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Swan's Online Library

Swan Hellenic cruises are renowned for the calibre of their eminent Guest Speakers, each of whom is chosen for their expertise relative to the cruise itinerary. Offering illuminating insights which bring each destination into sharper focus, our Guest Speakers - apart from giving a fascinating programme of talks during the cruise - also contribute articles to the tailor-made Cruise Book for their cruise. These articles provide introductions to the destinations visited, and also relate to the on board talks programme. Widely enjoyed by our passengers, we are delighted to be able to share some of their fascinating articles with you in the Swan Hellenic Online Library. Also included in the Online Library are articles submitted by our Cruise Directors, Captains, passengers and guides.  

Please note, these articles are published as supplied by the authors and  Swan Hellenic takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the content.


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Minerva's Portsmouth turn around - 22 May 2012.

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Some lovely shots of Minerva at her turnaround day in Portsmouth on Tuesday. The sun was shining and she was looking fantastic!
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What we like about Swan Hellenic

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Loyal passenger Mrs D Morgan kindly wrote in to us to express her favourite aspects of cruising with Swan Hellenic. Her comments are greatly appreciated and we would like to share them with you.
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Captain Giovanni's Wedding

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On Saturday 12th November, Swan Hellenic's Captain Giovanni Biasutti and Future Cruise Sales Manager Danielle Porter got married. Take a look at these pictures from their big day!
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A Royal Marines Musician's perspective

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The Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth played aboard Minerva's Christmas & New Year cruise in 2010/11. Band musician, Georgina Robertson reflects on her experiences aboard Minerva.
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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gala Dinner

Join Swan Hellenic for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gala Dinner.
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A Spanish Summer

Guest Speaker article featured in 'A Spanish Summer' Cruise Book
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Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans in Southern Iberia

Guest Speaker article as featured in 'A Spanish Summer' Cruise Book
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Glimpses of Moorish Spain

Guest Speaker article from 'A Spanish Summer' Cruise Book
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Minerva's maiden voyage from Portsmouth

On 22nd June 2011, Minerva made her inaugural journey from Portsmouth, played out by HM Royal Marines Portsmouth who were there to mark the momentous occasion.
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Minerva Royal Wedding Celebrations

Even passengers on board Minerva couldn’t escape the Royal Wedding fever as the ship celebrated in style whilst en route to Santorini.
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