British expedition cruise line Swan Hellenic has been revived - with two new ships under construction.
Having been acquired by G Adventures after All Leisure Group’s collapse in January 2017, the 70-year-old brand was purchased by a new company from G for an undisclosed sum in a deal inked in May.
Swan Hellenic’s new owners will have offices in Monaco, the UK and Germany, with a pair of 152-guest “state-of-the-art” expedition vessels being built in Helsinki.
The first ship will set sail for Antarctica in November 2021 and the second will enter service in April 2022.
The line will be led in the UK by John Warner and Mario Bounas, based in an office in central London.
Swan Hellenic is looking to attract “inquisitive minds who want to discover incredible destinations, reconnect with nature and locals all the while sharing unique experiences”.
Chief executive Andrea Zito said: “I am proud to announce the rebirth of Swan Hellenic a pioneering iconic travel brand with the mission to be the leader in cultural expedition cruising.