Why choose Swan Hellenic

Swan Hellenic cruises allow you to experience global destinations that are less accessible to other cruise lines, making them one of the greatest cruise providers when searching for lesser-visited ports and a more authentic (and less touristy) getaway.

This means you’ll have the chance to explore remote polar destinations and other hidden gems in worldwide cruise destinations such as gorgeous Japan. Along with an extensive range of glorious destinations, they also aim to give you a cultural and immersive experience within each Swan Hellenic tour.

From spotting rare marine life in warm Caribbean waters to polar kayaking and cruising to lesser-known Icelandic fjords, Swan Hellenic cruise itineraries are packed with unique and diverse experiences with a little something for everyone.

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Swan Hellenic was relaunched in July 2020 to proudly continue the spirit of cultural expedition cruising the company pioneered in the 1950s. Building on its British roots, the new company has a global cultural cruising outlook dedicated to providing guests with the opportunity to ‘see what others don’t’.

Swan Hellenic's purpose-built ships feature elegant Scandi-design interiors, extensive outdoor spaces and dedicated expedition facilities.

Every cruise proudly combines geographical exploration of the most extraordinary places on earth with cultural and scientific discovery, involving renowned experts who offer eye-opening lectures and are on hand for informal questions and discussion.

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Who should cruise

Travellers who are searching for once-in-a-lifetime excursions with a touch of elegance and sophistication will love sailing the seas with Swan Hellenic.

The more seasoned traveller, or those who wish to venture off of the beaten path, will also appreciate a less tourist-based insight during their enriching Swan Hellenic excursions.

Looking to tick something off your bucket list? Swan Hellenic Cruises can help you achieve just that. A Swan Hellenic cruise is also perfect for anyone who wants to get closer to the action.

There’s the opportunity to board smaller Zodiac boats which reach less-accessible areas to get comfortably close to breathtaking penguin colonies and pay a visit to smaller, traditional ports.


On a Swan Hellenic cruise, head to the northernmost part of the world into the depths of the glistening Arctic.

Swan Hellenic ships will also take you to the frozen wilderness of Antarctica. During your Antarctica cruise, you’ll glide past gigantic icebergs and cruise into some captivating cities along the way, including Ushuaia in Argentina. Thrill-seekers will love to cross the iconic 600-mile Drake Passage.

You can also board a Swan Hellenic cruise from the UK to sail to a variety of locations such as Scotland and Japan. Even cruise the Pacific Ocean and discover the plentiful islands of Oceania, where you can call at Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. It's a global operation with comfort in mind.


Alongside room service, Swan Hellenic offer some great dining and drink venues onboard all of their ships.

The main dining area, The Swan Dining Room, provides a sumptuous space with plenty of natural light. Here, you can enjoy a variety of international buffet-style dishes for breakfasts and lunches.

You can also look forward to a more sophisticated evening experience with dinner served to you at the table amid formal table décor surroundings.

Take your meal outdoors onto the Swan Hellenic Pool Grill & Bar for comfort food and freshly BBQ grilled fish. From daily afternoon tea to evening cocktails, you can also enjoy the onboard social Club Lounge or choose to unwind in the Observation Lounge.


Swan Hellenic offer plenty of inclusions, covering Wi-Fi and all-day drinks including selected spirits.

Take advantage of included return regional flights (where specified), airport transfers, all meals onboard and 24-hour room service. You will also have one-night accommodation for free with breakfast either onboard or in a 4/5 star hotel before your cruise.

Interesting lecture programmes, onboard gratuities and one selected shore excursion activity per port of call are also included in your cruise price.

On top of this, any guests travelling to the polar regions can expect a Swan Hellenic expedition parka (yours to keep as a memento) and the use of specialised rubber boots.