VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

CRUISING WITH VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

Cruise in classic comfort aboard mv Discovery and travel with some distinguished guest speakers who will add rare insight to the places visited. Built for global cruising, Discovery is large enough to sail the world's great oceans, yet small enough to reach those less-frequented places. Behind her classic lines, the emphasis is on space, service and understated elegance with friendly, experienced European officers and attentive Filipino crew. mv Discovery offers an exciting range of cruises to explore the world's great destinations.

Voyages of Discovery Ship

With Eight decks and all the contemporary amenities you'd expect on a Voyage of Discovery ship, the moment you step on board the mv Discovery, you'll feel a genuine warmth in the welcome of her crew and staff. On the bridge is Captain Derrick Kemp from Britain, an experienced Master who has had command of passenger ships for the past 16 years. With him is fellow Britain, Captain John Brocklehurst, with many years experience on the Bridge of cruise liners around the world.

They are supported by a team of Officers from Europe and over 300 friendly international crew members. Cabin and restaurant staff hail predominantly from the Philippines. Renowned for their high standards, you'll be the first to appreciate their courteousness and their attentive levels of service. In addition to the experienced cruise staff and the company of the guest speakers they have invited to join them, you'll also enjoy the talents of a highly accomplished team of musicians and entertainers.

Together, they'll ensure that your time aboard Discovery is as rewarding and enjoyable as can be. As well as the wonderful places you'll travel to, Discovery is a destination unto herself. Whether you prefer relaxing in a quiet corner, dancing, keeping fit or treating yourself to a massage, life on board Discovery will keep you as busy or as relaxed as you like.

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY LIFE ONBOARD SHIP


MV Discovery Cruise Ship Facilities – Health and Fitness Centre

  • Fully equipped Gym. Work out whilst enjoying views over the stern
  • Beauty salon for facials and massages and manicures
  • Hairdressers
  • Juice Bar
  • Ladies and Men's saunas

The fully equipped health and beauty centre and gym is spread over two decks and offers clear views over the stern of the ship. With modern exercise equipment, men's and women's saunas, hairdresser and treatment room for facials and massage, it has all you need to pamper yourself and indulge your senses.

For further relaxation there are two open-air jacuzzis outside the beauty salon. There is also gentle daily exercise classes either on deck or in the aerobics area of the gym.


2 Swimming Pools Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • Deck Pool - An outdoor pool with sun deck and sun loungers, with views to the stern
  • Crystal Pool - Stunningly located pool at the very top of the ship, with a sliding glass roof which can be drawn back, depending on the weather

4 Lounges Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • The Carousel Lounge and Bar - An ideal venue for the nightly entertainment programme
  • The Discovery Lounge - An unusual feature of the Lounge is the stunning sheer glass wall looking directly out onto the swimming pool and stern of the ship.
  • Palm Court - A quiet place with comfortable chairs to sit and watch the world sail by
  • Bridge Club Lounge - venue for Bridge tournaments and quiet board games

4 Lounges Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • The Carousel Lounge and Bar - An ideal venue for the nightly entertainment programme
  • The Discovery Lounge - An unusual feature of the Lounge is the stunning sheer glass wall looking directly out onto the swimming pool and stern of the ship.
  • Palm Court - A quiet place with comfortable chairs to sit and watch the world sail by
  • Bridge Club Lounge - venue for Bridge tournaments and quiet board games

6 Bars Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • Waves Bar, Hideaway Bar, Carousel Bar, Explorer Bar, Yacht Club Bar & Seven Continents Bar

2 Restaurants Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • Seven Continents Restaurant - elegant restaurant offering a memorable dining experience
  • Yacht Club Restaurant- sophisticated "invitation only" dining room

Cinema Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • Discovery cinema and theatre for lectures, seating 170 passengers

Library Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • Fully stocked library with a wide range of novels and reference books and comfortable surrounding for those wishing to relax with a good book

Card Room Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • Relax over a game of cards or selection of board games

Internet Centre Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • A fully equipped internet centre with the latest technology to keep in touch with home or research your next destination

Communications Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • Telephone, email and fax via Satellite

Photo Shop Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • A dedicated photo gallery where you can have your pictures developed whilst you are on board

Medical Centre Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • Available 24 hours a day

Shop Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • Full range of duty free gifts and essentials
  • The ship operates on a cashless system and all purchases will be logged on your personalised cabin card

Mezzanine Lobby Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

  • A distinguishing feature of mv Discovery is the sweeping staircase between Bali and Pacific Decks.

