Swan Hellenic reveals exciting lineup of 2025 sailings

Swan Hellenic has unveiled a series of exciting new global itineraries for 2025.

Building on the Polar, West Africa and Latin America voyages, the big developments for 2025 are an extraordinary Amazon River exploration odyssey in Brazil and two original new cruises of the Mediterranean, where the Swan Hellenic cultural expedition cruise tradition began.

The new Mediterranean cruises explore some of the most inspiring sites of ancient and medieval culture, many with UNESCO World Heritage status. Most of these can only be accessed by smaller ships such as SH Diana, which also brings cruise guests the pleasure of mooring in the heart of Venice.

“We’re delighted with the itineraries our specialists have curated for 2025,” said Patrizia Iantorno, chief commercial officer of Swan Hellenic. “They not only build on our pioneering 2023 and 2024 cultural expedition cruises, but also bring entirely new opportunities for curious minds to expand their horizons in 2025”.

About the new itineraries

The first is the 10-night “Contrasts of Mediterranean Culture” aboard SH Diana.

Departing Palermo for Venice on 20 August 2025, its imaginative itinerary follows almost the entire length of the Sicilian, Montenegrin and Croatian coasts. Exploring Lipari, Giardini Naxos and Taormina, Gallipoli, Monopoli, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Split, Hvar and Rovinj, guests will be immersed in the landscapes, cultures and histories of the many peoples who have settled these shores over the millennia.

The “Exploring South America from Barbados to Brazil” on SH Vega follows an exceptional 19-night itinerary.

Sailing from Bridgetown on Oct. 12, 2025 in the Caribbean all the way down to Salvador de Bahia, this voyage takes in many of South America’s most famous cultural and natural wonders. From Port of Spain, Georgetown, Paramaribo, Îles du Salut, Belém, the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Fortaleza and Recife. However, the highlight of this cruise lies in a four-day detour up the Amazon River to Macapa, Iquiqui and Gurupa in the heart of the jungle, returning through the Breves Narrows, upriver from Belém in the Thousand Islands region.

Full details of all these expert-led 2025 cruises are already available on the Swan Hellenic Website.