Swan Hellenic has accepted delivery of SH Diana from the Helsinki Shipyard, the cruise line’s newest and largest ship.
SH Diana is now en-route through the Baltic bound for Palermo for her inaugural cultural expedition cruise, the 10-night Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors, which will take her guests to explore some of the most fascinating locations in North Africa before crossing the “Pillars of Hercules” to Seville and Lisbon.
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Departing Lisbon on 25 April, the nine-night Historic Ports of the Western Seaboard will see her hugging the coasts of Spain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands to reach Amsterdam.
On 4 May, a christening ceremony with US luxury travel industry icon, Valerie Wilson as godmother, will take place naming SH Diana in the traditional manner with a modern twist, sending her on her way in style to cruises of the Scandinavian fjords and a full Arctic season.
“We’re delighted to have taken delivery of this exceptionally beautiful and versatile new 5-star vessel,” said Andrea Zito, CEO Swan Hellenic. “As the largest ship in our fleet, she is the first to be outfitted with large tender boats as well as expedition zodiacs, offering guests a wide variety of extraordinary in-depth experiences seeing what others don’t.”