SH Diana floated out of dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard

The third ship in Swan Hellenic’s fleet will begin sailing from Palermo, Italy, on 15 April

SH Diana floated out of dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard

Helsinki Shipyard

SH Diana will now be fitted out at the shipyard

By Alex Smith |

Swan Hellenic’s SH Diana has been floated out at Helsinki Shipyard in Finland ahead of its debut in spring 2023.

SH Diana will now be fitted out at the shipyard. The vessel will have capacity for 192 guests in 96 staterooms and suites, with an interior design created by Tillberg Design of Sweden.

“With exemplary co-operation between our personnel, owner’s representatives and our multiple contractors and suppliers, SH Diana has reached maturity for this milestone and was floated out,” said Kim Salmi, CEO of Helsinki Shipyard. “Works will now continue with intense commissioning phase, preparing her for passengers in April.”

The ship will sail a ‘Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors’ itinerary for its maiden voyage, which will leave the port of Palermo in Italy on 15 April. It will then sail to Lisbon in Portugal, before travelling along the West Atlantic seaboard of Europe for Arctic expedition cruises.

“We are delighted with the construction progress and quality of SH Diana, a Polar Class 6 vessel with state-of-the-art ship technology and sustainability that will enter service as planned in April,” said Andrea Zito, CEO of Swan Hellenic. “We look forward to welcoming our guests aboard her to experience our cultural expedition cruises with the first-time option of choosing between shore exploration by tender boat as well as expedition zodiac.”

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