Minerva Cabins

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Accommodation is one area that received a lot of attention in the refit. Thirty-two new balconies have been added to the cabins and suites on the Sun Deck -- which, in addition to the existing 12 balcony suites on Bridge Deck, one deck below, bring the total to 44 cabins with balconies on the refurbished ship. The remainder of the outside cabins have windows or, on the lower decks, portholes. There are 46 inside cabins, and four cabins across all grades are equipped for wheelchairs. (The number of insides has decreased, as a couple have been sacrificed to make way for the relocated gym.) Certain cabins are designated for single use, depending on demand, as the line carries a lot of solo passengers.

Standard- and superior-grade cabins average 140 to 162 square feet (13 to 15 square metres), while the deluxe cabins and suites measure 226 square feet (21 square metres).

All cabins come with mirrored vanities and chairs, adequate drawer and hanging space, safes, mini-fridges, telephones, bathrobes, hair dryers and binoculars. For the Deluxe Balcony Suite and Superior Balcony Suite (Category B & C) guests receive a welcome bottle of mineral water on embarkation, along with an initial complimentary set-up of the mini-bar, and for the Balcony Suite and Aegean Deck Cabin Outside (Categories D, F and G), they receive a welcome bottle of mineral water on embarkation. In-cabin TVs show BBC, Sky News, in-house programming, replays of onboard lectures and films. Voltage is 220 with British-style, three-prong sockets. (Adapter plugs are available.) All bathrooms and soft furnishings were replaced in the refit, creating a more contemporary, luxurious feel.

The Balcony Suites on Sun Deck, formerly superior cabins, now have extremely spacious balconies with outside sitting areas. All cabins on the port side have baths with showers, while all those on starboard side have glass-enclosed showers.

Deluxe Suites on Sun Deck have now become Deluxe Balcony Suites, thanks to the new balconies. Complimentary Champagne on arrival and complimentary mini-bar are included. Again, cabins on the starboard side are fitted with en suite shower facilities, and cabins on the port side fitted with en suite bath facilities.

Cabins on Bridge Deck, the Superior Balcony Suites, are the original, pre-refit balcony accommodations. They have since had a complete overhaul with new bathrooms (baths on port side, showers on starboard), furnishings and balcony doors. Size is from 30.70 to 32 square metres, including the balconies.

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Minerva Cabin Reviews

julesandsand
Member Since 2016
1 review
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Sailed September 2016
Nice enough - not a true suite, too small, balcony small. Decent bathroom, nowhere good enough for the price charged.... Read more
carolroy1
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
16 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
My only complaint was the mattress...way too soft. They put a board under it, but still I was not comfortable. Otherwise, plenty of storage room and wardrobes. Lots of hangers. I had a window rather than a port hole. Lots of shampoo et al and ... Read more
Birchinall1
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Sailed July 2016
Small but functional with two portholes. This is an older ship so there are not many balconies available and those that are, are very pricey.... Read more
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julesandsand
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Sailed September 2016
The one good thing about this ship is it's small. I would advise anyone under the age of 75 to go elsewhere - we are 59 and 58 and felt far too young to be aboard. The side effect of this is that 'walking' tours taken from the ship consist ... Read more
carolroy1
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The main reason I cruise with this line are the lectures that are given. We had two excellent lecturers. There is no gambling or Broadway shows on this ship. There are around 340 passengers. Two restaurants: one buffet and one ... Read more
Travelling one
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Sailed August 2016
Swan Hellenic appeal to a niche market of rich and retired people and whilst the restaurant and ship crew were very polite and helpful, the Swan Hellenic staff were often rude and condescending. The ship is small with a tiny pool and ... Read more
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