On 23 January 2023 Swan Hellenic announced that SH Diana, the newest and largest ship in its fleet, was floated out of dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard.
SH Diana’s fitting out is now already under way, leaving her well on schedule for her maiden cruise, “Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors”, which will be leaving Palermo in Italy for Lisbon in Portugal on 15 April.
Diana will then make her way up the West Atlantic seaboard of Europe for explorations of the Arctic.
Andrea Zito, CEO of Swan Hellenic Limited, said:
“We are delighted with the construction progress and quality of SH Diana, a Polar Class PC6 vessel with state-of-the-art ship technology and sustainability that will enter service as planned in April.
“We look forward to welcoming our guests aboard her to experience our cultural expedition cruises with the first-time option of choosing between shore exploration by tender boat as well as expedition zodiac.”
Kim Salmi, CEO of Helsinki Shipyard, said:
“With exemplary co-operation between our personnel, owners representatives and our multiple contractors and suppliers, SH Diana has reached maturity for this milestone and was floated out. Works will now continue with intense commissioning phase, preparing her for passengers in April.”