Swan Hellenic’s cruise ship Minerva has sailed for the first time from Portsmouth. This was a big day not only for us and for the Port itself, and we were very instrumental in making the arrangements for visiting VIP’s, members of the press and local dignitaries.
We also became involved in the pre-cruise planning with the band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines who put on a display on the Quayside for the embarking passengers and played the ship away as she sailed from Portsmouth for the first time. Minerva has become a regular visitor to Portsmouth. Since then and a strong relationship has been developed between her officers, crew and staff ashore.