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The ambience of a country house

Guests have been enchanted by Swan Hellenic’s unique, multi-award-winning cruise experience for more than 60 years. Boasting all the refinements of an intimate country house hotel, Minerva will take you in style and comfort as she leads the way to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.

The ambience of a country house

Guests have been enchanted by Swan Hellenic’s unique, multi-award-winning cruise experience for more than 60 years. Boasting all the refinements of an intimate country house hotel, Minerva will take you in style and comfort as she leads the way to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.
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Joining you on your voyage will be a maximum of 350 like-minded passengers who share your thirst for knowledge, along with carefully selected, renowned Guest Speakers. Engaging and approachable, informed and passionate, they will deliver lively talks that bring to life the fascinating history and remarkable stories that lie at the heart of each destination.

Setting us even further apart is our handpicked shore excursion programme – worth up to £650 and included in your fare. As you discover the world’s most iconic sites along with an array of lesserknown gems, these carefully designed excursions will ensure you experience the true essence of each port of call. When you return home, you will be as fulfilled and rewarded as you are relaxed.

Minerva’s accommodations are elegant and understated with spacious lounges and comfortable bars. Friendly staff cater to your every need and ensure your cruise meets or surpasses every expectation. All our cruises offer unrivalled, inclusive value which means that, aside from bar expenses, selected visas and any optional excursions you choose to add, there are no other costs.

Join us in 2016 for a cruise experience that has set Swan Hellenic apart for more than 60 years, and that continues to set the benchmark for those with a mind to travel.

CABINS

Minerva cabin information (click on the cabin description for more details)

Owner's Suite with Balcony

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Bridge Deck approx. 34.30 m²

Discovery or Explorer Suites – a choice of 2 unique suites

These premier suites are 34.30m² in total, incorporating a private balcony measuring 7.5m² with floor-to-ceiling patio doors, a separate sitting area with sofa, chair, table, flat screen TV, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. The Owner’s Suite on the starboard side has en suite shower facilities while the Owner’s Suite on the port side has en suite bath facilities.

With our compliments: Champagne on embarkation: replenished free of charge on request. Bottled mineral water: replenished free of charge on request. Mini Bar: replenished as per consumption. Fruit Basket: replenished on daily basis. Canapés: served on daily basis. Complimentary return chauffeur service within 75 miles.

Deluxe Balcony Suite

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Sun Deck approx. 31.13m²

These Deluxe Balcony Suites feature a deep teak deck balcony with floor-to ceiling patio doors and are 31.13m² including balcony (which measures 9.38m2). Featuring a separate sitting area with sofa, chair, table, flat screen TV, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities, all Deluxe Balcony Suites on the starboard side have en suite shower facilities while all those on the port side have en suites with baths.

With our compliments: A welcome bottle of Champagne and mineral water on embarkation. Mini Bar: first set up is complimentary. Fruit Basket: replenished on a daily basis. Complimentary return chauffeur service within 75 miles.

Superior Balcony Suite

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Bridge Deck approx. 30.70m²

These Superior Balcony Suites, feature a balcony with floor to ceiling patio doors. Overall cabin area of 30.70m² includes the balcony (which measures 7.5m2). Featuring a separate sitting area with sofa, chair, table, flat screen TV, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities, all Superior Balcony Suites on the starboard side have en suite shower facilities, while all those on the port side have en suites with baths.

With our compliments: A welcome bottle of Champagne and bottled mineral water on embarkation. Mini Bar: first set up is complimentary. Fruit Basket: replenished on a daily basis. Complimentary return chauffeur service within 75 miles.

Balcony Suite

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Sun Deck approx. 28m²

These Balcony Suites, feature an expansive teak deck balcony with floorto- ceiling patio doors bringing the total size inclusive of balcony to 28m² (balcony measures 7.10m2). Featuring a separate sitting area with sofa, chair, table, flat screen TV and refrigerator, all Balcony Suites on the starboard side have en suite shower facilities, while all those on the port side have en suites with baths.

With our compliments: Bottled mineral water: first set up is complimentary. Mini Bar: charged as consumed.

Outside Forward Window

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Aegean Deck approx. range from 12.1m² to 13m²

These outside cabins on Aegean Deck range from 12.1m² to 13m² in size and feature large picture windows. All Aegean Deck cabins feature en suites with showers.

With our compliments: A welcome bottle of mineral water on embarkation.

Outside Aft Window

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Aegean Deck approx. range from 12.1m² to 13m²

These outside cabins on Aegean Deck range from 12.1m² to 13m² in size and feature large picture windows. All Aegean Deck cabins feature en suites with showers.

With our compliments: A welcome bottle of mineral water on embarkation.

Outside Forward Port Holes

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Baltic Deck

Outside cabins on Baltic Deck have two portholes and feature en suites with showers.

With our compliments: A welcome bottle of mineral water on embarkation.

Outside Aft Port Holes

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Baltic Deck

Outside cabins on Baltic Deck have two portholes and feature en suites with showers.

With our compliments: A welcome bottle of mineral water on embarkation.

