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Readers may remember the demise of Swan Hellenic almost two years ago. The line, along with Voyages of Discovery, was owned by All Leisure Group which went out of business in early 2017. A number of the All Leisure Group brands including the two cruise lines were bought by G Adventures at that time. Several […]

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More on Swan Hellenic

I did a post a few weeks ago about the future of Swan Hellenic. The brand is currently owned by G Adventures who took it over when they purchased a chunk of the failed All Leisure Group at the end of 2016. At the time they said that they would relaunch Swan Hellenic in 2017, […]

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We plan to restart the operation of Swan Hellenic in early 2018 with a new ship and new voyages….. About a year ago the All Leisure Group collapsed, taking with them two cruise lines, Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery. Some parts of All Leisure Group live on – the Travelsphere operation, which was apparently […]

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I’ve learned some more about the return of Swan Hellenic. As Malcolm Oliver said, the brand has been bought by G Adventures, who had already bought two other All Leisure brands – Travelsphere and Just You. However they have not chartered Minerva, the ship that Swan Hellenic was using to deliver its cruises and it’s […]

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I understand that Swan Hellenic will be relaunched some time during the year. I missed this completely, but Malcolm Oliver didn’t – here’s a link to his post about it.

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There’s an interesting interview with Roger Allard, chairman of the just-failed All Leisure Group company, in Travel Weekly. You’d be best reading the whole interview, but I gleaned a few interesting points from it:- First, he apologies profusely for the closure of the business, and blames it on a ‘perfect storm’ of adverse influences; He’s […]

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It was announced this morning that All Leisure Group has ceased trading, taking with it Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery. Some passengers are still being brought back from Malaysia – I think Voyager’s last cruise finished today – but there are no new passengers en-route to join the ships. Here’s a link to a […]

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Further very minor update, 3 January 18:00: I haven’t heard anything much today, and specifically nothing about the Sea Chefs staff meeting in Malaysia. However there is a story that meetings are being held at All Leisure Group head office, and that we may know more in a couple of days or so. But the […]

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There are various stories swirling around about the problems that these two lines seems to be experiencing. Both were due to embark passengers on cruises in the next few days – Swan Hellenic (SH) on 3 January from Marseilles, and Voyages of Discovery (VoD) on 4 January from Malaysia – but both cruises have been […]

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I’m in danger of being tempted…. I received a flyer early this week from Voyages to Antiquity with outline details and prices of their 2015 itineraries, and one or two of them look inviting. Voyages to Antiquity are a company that I don’t think I’ve ever written about; I certainly haven’t ever cruised with them. […]

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