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Seabourn Pride

 

Overview: Seabourn Prideis best for sophisticated, well-traveled couples – typically over 50, but possibly younger – looking for a small ship with excellent food and fine European-style service. The ship’s big advantage is being able to cruise where large cruise ships can’t, thanks to its ocean-yach


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Cruise Reviews - Swan Hellenic

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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Europe
By on 7th Jun 2015
This was our third cruise on Minerva. Our choice of cruise is purely destination driven. We know the ship very well, and it appeared that cost cutting has struck at the heart of this ship. The... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Europe
By on 7th Jun 2015
This was our third cruise on Minerva. Our choice of cruise is purely destination driven. We know the ship very well, and it appeared that cost cutting has struck at the heart of this ship. The... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Europe
By on 24th May 2015
We booked a very late availability cruise with Swan Hellenic joining the Minerva in Piraeus on 27 April 2015. We had previously sailed on the Minerva prior to her refurbishment and had found her... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Far East
By on 13th Jan 2015
I cruised on Minerva in March 2014, and was so thrilled with this little ship. The staff were marvellous. Entertainment outstanding, and the food and service were excellent. The included tours were... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Middle East
By on 12th Nov 2014
This cruise line and cruise will suit those who enjoy finding out about the countries one is visiting. The lectures were excellent, all intellectually stimulating. There were 3 lecturers, each... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Adriatic
By on 13th Oct 2014
Just returned from an excellent cruise on Swan Hellenic's Minerva. This ship fits firmly in the small ship categary. We flew to Athens and an uneventful transfer to the ship was well organised. We... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Mediterranean
By on 19th Aug 2014
The trip was from Portsmouth to the Western Mediterranean, finishing at Naples. The Bay of Biscay was kind to us and the sun decided to join us once we got past Gib. The itinerary was great and... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Middle East
By on 14th Aug 2014
I went on the 'Holy Lands' cruise, March - April 2013. It was fantastically good value and had the most wonderful time! I loved being on the ship, arriving at an exotic port at dawn, a days... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Indian Ocean
By on 26th Jul 2014
I had taken a previous cruise to the antarctica on ''the minerva''and got roped into a follow up cruise from dubai to sri lanka. i reluctantly paid the balance on my return to australia . first day... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Northern Europe
By on 10th Jul 2014
Having cruised on most of the major lines, last year we decided to cruise on one of the smaller intimate ships and chose Cruise and Maritime's VOYAGER we enjoyed it so much that this year we... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / British Isles
By on 6th Jun 2014
Just returned from Swan Hellenic's Celtic Coasts cruise on Minerva. Service and food excellent especially in the Swan restaurant, attentive and helpful staff. Cabins comfortable and spacious.... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Canaries
By on 6th May 2014
I have just returned from Island discovery on Minerva on the 28th. April as a many time Swan, and also cruised on many lines over 45 times, worst food ever, I was so disappointed, doubt I will... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Caribbean
By on 26th Apr 2014
BACKGROUND Typical Minerva passengers ("Swanners") had their ethos founded in the 1950's, when W.F. & R.K. Swan organised a tour to view the antiquities of Greece, employing Sir Mortimer... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / South America
By on 20th Mar 2014
Cruising on Minerva is one of life's treats, and this one from Buenos Aires to Manaus on the Amazon was pretty good on the whole. All the traditional qualities were still there - fascinating... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Caribbean
By on 18th Jan 2014
We returned before Xmas from a disappointing ‘Rhythms of Cuba & the Caribbean’ cruise with Swan Hellenic with whom we have happily cruised a number of times in the past. The new... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Transatlantic
By on 6th Jan 2014
We flew from UK to Tenerife and boarded Minerva at the times scheduled. This is the second time we have sailed on this ship. We were enticed by the itinerary (which included a trip up the Orinoco... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Norwegian Fjords
By on 15th Aug 2013
The destination of Iceland was an outstanding want, the ship we chose was the Minerva, the smallest ship we have tried. Our initial thoughts were we had chosen a floating care home, and we were 10... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / British Isles
By on 9th Aug 2013
We have just completed a 15 day cruise on the Swan Hellenic Ship the Minerva to Ireland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Carrying just 350 passengers it is a completely different experience to the... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva II / Far East
By on 8th May 2013
My wife and I cruised with Minerva in January/February '13 from Hong Kong to Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangkok, Ko Samui and Singapore. We only had good words, in fact high praise for the ship itself and... Read More »
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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Far East
By on 22nd Mar 2013
The itinerary from Singapore to Colombo via Malaysia and India inevitably had an ongoing theme of tsunami tales which, coming first hand from locals as well as an on board lecture, added poignancy... Read More »
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