Cruise Reviews - Swan Hellenic

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SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Europe

on 10th Sep 2016, By

In August I cruised with Swan Hellenic on the Minerva from Portsmouth to Barcelona round Spain and Portugal for 14 nights. This was at a special singles price and included tips and excursions. it...

227 views , 11 of 13 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Europe

on 3rd Sep 2016, By

A wonderful cruise, marvellous weather and tranquil crossing of the Bay of Biscay. First port was Guernsey, Swan Hellenic is inclusive of excursios so we took the round island tour very...

185 views , 8 of 9 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / South America

on 3rd Apr 2016, By

Having just returned from a South American cruise with Minerva I have got to say that i partly agree with the unflattering comments made by other “Swanners”. The return flights were...

1035 views , 14 of 17 people found this useful , 3 comments

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Mediterranean

on 12th Dec 2015, By

We did back to back cruises, Athens to Lisbon, Lisbon to the Canaries: Athens, Sicily, Malta, Minorca, Motril ( for Granada), Tangiers, Lisbon, Seville, Cadiz, Casablanca, Funchal, Lanzarote, Gran...

1454 views , 20 of 23 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Mediterranean

on 20th Nov 2015, By

My wife and I have just returned from another very enjoyable month on ‘Minerva’. We undertook our normal back-to-back cruises, which we find ameliorates the flying and settling-in...

4408 views , 39 of 41 people found this useful , 5 comments

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Mediterranean

on 18th Oct 2015, By

I have read very few reviews of Minerva, Swan Hellenic, so I thought I would add variety to the reviews. Minerva is a small ship, we had 284 passengers and sailed from Athens via two Greek Islands...

1628 views , 16 of 20 people found this useful , 2 comments

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Europe

on 7th Jun 2015, By

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...

1679 views , 15 of 17 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Europe

on 7th Jun 2015, By

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...

1022 views , 3 of 3 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Europe

on 24th May 2015, By

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...

3347 views , 18 of 21 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Far East

on 13th Jan 2015, By

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...

2830 views , 21 of 28 people found this useful , 4 comments

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Middle East

on 12th Nov 2014, By

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...

1531 views , 8 of 9 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Adriatic

on 13th Oct 2014, By

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...

1578 views , 2 of 3 people found this useful , 2 comments

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Mediterranean

on 19th Aug 2014, By

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...

1624 views , 5 of 6 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Middle East

on 14th Aug 2014, By

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...

1408 views , 7 of 7 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Indian Ocean

on 26th Jul 2014, By

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...

1345 views , 1 of 8 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Northern Europe

on 10th Jul 2014, By

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...

1411 views , 5 of 5 people found this useful

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / British Isles

on 6th Jun 2014, By

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....

1548 views , 3 of 4 people found this useful , 1 comment

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Canaries

on 6th May 2014, By

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...

2710 views , 5 of 28 people found this useful , 1 comment

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / Caribbean

on 26th Apr 2014, By

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...

1625 views , 3 of 5 people found this useful , 2 comments

SWAN HELLENIC / Minerva / South America

on 20th Mar 2014, By

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...

3079 views , 20 of 22 people found this useful , 2 comments
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