Swan Hellenic

Are you ready to journey to the world’s most remote and breathtaking destinations? Swan Hellenic takes passengers on an exploratory adventure to see our spectacular planet’s untouched beauty and rich cultures. Whether navigating the icy waters of the polar regions or uncovering hidden gems in distant lands, you will be part of a voyage that offers authentic, intimate, and unforgettable moments. You will enjoy this in an atmosphere of sophisticated elegance aboard state-of-the-art expedition ships.

Swan Hellenic Cruise Ships:

  • SH Vega
  • SH Diana
  • SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic Expedition Cruises:

  • The Arctic
  • Antarctica
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Mediterranean
  • Asia
  • The Pacific
  • New Zealand

Ready for a journey of discovery?

Discover the Swan Hellenic Difference

Swan Hellenic is an established, well-respected, owner-operated heritage brand with over seven decades of expertise in undiscovered destinations. Founded in the 1950s, Swan Hellenic has always been at the forefront of cultural expedition cruising, offering unparalleled experiences in some of the world’s most remote and captivating regions.

Modern Elegance with Heritage Values

Seventy years after its first pioneering cruise, Swan Hellenic is proud to return to the world’s waters with two brand-new expedition ships. The hardware will be cutting-edge, but the core values underpinning the brand and serving its guests so well from its inception remain in place—like its passion for exploratory travel to the globe’s farthest-flung places.

Ships Built for Adventure

Swan Hellenic’s ships are built in the Helsinki shipyard in Finland, combining the latest polar ice-class technology with stylish, sophisticated interiors. Chic, spacious, well-planned cabins feature generously sized bathrooms, comfortable in-room dining facilities, and unobstructed views from staterooms and public spaces. We like to think of these ships as boutique high-end hotels with contemporary sophistication that immerse guests in the breathtaking scenery in an unobtrusive, relaxing background.

  • SH Diana: Named after the Roman goddess of light, the moon, hunting, and the wilderness, SH Diana offers a truly elevated travel experience. With a passenger capacity of 192 and state-of-the-art facilities, including a panoramic sauna, world-class dining, and luxurious staterooms, SH Diana ensures an unforgettable journey. The ship’s hybrid diesel-electric propulsion and PC6 ice-class hull make it perfectly suited for exploring the polar regions.
  • SH Vega: SH Vega, named after the first ship to cross the Arctic Northeast Passage, combines elegant Scandi design with the latest in cruising technology. This 5-star expedition ship features a PC5 ice-strengthened hull and extra-large stabilisers, ensuring a smooth journey to faraway places and remote polar regions.
  • SH Minerva: The first of Swan Hellenic’s new-generation expedition ships, SH Minerva embodies the perfect blend of modern technology and timeless elegance. Named after the Roman goddess of wisdom, it is a state-of-the-art vessel that combines cutting-edge features with luxurious amenities and a commitment to exploration. SH Minerva offers a variety of meticulously planned itineraries to some of the most remote and captivating regions on Earth.

Unrivalled Destinations

Swan Hellenic prides itself on taking its guests to see what others don’t, visiting small and lesser-known ports of unique cultural, geographical, or wildlife interest and bucket-list famous cities. Destinations include the Arctic, Antarctica, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia, the Pacific, and New Zealand. We carefully craft each itinerary to offer deep cultural immersion and unique experiences.

Onboard Experience

Guests can participate in numerous onboard amenities designed to enhance their expedition experience. These include the Swan Restaurant, Marine Life Library, Expedition Laboratory, Club Lounge, Observation Lounge for expert lectures, and a wellness complex with a spa, sauna, gym, and heated infinity pool. The fleet also includes Zodiacs for coastal cruising and tendering, ensuring seamless exploration of remote areas.

Cultural Expeditions

Swan Hellenic’s cruises are more than just voyages; they are cultural expeditions that provide insights into each region’s history, wildlife, and people. Accompanied by specialist guides, esteemed scientists, and daring explorers, passengers can expect an immersive journey that enriches their understanding of the world.

Whether you seek the serene beauty of polar landscapes, the vibrant cultures of the Mediterranean, or the wild expanses of Africa, Swan Hellenic offers an expedition that promises to be as enlightening as it is luxurious. Join us and experience the world like never before.

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