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In 2009, Voyages of Discovery’s parent company, All Leisure Group, bought the 550-passenger cruise ship Alexander von Humboldt. The company recently announced that the vessel, which is presently being chartered by a German company, would be sailing for Voyages of Discovery from November 2012 under her new name, MV Voyager.

The ship, which was built in 1990, has 278 cabins (30 with balconies) and two large restaurants that have open seating plus a smaller grill restaurant.

“We’re not a ‘Fun Ship’ and we never will be a ‘Fun Ship,’” said managing director Alan Murray. “But what we want to do is modernise. We believe this ship will appeal to a lower age range, from 45 upward.”

MV Voyager will be cruising the Caribbean, Central and South America, including a cruise of the Amazon.

Are you a fan of ‘Fun Ships’ or do you prefer a more ‘classic’ cruise ship experience?