change of plans for the company’s debut cruises

There are ten new itineraries for Swan Hellenic’s inaugural 2022 season, in response to the extension of government restrictions implemented by Australia and New Zealand to contain the ongoing pandemic. The new travel proposals range from Patagonia and the Antarctic to Mexico, Alaska and the Russian Far East. Each of them will also be an opportunity to present the new 5-star cruise ship Minerva, which recently carried out the technical launch at the Helsinki Shipyard.

Departure ports of cruises will be Ushuaia, Valparaiso, Lima, Panama, Puerto Quetzal, Mazatlán, San Diego, Vancouver and Seward. The itineraries will develop between ten and 14 days, in a span of time that goes from February to May next year, and will offer a vast opportunity of choice to discover the wildlife and the archaeological and cultural beauties of the destinations. Guests will encounter penguins, seals and whales, Chilean fjords, glaciers and native settlements, desert cities, volcanoes, Zapotec archaeological sites, desert islands with rich marine ecosystems and the wilderness and glaciers of the North. Shipments in Zodiac they will also offer various activities, including snorkeling, diving, kayaking and hiking. Wildlife observation and site visits will be guided by experts and outdoor experiences will be complemented by on-board lectures.

“Our team has worked hard to create new itineraries with many opportunities for discovery – explains the CEO of Swan Hellenic, Andrea Zito -. Although we are disappointed that we will not be able to explore Australia and New Zealand in 2022, having planned our presence in those regions in 2023 anyway, we are therefore excited to offer these wonderful new cruises to travelers ”.