Swan Hellenic


Beyond Ordinary

“Women over 50 are ideal travelers for Swan Hellenic because of their desire to learn and the variety of trips to suit where women are at in their travel journey. There’s so much more in the world to see when you travel as a woman over 50. You think you’ve seen everything but you haven’t. When you’ve gotten to this point in your life where you can afford to travel to harder to get to places and be away longer.” – Kelly Predmesky, Director, North America, Swan Hellenic.


Exclusive to JourneyWoman readers, Swan Hellenic is offering no single supplement on select itineraries. Call 1-800-537-6777 between 9AM and 6PM EST and use the code CAT0040 at the time of booking to take advantage of this offer!

Swan Hellenic is an established, well-respected owner-operated heritage brand with more than 7 decades of expertise in undiscovered destinations. Swan Hellenic created cultural expedition cruising in 1954, when we took members of London University’s Hellenic Society around the famous sites of ancient Greece in the company of eminent classics professors.

Swan Hellenic was relaunched in July 2020 to proudly continue the spirit of cultural expedition cruising the company pioneered in the 1950s. Building on its British roots, the new company has a global cultural cruising outlook dedicated to providing guests with the opportunity to ‘see what others don’t’. With exclusive expeditions ranging from 8-day explorations to epic 21-night semi-circumnavigation voyages, Swan Hellenic’s three  purpose-built ships feature elegant Scandi-design interiors, extensive outdoor spaces and dedicated expedition facilities and hold under 200 guests and technologically advanced, with minimal impact on the environment.

Swan Hellenic’s sustainability policies are fully compliant with and exceed these already high requirements as well as the more stringent standards set by certain local authorities in specific areas. In addition, a series of our sustainability policies extend beyond the scope of the IMO standards. This makes a Swan Hellenic cultural expedition cruise one of the most sustainable choices for anyone looking to explore our beautiful planet.

Swan Hellenic cares deeply about our planet’s rich environmental and cultural heritage. It’s a core part of who we are and how we live, sharing life-changing experiences with our guests as we explore the world’s wild places, diverse cultures and ancient civilizations. So, we’re determined to preserve this rich heritage for future generations, investing in sustainability both for immediate impact and in the spirit of the Ancient Greek proverb: “A society grows great when old men plant trees. in whose shade they know they will never sit.”

The environmental and social challenges humanity faces today are of unprecedented scale and complexity. We take targeted concrete action to address them whether operating independently, with trusted partners or with our guests.

Commitment to Sustainability

Swan Hellenic is committed to environmentally responsible travel and tourism. We are passionate about preserving the pristine waters that we sail in and the magnificent wildlife and habitats that we are privileged to explore. Allowing you to visit the remotest areas without leaving any sign of your visit and without disturbing any inhabitants. We work hard to reduce our footprint by reusing and recycling as much as possible on board our ships to make our life-changing trips as low impact as possible. We are committing to minimising “single use plastic” products.

Single Supplement Policy

There are no single rooms on board. The single supplement will be at a rate of 1.5.

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Destinations & Itineraries

Swan Hellenic is an established, well respected owner-operated heritage brand with more than 7 decades of expertise in undiscovered destinations. With our three boutique luxury expedition ships, we offer exciting new voyages to all seven continents, including the polar regions .For 2023, Swan Hellenic’s three ships will be centred on the Pacific and West Africa (SH Minerva), the Atlantic (SH Vega) and the Mediterranean, Red Sea and East Africa (SH Diana).. ** Swan Hellenic is offering JourneyWoman readers an exclusive offer: No Single Supplement on eight Itineraries in 2023 (see tour listings for details).
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