Swan Hellenic offers summer savings

To introduce travellers to the newly refurbished Minerva, Swan Hellenic has introduced special sale rates of as much as 60% off brochure fares for select cruises in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean from August through December. These special sale fares — which begin at just over $125 p.p. per day, double occupancy — include shore excursions, gratuities, port fees, meals, entertainment and the line’s guest speaker program on the 350-guest Minerva, which recently completed a multi-million-dollar refit. Swan’s sale fares must be booked by April 30. Minerva’s new look features expansive new public areas and an increased number of suites with balconies, representing 23% of all stateroom accommodation. In addition, all 181 staterooms have been upgraded with new en-suite bathrooms. The ship also boasts a new Orpheus Lounge & Bar, a wrap-around forward observation lounge with expansive panoramic views; an expanded Shackleton Bar; a new Livingstone Lounge for relaxing or reading; dedicated internet lounge and Wi-Fi accessibility throughout the ship; and an impressive outdoor “walk around”Promenade Deck. (