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Why cruise on this ship?

Making her maiden voyage in September 2022, our 5 star elegant Scandi-design boutique ship offers you an intimate setting from which you will be fully immersed in all the sights and scenery of your voyage.

For now, sit back, relax and take a moment to get to know your expedition ship.

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Dining

Swan Hellenic’s plethora of dining options provide guests with an appetite for global flavours a tempting variety of options, from sun chasing early riser’s breakfast through to late dinner and 24 hour room service.

The onboard restaurants serve modern international delicacies featuring regional cuisine and ingredients creating a unique once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.

World renowned chefs will prepare culinary experiences from the destinations visited, pairing the latest international trends with untasted regional delights.

Bespoke & private dining experiences will be offered both inside and outside (depending on the weather conditions and routing). Offering guests superb the opportunity to enjoy and explore top-tier culinary skills and the local landscape that is home to distinctive unique flavours of seasonal ingredients, alongside fine wines.

The Swan Restaurant

As the main venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner, our 150-seat restaurant serves international and regional cuisine focussed on quality local ingredients from the unique destinations we visit, showcasing creative flavourful cuisine. With open seating, guests can dine at their leisure, from breakfast through to dinner.

Helmed by a culinary master, the airy, contemporary space champions artful modern and traditional delicacies, also offering healthy diet-inspired menus that focus on seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers, fisheries and artisans, prepared in a light, clean style. Catering to a range of diets, we offer wholesome, health conscious fare that respects responsible sourcing from the sea as well as careful cultivation of the soil.

Start your day with made-to-order omelettes, waffles or pancakes, to healthy fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies. A broad selection of other breakfast favourites is also available.

For lunch, opt for made-to-order pastas and risottos, cheese and meat antipasti or freshly cooked seafood. A raw bar will feature fresh seafood, organic bites and delectable carpaccio. A delicious selection of soups and carved meats accompany a tempting array of mouth-watering desserts, including sugar & gluten free options.

For dinner we will take you on a culinary journey with a variety of menus designed to provide an upscale, contemporary take on destination-based influences, delivering authentic flavours reimagined from adventurous surroundings.

Select quality wines chosen by our sommelier, liquors, beers and soft drinks are complimentary.

Our sommelier will also be at your service in case you decide to pair your meal with a bottle from our selection of superior labels and vintages. Speciality and premium products selected from our Aficionado Menu will be charged to your shipboard account.

Private dining experiences are also available at Chefs table in main restaurant. These intimate meals are bespoke and the executive chef along with our sommelier will curate a tailor made menu with wine pairing. We take it the extra step, adding the concept of wine education and carefully explaining each new pour as it complements the dish. Private dining experiences are offered at an additional cost and need to be booked in advance.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

The Club Lounge

Discover the culinary finesse with tapas-inspired gastro market small plates. Vibrant and welcoming, the Club Lounge acts as a hub, playing home to interactive food counters and a range of thrilling dining options: freshly made pizza from our Italian pizza oven and locally-inspired tapas, all to enjoy while sipping Swan Hellenic’s signature sundowner cocktail - making it the ideal setting for delicious, social gatherings. Tuck into the signature tapas with a twist and delectable seasonal local fare 24 hours a day, with a panoramic view of the ocean glittering below.

Designed to be a social space, the Club Lounge gives the feel of an expansive living room, leading out to an al fresco Poolside Bar with stellar views of the outdoor pool and glistening sea. An a la carte menu features burgers, wraps, creative salads and locally inspired global small plates.

The elegant 24-hour lounge is versatile for everything from breakfast to an elegant afternoon tea and pre-dinner Gin O’clock tipple. Afternoon Tea is a glamourous and contemporary progression of savoury bites, finger sandwiches and scones followed by colourful tarts and desserts. Refresh your palate with a selection of international teas or a cold glass of champagne.

Imbibe in our daily Gin O’clock and indulge in its distinct flavour and aroma while watching the sea swallow the sinking sun. Take your tipple outdoors and breathe in the calm fragrance of the of the salty sea air.

Freshly baked light snacks, pastries, and a self-service coffee bar available round-the-clock. Espresso, café lattes, cappuccino and specialty teas are served in our comfortable café. Wines by the glass and cocktails are also available throughout the day into the late evening.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Tapas
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Room Service

No matter what time of day, our carefully curated In-Cabin Dining Menu traverses perennial international favourites and a plethora of international delicacies, providing a world-class gastronomic experience in the comfort of your own cabin.

Start your morning right with a nourishing selection of breakfast dishes – from a healthy yoghurt, granola and local seasonal fruit to a heartier regionally inspired eggs benedict. Or opt for a more intimate lunch or dinner, served al fresco on your private veranda.

Room Service may also be ordered from the Swan Restaurant during regular dining hours.

A selection of late-night snacks and light bites has been created to pair perfectly with your In-Cabin movie. Please refer to the In-Cabin Dining Menu to place your order.

Room Service is available 24 hours a day.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Room

Entertaining

We know how important outdoor space is, so our spacious, relaxing public spaces provide wide open, unobstructed views throughout the ship. The destination will always be in view.

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The Observation Lounge

After a day of exploration, where better to relax than in the Observation Lounge. Sit back, savour your favourite tipple whilst getting to know your fellow guests.

Features

  • Lounge
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The Photography Lab

Capturing the right images of your voyage has never been more important. And on an expedition cruise to exceptional destinations there’s a lot you can do to enhance your pictures. Whether you're shooting on your phone, or a camera, our experts on-board will offer tips on downloading and upskilling as well as editing to ensure you capture the best memories possible.

