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Swan Hellenic's Minerva has come a long way from its beginnings as the ice-strengthened hull of a planned Ukrainian spy ship to its current position as an upscale ship with a country-house hotel atmosphere, ...
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22 Swan Hellenic Minerva Cruise Reviews

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pgoestravelling
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
5 Forum Posts
Having spent nearly two weeks on the Swan Hellenic Minerva over Christmas, we are able to give a Cygnet’s opinion ... Read more
mgoldman666
3 Reviews
Member Since 2015
Minerva markets itself as a sea borne country house for those who want something a bit more traditional. This is highly ... Read more
johncb7
1 Review
Member Since 2010
213 Forum Posts
We were very pleased with our Sun Deck cabin on Minerva. Good size cabin and wide balcony. Stewardess was excellent. ... Read more
Suewoodcock
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I travelled on Minerva first December then returned 12/05/2015. The quality of food was poor even since Christmas ... Read more
AA +Ilovecruising
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This is our first and last time we use this ship. It its said to have been refurbished, but boy, does it need another ... Read more
cricman47
1 Review
Member Since 2014
An enjoyable cruise which, at the discounted fare, was good value for money (probably 5*) but which seems highly ... Read more
LandC
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
58 Forum Posts
This was our first cruise on the Minerva. We normally cruise on mid size ships, but booked this cruise to celebrate ... Read more
sdmacg
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Having just completed our second cruise on Minerva we think that its still doing things right. We shopped around the ... Read more
C.KENNEDY5
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This was our 5th or 6th cruise on Minerva so it must be reasonably good if we keep returning. We have learned to accept ... Read more
mjtravellers
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We wanted an interesting cruise on a small ship over Christmas and New Year and the " Mysteries of the Maya" cruise, ... Read more
MelvynG
3 Reviews
Member Since 2005
49 Forum Posts
We sailed from Portsmouth. You transfer by bus from the terminal to the ship, but the transfer is quite short. Long ... Read more
Seacooky
1 Review
Member Since 2012
177 Forum Posts
Air booked by Swan=Excellent:Phx-Istanbul--Rome-Phx & transfers to/from Minerva. ... Read more
artemisiag
1 Review
Member Since 2014
I went on the 'Holy Lands' cruise, March - April 2013. It was fantastically good value and had the most wonderful ... Read more
afterdeck
1 Review
Member Since 2013
We arrived independently in Aqaba Jordan & as there was not shuttle bus as advertised we made our own way to the ... Read more
Pat Pascoe
1 Review
First time for us with Swan Hellenic and first time on such a small ship. It was a delight. Just small enough for easy ... Read more
Christopher Jarman
1 Review
I spent my early years in the Royal Navy and so there was a touch of nostalgia about this Mediterranean cruise. Like ... Read more
BRPuffin
1 Review
Member Since 2010
I am a traveler who frequently takes solo trips. I had traveled northern India by myself two years before this cruise ... Read more
gunthorpe r
1 Review
Arrived at 1700 after 4hr(from London!)journey to T5 to find No reps( all gone home at 1500!) Nothing! 120 elderly ... Read more
r gunthorpe
1 Review
Arrived at 1700 after 4hr(from London!)journey to T5 to find No reps( all gone home at 1500!) Nothing! 120 elderly ... Read more
Red_Roger
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
From our arrival by car at Dover cruise terminal it was clear that this cruise was going to be a well organised ... Read more
WilmslowBridge
1 Review
A fantastic cruise on Swan Hellenic Minerva. Stopped at 10 incredible ports on this cruise. Small ship so we could get ... Read more
dileep
2 Reviews
Member Since 2005
4,638 Forum Posts
04 January 2010 The day started out cloudy and it looked like it might rain. We decided against taking a 2-hour ... Read more

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