Swan Hellenic announced that the newest/largest ship in its ultramodern 5-star fleet, SH Diana, had been floated out of dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard on Monday, January 23rd.
SH Diana’s fitting out is already underway, leaving her on schedule for her maiden voyage, “Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors”, which is scheduled to be leaving Palermo (Italy) for Lisbon (Portugal) on April 15th. Diana will then head up the West Atlantic seaboard of Europe for explorations of the Arctic.
Andrea Zito, CEO of Swan Hellenic Ltd., said they were delighted with the construction progress/quality of SH Diana, a Polar Class PC6 ship with state-of-the-art ship technology/sustainability that will enter service as scheduled in April.
"We look forward to welcoming our guests aboard her to experience our cultural expedition cruises with the first-time option of choosing between shore exploration by tender boat as well as expedition zodiac.”
According to Kim Salmi, CEO of Helsinki Shipyard Oy with exemplary cooperation between their personnel, owner’s representatives, and their multiple contractors/suppliers, SH Diana had reached maturity for that milestone and had been floated out. Works would now continue with an intense commissioning phase, preparing her for guests in April.