Swan Hellenic announced that the new SH Diana was floated out of drydock at Helsinki Shipyard earlier this week.
This ship will become the third in the company’s luxury expedition fleet.
The H Diana’s fitting out is now already underway, the company said, leaving her comfortably on schedule for her maiden cruise, “Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors,” which will be leaving Palermo in Italy for Lisbon in Portugal on April 15.
The Diana will then make her way up the West Atlantic seaboard of Europe for explorations of the Arctic.
Andrea Zito, CEO of Swan Hellenic Limited, said: “We are delighted with the construction progress and quality of SH Diana, a Polar Class PC6 vessel with state-of-the-art ship technology and sustainability that will enter service as planned in April. 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 zodiacs.”
Kim Salmi, CEO of Helsinki Shipyard, added: “With exemplary cooperation between our personnel, owners representatives and our multiple contractors and suppliers, SH Diana has reached maturity for this milestone and was floated out. Works will now continue with intense commissioning phase, preparing her for passengers in April.”