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Minerva, Swan Hellenic

Swan Hellenic 4 out of 64 out of 64 out of 64 out of 64 out of 64 out of 6
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Cruise Line: Swan Hellenic

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Ship Stats and Features
Maximum Capacity: 350
Year Entered Service: 29/04/1996
Beam (Ship Width): 66 ft
Draught(Ship Depth): 19 ft
Length: 437 ft
Tonnage: 12449
Crew: 160
Cruising Speed: 14 kts
Number of Decks: 6
Number of Lifts: 2
Number of Pools: 1
Number of restaurants: 2
Formal nights: Yes
Adult Only: No
Kids Club: No

Explore the world from the comfort and convenience of Minerva II - an exceptional ship whose superb facilities and pampered lifestyle make time spent on board a home from home, whilst exploring the world. Swan Hellenic is the market leader in discovery travel. The company's reputation as the master of the art of discovery cruising has been built on 50 years of experience. It has uniquely married the enjoyment of exploring intriguing destinations, with the provision of a sophisticated and relaxed country house style of service and accommodation.

Cuisine and Dining on Minerva

  • The Dining Room: silver service breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evenings this is more formal and men wear jacket and tie.
  • The Bridge: Conservatory style informal restaurant for al fresco breakfast and lunch. In the evenings the mood changes to a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
  • The Grill, where you will fully appreciate why Minerva II is described as a floating Country House
  • Swan Restaurant, where the exquisite menu and extensive wine list are complimented perfectly by the surroundings. 

Entertainment on Minerva

  • The Orpheus Room used in the day for theatre workshops and classes and is a late night Jazz venue
  • The Wheeler Bar has a club like atmosphere, is great for pre dinner cocktails and liqueurs after dinner and music from the pianist or clarinet duo
  • The Lounge is the venue for the main entertainment events and social functions, this consists mainly of classical concerts, light opera, jazz and comedy and drama presentations.
  • The ship features an excellent lecture programme, featuring renowned authorities on subjects such as archeology, geneology, zoology and much more.

Spa & Fitness on Minerva

  • Spa and Beauty salon offering a wide range of treatments including aromatherapy, massage, hairdressing, body treatments and use of the Thalassotherapy pool
  • The Fitness Centre with choice of equipment and an instructor on hand to help and guide you through the different facilities
  • Swimming pool & hot tubs
  • Steam room
  • Jogging track

Recreation on Minerva

  • Library and games room
  • Card room
  • The Lounge for talks from invited Guest Speakers
  • Lecture programme

Customer Reviews

Our cruise to France (May 2016) we had an RHS Gardening theme. We are experienced cruisers aged 67 and 63. We prefer smaller more
6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6 - Brian Ingram
Our Jewels of arabia cruise was outstanding. The staff set the atmosphere with their friendly and helpful attitude. The more
6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6 - Judith Tait

Average Customer Review:   5.5 out of 65.5 out of 65.5 out of 65.5 out of 65.5 out of 65.5 out of 6  (4 Minerva Reviews)

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"... Just want to thank Alice for amazing service yesterday. Painless, efficient booking of my next cruise made it a real pleasure.

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N Thomson
(September 2016)

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