As anyone who has travelled with Voyages of Discovery before will testify, it is like no other cruise holiday. With her classic liner style, room to relax and with only 650 passengers, mv Discovery is perfect for seeing the smaller ports and islands that have to be missed by other lines.
Aboard Discovery, fascinating destinations are brought to life by renowned guest speakers, and as there are no distracting nightclubs, casinos, or other extravagant amenities found on so many other cruise lines, you can fully immerse yourself in the destination. It is a return to classic cruising, where learning about, and then experiencing a port of call is highly valued.
Each of the Discovery guest speakers is appointed for their depth of knowledge and understanding, and a passion for their subject, which brings the cruise alive. They are drawn from the diplomatic service, academia, the military and the arts and are all recognised authorities on the range of subjects most relevant to the places visited throughout an itinerary (and of course these wide ranging and engaging presentations are all included in your price). Not only are you exposed to such eminent guest speakers with Voyages of Discovery, but they also boast a team of highly experienced Port Lecturers whose extensive knowledge and professional presentations will give you a taste of each fascinating destination on the itinerary.
A Voyage of Discovery cruise is a meticulously designed itinerary. They will deliberately take you to exciting ports and places, many of which are off the beaten track destinations rarely visited by other cruise lines. In addition, on offer are more unusual and memorable shore excursions to ensure you find the hidden gems and experiences ashore that you will not be expecting. Going further and digging deeper is almost the Discovery ethos – they are dedicated to helping you to gain a deeper understanding of a regions culture, history and even wildlife.
Some of the more captivating destinations in 2011 & 2012 include Murmansk & the White Sea, The Baltic Capitals, Norwegian Fjords, Iceland, British Isles, Venice and the Adriatic, not to mention the ancient wonders of Egypt and the Holy Land – with visits for the first time to Saudi Arabia and Oman. Discovery is then setting sail towards the end of the year and is coming Down Under – by way of India and Asia. With many overnight stays in various ports, you will have ample time to visit the Great Wall of China, marvel at the cosmopolitan splendor of Shanghai, wonder at ancient temples in Japan or unlock more recent history with a visit to Hiroshima.
With so much to see and do, after a day of exploration ashore, the leafy surrounds of the Palm Court provide the perfect backdrop for a late afternoon tea and a chance to relax while Discovery prepares to leave for her next exciting destination. Alternatively, you might be enticed to have a cocktail in the Discovery Lounge, watching the sun set behind the continental shoreline before dinner. Onboard Discovery there is a number of different dining options designed to cater for all moods and tastes – from a light and healthy alfresco buffet lunch at the Lido, to a five-course dinner in the elegant Seven Continents Restaurant.
Discovery is the epitome of understated elegance, and has her own place and charm in an ocean full of ‘floating resorts’. Discovery is not the biggest, longest, or the fastest, but her special atmosphere and genuinely friendly crew mean so much more to the passengers that sail on her. As other lines try to compete on size and volume, a Voyage of Discovery remains a more personal and more enjoyable experience. The best thing about a Voyage of Discovery is being among people with mutual interests who are equally keen to learn more about the world’s most interesting destinations and cultures. In no time at all you will know the crew by name, they will know your drink and meal preferences, and your fellow passengers will become familiar faces. Discovery passengers may start their voyage as strangers, but they soon form friendships that last well beyond their time on board.
Offers expire on 30 Jun 2011. All fares listed, are in AU$ per person twin share based on lead in category as at 06 April 11 & include non commissionable port taxes, government fees & gratuities. Valid for new bookings only. Subject to availability. May not be combinable with other offers, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.. Cancellation penalties & conditions apply. Voyages of Discovery reserve the right to correct errors or omissions. Complete terms & conditions may be found at www.voyagesofdiscovery.net.au.