Pioneers in expedition cruising
As recognised world leaders and pioneers in expedition cruising, Swan Hellenic have been taking clients to the planet’s remotest regions for 70 years. It’s a unique heritage, showcased across a globe-spanning range of voyages, packed full of authentic, intimate and unforgettable moments. It’s all complemented by an onboard air of elegant sophistication across their new fleet of boutique-luxury ships, where Scandinavian design is complemented by a wealth of superb amenities, detailed in full below.
From the world's polar regions to the sun-kissed islands of Indonesia and the South Pacific, Swan Hellenic’s range of immersive and innovative itineraries take in a truly incredible range of off-the-beaten-track destinations.
Following in the footsteps of the world’s greatest explorers, Swan Hellenic’s Arctic voyages take in the very best of life north of the Arctic Circle, from spectacular fjords and creaking glaciers to remote settlements and whale-dotted seas and cragged coastlines home to walruses and polar bears.
Cruising to Antarctic is, for many, a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. And, there can be few better ways to take in its unique drama than with a Swan Hellenic voyage. Join polar experts as you head ashore to discover mesmerising icebergs, vast mountain ranges and immense colonies of penguins and seals. Then, head back to ship for five-star facilities and fascinating presentations in the company of your expert expedition team.
Russian Far East
Remote and mysterious, the Russian Far East offer a genuine off-the-beaten-track adventure. Indeed, this is one of the world’s wildest corners, host to still-smoking volcanoes, bubbling hot springs and vast tundra that characterise this north-western corner of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Take in its austere beauty on a Swan Hellenic cruise, from faraway islands and Inuit settlements to shorelines home to roaming polar bears.
Rest of World
A well as those more remote destinations, Swan Hellenic also sails to a wide range of luxury cruising favourites, with in-depth programmes visiting the likes of Japan, New Zealand and the Caribbean. And, there’s plenty to choose from for the adventurous as well, with sailings to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Micronesia among a host of intriguing options.
The Swan Hellenic Experience
Of course, a huge part of the cruise experience is the ship itself and, with two brand-new boutique expedition ships at their disposal – SH Minerva and SH Vega – Swan Hellenic’s on-board experience is second-to-none. To reach the remotest regions, both ships offer the very latest ice-class technology, while inside guests can expect intuitive service, elegant accommodation complete with floor-to-ceiling balcony doors, state-of-the-art fitness and spa facilities, and a range of delicious dining options. Indeed, from the room service to the restaurants, a team of world-class chefs are on hand to prepare dishes combining the latest international trends with ingredients and culinary experiences inspired by the destinations on your itinerary.
Then, alongside daily shore excursions by Zodiac, there are opportunities for kayaking, trekking and, for the hardy, the infamous Polar Plunge. What’s more, back on board, there’s the opportunity for some scientific insight on each destination’s unique natural world with a programme of presentations and lectures. You could even hone your photography skills at the state-of-the-art Expedition Lab.
To find out more about Swan Hellenic, browse our selection of cruises below or call our experts to start planning your voyage.
Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Iceland’s natural world as you take in all corners of its magnificent coastline on this luxury Swan Hellenic expedition voyage.
This epic Swan Hellenic voyage is a spectacular showcase for the drama and beauty of Antarctica and the remote islands of the southern Atlantic.