Cultural expedition cruise pioneer, Swan Hellenic, has released details of 2024’s inaugural “Explore & Restore” voyages, sailing spectacular itineraries through some of the most inspiring regions in the world.
Having taken the cruise and well-being world by surprise with its exclusive Chopra partnership, Swan Hellenic has now released details of its six inaugural “Explore & Restore” voyages. The many inner journey activities aboard and ashore include daily yoga and meditation sessions, breathwork, group connection and post-excursion reflection, as well as self-discovery workshops, self-care practices and nourishing Ayurveda-inspired meals.
Two of the cruises follow on from one another while the remainder are spread out across 2024, offering the opportunity both to daisy-chain cruises for an extended experience, and to return aboard multiple times for a journey of inner discovery that builds throughout the year.
In addition, guests can mix and match their choices, meaning wellness retreat fans can finally enjoy a vacation with partners and friends that have quite different passions, knowing they will be equally thrilled by their Swan Hellenic experience.
“Holistic Escape,” departs Panama City on 27 March 2024 for six-nights on SH Diana, exploring Bahía Culebra, Amapala, Huatulco and Acapulco. Highlights include yoga on Playa Panama and Chahué Beach, plus reflective exploration of Isla San Carlos beach and the ‘Barco Hundido’ shipwreck. Price from AU$9,087 (two sharing) including the Chopra Health Retreat Package or from AU$7,270 (two sharing) without.
“Balancing Your Mind and Body” sees SH Diana sail from Nassau on 10 May 2024 for a five-night voyage, calling at historic Charleston on the way to New York. This very special cruise includes a session with global well-being pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra himself. Price from AU$7,030 (two sharing) including the Chopra Health Retreat Package or from AU$5,624 (two sharing) without.
“Inner Connection” follows on immediately, creating the perfect prospect for daisy-chaining while offering the second and only other 2024 opportunity for a session with Dr. Chopra in person. Sailing from New York on 15 May 2024, this SH Diana voyage explores Martha’s Vineyard (with yoga and lunch), Provincetown, Boston, Portland and Yarmouth, berthing in Halifax on 21 May 2024. Price from AU$9,087 (two sharing) including the Chopra Health Retreat Package or from AU$7,270 (two sharing) without.
“From Magna Graecia to Greece” leaves Palermo on 28 August 2024 for eight nights in the heart of the Mediterranean, sailing to Lipari, Stromboli, Giardini Naxos, Crone, Otranto, Sarandë, Preveza, Itea and Piraeus, the port of Athens. A one-of-a-kind yoga session looking out at a volcano is just one of the unforgettable experiences included. Price from AU$14,801 (two sharing) including the Chopra Health Retreat Package or from AU$11,841 (two sharing) without.
Departing on SH Vega from Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, on 16 October 2024, “Embracing Inner Spirit and Thriving” is a six-night Caribbean odyssey visiting Saint Barthélemy, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, Mayreau, and Bridgetown, Barbados. Standouts include the Saline Bay Beach Yoga Retreat and discovering the essential oils of Martinique. Price from AU$13,227 (two sharing) including the Chopra Health Retreat Package or from AU$10,581 (two sharing) without.
The seven-night “Extraordinary South Africa,” on SH Diana from 6-13 November 2024, sails from Maputo with calls at Richards Bay, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay and Cape Town. High points include crashing wave beach yoga, reflections on encounters with Africa’s extraordinary wildlife, and a market visit with a local herbal expert. Price from AU$15,076 (two sharing) including the Chopra Health Retreat Package or from AU$12,060 (two sharing) without.
The “Explore & Restore” programme has been expertly designed to unveil each participant’s authentic self and ignite their path to purpose while traveling to the most captivating places on Earth. Full details can be found in a special dedicated brochure and on the Swan Hellenic website.
Patrizia Iantorno, Chief Commercial Officer of Swan Hellenic, says: “These transformative cruises with Chopra are not only a fantastic new wellbeing retreat experience but are almost unique in allowing wellness aficionados to vacation contentedly with friends and family who have widely differing interests. They’re a wonderful expression of our commitment to deliver authentic experiences of discovery that continually advance and reinvent the Swan Hellenic tradition”.
For more information about these Chopra “Explore & Restore” well-being voyages, please visit the Swan Hellenic Website www.swanhellenic.com and https://chopra.com/explore.
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