The one where Swan Hellenic upgraded mv Minerva…

The mv Minerva will experience a multi-million pound upgrade later this year with a focus on improving the ship’s efficiency, maneuverability, comfort and environmental performance.

Responding to guest feedback, Swan Hellenic will enhance the amenities onboard, however Minerva will maintain her unique ‘country house’ ambience.

Whilst the amount of passenger capacity won’t change, a number of cabins will increase in size and balconies will be added to a variety of cabins, bringing the total amount of balcony suites to 23% of all cabins on board. All 181 cabins will also be upgraded to feature new en-suite bathrooms.

Internal and external public areas will be extended and a new wrap-around observation lounge is also slated for development offering panoramic views over the bow of the ship.

‘Shackleton’s Bar’ will increase in size to include a new ‘Internet Lounge’.

“In order to secure mv Minerva’s place at the forefront of discovery cruising, we are investing for the future through the extensive refurbishments,” said Colin Stone, managing director for Swan Hellenic.

“With 97% of our passengers promising to return to mv Minerva, we are sure that this new upgrade will be appreciated by these loyal passengers, while also appealing to those about to book their first discovery cruise.”

mv Minerva will embark on her first discovery cruise post refurbishments on 2 March 2012.

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