ALMACO chosen to deliver new Swan Hellenic cabins - Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America

ALMACO chosen to deliver new Swan Hellenic cabins

Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo exhibitor ALMACO was recently chosen by Helsinki Shipyard to design, build, and deliver the cabins and crew public areas for two luxury expedition vessels.

The two vessels are part of the new Swan Hellenic “Vega Project”, which consists of the creation and construction of new vessels for Swan Hellenic, including SH Minerva, due to debut in November 2021. Minerva will be a ‘five star elegant Scandi-design boutique ship’, according to Swan Hellenic, offering an intimate setting for expedition voyages to the farthest regions of the world.

The two 113-meter vessels will cruise in the Arctic and Antarctic waters during the winter seasons, and in tropical waters during spring and autumn. The vessels will offer the latest polar ice-class technology, combine with stylish sophisticated interiors. The cabins, designed by ALMACO, are well-planned and spacious with large bathrooms. In addition the layout allows for comfortable in-room dining, with an unbeatable view.

Esko Ryyppö, Project Manager in charge of the Vega Project at ALMACO, said:

“It’s a true pleasure to be part of this unique project and to get to work with Helsinki Shipyard and the other stakeholders in this project. We are looking forward to starting the actual work at the shipyard and to get this fast-paced project successfully delivered to the owner and its customers.”

A cabin, designed by ALMACO, for HS Minerva

About Helsinki Shipyard

Helsinki Shipyard Oy specialises in demanding marine technology and shipbuilding. The shipyard has long experience in designing and building passenger and cruise vessels and are also known for their icebreakers, as well as for other special vessels for arctic conditions.

About Swan Hellenic

Rendering of the new SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic is an established, well respected owner-operated heritage brand with more than 7 decades of expertise in undiscovered destinations. The company exists to provide its guests with authentic, intimate and unforgettable moments in extraordinary locations and remote landmarks. All the while enjoying a sophisticated elegant atmosphere onboard. Now, 70 years after its first pioneering cruise, Swan Hellenic is proud to return to the world’s waters with two brand new expedition ships.


ALMACO Group is a full turnkey contractor for the new construction and modernization of Accommodation and Catering areas for the Marine and Offshore industries. They will be exhibiting at Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo. ALMACO builds complete interiors of marine vessels and offshore units including cabins, wet units, public spaces, galleys, provision stores, refrigeration machinery, laundry solutions, as well as complete living quarters for offshore accommodations. ALMACO works with owners and builders around the world providing full turnkey solutions comprising design and engineering, project management, spare parts and maintenance. ALMACO was founded in 1998 and has offices in Finland, France, Italy, USA, China, Singapore, Brazil and Germany.

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