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Expert Camera Tips For Your Antarctica Voyage

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned photographer, we know taking photos is often an essential part of your time with Swan Hellenic – and a great way to look back on the adventures you have with us! So we caught up with award-winning wildlife and travel photographer Renato Granieri, to see how you can get the best shots on your once-in-a-lifetime voyage to the white continent.Getting good shotsSwan Hellenic: How can we always get the best photos possible?Renato: Successful images result from planning, good light, and the photographer’s vision and skills. However, having a good camera certainl...
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The cover of Explore & Restore 2024 catalog for Swan Hellenic cultural expedition cruises, depicting a gorilla

Explore & Restore: Awaken within, journey beyond

Searching for a new level of clarity and connection? Swan Hellenic has teamed-up with Chopra, a leading integrative health company founded by world-renowned pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, to create Explore & Restore – an extraordinary new program of transformative well-being voyages…Embracing new horizonsInspired by the healing properties of the sea, our new approach to well-being has been designed to take you on the ultimate voyage of self-discovery. Swan Hellenic and Chopra were drawn together by their mutual passion for inner and outer exploration – finding new ways to connect with one’s in...
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SH Diana sailing along Mandal

Get On Board with Swan Hellenic

Do you dream of exploring inspirational, remote destinations? Of discovering a world of culture, people and nature, through the eyes of experts? Then you won’t want to miss our new video…Watching your worldThis is your chance to see some the special locations we’ve visited since January 2022. Whether you’re planning your first voyage or thinking about your next, just imagine yourself on board one of Swan Hellenic’s elegant boutique ships, as you sail to the Arctic, Antarctic, the Mediterranean, Easter Island or West Africa.Unique cruising Premiered on Seatrade Cruise, the video was inspired b...
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Penguins swimming in the sea in South Georgia

Restoring Ocean Care Together

Whether you’re a seasoned Swan Hellenic guest or planning your first cruise with us, we’re sure the world’s oceans have a special place in your heart. So, you’ll be pleased to know Swan Hellenic has joined forces with two leading ocean foundations to help restore marine biodiversity and reduce emissions at sea.A commitment to marine conservationSustainable travel is important to us, and Swan Hellenic is committed to protecting and restoring the health of our oceans. We always aim to make your expedition cruises with us as environmentally sound as possible. On May 18th, 2023, Swan Hellenic sign...
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SH Diana Bow Starboard

SH Diana: Our New Cruise Ship for 2023

If you like celebrations (and who doesn’t?!), you will have enjoyed Swan Hellenic’s recent naming ceremony on the 4th of May, when we named our new cruise ship for 2023.Held in sunny Amsterdam, we were celebrating the launch of our third – and largest – ice-class cultural expedition cruise ship, SH Diana, before heading out on her maiden voyage.Cruise industry eventOur elegant new vessel was named by luxury travel visionary Valerie Wilson, who was joined at the ceremony by Swan Hellenic Senior Management, VIP guests, the media, and members of the cruise industry from around the world."This won...
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Marinated salmon with zucchini, cold tomato and grapefruit consommé

Maris: Culinary Discovery at Sea

Swan Hellenic partners with JRE - Jeunes Restaurateurs to create Maris, a unique experience of exceptional dining and discovery through the senses, lived with the gourmet organization’s world-famous chefs.Maris brings a different JRE leading light aboard in a series of exclusive cultural expedition cruises on Swan Hellenic’s elegant designer ships, SH Vega and SH Diana. Here, they take guests on a parallel voyage of discovery, exploring the celebrated culinary creativity that has made their name, driven by a passion for tradition, sustainability, and quality local ingredients.The new...
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Helsinki Shipyard announces successful acquisition of SH Diana by Swan Hellenic

Helsinki Shipyard announces successful acquisition of SH Diana by Swan Hellenic

Helsinki, 12th December 2022. Helsinki Shipyard, having received bids for the auction of NB 518, today announced that Swan Hellenic has been awarded the tender. Helsinki Shipyard exercised the right to sell the ship by tender, provided for by the shipbuilding contract, after the original buyer failed to take delivery of the ship. The auction ended at midnight on Friday the 9th of December and was satisfactory for Helsinki Shipyard, which analysed the bids and declared Swan Hellenic the winner. The Shipyard and Swan Hellenic will now enter into a new agreement for the completion of the v...
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Swan Hellenic appoints brand expert Mario Bounas to lead all UK and Ireland Operations

Swan Hellenic appoints brand expert Mario Bounas to lead all UK and Ireland Operations Travel industry expert who helped conceive the cultural expedition cruise pioneer’s global branding is now heading all operations in its strategic, historic home markets Cyprus. Wednesday the 7th of September 2022 Swan Hellenic announced today that Mario Bounas has been appointed General Manager, United Kingdom and Ireland. Mario, the UK national who played a key role in branding the resurgent company across its markets and new fleet as VP of Gl...
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