But we’ve taken it one step further. Our state-of-the-art photography lab is dedicated to ensuring guests capture every moment from their once-in-a-lifetime trip. This is a fun place to come and learn, ask questions and swap tips with fellow passengers. Private tuition available on request.

Features

  • Photographers
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Library

Take time to relax in one our spacious viewing areas and enjoy our wide selection of rich reference and other reading materials in the stylish library.

Features

  • Library
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Swan's Nest

Take a pew in the forward-facing Swan’s Nest observation platform for extraordinary 180-degree views.

Features

  • Observation Point
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Reception

The reception can be found on Deck 4.

Features

  • Reception

Enrichment

If you are looking to experience the remote Polar regions or explore truly off-the-beaten path destinations and cultures of our spectacular planet, then you are in great company. Swan Hellenic exists to provide its guests with authentic, intimate and unforgettable moments in extraordinary locations and remote landmarks.

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Lecture Programme

Exploratory travel is in our DNA, which is why our polar experts are focused on ensuring our guests return home having had the most authentic experience possible. Our inquisitive, like-minded passengers share a thirst for knowledge. Swan Hellenic’s lecturers and guest speakers are carefully selected to give engaging and stimulating talks on a wide range of subjects that are relevant to each itinerary. They bring specialist knowledge and insight into the scientific, geographic and historical understanding of the remote polar regions that allows the customer to fully embrace the wondrous environments in which they are travelling.

Features

  • Lectures
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Excursions

No stone is left unturned when it comes to researching our shore excursion programmes. All aspects of the itinerary are carefully planned in detail by a knowledgeable, well travelled team to ensure each aspect of the cruise is delivered to the highest possible standard.

We’ve thought of all our guests, including the less mobile. Our 12-person hard-hulled zodiacs, the boats that take guests off the ship, have been designed for increased comfort and manoeuvrability so that everyone can get up close and personal with their majestic surroundings.

As well as our daily zodiac excursions there are opportunities for polar kayaking and trekking and for the brave… The Polar Plunge.

For expeditions ashore, there is a heated concierge managed changing room we like to call Basecamp.

Features

  • Excursions

Health and fitness

Fitness is a key part of the daily routine for many. Just because you’re on holiday your wellbeing routine need not stop.

SH Minerva and Vega’s state-of-the-art gym will please the most discerning of fitness fiends. Here, you will find everything from cardio machines and stretch bands to weights. We will also be offering a range of instructor-led classes. Why not try a morning stretch class or book a fitness assessment with one of our specialist body coaches?

You don’t have to be pounding the treadmill to enjoy our fabulous on-board fitness and spa facilities. Relax and revive in the sauna, outdoor pool or one of the jacuzzis and book yourself in for a healing massage or facial.

Our fitness areas are spotlessly clean, with luxurious changing facilities, water and towels provided.

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Sauna with a View

Head to Deck 8 for the best views in the world. After a work out in our state-of-the-art gym, relax in our sauna or Jacuzzi and take in those breathtaking vistas along the way.

Features

  • Gym
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
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Heated Outdoor Pool

On Deck 7 you'll find a heated outside pool along with pool side seating from where you can enjoy stunning scenery.

Features

  • Pool

Kids and teens

Please note; there are no dedicated children's facilities on board.

Kids 8-12 are free of charge when sharing a room with an adult (only port taxes if any).

Kids 13-16 are charged at $100 USD per child per day plus port taxes

*port taxes will be added to your onboard bill for child fares*

Accommodation

Our 76 cabins including 6 suites have all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars.

Our stylish cabins all have desks, a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

If you want to travel in sophisticated luxury including first-class accommodation and personal service, you have come to the right place.

Your stylish, spacious en-suite cabin is your luxurious home from home – a place to relax and recharge for the next day’s adventures. Soft wood fittings, earthy tones and textures and well-placed lighting features make the rooms a place of retreat, rather than just somewhere to sleep and through your window or floor-to-ceiling balcony doors you will be able to admire the ever-changing scenery.

Expect supremely comfortable beds, luxurious bathrooms, ample storage and a separate living area and bedroom.

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Premier Suite

Our grandest suites features a superking bed and separate living room with and a soothing flame-effect fireplace a luxurious ensuite bathroom, spacious walk in wardrobe and a 12 sq.m private balcony.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Suite

Our Suites features a superking bed and separate living room with and a soothing flame-effect fireplace a luxurious ensuite bathroom and a 12 sq.m. private balcony.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Balcony

Features 2 single beds, bedroom and living room, a luxurious ensuite bathroom and your own private 6 sq.m. balcony.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Oceanview

Oceanview cabins features 2 single beds, bedroom and living room and a luxurious ensuite bathroom.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 9

  • Stargazing Deck
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Deck 8

  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bridge
  • Lift
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Deck 7

  • Lift

  • Swimming Pool
  • Pool Bar & Grill
  • Shop
  • Bar
  • Club Lounge
  • Observation Lounge
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Deck 6

  • Lift

  • Premium Suites
  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Swan's Nest
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Deck 5

  • Lifeboats

  • Lift
  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
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Deck 4

  • Reception

  • Entrance
  • Lift
  • Launderette
  • Swan Restaurant
  • Ocean View Cabins
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Deck 3

  • Expedition Lab

  • Base Camp
  • Lift
  • Beauty Salon
  • Clinic
  • Library
  • Zodiac Boarding