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SH Vega

Ship Overview

Operated by: Swan Hellenic

Launched in 2022, the new, 5-star SH Vega features elegant Scandi-design and offers an intimate setting from which to immerse yourself in all the sights and scenery throughout your expedition. Accommodating no more than 152 guests for a truly boutique experience, you will be exceptionally well looked after by an international crew of up to 120.

SH Vega is a true expedition ship. Designed to journey to 'off the beaten path' destinations and remote polar regions in style and comfort, she has achieved a PC5 rating for her ice-strengthened hull, which combined with extra-large stabilisers makes your journey as smooth as possible.

Onboard, the 70 staterooms and six suites have all the modern amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars. Your home away from home also features a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

Discerning travellers will enjoy a choice of restaurants, several bars, and comfortable lounges with panoramic views. To keep active during your expedition, make use of the pool, jacuzzi, spa and fitness gym.

Expedition amenities include a basecamp for storage of gear, lecture lounge, an Expedition Laboratory where guests can take part in scientific research, a reference library and of course a fleet of excursion tenders that will ensure you're never far from the action!

 

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Key Facts

Crew
120
Officers
International
Guests
152
Tonnage
10600
Length
337 Feet / 115 Metres
Width
75 Feet
Speed
15.50 Knots
Passenger Decks
9
Built
2022
Registry
Panama
Room Grades

Premium Suite

SIZE:49m2 / 527sqftSLEEPS:2

The two grandest suites feature a superking bed and separate living room with and a soothing flame-effect fireplace, a luxurious ensuite bathroom, spacious walk in wardrobe and a 12 sq.m private balcony. There's all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars. There's also a desk, a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

Suite

SIZE:44m2 / 473sqftSLEEPS:2

The ship's four Suites feature a superking bed and separate living room with and a soothing flame-effect fireplace, a luxurious ensuite bathroom and a 12 sq.m. private balcony. There's all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars. There's also a desk, a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

Balcony D6

SIZE:28m2 / 301sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on deck six, these balcony staterooms feature two single beds or double bed with living room area, a luxurious bathroom and your own private 6 sq.m balcony. There's all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars. There's also a desk, a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

Balcony M5

SIZE:28m2 / 301sqftSLEEPS:2

Located at the centre of the ship, these balcony staterooms feature two single beds or double bed with living room area, a luxurious bathroom and your own private 6 sq.m balcony. There's all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars. There's also a desk, a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

Balcony D5

SIZE:28m2 / 301sqftSLEEPS:2

Located at the forward and aft of deck five, these balcony staterooms feature two single beds or double bed with living room area, a luxurious bathroom and your own private 6 sq.m balcony. There's all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars. There's also a desk, a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

Oceanview M4

SIZE:19m2 / 204sqftSLEEPS:2

Oceanview staterooms features two single beds or one double bed, bedroom and living room and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. There's all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars. There's also a desk, a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

Oceanview D4

SIZE:19m2 / 204sqftSLEEPS:2

Oceanview staterooms features two single beds or one double bed, bedroom and living room and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. There's all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars. There's also a desk, a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

Dining

 

When you cruise aboard SH Vega you are assured of a culinary adventure, with several different dining locations and styles available. You'll also enjoy included tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages right throughout your expedition.

The Swan Dining room

The Swan Dining Room, as the main venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serves international and regional cuisine focused on quality, creativity and flavours.
With an open seating policy, guests can dine at their leisure, from breakfast through to dinner.

Breakfast and Lunch are presented buffet-style, while dinner is a sit-down affair complete with white tablecloths and linen napkins.

All of Swan Hellenic's menus are inspired and created in conjunction with renowned Italian Chef Andrea Ribaldone and Korean Chef Sang Keun Oh and are of international flair and cater to all tastebuds.

 

See a Swan Hellenic Sample Menu

 

 

Club Lounge

Open from the early hours to late at night, this social space has the feel of an expansive living room, leading out to the al fresco Pool Grill and Bar.

The Club Lounge changes its appearance from an early riser to a light lunch and a lavish afternoon tea time to a causal dining experience.

In the evening the Club Lounge entices a social chat while offering an interactive family-style dinner. Piemonte’s famous style of pizza is also served along with a mouth-watering selection of desserts.

