Swan Hellenic partners with CLIA in Australasia

February 16, 2023 – Expedition cruise line Swan Hellenic has partnered with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to support its presence in Australia and New Zealand, joining as a Regional Cruise Line in Australasia.

The partnership brings Swan Hellenic into CLIA’s wider Australasian cruise community, made up of cruise lines from around the world as well as travel agent members from across Australia and New Zealand.

CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said the addition of Swan Hellenic to CLIA’s membership highlighted the growing diversity in cruising and its importance in the wider tourism industry.

“Swan Hellenic is among a thriving class of expedition cruise lines catering to travellers who want intimate encounters with different cultures, landscapes and wildlife as they explore the world,” Mr Katz said. “Expedition cruising is one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of cruising, and we’re delighted to have Swan Hellenic join our community at such a time of innovation and development in this sector.”

Swan Hellenic Pacific General Manager Brigita Devries said the company was pleased to be a part of CLIA Australasia and to have the opportunity to engage with its highly regarded travel advisor members, providing valuable insights, selling tools and support.

“We’re excited to offer our unique vision of worldwide cultural expedition cruising to adventurous-minded Australasian explorers, working with the best travel advisors in the industry,” said Ms. Devries. “We’re committed to supporting the CLIA Australasia community, providing all the resources needed to maximise the potential offered by our growing, inspirational brand, while securing our position as a pioneer and leading innovator of expedition cruising.”

Swan Hellenic Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Alfredo Spadon added: “We’re confident our unique combination of elegance, comfort, in-depth discovery and truly personal service – all without formality or fuss – will be a perfect fit”.

Swan Hellenic operates a fleet of three new expedition ships combing polar ice-class technology with sophisticated interiors, catering for up to 152 or 192 guests. The line offers itineraries to spectacular polar locations including Antarctica and the Arctic, as well as to rich cultural destinations in regions like South America, the islands of the South Pacific and Africa.

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