Swan Hellenic Cruise Holidays
A Swan Hellenic cruise is the perfect choice for those who prefer the intimacy of a small ship and want to explore some of the world’s hidden gems that larger liners cannot reach. The British company has been offering cruises for more than 50 years and offers tailor-made itineraries for guests so they can enjoy evenings on land, as well as sailing the seas.
Swan Hellenic offers cruises throughout the year and during the summer, guests can choose from trips around the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
During winter, India and South East Asia are added to the list of destinations, meaning holidaymakers have the opportunity to explore ever further afield. Alternatively, they may prefer an extended Grand Cruise holiday, which can take them around South America, the Caribbean and the Canary Islands.
Departure ports depend on the type of cruise holidaymakers opt for. For many of the summer cruises, the ship departs from Piraeus in Greece or Naples in Italy. Cruises that take people further afield will have different departure ports including Singapore, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Muscat in Oman and Bridgetown, Barbados, among many others.
Swan Hellenic has just one ship – the Minerva – which underwent a multi-million pound upgrade to ensure it offers the very best in luxury small ship travel for guests. Some 44 of the cabins have their own balconies, while there is an impressive wrap-around observation deck and a sheltered outdoor area for people to relax if they want to get out of the sun.
On board, there is plenty to keep guests entertained and people can have a workout in the gym, chill out with a drink in the lounge, enjoy some pampering at the Salon Centre or relax with a dip in the pool on the Promenade Deck. All suites are finished to a high standard and offer plenty of storage space for guests. The finest ingredients from local ports are used in meals on board the Minerva and guests can wander to a table at any time that suits them.