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Life On Board

You may be wondering what life on board a small ship cruise is like. Well I can’t speak for all our partnered cruise ships, but I can share my experience with Swan Hellenic. The ship holds 192 passengers and has 9 decks. The 8th deck is where you will find the spa and outdoor hot tub, my personal favorite. The 7th deck has the breakfast and lunch buffet area and across the hall is a large lounge, equip with a bar, board games and puzzles to choose from, and a large screen where guest speakers present every day about the area you are sailing in. Decks 6-4 is where you will find all passenger cabins. The lowest deck passengers have access to is deck 3. This is considered the excursion deck and where you load onto the tender boats which then take you to shore for your daily adventure. 

I will say, these guys get it when it comes to food and coffee! It is always available. If you sleep in or miss a meal, don’t worry as the snack bar is always open and room service is available 24/7. I also want to clarify that the snack bar is not a boring snack bar, it is filled with delicious fruits, pastries, sandwiches, and much more. So do not worry about going hungry here!
If you are into food just as much as I am, you will not be disappointed by the dinners served on this cruise! The Michelin 5 star chefs seemed to outdo themselves with every meal. Dinner was a 4 course experience with wine and beer constantly flowing. The staff were always extremely accommodating and friendly. Everyone had the opportunity to participate in a special captain's dinner as well. I can comfortably say we got spoiled with our food options.

Other services we were thankful to have were free laundry, free wifi, and free mini bar service. Life on board was very relaxed. There was a lot of opportunity to get to know the other guests on board and we enjoyed the quite nature of it all. 


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