Written on: 28/09/2012
Food was over-plentiful, and good. Staff were there to serve you well. Our problems began with our room, which was on deck 7 and considered a superior room. Superior? The sink was cracked, and the carpet stained. It was NOTHING like the advertised picture. Throughout our 8 day voyage, some of the major lounges, deck 6, and other parts of the ship stank of effluent. They were experiencing a problem with the septic tank. 'Code Niagra' meant that another pipe had burst. Often, this meant... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2010
Basic cabin with portholes,very little room and you need to be able to sleep soundly as staff still hovering and on duty all night, also you can hear other guests moving in their rooms. A wide selection of food great for those of us who do not not usually have time at home to have full meals. Do NOT go for late dinning as 8.30 too late we finished between 10.30-11 PM. No entertainment before dinning and only puzzels or a drink in a emepty bar. Yes our fellow holiday makers were elderly going... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2010 by woodthorpepair (1 review written)
We are not cruise types, but we wanted to visit the destinations included in the Black Sea Voyager and were recommended this cruise by some friends who had been on it the year before.
We liked the ship, although it was old and had seen better days. In Istanbul we were moored next to a huge German cruise ship which was like a floating retail park - right down to the dining arrangements, from what I've since read. Instead of being able to wander off the ship freely in port, as you can from a... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2010
Our first cruise and what a brilliant introduction, great weather, beautiful places to visit, wonderful food, friendly staff and crew and great size ship for a first cruise.
I can't think of anything bad to say about the whole experience and I have reccomended it to friends and family. I am not sure how long the Discovery will be in service for (heard rumours that it may only be 2 years) but hope to travel on it again. Keep up the good work and thanks for a wonderful holiday. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2010
This was our first ever cruise and we loved it! The Discovery is a small ship, personal service, easy to meet and get to know other travellers. We found the 'noisy engines' some people complain about were very soothing and we slept very well. Food was good and lots of variety. Staff were so helpful. We were among the youngest on board at 50 but loved the peaceful, easygoing atmosphere. Also enjoyed the dress up nights too! Only went on one trip, Flam railway. This was a bit... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2010
Last year our Voyage of Discovery Baltic Cruise was faultless,sadly we cannot say the same this year.
The general atmosphere on the ship was not as friendly,although as always the Filopino crew were delightful.
Food was also of a lower standard both in the Lido,Buffet selection very poor,smoked salmon served once.Seven Seas Restaurant was also of a much lower standard than last year.
It is still a very clean ship and the excursions were well organised. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2010
We have no complaints about the boat Discovery. The staff are fantastic and the service is excellent. Food also very good especially the buffets.
We do have a complaint about the price of the excursions. For what they offered some of them were really not worth the money. The descriptions are wonderful but what you got on some of them was not.
For example we paid £70 each to go ashore in the Seychelles(free boat tender for anyone) spend one hour in a nature reserve and then 40 minutes on a... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2010
Further update - 6 days from what should have been the start of our cruise Voyages of Discovery have finally decided to cancel our holiday. But we are not being offered a refund, only the option of transferring to another of their cruises next year. Since they are not doing the same cruise next year they are forcing me to go on a cruise that I'm not interested in.
The 1 star I have given is for their cheek ( ....it's the minimum this site will allow me to give) (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2010
It's a pity I had to give this a star at all. I was due to go on this cruise 4 days ago but due to the volcanic eruption I have not been able to do so. I appreciatee it is not the company's fault but at the time of writing the majority of other cruise companies are offering the option of a full refund but not so Voyages of Discovery. All they are offering is alternative flight dates to catch up with the ship but at the current time thses are totally realistic as the latest news is that there... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2009 by grahamj3 (1 review written)
Land of Midnight Sun cruise June 2009. First class itinerary, excellent organisation marred by having to share Tromso with another cruise liner with 1200 on board meant that all tourist destinations were jam packed. Not much company could do about this. Ships company excellent in every respect, friendly patient and cheerful. Food first class for canteen style eating. Went with mr. Bridge and highly recommend doing this to spend each evening in congenial company at the bridge table. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2009 by cmpdiane (4 reviews written)
From details and opinions posted on the Internet we had very low expectations for this cruise (Lisbon to Antarctica) but where happy to "give it a go" for the destinations of South America and Antarctica. We were pleasantly surprised by the decor of the ship, though very disappointed at the decor of our cabin, a junior suite, it was functional however we saw superior cabins of a lower grade that were far more nicely appointed with art on all walls and matching curtains etc. Our decor was... (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2009 by gppn1946 (1 review written)
good diningroom/lounges/decks staff and service; entertainment; food; cleanliness on board; very friendly phillipino crew; all daily programmes of activities on board; cabaret crew; on board shop; these were thr bad points in our opinion, too long delays at airports; bathroom in cabin not up to scratch; never met captain, officers and his engineers; decision for cancellation of shore-landings due to too many incapacitated passengers not acceptable, esp. at Tristan Da Cunha; internet very slow... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2009 by shirley owl (1 review written)
On the Antarctic cruise it excelled in organisation and friendliness of crew and the staff. I cannot fault the cruise itself or the planning that went into it. If I have to complain it would be about the choice of airline used to get us to our embarkation point and after our disembarkation. Flights on both were stressful at airports and with long delays and cancellations. I almost got put off booking any further cruises due to the bad experience with the flights. But the Voyages of... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2008
Seldom have I been so satisfied with a cruise in all its aspects, from the quality and attention to detail of the crew, the standard of catering and the excellent and varied entertainment. I would certainly not hesitate to go with Discovery again and recommend it to my friends. (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2005 by Mufi (2 reviews written)
The very, very best thing Discovery did on this cruise was to stay in St. Petersburg for three nights. That's why we were there - not many cruises do that and this city is a gem.
Our journey to Hawich, which I last visited in 1949 to sail to Holland on what must have been the first school trip abroad after the war, took about four hours from NW England, via M56, M6, M1 and M25. We arrived at the dedicated car park in a downpour, the only rain we had for 12 days!
Boarding was simple after a... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2004 by the thespian (3 reviews written)
We were on a 10 day cruise to the North Cape. The Voyages of Discovery MV Discovery ship was superbly equipped, the predominantly Philipino staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The ship takes approximately 600 passengers, so is not too big. Food was excellent and plentiful. There were many activities to pass the time away while at sea, or if you prefer there are many lounges to sit and just watch the scenery. Dress was mostly informal, with just a couple of formal dinners.
As this... (read more)
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