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Swan Hellenic Cruises' MV Minerva is a small and intimate ship with just 6 passenger decks and 178 cabins - ranging in size from the impressive 360 sq. ft Owner's Suite to the modest but comfortable 140 sq. ft Standard Cabin. Interior décor is elegant and homely in style with fine wool carpets and classic wooden furniture. Essentially, she offers her guests the ambience of a country house.

Diversions onboard MV Minerva are varied and tasteful with guest speakers operating in the Darwin Lounge as well as regular classical music performances. Alternatively one has time to unwind in the ship's Library, Card Room or Cinema. There is also a gymnasium and various Spa services for the health conscious.

MV Minerva provides fine dining with creative menus and excellent cuisine. Whether guests enjoy formal meals in The Swan Restaurant or a more casual repast in the Veranda Restaurant, all tastes are catered for.

Many guests aboard MV Minerva travel unaccompanied and find the friendly Swan Hellenic style of cruising the perfect way to see the world – the ship offers several single occupancy cabins.

With a great variety of different expeditions on offer aboard Minerva - from the Antarctica to the Indian Ocean - this ship offers an elegant and adventurous cruise service.

MV Minerva Accommodation

  • 2 Owners Suites (360 sq. ft) with balcony.
  • 10 Suites (290 sq. ft) with balcony.
  • Superior/Deluxe Cabins (162 sq. ft) with picture windows.
  • Standard Outside-View or Interior Cabins (140 sq. ft) with no refrigerator.

Accommodation Includes

  • Bath/shower and toilet
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV, Hairdryer and personal safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Writing desk

MV Minerva Dining Options

The Swan Restaurant
The ship's formal dining venue serving high quality cuisine on an open seating basis.

The Veranda
An informal eatery with indoor/outdoor seating and excellent menus.

Bridge Café
A 24-hour bistro serving casual breakfasts, luncheons and dinners.

MV Minerva Entertainment

  • The Darwin Lounge hosts guest speakers on a variety of specialist subjects.
  • Orpheus Lounge
  • Livingstone Lounge
  • Classical concerts and musical performances in the main Lounge.
  • Card room, Cinema and Library.
  • Shackleton & Wheeler Bars

MV Minerva Facilities

  • Gymnasium
  • Beauty Salon
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Medical Centre

Minerva Cruises

Date Name Duration
8 Oct 2016 Hellenic Odessey 13 days
21 Oct 2016 New Lower Fares - Impressions of the Eastern Mediterranean 12 days
2 Nov 2016 NEW LOW FARE! - Aegean Classics - Larnaca to Piraeus 13 days
15 Nov 2016 NEW LOW FARE! - Tapestry of Byzantine and Ottoman Empire - Piraeus Roundtrip 12 days
15 Nov 2016 Athens to Venice 14 days
27 Nov 2016 NEW LOW FARE! - Adriatic Coasts to Venice - Piraeus to Venice 12 days
9 Dec 2016 NEW LOW FARE! - Italian Overture - Venice to Civitavacchia 12 days
21 Dec 2016 FREE CABIN UPGRADE! - Fiestas De Navidad 13 days
3 Jan 2017 FREE CABIN UPGRADE! - Gateway to Atlantic Isles 14 days
17 Jan 2017 FREE CABIN UPGRADE! - Atlantic Archipelagos 13 days
30 Jan 2017 FREE CABIN UPGRADE! - Volcanic Islands and Vistas 13 days
12 Feb 2017 FREE CABIN UPGRADE! - A Maritime History of Iberia 13 days
23 Mar 2017 FREE CABIN UPGRADE! - In Search of Aurora Borealis 17 days
8 Apr 2017 FREE CABIN UPGRADE! - Baltic Contrasts 15 days
23 Apr 2017 FREE CABIN UPGRADE! - Reflections of France 13 days
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Happy customers

Lynne originally did my booking and her arrangements were spot on. Unfortunately, due to the volcano, it was not to be - then admin took over and were extremely helpful. Mr. H

More information

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