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MV Minerva

Swan Hellenic
Former Names:  Explorer II, Minerva
Minerva has 44 balcony cabins, three lounges, two bars, two restaurants, a walk round teak promenade deck, a salon centre and gymnasium. Minerva combines the very best of Orpheus, Minerva II and two decades of feedback received from loyal passengers.  Minerva passengers tend to be Culture seeking 30-60+ and Mainly British. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 41.5 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 1.9 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 35.6 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.2 passengers.
Size Small
Rating
Built 1996
Refit 2012
Tonnage 12449
Passengers (Min/Max) 300/350
Crew 160
Officers European
CABINS
Total  190
Cabins are well equipped and have a good amount of storage space. Suites and deluxe cabins have a bathtub and refrigerator. Balcony cabins on starboard side have showers and port side have a bathtub. Standard cabins have a shower only. 
Balcony  44
Ocean View  100
Inside  46
Single  0
Cabin Details
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  1/0
There is a salon and gym. The ship offers plenty of open and shaded deck space and teak wrap around promenade deck. Zodiac inflatables are used for exploratory inshore excursions and protective clothing is provided.
Jacuzzis  0
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  No
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Good
RESTAURANTS
The Swan Restaurant is single and open seating providing good simple food well presented. Service is good. Alternative dining is available in the indoor/outdoor Bridge Cafe. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  1
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  1
 ENTERTAINMENT
New Orpheus Lounge wrap-around Lounge/Bar, fine SH Library & quality lectures occur in the Main Lounge. There are no shows but occasional concerts are given. There is a small band and pianists for dancing and background music. Internet Lounge now onboard.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema Yes
Library Yes
Casino No
DRESS CODE
Casual and comfortable during the day. In the evening dress is semi formal (jacket and tie for gentlemen and casual elegance for ladies).
TIPPING
All tips aboard and ashore are included in your fare.
 DISABLED
Wheelchair cabins 2
Wheelchair access is unsuitable. Disabled passengers are provided for but wheelchair passengers are unable to go ashore at tender ports.
Lifts 2
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Acceptable. There are no facilities for children. 

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