On Monday, November 30, Swan Hellenic and Tillberg Design of Sweden released a new virtual tour video unveiling what guests can look forward to the line's 5-star cultural expedition cruise vessels currently being built at Helsinki Shipyard.
The new video takes viewers through the cruise ship as they would after returning from an expedition by zodiac. The first thing guests see aboard is the concierge-service Basecamp changing room, where passengers are assisted to leave the expedition outfits for cleaning and sanitizing to prevent biological cross-contamination. It is also a place to socialize before and after expeditions.
Making their way through the spacious reception, guests enter the main staircase with the sunlight filtering through wooden slat walls. Reaching Swan Restaurant with varied seating choices and picture windows, passengers can enjoy the same abundance of wood and natural materials. Lighting and table furnishing changes transform the daytime rich casual comfort into a stylish evening dining venue.
The Observation Lounge is the heart of the cruise ship, with chrome and picture windows that make the easy chairs and plush sofas feel both inside and outside. Offering different seating spaces, including cozy niche indoor and outdoor areas, the lounge also features a LED screen for lectures, a piano, and pop-up screens for entertainment.
The Club Lounge boasts round-the-clock sophisticated food, a holographic fireplace, and varied intimate seating surrounded by panoramic views.
The outdoor Pool Bar and Grill is where travellers can see the infinity pool and extensive outside decks.
The panoramic sauna and outdoor hot tub allow guests to sweat it out to arctic views after a massage.
Scheduled for launch in August and inauguration in November 2021, SH Minerva cruise ship is one of the Swan Hellenic Cruises vessels. The newbuild has a planned inaugural cruise to Antarctica in November 2021. A second vessel (sistership) is planned for launch in January and to join the fleet in April 2022. A third sistership was ordered in October 2020 and scheduled for completion in 2022-Q4.