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SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic’s SH Minerva is a new boutique expedition ship offering capacity for no more than 152 guests. Equipped with cutting edge stabilisers and an ice-strengthened hull, the 5-star SH Minerva is purpose-built for exploring the world’s most remote regions and is ideal should you wish to explore off-the-beaten-track destinations throughout the Polar Regions, Australasia and the Pacific Islands.

SH Minerva Cabins & Suites

SH Minerva provides elegant accommodation for all guests in a choice of 76 cabins and 6 luxurious suites. All of the cabins and suite benefit from a writing desk, a dressing area, comfortable seating and glass-enclosed rain-style showers. Dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and a mini-bar are also provided.

The accommodation options are as follows:

Oceanview Cabin - 204.5 sq.ft.

  • 2 single beds
  • Bedroom/living area
  • Ensuite bathroom

Balcony Cabin - 409 sq.ft.

  • 2 single beds (or double bed)
  • Bedroom/living room area
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Private balcony

Suite - 473.6 sq.ft.

  • Superking bed
  • Separate living room
  • Flame-effect fireplace
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Private balcony

Premium Suite - 527.4 sq.ft.

  • Superking bed
  • Separate living room
  • Flame-effect fireplace
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Private balcony

SH Minerva Dining & Restaurants

There are two main dining venues on SH Minerva. The Swan Restaurant offers international and regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner on an open seating basis for 150 guests. During lunch and dinner, selected beverages - including wines, liquours, beers and soft drinks - are complimentary, with premium options available from the restaurant’s Aficiando Menu. You can also enjoy a private dining experience in The Swan Restaurant, courtesy of the Chef’s Table. This exclusive space must be booked in advance, though it is worth it for the bespoke menu and curated wine pairings.

The Club Lounge is SH Minerva’s more informal restaurant and offers a living room-style atmosphere and access to the alfresco Poolside Bar. The menu options in the Club Lounge feature a range of gastro market small plates, along with oven-baked pizzas, salads and tapas. Guests are also encouraged to use the Club Lounge throughout the day for light-bites, pastries and self-service coffee.

Should you choose to dine alone during your Swan Hellenic cruise, you will have the option to order 24-hour room service from the In-Cabin Dining Menu.

SH Minerva Entertainment & Facilities

Exploration is at the heart of the Swan Hellenic and as such, much of the entertainment onboard SH Minerva is weighted towards ensuring you get the maximum out of your expedition experience. The onboard lecture programme serves to further inform guests about the region being explored, with specialist insight given on the history and geography of each destination, while the Photography Lab will give you the opportunity to hone your skills and ensure you have a reel of unforgettable memories when you arrive home.

Where health and fitness are concerned, SH Minerva boasts a state-of-the-art gym and a range of classes led by the ship’s instructor. On Deck 8, you will find a luxurious ‘sauna with a view’; thoughtfully positioned to proffer stunning views while you relax.

Facilities on SH Minerva include:

  • Observation lounge
  • Star-gazing deck
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Library
  • Hair salon

For further information regarding SH Minerva, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677 or make an online enquiry for one of the cruises featured below.

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SH Minerva Cruises

Date Name Duration
19 Jan 2022 Antartica - Ushuaia Roundtrip 10 days
1 Jun 2022 Japan & Far East Russia - Yokohama to Otaru 13 days
14 Jun 2022 Kamchatka & Aleutian Islands Discovery - Otaru to Seward 19 days
24 Sep 2022 Micronesia - Guam to Lautoka 18 days
24 Oct 2022 French Polynesia & South Pacific Discovery - Papeete to Easter Island 15 days

More information

If you would like more information on the SH Minerva or would like to discuss a cruise, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.