Luxury Expedition Cruises with Swan Hellenic

Sophisticated elegance with authentic experiences in spectacular locations

If you’re looking for sophisticated onboard elegance and wish to experience authentic, intimate and memorable moments in spectacular locations and remote landmarks, then let me introduce you to Swan Hellenic. With sustainability top of mind and a vision to be the World Leader In Cultural Expedition Cruising, Swan Hellenic Expedition Cruises offers unparalleled experiences in remote Polar regions and exploration of truly off-the-beaten track destinations and cultures in Africa, South America, Europe and beyond. With over seven decades of expertise in extraordinary destinations, Swan Hellenic is a well-respected owner-operated heritage brand with sustainability being top of mind in all they do. Browse through the brochures below for a glimpse of some of their offerings. Then contact Kaz Custom Travel for a quote and to plan your entire trip.

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Above photo: Ring Tailed Lemurs, which you’ll have the opportunity to see on Swan Hellenic’s Madagascar & the Eastern Islands itinerary

2024 Swan Hellenic Expedition Cruises Brochures

Are you in search of authentic, intimate and memorable moments in spectacular remote locations?

If you’ve browsed any of the above brochures, you’ll have discovered that luxury expedition cruises are nothing like a regular ocean cruise. Luxury expedition cruises use small vessels which enable you to access locations simply not possible to visit on a larger ocean cruise ship. This means each itinerary is unique and far superior to any you’ll find on medium to large ships. When you choose a luxury expedition cruise with Swan Hellenic, you’re guaranteed authentic, intimate and memorable moments in spectacular remote locations!

The question is, which itinerary will you choose?

Let me help you decide and then help you plan your entire trip for you. With access to insider information, including promotions and additional perks that may not be available to the general public, I’m equipped to help you plan every detail of your trip, including your cabin reservation, international flights, transfers and pre- and post-cruise accommodations, and even excursions and dinner reservations, thus saving you the hassle of doing all the research and reservations yourself. I can also communicate any special requests and specific needs to the team at Swan Hellenic and to other travel suppliers ensuring your entire trip is truly memorable.

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Sustainability is top of mind for Swan Hellenic

What makes Swan Hellenic Expedition Cruises sustainable?

For Swan Hellenic, sustainability is always top of mind. The company lives and breathes this through advanced engineering of their vessels, onboard practices, and partnerships. Their fleet of small ships is designed to create as little impact as possible on the environments explored by guests who are also encouraged to practice sustainability. Find out about the 9 ways Swan Hellenic is practicing sustainability below.

9 ways Swan Hellenic is practicing sustainability.

  1. Their vessels are battery-ready for future emission-free, silent sailing, which will be especially important for wildlife and marine reserves. These vessels were built looking to the future, beyond any requirements, so that when the technology is ready, the fleet will be ready to embrace it.
  2. Swan Hellenic ships use diesel/electric hybrid propulsion.
  3. Dynamic Positioning allows them to remain in position without anchoring, which would disturb environments.
  4. Their ships include advanced waste water treatment systems onboard.
  5. No paper printing onboard (unless asked). Swan Hellenic embraces technology onboard, and has interactive TVs in staterooms and around the ships that display the daily program.
  6. Single-use plastic has been eliminated onboard. Every guest receives a stainless steal refillable water bottle, and there are water-filling station around the vessels.
  7. There are no “toys” onboard, such as helicopters or submarines, and that is very deliberate. They do not want to further disturb the environments they explore.
  8. Swan Hellenic recently launched a partnership with the Philippe Cousteau Foundation, jointly working toward the EU Mission of Restoring the Oceans and Waters by 2030. One of the ways they are working together is by using their vessels as “ships of opportunity,” hosting scientists onboard when they are travelling to remote places such as the Arctic and West Africa, so they can conduct important research that will contribute to pushing important initiatives forward.
  9. Swan Hellenic involves their guests in climate research in partnership with initiatives like NASA’s Citizen Science Program.

Source: Swan Hellenic

Are you looking for a sustainable expedition cruise?

If sustainability is also top of mind for you when looking for a cruise line, then an expedition cruise with Swan Hellenic could be the perfect fit. After browsing the above brochures and deciding on a cruise itinerary, Kaz Custom Travel would be happy to provide a quote. Be sure to include as much information as possible, including any special requests, so we can be sure to pass them on to the team at Swan Hellenic.

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Top 3 Reasons to choose Swan Hellenic

for a true luxury expedition experience with phenomenal service and food

Swan Hellenic is a true expedition cruise line where luxury is in all the details. Exploration and immersion of the destinations are the focus of all expeditions and staff on board the fleet of small ships gets to know you by name. Click each photo below to discover the top 3 reasons for choosing Swan Hellenic for a true luxury expedition experience.


A true expedition experience paired with luxury

Rarely will you get a true expedition experience paired with luxury the way that Swan Hellenic does it. The brand focuses on the expedition, the exploration of the destination, and the immersion. Unlike many other luxxury cruise lines that add an expedition segment with only a few expedition itineraries, Swan Hellenic is a pure expedition operator. On board Swan Hellenic, you’re going to get a true expedition experience and that includes getting your hands dirty!


Small ships with all the bells and whistles

Swan Hellenic's hardware is BRAND NEW and includes all the bells and whistles. The most important features of the fleet are the ships' size and guest capacity—all are under 200, with two, The Vega and The Minerva, at a maximum capacity of only 152. Luxury is in the details, and the design of the vessels exudes it. From built-in overhead heaters to infinity pools and steam baths. And unique to Swan Hellenic are the electric, artificial fireplaces in every stateroom.


Phenomenal onboard service and food

A big reason for this is becasue crew staff is not outsourced but is employed by Swan Hellenic. This results in increased loyalty and ownership over the onboard experience. Staff is so invested in Swan Hellenic's success, by day two, crew members are calling guests by name. The bar is high. The food is even more impressive. With a team of executive chefs, and a culinary partnership with JRE, the onboard culinary program is out of the park.

“Everything on this ship is definitely first class, from the service to the captain, to the expedition guides,” said guest Aileen Mayer, who was drawn to the voyage because Swan Hellenic waived the single supplement.

Photos: SH Diana in the Arctic, June 2023. Credit: Swan Hellenic.

Are you looking for a luxury expedition cruise with all the bells & whistles?

If you’re looking to explore and truly immerse yourself in off-the-beaten-track destinations, such as the Arctic, Antarctic, African Coast, or Red Sea, Swan Hellenic is your ideal choice. On Swan Hellenic’s fleet of small expedition ships, luxury is in the details ensuring your onboard experience will be as phenomenal as your expedition experience. Kaz Custom Travel looks forward to helping you plan your luxury expedition cruise with Swan Hellenic.

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Low Single Supplements & Early Bird Booking Discounts*

Swan Hellenic expedition cruise is ideal for solo travellers

The single supplement for solo travellers on a Swan Hellenic expedition cruise is generally an additional 50% of the per person fare for two people sharing. However, solo supplements may be as low as 25% on some cruise itineraries. In addition, Swan Hellenic is offering 50% early bird booking discounts* on select 2024 itineraries booked by October 31, 2023, which will help you save on the cost of your fare. So, if you’re looking for a luxury expedition cruise with a low single supplement or early bird booking discount, contact me for availability with solo pricing today!

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NOTE: All information on this web page is current at time of publication (August 30, 2023) but may be subject to change by the cruise line at any time. Updated on September 5, to include Early Bird Booking Discount info. 

*Early Bird Booking discount is subject to Swan Hellenic’s terms and conditions. Must be booked by October 31, 2023.


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