Swan Hellenic, the 70 year old British discovery cruise brand returns to the seas as a cultural expedition line.
A new standalone company, with offices in Cyprus, Monaco and the UK, has acquired the Swan Hellenic brand and its database from its previous owner G Adventures.
Their two state of the art expedition ships are being built in Finland, each of the ships will have 76 cabins aimed at providing 152 guests with an “elegant, intimate and personal onboard experience, delivered by 120 warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff”.
Swan Hellenic will be targeted at travellers with “inquisitive minds who want to discover incredible destinations, reconnect with nature and locals, while sharing unique experiences”
The first of their two ships will be launched at an event in London during November 2021, before setting sail for Antarctica. The second ship will launch in April 2022 from St Petersburg en route to the British Isles and Iceland, before venturing into the Arctic for summer 2022.
After completing their Polar seasons, both ships will continue around the world, visiting a range of destinations including New Zealand, Brazil, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.
Swan Hellenic general manager John Warner said
“Who wouldn’t want to bring back an iconic brand like Swan Hellenic and put a modern twist on it?
“Seventy years on from Swan Hellenic’s discovery cruise beginnings, the British-born expedition cruise line is back. Its core values remain unchanged, as does the brand’s passion for exploratory cruising.”
“Our ships will be brand new, the very latest hardware and a lot of focus has been put on them having excellent sight-lines, which gives us the modus operandi ‘Wherever we are, we will get people to see what others don’t’.
He said further expansion of the fleet was on the cards.
“We will start with two ships, but we are already talking about further expansion of the fleet and expanding the proposition of Swan Hellenic,” said Warner.
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