Swan Hellenic’s third and largest ship has set sail for the Arctic. Credit: Swan Hellenic

Swan Hellenic’s third ship, SH Diana, named in Amsterdam

Author: Kaye Holland

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SH Diana, Swan Hellenic’s third and largest ship, has set sail for the Arctic following a naming ceremony in Amsterdam

The expedition line’s third purpose-designed expedition cruise ship has commenced an 11-day Norwegian Fjords sailing before she voyages worldwide.

The vessel was named by its godmother Valerie Wilson, founder and chief executive of Valerie Wilson Travel.

She said: “I really am so proud to be godmother to this wonderful new ship. It takes Swan Hellenic’s hallmark contemporary lifestyle elegance to new levels and is a fabulous expression of the way."

“Swan Hellenic really want us to be explorers and discover the world. I’m not just excited to depart on the Norwegian cruise this evening, but also look forward to joining SH Diana’s explorations worldwide to places that even an industry veteran like me has never heard of.”

Andrea Zito, Swan Hellenic’s CEO, added: “I would like to congratulate everyone at Helsinki Shipyard for their superb achievements in creating this exceptional new ship. We are delighted with the quality of their work, creating another unique presence on the waves, and very much look forward to the new era SH Diana heralds, taking cultural expedition cruising worldwide.”

About Kaye Holland

Kaye is a London-based wordsmith who has written for a range of publications including The Times, The Independent, The I, Culture Trip, The Sun, and ABTA among others. In June 2022, Kaye joined the Real Response Media where she looks – together with Lucy Abbott – after the World of Cruising website. Want to get in touch? Kaye can be reached at: [email protected]