Swan Hellenic’s Minerva debuts multi-million dollar refit

Swan Hellenic’s Minerva sailed recently from Portsmouth, England on its first spring cruise following an extensive multi-million dollar upgrade program. The 350-guest Minerva now offers more balcony suites than ever before, as well as a wider selection of expansive new public areas. Minerva’s enhancements include a number of new and improved features such as: !!! The addition of 32 new balconies added to existing staterooms, increasing the number of balcony suites to a total of 44 suites, representing 23% of total accommodations. New Egyptian cotton bed linen is available in all balcony suites. !!! New Orpheus Lounge & Bar, a wrap-around forward observation lounge with expansive panoramic views, serves as a new evening venue offering dancing and entertainment. !!! The expansion of the popular Shackleton Bar, includes new picture windows. !!! New Livingstone Lounge, ideal for relaxing or reading. !!! New outdoor “walk around”Promenade Deck. !!! New en-suite facilities in all 181 staterooms. !!! New dedicated Internet lounge and new Wi-Fi available throughout the ship. A new video showcasing Minerva’s key enhancements, along with new cruise podcasts featuring summer 2012 itineraries, can be accessed at . (