MV Discovery Entertainment Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

During days at sea there will be a programme of informative talks, visits to the Bridge, art classes, films and music recitals; you might prefer to select a book from the library and relax on deck, enjoy a board game, visit the gym or pamper yourself in the new health and beauty centre; you might prefer to do nothing but watch the world sail by. The choice is yours.

Voyages of Discovery deliberately avoid much of the razzmatazz that is sometimes associated with cruising, but provide instead a low-key programme of quality entertainment. In the evenings take in a show then dance to the ship's orchestra in the Carousel Lounge. Relax in the Explorer Bar, meet up in the Bridge Club or drop into the Hideaway bar for a quiet drink. Alternatively, pit your wits against the quiz master or enjoy a feature film in the cinema.


MV Discovery Guest Speakers Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

To enhance the value of your time ashore and keep you entertained and informed during your time on board, all cruises will offer a carefully planned programme of talks and lectures.


Informal Talks Onboard the MV Discovery Cruise Ship

There will be a series of highly-acclaimed illustrated talks given by the experienced cruise staff and port lecturers on the places they visit. These talks are informal and informative - not aimed at those with a specialist or academic interest - and will appeal to all those who wish to have more knowledge of the places they will visit.

On all cruises there will be additional guest speakers who will give more in-depth talks on their own particular areas of expertise, sometimes connected with the destinations of the cruise, sometimes of more general interest. All have been invited for their special ability to entertain as well as inform. They shall be welcoming two or three guest speakers on every sailing as well as specialists in other areas of interest such as art and photography, who will give classes for those who wish to participate.

On cruises to Antarctica and the Chilean Fjords your expedition leader will be Dr Peter Carey, a zoologist with research interests in seabirds and seals. Peter has participated in expeditions to Antarctica, Alaska, New Zealand and the sub-Antarctic islands and has worked as a scientist on projects concerning Adelie penguins, skuas and fish.

Teams from BBC History Magazine will be on board selected summer cruises to impart their knowledge and understanding on the places to be visited.


VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY CRUISE DINING OPTIONS

Dining on board is always a special event and on Discovery you will experience new levels of gastronomic delight. From breakfast through to midnight snacks you will be impressed by the choice and quality of the superb food the chefs have prepared and by the friendly, attentive service of the stewards.


Voyages of Discovery Dining

Breakfast Onboard Voyages of Discovery Ship

Full breakfast will be served in the Seven Continents Restaurant or "al fresco" on the Sun Deck. Sitting basis is open. Continental breakfast is also available in your cabin.


Lunch Onboard Voyages of Discovery Ship

Lunch is taken on an open sitting basis in the Seven Continents Restaurant or "al fresco" on the Sun Deck.


Dinner Onboard Voyages of Discovery Ship

Dinner is served at two sittings in the Seven Continents Restaurant. The timings will depend on the day's program, but usually early sitting is approx 6.15pm and Main sitting is approx 8.15pm. Your preference should be indicated at time of booking, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, but cannot be guaranteed. Occasionally - for example, when they are in the Land of the Midnight Sun there will be the chance to dine "al fresco" on the Sun Deck.


Yacht Club Onboard Voyages of Discovery Ship

The Yacht Club, situated forward on Sun Deck, offers a superb alternative dining venue with marvellous views on three sides. Speciality themed menus such as Italian, Oriental, Polynesian or Mexican will be served. The Yacht Club is "invitation only", and with seating for approximately 100 people, all passengers will receive an invitation to dine here at least once a week - reservation required.


Voyages of Discovery Cruise Dress Code – Semi Formal


As a general rule, for days onboard informal clothing is suggested.

For trips ashore, and getting into and out of the ships tender boats, comfortable, sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

The evening dress code will be published in the onboard daily programme each day. In the evenings there is a recommended semi-formal or smart/casual dress code.

There will usually be two formal evenings per cruise, where the recommended dress code is traditional black tie and evening dresses. Lounge suits or a blazer and tie are equally acceptable.

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY SPECIAL NEEDS & GRATUITIES


Guests with Wheelchair Needs

Passengers requiring wheelchairs must provide their own collapsible chair. Voyages regret that they are unable to accommodate mobility scooters or motorised wheelchairs. The use of a wheelchair needs to be declared at the time of booking. They do ask as a booking condition that all wheelchair users are able to walk up and down the gangway, if they are unable to do so, they are unable to accept the booking.


Guest with Special Dietary Needs

They can usually make provision for special diets provided that sufficient notice is given. A good vegetarian choice is available onboard and vegetarian meals are also available on flights. Other diets can be accommodated for e.g. gluten free and diabetic.


Voyages of Discovery Tips & Gratuities


All gratuities onboard and service charges are included in your fare.

Additional rewards for exceptional service from a particular crew member is at your discretion.

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