Swan Hellenic Takes Wellness to Sea

Well-being Pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra Announces 6 “Explore & Restore” Voyages

At what amounted to both a Press Conference and a Meditation Session held in New York last week, Swan Hellenic, the revitalized cruise line, announced a unique partnership created for its first foray into the U.S. cruise market. In partnership with Chopra, now an integrated health company founded by Dr. Chopra, “Explore & Restore” will make its appearance on 5-to-9-day voyages aboard Swan Hellenic’s small luxury ships, SH Diana and SH Vega. Starting in March 2024, the line will offer its guests an array of destinations from Panama City to Palermo, from St. Maarten to South Africa to choose from. And Swan Hellenic also announced that aboard all Swan Hellenic cruises, whether “Explore & Restore” or not, there will now be a Chopra-trained meditation and yoga teacher offering daily private and group sessions.

What is “Explore & Restore”?

The health benefits of an ocean voyage are indisputable and well known. Inspired by them, “Explore & Restore” seeks to make personal well-being is integrated into every voyage. Not confined to spa treatments and yoga classes, “Explore & Restore” features experiences that encompass mental, physical and spiritual health. Every day aboard ship, “Explore & Restore” guests will feature daily meditation, yoga and breathwork classes. These are combined with Guided Workshops designed for a deeper understanding of your authentic self.  The ship’s Restaurants will feature Ayurvedic culinary specialties of fresh seasonal foods. All voyages are intentionally curated to foster both self-discovery and cultural immersion. In a nutshell, “Explore & Restore” pairs inward journeys with outward exploration with impacts that last long after the voyage has concluded.

About Swan Hellenic Ships

Swan Hellenic has a 70-year reputation for excellence in Expedition cruising of the highest order. Most recently this heritage brand has been relaunched. Every one of their small, distinguished ships have been launched in 2021, 2022 and 2023.  The largest of these, SH Diana, carries just 192 guests in 96 suites and staterooms most of which feature large balconies.  Astonishingly, there are 140 crew members on board to provide a spectacular level of service.  SH Vega and her sister ship SH Minerva carry just 150 passengers in supreme comfort with service provided by a 120-person crew. Scandinavian in design and built in Finland, these light-filled ships are stylish and sophisticated but never stuffy, never fussy or formal.

A Word from Swan Hellenic’s CEO, Andrea Zito

At the “Explore & Restore” Reception in New York Swan Hellenic’s Andrea Zito had this to say: “As we continue to undergo a renaissance since relaunching our cultural expedition cruises three years ago, Swan Hellenic’s primary emphasis has been to embrace wellness with our first entry into the American market next year. This launch, in collaboration with Chopra, signifies a momentous milestone. During this transformative journey, wellness and exploration seamlessly merge, igniting a unique path that invites travelers to embark on a voyage where self-care and discovery coexist. This collaboration mirrors our commitment to delivering authentic luxury and intimate, remote experiences with well-being at the forefront.”

Here’s the complete list of “Explore and Restore” voyages in 2024

  • Panama City, Panama to Acapulco, Mexico – March 27 to April 2
  • Nassau, Bahamas to New York, United States, including a session with Dr. Deepak Chopra – May 10 to May 15
  • New York, United States to Halifax, Canada, including a session with Dr. Deepak Chopra – May 15 to May 21
  • Palermo, Italy to Piraeus, Greece – August 28 to September 5
  • Philipsburg, Saint Maarten to Bridgetown, Barbados – October 16 to October 22
  • Maputo, Mozambique to Cape Town, South Africa – November 6 to November 13

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Swan Hellenic SH Vega, credit SH





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