About Voyages of Discovery
The philosophy of a Voyages of Discovery cruise is: "See more, do more." The UK operator's single ship, the MV Voyager, is large enough to make ocean crossings but small enough to access less-traveled ports. This mid-range size allows Voyager to visit interesting and historic destinations worldwide, great cities and monuments from the ancient and modern worlds.
The ship was built in 1990 and joined the line in 2012. After some major upgrades, the Voyager now has 278 cabins, almost 90% outside; 30 have balconies. In-cabin digital media players provide entertainment with a variety of movies, concerts and documentaries. There are three dining options, including a specialty restaurant (reservations required) and an alfresco option at the Veranda restaurant.
A piano bar was added, the library was refreshed, soft goods in public places were upgraded -- and for scenery-watching, the Lookout Lounge now offers panoramic views. They Voyager has a pool, whirlpools, a small spa and Internet center.
In the coming years, Voyager will travel to many new destinations – in Africa, Iceland, India, the North Cape and the Baltic.
Voyages of Discovery is best for:
Adults looking for off-the-beaten track expedition-style cruises;
Those seeking an educational experience rich in history and culture.
The atmosphere and experience onboard Voyages of Discovery
The Voyager is comfortable understated, relaxing and charming, without big-ship flash. It features spacious common areas, cozy bars, and appealing entertainment. The overall impression is a line that is destination-centric, with "entertainment" primarily focused on the destination, and one of learning and education. Guest speakers (historians, explorers, naturalists and diplomats) share their expertise and interests with like-minded passengers.
The destinations served by Voyages of Discovery
The clientele of Voyages of Discovery
- South America, Central America, The Caribbean
- Black Sea, Holy Land, Red Sea and North Africa
- Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Aegean
- British Isles, Ireland and France
- Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic
- Iceland and the Faroes
- The Far East and Middle East
- Grand Voyages
Well-travelled, (generally) older adults who are destination-oriented and enjoy onboard education and lectures. Depending on the itinerary, passengers are generally a mix of British, American and Canadian.
Regarding children onboard Voyages of Discovery:
There are no recreational facilities for children aboard Voyager and reservations for those under the age of eleven are not advised.