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travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Swan Hellenic Cruises Minerva

Minerva travel42 Professional Ship Review

Swan Hellenic's Minerva operates cruises to the British Isles, Northern Europe, the Baltic, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the Middle East.

Built in 1996, this 12,500-ton, 436-ft country-hotel-style vessel has had several name changes and personality turnovers. In recent years, the 350-passenger ship cruised in the summer as the Alexander von Humboldt for Phoenix Reisen of Germany. In the winter, it sailed in the far south as Explorer II for Abercrombie & Kent with upscale ...

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