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The Swan Hellenic SH Minerva and its sister vessels






Cruise and Ferry

The SH Minerva is a brand new five-star ship from the cruise line Swan Hellenic. It has been built at Helsinki Shipyard in Finland and will sail to remote polar regions in both style and comfort. Its two sister ships will hit the water in the spring of 2022 and late 2022, and aboard all three you can find several types of LED luminaires from Glamox.

When we think of cruises we often think of warm and sunny destinations like the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. The SH Minerva and her sisters, on the other hand, are made for a high-end cruise experience in high latitude areas. Her maiden voyage in December 2021 was a cruise to the Antarctic. All three vessels are designed to meet the latest emission standards to minimize their impact on the environment, and we are proud to say that our luminaires fit the bill.


Glamox delivered most of the technical lights for the three ships. On the outdoor decks you can find the AL46 LED strips, the FL45 floodlight, the TL60 LED, and also a couple of XS 2000 R50 searchlights. Indoors you will find the MIR Led and TL44-S G2 for engine rooms and technical spaces.


All three vessels have a high ice class and they are made for a high-end cruise experience in very cold and harsh environments. This means that the luminaires used must be as rugged as the ship. Our luminaires are built to have a very long lifespan, which leads to reduced downtime and maintenance costs. Choosing LED means a reduction in energy use, and this means it is both an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient choice.


The ships have been designed to meet the latest requirements in environmental regulations. For example, the SH Minerva is completely self-sufficient for up to 40 days or 8,000 nautical miles. The vessels are equipped with exhaust gas cleaning, an advanced treatment system for wastewater, and storage facilities for waste. These things are required for operating in sensitive polar areas. They are also designed to provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to view the nature surrounding the vessel, for a demanding client base that wishes to travel in style. All the ships have high-quality exteriors, and their interiors are inspired by Scandinavian design.


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Products used: MIR LED, TX60, TL44-S G2, FL60, XS 2000 R50, FL45, TL60, AL46 AQUA, AL46 ATLANTIS, TL14-W58 LED, AL42-W