Swan Hellenic Cruises


Swan Hellenic was a British cruise line specialising in tours to places of a cultural and historical interest and was aimed at the upper end of the cruise market. The All Leisure Group, the parent company of Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery, went into administration in January 2017 resulting in the companies closure.

Swan Hellenic Cruises Archive

© Dennis Mortimer

MV Azamara Pursuit – Past and Present

MV Azamara Pursuit, ex Adonia, Royal Princess, Minerva II, R8 – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, Frankrike (Yard No Z31) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship

© Edson de Lima Lucas

MV Minerva – Past and Present

MV Minerva – ex Saga Pearl, Okean – Steel twin screw motor vessel originally part-built in 1990 at Okean Shipyard, Nikolayev, Soviet Union (Yard No 1) as a research ship, the partially completed the hull being which was sold to Swan Hellenic Cruises, Nassau, Bahamas, in 1994 and fully completed at T. Mariotti Yard, Genoa, Italy (Yard No 595)