Interior designer, ALMACO was responsible for all of the guest and crew cabins, as well as crew public areas, of Swan Hellenic’s three ‘Vega’ class vessels – ‘SH Minerva’, ‘SH Vega’ and ‘SH Diana’.
The work was performed at Helsinki Shipyard in Finland.
In mid-April 2023, the expedition and boutique ship ‘SH Diana’, the last of the trio, welcomed her first guests in Palermo.
Her suites were completed by ALMACO during the delivery voyage from Helsinki to Palermo, and all of the cabins were finished before guests arrived.
The company was contracted to design, procure, and construct all of the ships’ passenger cabins, crew cabins, and crew public areas.
“It has been great to work with Helsinki Shipyard and Swan Hellenic on this project,” said Esko Ryyppö, ALMACO’s Project Manager in charge of the ‘Vega’ series project (pictured).
“The project got off to a good start in April, 2020 with ‘SH Minerva’ and continued with ‘SH Vega’ and now ‘SH Diana’.
“We were expecting challenges due to the unstable market situation and took extra precautions to ensure the project was a success. Thanks to the great co-operation with Helsinki Shipyard and Swan Hellenic, we were able to deliver all three projects successfully,” he said.
‘SH Diana’ is slightly larger than her sisterships and offers 96 cabins, including 11 suites.
The cabins are spacious with large bathrooms and allow comfortable in-room dining with a spectacular view, the company said. The on board interiors have an elegant ‘Scandi-luxe’ Chic design.
With 141 crew members and 209 guests, the number of crew cabins was almost the same as the number of guest cabins. Crew wellbeing and high retention are important for Swan Hellenic and they know the motto ‘happy crew, happy guests’ to be true, ALMACO said.