British heritage cruise brand Swan Hellenic is to relaunch with two new expedition ships.
Set to be run by the same executives behind Russian river cruise line, Vodoho, the company will return in 2021 with the first of two new vessels currently under construction in the Helsinki Shipyard Oy in Finland. Both ships will carry just 152 guests and 120 crew, with the first launching into Antarctica in November 2021 and the second sailing from April 2022.
Previously owned by G Adventures, the company will launch offices in Monaco, the UK and Germany, with cruise industry veterans set to head up the senior management team.
Andrea Zito, Swan Hellenic’s CEO said: “I am proud to announce the rebirth of Swan Hellenic a pioneering iconic travel brand with the mission to be the leader in cultural expedition cruising The new Swan Hellenic, retains its British heritage whilst being international in outlook. Aimed at the traveller, who wishes to explore, experience and enrich whilst the infinite beauty of the world and its inhabitants in a safe and sustainable way”.
Zito went on to confirm further exciting details about the rejuvenated cruise line will be revealed in due course, saying: “over the course of the next few weeks and months we’ll be releasing more information about a number of exciting developments from Swan Hellenic. We are back and we’re bigger and bolder than ever”.