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Life on Board

With more balcony cabins and a wider choice of bars, restaurants and lounges – not to mention enhanced outside deck space – there is an area to match every mood and moment of the day.

Tastefully decorated - impeccably finished

Soft, subtle lighting and carefully chosen fabrics also extend to our cabins, all recently refurbished. A wide range of accommodation choices includes our spacious new balcony suites, furnished with all the comforts and facilities you would expect, deluxe and superior outside cabins with picture windows, and comfortable inside cabins that don't miss out on essentials like ample storage space or on refinements such as bathrobes, binoculars and books.

Places you can hide away or stretch out

Choose to enjoy your Guest Speakers’ talks in the Darwin Lounge, the Orpheus or Livingstone Lounges or in the comfort of your cabin. You might be tempted to remain in the peaceful surrounds of the Orpheus Lounge at the top of the ship to admire panoramic views of passing wildlife, iconic coastlines or Minerva’s arrival in a new port.

Relax in the informal Veranda or the conservatory-style Shackleton Bar with its comfortable cane chairs and potted palms, before taking a leisurely stroll around the expansive promenade deck to enjoy the fresh air.

Hide away with a good book in the peaceful surrounds of the Library, where you may also enjoy a game of backgammon or fit the last piece in the jigsaw. Play a spot of Bridge in the Card Room, work out in the Gym or indulge yourself in the Salon Centre or with a relaxing dip in the pool on Promenade Deck.

Whether you want to keep busy or simply to relax, you will always find something to meet your needs whilst enjoying your time aboard. 

Travelling alone?

Many of our passengers travel unaccompanied and find the friendly Swan Hellenic style of cruising the perfect way to see the world. There's a wide choice of accommodation in Standard Inside or Outside cabins. These prove very popular and we strongly recommend you book early. Once our single occupancy cabins have been sold, twin cabins might be available for single use, but we may not be able to offer them at our special single occupancy rate.


Minerva’s Profile
  • Gross Tonnage - 12,449
  • Length - 437 ft
  • Beam - 66 ft
  • Draft - 19 ft
  • Cruising Speed - 14 knots
  • Passenger Decks - 6
  • Stabilisers - retractable fin
  • Registration - Bahamas
  • Passengers - 350
  • Crew - 160; mainly Filipino and Ukrainian  
  • Officers - British and European
  • Entered Service - 29th April 1996

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