Swan Hellenic Cruises Itineraries
Swan Hellenic Cruise Ship Itineraries
Minerva's most frequent cruise lengths average 13 to 16 days, while some extend up to a month; two itineraries or more may also be joined together into one longer trip. Individual cruise itineraries are never repeated within one calendar year.
The ship specialized in North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean, which ultimately proved its downfall as itineraries to places such as Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt, gradually became out of bounds. It repositioned to the Far East and India in the winter months, and also offered cruises to the Atlantic Islands.
Airfares are included on scheduled and/or charter flights between the U.K. and the ship. For North Americans, select cruises offer flights, transfers and London hotel packages.
The riverboats cruise the Rhone and Soane in France (from Burgundy south to Provence), as well as the Camargue and the length of the Rhine and the Danube Rivers (from Passau to Vienna and Budapest). A limited number of cruises operate on select dates in May, June and September.