Swan Hellenic has announced the launch of its third purpose-designed
expedition cruise ship, SH Diana, following its Amsterdam Naming
The new vessel was named by Valerie Ann Wilson, founder and CEO of
Valerie Wilson Travel, in the presence of Swan Hellenic Senior
Management, local dignitaries, VIP guests, and members of the cruise and
travel industries from around the world.
SH Diana is Swan Hellenic's biggest ship, and it's been designed for
exploring the most incredible places around the world, with a special
focus on areas with extreme latitudes. The ship has extra-large
stabilisers, so passengers will feel more comfortable onboard, and it
uses a 4.6-megawatt diesel-electric propulsion system with selective
catalytic reduction and a PC6 ice-strengthened hull. All of this means
that the ship can go to places that are typically hard to reach.
SH Diana is self-sufficient for up to 40 days and 8,000 nautical
miles. It meets the latest environmental regulations, with advanced
wastewater treatment systems, exhaust gas cleaning, and waste storage
facilities, and is designed for sensitive polar areas. The ship is also
preparing to use zero-emission battery technology, allowing it to
operate silently in sensitive natural areas.
Amenities onboard include a state-of-the-art gym, spa, panoramic
sauna, restaurant and cellar, club room, and swimming pool with a
poolside grill. The ship provides spacious 5-star accommodation for 192
guests in 96 spacious staterooms and suites, the vast majority of which
have large balconies.
Similar to its sister ships, SH Diana features open-plan interiors,
unobstructed sea views, and extensive deck areas. However, it has a
dedicated presentation and lecture theatre overlooking the lounge and
on-board tender boats in addition to the expedition zodiacs.
SH Diana has set sail from Amsterdam on a cultural expedition cruise
called “Norway Explored.” The journey will take 11 days and go through
the fjords, ending in Tromsø, Norway on 14 May.
Swan Hellenic has also launched an exciting new partnership with
JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs, called Maris, which offers dining experiences
with world-famous chefs.
SH Diana’s post-naming cruise features five JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs
chefs, showcasing the extraordinary creative variety of Maris
gastronomy, with Michael Ammon remaining on board after the celebrations
as the Maris chef.