Inside Forward (Aegean)

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Aegean Deck

All Aegean Deck cabins feature en suites with showers.

Inside Aft (Aegean)

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Aegean Deck

All Aegean Deck cabins feature en suites with showers.

Inside Forward (Baltic)

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Baltic Deck

All cabins on Baltic Deck feature en suites with showers.

Inside Aft (Baltic)

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Baltic Deck

All cabins on Baltic Deck feature en suites with showers.

Inside Singles (Sun)

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Sun Deck

Saver Balcony Cabin

Your cabin is guaranteed as a minimum balcony cabin. However, your cabin number will not be allocated at the time of booking. Guarantee fares are subject to limited availability and payable in full at the time of booking. Fares are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other loyalty discount or promotion.

Saver Outside Cabin

Your cabin is guaranteed as a minimum outside cabin. However, your cabin number will not be allocated at the time of booking. Guarantee fares are subject to limited availability and payable in full at the time of booking. Fares are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other loyalty discount or promotion.

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Restaurants

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The Swan Restaurant

The Swan Restaurant is a formal restaurant, offering a special sense of occasion, with a wide choice of menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea is also served here.

The Swan Restaurant is elegantly and comfortably furnished with white tablecloths, sparkling glasses and polished cutlery. Arrive at any time within advertised opening hours and you will be shown to a table by our Maître d’. Full waiter service will ensure that you enjoy your meal.

A varied and beautifully presented menu of international dishes tempts you, as does the carefully selected wine list. Efficient but never obtrusive restaurant staff, under the expert guidance of our Maitre d’, ensure that dinner each evening is served at the perfect pace.

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VERANDA RESTAURANT

The Veranda Restaurant, with its conservatory décor, provides a less formal dining environment with buffet service. The Veranda offer a wide choice of menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Morning coffee, pastries and afternoon tea are also served here.

Facilities

Lounges

ORPHEUS LOUNGE

This light, spacious lounge at the forward end of the top deck, with seating for 145 passengers, offers panoramic views by day and an intimate venue for dancing by night.

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SHACKLETON BAR

A spacious horseshoe-shaped bar with large picture windows. Relax and enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink, while listening to a varied programme of piano music.

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WHEELER BAR

The elegant and comfortable Wheeler Bar is the perfect location to for aenjoy drink during the day and late into the evening, whilewith our classical musicianscreate a relaxing ambiance.

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CANOPIED POOL AREA

Offering shelter from the heat of the midday sun, you can enjoy the weather and scenery from a shaded outdoor area. This is also the perfect setting for and creating more opportunities forevening BBQsBarbeques, al fresco restaurant dining and late-night entertainment.

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INTERNET LOUNGE

Dedicated, competitively-priced Internet Lounge, situated on Bridge Deck, enabling you to keep in touch with family and friends.

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BEAUTY SALON

Hair styling for ladies and gentlemen, manicures, pedicures and a variety of relaxing massage therapies as well as facials/body treatments are all available on board at the Salon Centre situated on Aegean Deck. Meet the experienced personnel for a complimentary consultation to select the services that are most suited to you.

Library

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Minerva’s well-stocked library is one of the finest afloat, featuring approximately 5,000 volumes of fiction, non-fiction and reference books relevant to our cruising destinations - many written by our eminent Guest Speakers. Jigsaw enthusiasts will also find a challenging range of jigsaws in the Library.

 

OUR CREW

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Friendly and professional service

Taking such good care of our passengers is second nature to Swan Hellenic. For over 60 years we have offered the service and genuine welcome that makes both new and returning passengers feel immediately at home.

Taking equally good care of Minerva, our officers and deck staff maintain the smooth running of all ship’s services and itineraries. Whilst you relax and enjoy delicious food in the restaurants or gentle conversation in the bars, our hotel staff work tirelessly to ensure that no detail is overlooked.

From the first meeting with our representative at the port or airport, to the welcoming line of stewards and stewardesses at the top of the ship’s gangway, you can relax in the knowledge that all our staff are on hand to make your cruise as easy and comfortable as it can be.

Your cruise fare includes all gratuities; therefore no further tipping is expected or required. Service is always provided with a smile and with a genuine desire to please.

 

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DECK PLANS

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A BRIDGE Owner's Suite with Balcony
B SUN Deluxe Balcony Suite
C BRIDGE Superior Balcony Suite
D SUN Balcony Suite
F AEGEAN Outside Forward Window
G AEGEAN Outside Aft Window
H BALTIC Outside Forward Port Holes
I BALTIC Outside Aft Port Holes
K AEGEAN Inside Forward
L AEGEAN Inside Aft
M BALTIC Inside Forward
N BALTIC Inside Aft
P SINGLES Inside Sun Deck

MINERVA'S PROFILE

Gross Tonnage 12,892
Length 437 ft
Beam 66 ft
Draft 19 ft
Cruising Speed 13 knots
Passenger Decks 6
Stabilisers retractable fin
Registration Bahamas
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Promenade Deck

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Sun Deck

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Bridge Deck

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Main Deck

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Aegean Deck

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Baltic Deck

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