If you are looking to experience the remote Polar regions or explore truly off-the-beaten path destinations and cultures of our spectacular planet, then you are in great company. Swan Hellenic exists to provide its guests with authentic, intimate and unforgettable moments in extraordinary locations and remote landmarks. All the while enjoying a sophisticated elegant atmosphere onboard.

Swan Hellenic is an established, well respected owner-operated heritage brand with more than 7 decades of expertise in undiscovered destinations.

70 years after its first pioneering cruise, Swan Hellenic is proud to return to the world’s waters with two brand new expedition ships. The hardware will be cutting edge but the core values that underpinned the brand and served its guests so well from its inception remain in place. As does the passion for exploratory travel to the globe’s furthest far flung places.

The ships will be built in the Helsinki shipyard in Finland and will combine the latest polar ice-class technology with stylish sophisticated interiors. Think boutique luxury hotel with contemporary sophistication! Which we call ‘Scandi-luxe’ Chic, spacious and well-planned cabins feature generously sized bathrooms, comfortable in-room dining facilities and unobstructed views from cabins and public spaces. The intention is to provide an unobtrusive relaxing background that allows guests to be fully immersed in breathtaking sceneries.

Understated elegance might be another way of phrasing what awaits a Swan Hellenic guest.

At the very heart of our brand is the onboard team with our guests’ personal wellbeing their foremost priority. Delivering superior service, our warm and friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure the trip of a lifetime. Every time.

The expedition programme will offer immersive exclusive bucket list experiences for the discerning traveller with a curious mind. Our innovative itineraries are meticulously planned and executed by world-class experts.


Explore the northernmost part of Earth on an epic voyage to the beguiling Arctic region, following in the footsteps of the few intrepid hearts who have reached the top of the world - pioneers, polar scientists and those with insatiable wanderlust.


Discover the extraordinary wilderness of Antarctica on an epic once-in-a-lifetime expedition in sophisticated elegance.

From mesmerising icebergs and dramatic glaciers to mountain peaks, your journey around the White Continent will enthral and amaze you.

Russian Far East

A trip to the remote and mysterious Russian Far East is an incredible immersion into a region that was the ancestral home of displaced peoples, with areas restricted to travel for Soviet military reasons only, places that were won and lost in World War II, and as the northern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a land of fiery lava and bubbling hot springs.

Rest of World

Imagine tracing a languid route through some of the most beautiful destinations on the planet, while exploring the past, present and even future of each port of call.

When 71 percent of our earth is covered in water, there is simply so much for us to discover. From iconic, historic cities in regions such as Europe, the Far East and South America to far-flung island idylls in the South Pacific and Caribbean, our luxurious and stylish ships visit many regions all around the world.