Step aboard Minerva and relax - this is cruising at its most
civilised. Friendly and intimate, spacious and comfortable - Minerva
is reminiscent of an English country house hotel with a different
view every day.
When you leave home to go on holiday you probably don't want
to leave valued home comforts behind too. Which is why our passengers
so appreciate Minerva's country house atmosphere.
small for a modern-day cruise ship (accommodating just 300 passengers)
but spacious by any standards and tastefully furnished with the
welcome touches you'd expect in a traditional well-regarded hotel.
Such as congenial lounges with a medley of sofas and chairs: fresh
flowers, original works of art, soft lighting and attentive staff.
In the graceful main Lounge you can listen to our Speakers
by day and musical interludes at night. You could perhaps see
a cookery demonstration by our executive chef here too and in
the evening twirl around the dance floor. The wood-panelled Wheeler
Bar is a cosy place to chat as late as you wish, while the light
and airy Orpheus Room provides the perfect setting for an amiable
gathering over drinks at any time.
Minerva's sophisticated restaurant, where you will be invited
to sit with whom you please, offers delectably varied menus which
may reflect the countries you visit and always satisfy a desire
for imaginative good food. You can enjoy a more informal breakfast,
lunch or dinner in the Bridge Cafe, which leads out to wooden
decks and a pool. Ample loungers beckon here, on which to rediscover
the notion that pure leisure, particularly at sea, is a true pleasure.
Added treats are a Library, packed with an enticing selection
of fact and fiction, a Card Room, club-style Smoking Room and,
when it's time to switch off, a Gym, Sauna, Massage Room and Beauty
Cabins, all with private facilities, and some with a bath, range
from luxurious suites with secluded balconies to very attractive
standard. Whichever grade you choose, you'll enjoy such thoughtful
gestures as a telephone and tv, real beds, a hairdryer, binoculars
for close-ups at sea and ashore and a good selection of books.