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Swan Hellenic expands 2013 rivers programme

Swan Hellenic expands 2013 rivers programme

Swan Hellenic has expanded its 2013 river cruising programme with the introduction of the luxurious Royal Crown and sailings on the Dutch waterways.

The new vessel offers Swan Hellenic passengers the chance to visit iconic cities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Haarlem, which are known for their world class museums, art and history. The two new sailings complement existing Swan Hellenic 2013 river cruises sailing on the Rhone and Danube on board the A-Rosa fleet of ships.

Swan Hellenic Sales and Marketing Director, Geoff Lawrence, commented:
“The expansion follows the overwhelmingly positive response that we’ve already received from our customers about the new 2013 river cruising programme. Over 60% of our ocean cruise passengers have told us that they want to try a river cruise and we are confident that both our existing and potential new customers will welcome the additions to the 2013 programme. The Royal Crown is one of the finest river cruising vessels in Europe which, with the existing 2013 river cruises, allows us to offer our passengers a choice of different river cruising products and different destinations.”

·      Highlights of the Dutch Waterways – eight day cruise. Explore the historic cities, palaces and villages that line the Dutch waterways with highlights including a walking tour of Amsterdam, a visit to the National Maritime Museum and a chance to see the world famous Cheese Market in Zaandam. Cruise departs from Amsterdam-overnight, before calling at Arnhem, Deventer, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Volendam and Zaandam. Price is based on a 29 June 2013 UK departure.

·      The Golden Age of Dutch Waterways – an eight day cruise. Discover the landscapes and local traditions of the region enhanced by an exciting programme of shore excursions including a visit to the Van Gough museum and an overnight stay in Antwerp – the diamond capital of the world. Cruise departs from Amsterdam before calling at Kinderijk, Dordrecht, Antwerp, Middelburg, Rotterdam and back to Amsterdam. Price is based on a 6 July 2013 UK departure.


As with all Swan Hellenic cruises, both itineraries will be accompanied by special Guest Speakers to bring each destination to life.
Harking back to the golden age of cruising, Royal Crown offers 79 guests elegant surroundings and a personal service, with 42 art deco style cabins available – some of which are dedicated for single occupancy.