More than half the structure is assembled and all but two blocks delivered. The ship is planned to enter service in early 2023, exploring famous sites of antiquity in the Mediterranean in a nod to Swan Hellenic's roots.
Hybrid-ready propulsion system
SH Diana is designed for worldwide cruising with a strong focus on high-latitude areas. The ship has a 4.6-megawatt diesel-electric hybrid-ready propulsion system with selective catalytic reduction and PC 6 ice-strengthened hull.
192-passenger capacity, up from 152
It measures 125 meters/410 feet and 12,100gt and has capacity for 192 passengers in 96 staterooms and suites, most with large balconies. Crew capacity is 141.
Amenities include a swimming pool, spa, panoramic sauna, gym, library, expedition laboratory and observation lounge for lectures by expedition leaders and experts from a wide range of disciplines. Gourmet cuisine, local specialties and healthy dining will be offered in the panoramic restaurant, club lounge and pool bar, as well as through full room service.
Other features include a multifunctional room next to the Observation Lounge and a private dining room for special occasions.
SH Vega arriving this fall
The slightly smaller (152 pasengers/10,500gt) and higher polar class (PC5) SH Minerva embarked on its maiden voyage in January and sister SH Vega is to be handed over in September.