Pablo Brandeman joins Swan Hellenic


Polar Expedition Expert Pablo Brandeman joins Swan Hellenic

Cultural expedition cruise pioneer enhances expert team with seasoned expedition leader

Nicosia, Cyprus: Today, Wednesday the 12th of May

Swan Hellenic announced that polar expedition expert Pablo Brandeman had joined its ranks. An all-rounder born in Patagonia, Pablo has had a strong love of the wild since young, making his way into Expedition Cruising as an Expedition Leader in his early twenties. Since then, he has completed over 170 trips with specialist cruise operators all over the Antarctic Peninsula and Southern Ocean, working in a wide range of roles, from Logistics and Kayak Operations to Polar Bear Guard, Zodiac Driver, Camp Master, Assistant Expedition Leader, Lecturer and Expedition Leader. More recently, he also became a drone pilot, assisting several scientific and film crews with their projects in the white continent.

His personal passions are hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, kitesurfing and wakeboarding. On top of which he also plays the guitar.

Pierre Thomas

Swan Hellenic Director of Expedition Operations.

“We are delighted to welcome Pablo on Board. He’s a highly-experienced expedition leader, hands-on teacher and lecturer who will unquestionably enrich our guests’ experience of Swan Hellenic’s unique cultural expedition cruises.

What’s more he’s wonderful company: a great storyteller with many great stories to tell!”

Pablo Brandeman

“It’s a pleasure and an honour for me to join such an iconic company, which will enable me to really up my game, bringing our guests a truly in-depth as well as up-close experience on our voyages together.”

About Swan Hellenic

Swan Hellenic was relaunched in July 2020 to proudly continue the spirit of cultural expedition cruising the company pioneered in the 1950s. Building on its British roots, the new company has a global cultural cruising outlook dedicated to providing guests with the opportunity to ‘see what others don’t’.

Two new 5-star polar PC 5 ice-class expedition cruise ships arriving in November 2021 and April 2022 will each accommodate 152 guests in 76 spacious staterooms and suites, the majority with large balconies. A larger PC 6 ice-class vessel accommodating 192 guests in 96 staterooms and suites in the same distinctive comfort and style as its sister ships will be arriving year-end 2022. All three new ships are being built in full compliance with SOLAS Safe Return to Port requirements.

Dedicated to guests with a passion for adventure and cultural exploration, the company’s meticulously planned itineraries explore the wild landscapes, wildlife, peoples and unique cultures of the world’s less travelled regions.

Its ships feature elegant Scandi-design interiors, extensive outdoor spaces and dedicated expedition facilities. The crew includes an expedition team comprising expert guides, speakers and lecturers, and numbering 120 and 140 respectively almost equals the number of guests, reflecting the high levels of attentive personal service provided.

Headquartered in Cyprus with offices in London, Dusseldorf and Monaco, together with a branch office in Hong Kong (serving mainland China, Taiwan and South-East Asia), as well as partnerships serving India, Japan and Australia-New Zealand, Scandinavia and Iceland, Swan Hellenic supports the travel trade with specialist local partners to provide customers with expert personal service worldwide.

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