Swan Hellenic’s new ship SH Vega delays inaugural voyage with trade representatives onboard

By Linsey McNeill
12/07/2022
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Swan Hellenic’s new ship SH Vega got temporarily stuck in a Helsinki shipyard with trade representatives and media onboard.

Captain Tuomo Leskinen told guests who’d joined the 152-passenger ship for a preview cruise that he couldn’t leave until a technical issue had been resolved.

In a further announcement this morning, he said that ‘technical and administration’ problems had been solved and the ship would sail today at 6pm, according to cruise blogger Dave Monk.

SH Vega will arrive in Copenhagen 24 hours later than planned.

Vega was due to leave the shipyard for Copenhagen at 3pm yesterday after its christening ceremony, before sailing on to Tromsø in Norway for its first scheduled passenger cruise, starting on July 20.

SH Vega was snapped up by Swan Hellenic after it was put up for auction by the ship yard when the Russian-based leasing company originally due to buy the ship was slapped with sanctions.

Dave Monk said that it has been noted that the ship’s registration has been changed over the past few hours from Malta to Nassau to Panama.

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