Almaco to design cabins and crew public areas for Swan Hellenic vessels

The two expedition cruise ships are being built in the ‘Vega Project’ at Helsinki Shipyard

Almaco to design cabins and crew public areas for Swan Hellenic vessels


SH Minerva (Pictured) and a yet to be named second ship will be built in the ‘Vega Project’

By Alex Smith |

Almaco has been chosen to design and deliver cabins and crew public areas for two vessels being built for Swan Hellenic at Helsinki Shipyard in Finland.

The ‘Vega Project’ will include the construction of SH Minerva and a currently unnamed vessel. Each ship will be 113 metres long and have capacity for 152 passengers. The interiors will be designed in a style the cruise line describes as ‘Scandi-luxe’, with spacious cabins that allow for in-room dining.

“It’s a true pleasure to be part of this unique project and to get to work with Helsinki Shipyard and the other stakeholders in this project,” said Esko Ryyppö, project manager in charge of the Vega project at Almaco. “We are looking forward to starting the actual work at the shipyard and to get this fast-paced project successfully delivered to the owner and its customers.”

SH Minerva will be delivered in 2021, followed by her sister ship in 2022. They will cruise in the Arctic and Antarctic during the winter season and in tropical waters during the spring and autumn seasons.

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