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Swan Hellenic Cruises

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About Swan Hellenic Cruises

The Swan Hellenic name was revived in 2020, marking the return of the 70-year-old British discovery cruise brand under new ownership and with two all-new expedition ships.

The original Swan Hellenic line -- which operated with one 353-passenger ship, Minerva -- ceased operating in 2017 following the collapse of its parent company All Leisure Holidays Ltd. In 2017 Canadian-owned G Adventures purchased the brand name and it has now been purchased by the new standalone company which is trading under the well-known name.

The first of two 152-passenger expedition ships -- SH Minerva (the name of the original Swan hellenic ship) -- launched in November 2021 and operated in the Antarctic; followed by a second ship, SH Vega, in May 2022.

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SH Vega

15 Night
Canadian Arctic And Northern Lights

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SH Diana

10 Night
Mysteries Of Carthage And The Moors

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SH Vega

8 Night
Samba To Serenity: A South American Discovery

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SH Vega

11 Night
Weddell Sea Discovery

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Virgin Voyages

20 Night
Africa To America Antarctic Epic

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12 Night
Iceland, East Greenland And Northern Lights

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17 Night
South-east African Horizons

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9 Night
Antarctic Peninsula Discovery

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8 Night
Iceland In Depth

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13 Night
In The Wake Of The Beagle Through The Chile's Fjor...

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13 Night
Arctic Discovery: Svalbard And Iceland

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10 Night
Land Of The Fjords

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11 Night
North Atlantic Odyssey

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9 Night
Svalbard Revealed

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British Isles

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Swan Hellenic Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Swan Hellenic cruise ships?

The reinvented company has said it will "retain its British heritage whilst being international in outlook" and will be aimed at passengers with "inquisitive minds" that want to explore and experience destinations in a sustainable way.

Do I have to dress up on a Swan Hellenic cruise?

No. The onboard dress code is relaxed and there are no formalities at mealtimes. Jeans, trousers, smart sportswear, polo shirts and long-sleeve tops paired with trainers or flat boat shoes are all fine. For excursions pack clothes appropriate for the weather in the region being visited. On polar expeditions heavy duty rubber boots are provided for the duration of the cruise and all passengers receive a complimentary expedition jacket to keep.

Is everything free on Swan Hellenic cruises?

Yes. The high number of inclusions cover a one-night hotel stay with breakfast prior to the cruise, airport and ship transfers, all meals including 24-hour room service, coffee, tea, soft drinks and an open bar, onboard lecture programme, shore excursions, Wi-Fi and tips.

What are Swan Hellenic’s most popular activities?

In keeping with the brand's original ethos, Swan Hellenic specialises in providing enriching cultural expeditions. Onboard activities revolve around expert lectures covering topics such as history, science and geography and subjects relevant to the itinerary. There is also a photography lab to help passengers capture the best moments from their trip, swap tips with others and book optional private tuition. The immersive experience continues on shore with excursions that provide a real insight into places visited.

Why go with Swan Hellenic?

Enlightening small ship cruising with attention to detail and personal service

Best for: Active and inquisitive cruisers looking for unique experiences around the globe

Not for: Passengers that like to party and have plenty of onboard entertainment

Swan Hellenic Cruises Cruiser Reviews

4.5 star AND easy ways to improve to get more

That said, there were always plenty of dessert choices and even the cakes were moister that what you get on a big cruise line) *** Note: I stopped trying the soup after the first two consecutive days.Swan simply needs to convert to Starlink and provide a better basic WIFI experience, especially since the vast majority of the cruise was spent in jungle areas with zero connectivity cellular or other 4.Read More
GDNRDY

6-10 Cruises

Age 63s

Outstanding Cruise, looking forward to Antarctica

All inclusive cruise with the exception of good internet.:-( Swan Hellenic please include good internet for your guests they will appreciate it being included.Read More
Michael Dalke

10+ Cruises

Age 65s

Take the Plunge (Polar)!

Everything was top notch from the pre cruise hotel to the ship, the excursions, the food and the staff!The gym had nice equipment, the excursions and expedition staff were all amazing!Read More
Antarctica 2024

6-10 Cruises

Age 66s

Great trip!

There was always a fabulous cheese board at lunch and tons of fruit, so great to take some cheese and grapes to the room and relax with the gluten-free crackers I always travel with.Overall, we loved the SH Vega and would sail with them again - we had a great trip and thank all the staff for everything they did to make sure it was a trip of a lifetime.Read More
Penguin_TO

2-5 Cruises

Age 56s

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