Swan Hellenic Announces 16 New Port Calls For 2013
Swan Hellenic has announced that their flagship Minerva will be visiting 16 new ports as part of its 2013/14 programme. The new ports are in addition to the 168 world ports already scheduled for the programme.
The recently refurbished Minerva will begin its programme in summer 2013 from its home port of Portsmouth. From there it will offer a variety of no-fly cruises to Norway, Baltic, The British Isles, Ireland, France and Iceland. Fly-cruises will also be available with itineraries exploring the Dalmatian Coast, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
Further highlights include a Norwegian Fjords cruise in June 2013 with maiden calls in Haugesund, Ulvik and Forde. Guests on the cruise will sail along the beautiful Sognafjord and Flam fjords and have the opportunity to ride the famous Flam railway and view the Briksdal Glacier in Jostedal National Park.
Swan Hellenic’s Minerva will also be taking a maiden voyage to Spitsbergen during its Arctic Circle itinerary departing July 2013. The 21-day cruise will include a four-day visit to the islands remote towns of Longyearbyen, Ny-Alesund, Barentsburg and Magdalenefjord.
Swan Hellenic’s Managing Director, Colin Stone said:
“Our passengers are constantly in search of new cultural experiences and enjoy visiting destinations that other larger cruise lines do not explore. With the addition of 16 new ports of call across five continents the forthcoming programme has something to suit all tastes.”
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