Minerva - at ease, country house style

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.

Minerva Welcome

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.

Lounge Room Orpheus RoomShe's 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.

Dining Room Library 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 Salon.

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.

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