Swan Hellenic has reported interest in its cultural expedition cruises is translating into “buoyant bookings across the board”.
Swan Hellenic has three ships under construction in Helsinki, the first of which is earmarked to launch before the end of this year.
“Driven by renewed consumer confidence, this uptick is particularly strong for the iconic company’s cruises of New Zealand & the Pacific Islands, UK & Northern France, the Scottish Islands and Antarctica,” the company said, adding that its Antarctic Polar Solar eclipse inaugural voyage is fully booked.
“At the same time, the Swan Hellenic model of cultural expedition cruising has clearly hit a chord, strengthened by the news that construction of its all-new fleet of three 5-star ice-class expedition ships at Helsinki Shipyard is proceeding successfully on schedule.”
Andrea Zito, CEO Swan Hellenic said: “Small expedition ships coupled with further afield destinations are considered well placed to lead the resurgence in cruising. We’re delighted to have inspired a diverse spectrum of curious minds in such numbers and look forward to welcoming them aboard to see what others don’t.”
Swan Hellenic is represented in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific by Cruise Online from its offices in Sydney and Auckland.