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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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