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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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12 Night
Beyond The Antarctic CircleDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
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11 Night
SvalbardDetails

Leaving:Tromso
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Jul 30, 2022
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10 Night
Greenland DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Aug 30, 2022
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20 Night
Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia & South Atl...Details

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Mar 5, 2023
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11 Night
Weddell Sea & Antarctic PeninsulaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Jan 8, 2023
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17 Night
Falkland, South Georgia And AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Oct 19, 2022
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17 Night
Falkland, South Georgia And AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Nov 5, 2022
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10 Night
Antarctic PeninsulaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
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11 Night
Weddell Sea & Antarctic PeninsulaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
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18 Night
South Georgia, Antarctica And Falkland IslandsDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Jan 19, 2023
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9 Night
Antarctic PeninsulaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
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17 Night
Shackleton’s Discovery: Antarctica, South Georgia...Details

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Nov 7, 2022
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8 Night
IcelandDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Aug 10, 2022
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12 Night
Iceland & Eastern GreenlandDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Aug 18, 2022
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10 Night
SvalbardDetails

Leaving:Tromso
Cruise Line:Swan Hellenic Cruises
Jul 20, 2022
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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 Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Amazing

But it was the Antarctic in all its splendor that made this cruise so memorable.I’ve told family and friends that they absolutely must put the Antarctic on their travel list!Read More
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Tthetravman

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Exceptional expedition crew

) The zodiac crew was great and the zodiac expeditions (when we didn't go for a land expedition) led us thru ice fields, humpbacks, 3 types of seals (including one munching on a penguin), Petrels walking on water, and so much stuff.Whole expedition staff was international: UK, Canada, Ukranian, Russian, Argentine, and others; and that added a great flavor.Read More
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Panama Hat

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Search for the lost forest of Antarctica

The crew was always there to help and educate us on our trip to Antarctica.When we return back from our explorations the crew was always there to greet us with a warm Cup of cheer.Read More
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mad_dad_now

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

A dream come true!

The expedition team was very knowledgeable and helped us have many unbelievable experiences on Antarctica.True to its slogan, “See what others don’t”, my Antarctica voyage opened my eyes to the incredible scenery and wildlife in Antarctica.Read More
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carolinamariagomez

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

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