The luxury cruise line, Swan Hellenic, has announced the arrival of its third state-of-the-art expedition ship, SH Diana, from the Helsinki Shipyard on March 31st. The ship is en-route to Palermo for its inaugural ten-night cultural expedition cruise called the Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors, taking guests to explore some of the fascinating locations in North Africa.
SH Diana is the largest vessel in Swan Hellenic’s fleet and is equipped with large tender boats and expedition zodiacs, providing guests with a wide range of unique experiences. The ship will be christened on May 4th in Amsterdam by US luxury travel industry icon Valerie Wilson.
“We’re excited to have taken delivery of this exceptionally beautiful and versatile new 5-star vessel,” said Swan Hellenic CEO Andrea Zito. “With its large tender boats and expedition zodiacs, SH Diana is the first ship in our fleet to offer guests a wide variety of extraordinary in-depth experiences, seeing what others don’t.”
The Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors expedition will explore North Africa’s fascinating locations, including the Pillars of Hercules, Seville, and Lisbon. Before reaching Amsterdam, the nine-night Historical Ports of the Western Seaboard will see SH Diana hugging the coasts of Spain, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
SH Diana’s inaugural cruise is part of Swan Hellenic’s cultural expedition cruising program, which provides guests with an immersive experience of the world’s most beautiful locations. The program includes lectures, workshops, and excursions, allowing guests to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of the destinations they visit.
With the arrival of SH Diana, Swan Hellenic has expanded its fleet to three elegant ice-class expedition ships, the others being SH Vega and SH Minerva. These ships offer guests a luxurious and comfortable way to explore some of the world’s most remote and untouched destinations.
Swan Hellenic’s commitment to sustainability is evident in the design and construction of its expedition ships. The company uses advanced technology and eco-friendly materials to reduce its environmental footprint and ensure that its ships operate sustainably.
As the cruise industry recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Swan Hellenic’s cultural expedition cruising program and state-of-the-art expedition ships are poised to lead the way in luxury and sustainability.
In conclusion, Swan Hellenic’s third state-of-the-art expedition ship, SH Diana, has arrived, providing guests with a luxurious and immersive experience of the world’s most stunning locations. With its commitment to sustainability and cultural expedition cruising program, Swan Hellenic is leading the way in the cruise industry’s recovery.
WRITTEN BY: STEPHEN PETERS