A true voyage of discovery
Swan Hellenic offers not only a relaxing way of travelling to the most fascinating and beautiful places on earth but the opportunity to enjoy some of the world's most important architectural and artistic achievements and understand then in their historical context.
Expert speakers help guests discover the essence of every place they visit.
And all on board the Minerva, pictured, which offers a high level of comfort in an elegant environment - a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which a small number of passengers can explore their shared interests.
The company matches quality with value. Fares are fully inclusive and cover all return flights and transfers, all meals, all tips (on-board and ashore) and a choice of tailor-made excursions at every port of call.
If you are looking for a cruise with water slides, climbing walls, pulsating discos and 25 dining options, then Swan Hellenic is NOT for you.
If, on the other hand, you want to learn about the flora, fauna, natural habitats and culture of foreign climes, then the compact cruise ship Minerva will certainly help you to broaden your horizons.
It’s not often a library is the most popular public room on a ship, but the one on 12,500-ton expedition vessel Minerva has been carefully crafted over 50 years and provides books, DVDS and CDs covering all the destinations visited, including the Mediterranean, Baltic, Far East and Indian Ocean.
Friendships are forged among the mainly British guests who range from middle aged at the youngest to the well seasoned and extremely well travelled. And they can sometimes even teach the knowledgeable guest lecturers a thing or two.
Their comfort is cared for by an attentive crew, the restaurant is lively with good cuisine, and the cabins are compact and comfortable rather than state-of-the-art, featuring TVs and tea-making facilities. The Country House lounge has been updated but retains a fireside aura, which is just the way her 350 passengers like it.
The satisfaction rate is high, hence the fact that Swan Hellenic has one of the highest repeat booking rates in the business.
At a Glance
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