 

 

 

Pool Grill & Bar

The al fresco Poolside Grill & Bar couples  stunning views of the glistening sea with classics such as hot dogs, burgers and grilled fish – with all the accompanying condiments. A perfect place for that unforgettable BBQ event! The Bar offers handcrafted cocktails and drinks of your choice.

 

 

Observation Lounge

Inviting you in with expansive panoramic views, the Observation Lounge & Bar is the natural choice for edutainment by day and cocktails by night.

The Observation Lounge also serves as the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet moment and to read a good book. Or simply reflect on the day’s observations with your newly made friends.

 

Features

When you cruise aboard the SH Vega you will enjoy outstanding onboard amenities, all delivered with a touch of luxury and outstanding service.

 

Staterooms – your home away from home

Your stylish, spacious en-suite stateroom is your luxurious home from home – a place to relax and recharge for the next day’s adventures. Soft wood fittings, earthy tones and textures and well-placed lighting features make the rooms a place of retreat, rather than just somewhere to sleep and through your window or floor-to-ceiling balcony doors you will be able to admire the ever-changing scenery.

Expect supremely comfortable beds, luxurious bathrooms, ample storage and a separate living area and bedroom.

 

 

 

Expedition Laboratory

Swan Hellenic invites guest scientists to work from their own mini laboratory while they are travelling. Guests are welcome to interact with these scientists and learn more about the environments that they are exploring.

 

 

 

Library and expedition office

Expeditioners can follow up on their learnings in the ship's onboard library which contains a large selection of scientific literature.

 

 

 

Fitness

Fitness is a key part of the daily routine for many. Just because you’re on holiday your wellbeing routine need not stop. 

SH Vega’s state-of-the-art gym will please the most discerning of fitness fiends. Here, you will find everything from cardio machines and stretch bands to weights. There’s also a range of instructor-led classes. Why not try a morning stretch class or book a fitness assessment with one of the specialist body coaches? 

You don’t have to be pounding the treadmill to enjoy our fabulous on-board fitness and spa facilities. Relax and revive in the sauna, outdoor pool or one of the jacuzzis and book yourself in for a healing massage or facial. 

The fitness areas are spotlessly clean, with luxurious changing facilities, water and towels provided.

 

 

 

Excursion Tenders

No stone is left unturned when it comes to researching shore excursion programmes. All aspects of the itinerary are carefully planned in detail by a knowledgeable, well-travelled team to ensure each aspect of the expedition is delivered to the highest possible standard. 

Swan Hellenic has thought of all their guests, including the less mobile. Their 12-person hard-hulled zodiacs, the boats that take guests off the ship, have been designed for increased comfort and manoeuvrability so that everyone can get up close and personal with their majestic surroundings.

As well as our daily zodiac excursions there are opportunities for polar kayaking and trekking and for the brave… The Polar Plunge.

 

 

SH Vega Expeditions

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Weddell Sea Discovery

From AUD $14480.00 Per Person

DURATION:12 Days/ 11 Nights REGION:Antarctica SHIP:SH Vega

2025/26 EARLYBIRD OFFER BOOK BY 30 JUNE 2024 | Cruise deep into Antarctica’s furthest reaches of the icy Weddell Sea over 12 thrilling days aboard your state-of-the-art expedition ship.

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Antarctic Peninsula Discovery

From AUD $11880.00 Per Person

DURATION:10 Days/ 9 Nights REGION:Antarctica SHIP:SH Vega

EARLYBIRD OFFER BOOK BY 30 JUNE 2024 | For those with limited time, this voyage takes you across the Drake Passage straight to the frozen Antarctic Peninsula.

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Svalbard Explored

From AUD $9553.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:Arctic SHIP:SH Vega

SPECIAL OFFER | Explore the High Arctic wilderness within the Arctic Circle between 74° and 81° north on this 7-night Svalbard Discovery cruise on board a boutique expedition ship.

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In Shackleton's Footsteps

From AUD $25180.00 Per Person

DURATION:18 Days/ 17 Nights REGION:Antarctica SHIP:SH Vega

2025/26 EARLYBIRD OFFER BOOK BY 30 JUNE 2024 | Follow in the wake of one of history’s greatest explorers on this extraordinary voyage discovering the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula.

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