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An exploration of the Amazon River in Brazil and two new cruises of the Mediterranean.

These are the highlights of the 2025 season from Swan Hellenic, who offer discovery opportunities across West Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America, as well as the Arctic and Antarctic.

The company’s 2025 cruises on boutique ice-class ships SH Diana and SH Vega offer a choice of almost 60 expertly curated itineraries worldwide.

The 19-night ‘Exploring South America from Barbados to Brazil’ on SH Vega sails from Bridgetown October 12, 2025, all the way down to Salvador de Bahia. The voyage takes in many of South America’s most famous but also undiscovered and inaccessible cultural and natural wonders.

The highlight of the cruise lies in a four-day detour up the Amazon River to Macapa, Iquiqui and Gurupa in the heart of the jungle, returning through the Breves Narrows, upriver from Belém in the Thousand Islands region.

The new Mediterranean cruises explore some of the most inspiring sites of ancient and medieval culture, many with UNESCO World Heritage status.

Most of these can only be accessed by smaller ships such as SH Diana, which also brings cruise guests the pleasure of mooring in the heart of Venice.