A Swan Hellenic cruise is outstanding value for money, with an inclusive shore excursion and guest speaker program, a dedicated Swan Hellenic team, and all gratuities on board and ashore included.  Country-house styled Minerva carries 320 passengers and has a library, card room, cinema, beauty centre and pool. Guest speakers are mainly academics, diplomats and writers.


Swan Hellenic offers classical concerts, operatic performances and after-dinner talks. Enjoy a cocktail, a quiz or a performance given by local entertainers. Dance to live music in the Darwin Lounge or under the stars, or take a moonlit walk around the deck.


Minerva has open seating dining and the meals served reflect the destinations she is visiting. Dishes are combined with selected wines from Rothschild chateaux and domaines.


On board Minerva, you will find two restaurants, two bars, a lounge, cinema, library, card room, gymnasium, sauna, spa and swimming pool. There is also a gift shop and a boutique, a beauty salon, and a complimentary laundrette.


OUTSIDE CABIN (SUPERIOR)Twin/double bed, Air conditioning, TV, Hair dryer, Binoculars, Safe Bathroom with shower/bath OUTSIDE CABIN (DELUXE)Twin/double bed, Air conditioning, TV, Hair dryer, Binoculars, Safe, Bathroom with shower/bath SUITE WITH BALCONYTwin/double bed, Air conditioning, TV, Hair dryer, Binoculars and safe, Bathroom with shower/bath, Sitting area with sofa


Minerva cruises to St Petersburg, Venice, Istanbul, Bangkok and Singapore and off-the-beaten- track destinations.

Established: 2001

Vessels: Minerva

Star rating: 3.5 star

Tonnage: 12,500

Passengers: 350 (199 in Antarctica)


Accommodation, All meals, Complimentary beverages, Entertainment, Port taxes, Gratuities, Government fees, Room service, In-suite beverages, Onboard activities, Shore excursions, Lectures/presentations.


In 2011, Minerva will visit the royal tombs of Vergina and the monasteries of Metora, the Greek islands of Lesbos, Chios, Melos, Symi, Delos and Kos. Minerva will also cruise the Black Sea and call at new ports in the Mediterranean including Gaeta, Italy.

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