecting the high levels of attentive personal service provided.
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Swan Hellenic works with V.Ships Leisure for the ship and hotel management of its expedition ships.
Updated: May 28, 2021