Category Archives: Voyages of Discovery

2015 Solar Eclipse

On the 20th March, parts of the northern hemisphere will have a solar eclipse. In the UK, it will only be partial, unlike 1999, but the farther north you head, the more of the sun will be covered, varying from … Continue reading

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My 2014 Highlights

It’s been a funny old year for me, most notably because only did TWO cruises! Since my back, which has been bad since June 2010, was a good 90% better, it was time to start looking for a job and … Continue reading

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Voyager Cruise – Cadiz to Portsmouth

After lunch it was time for a few dock photos then while back in the cabin, there was an announcement about testing the PA and alarm systems. Well it’s different! Sea Cloud II was sailing at 4pm but it was … Continue reading

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Voyager Cruise – Cartagena to Cadiz

After breakfast, I went to ask about getting some euros, only to be told they do not put anything on your account. It has to be cash payment only, unlike other lines. Many credit cards can be only used in … Continue reading

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Voyager Cruise – Civitavecchia to San Remo

Voyages of Discovery had organised my flights to Rome for the Springtime European Voyager cruise on their current ship, Voyager. I had only done Discovery once in 2012 and that was roundtrip Harwich so transfers were new to me. I … Continue reading

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Farewell Discovery

Well it had to happen. The last of the Love Boats is being put up for sale at the end of summer by her parent company, All Leisure Group. Discovery began life as Island Venture for Flagship Cruises in 1972 … Continue reading

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Small Is Beautiful!

I am, of course, referring to ships. A lot of people immediately dismiss a cruise on something less the size of a floating building but they have their positives. Less people, great atmosphere, can get into ports others can’t, lots … Continue reading

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Cunard Loves Solos Again!

A few months ago, Carnival UK decided in their wisdom to ban single travellers, as well as 3rd and 4th sharing a cabin, from booking the P&O and Cunard Getaway Fares. Instead we were forced to book their Vantage Fares. … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

Well here we are on the last day of the old year and what a busy one it’s been. Sadly the maritime year began with tragedy on the 13th January, when Costa Concordia his a rock off Giglio, partially capsizing … Continue reading

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Discovery Cruise – Alesund to Harwich

For our sailaway, we had a fireboat. No idea why but it was lovely. The weather had also improved greatly, as it seems to all cruise – crap morning, lovely afternoon. It was pirate night in the restaurant, although they … Continue reading

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Discovery Cruise – Stavanger to Alesund

Adonia parped at 3.30pm – the bitch! A quick run with my bad back onto the deck and she was already moving away. Our pilot was late but once he was aboard, off we went. Afternoon tea with Voyages of … Continue reading

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Discovery Cruise – Kristiansand to Stavanger

There was a crew drill as I was finishing the internet and they were being asked safety questions. It was at least dry for sailaway but as soon as we hit open water, the wind whipped up just like at … Continue reading

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Discovery Cruise – Sea Day to Kristiansand

The second sitting Captain’s cocktail party was cancelled due to the weather and not many turned up to dinner. But before we went, the Chief Housekeeper Brandy Loteryo phoned to say he had a new cabin for us. So I … Continue reading

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Discovery Cruise – Harwich to Sea Day

Off to Harwich for Discovery! It’s so much easier to stay overnight before a cruise than struggle on the day, particularly somewhere like Harwich where you now have to change at Manningtree. You only have 5 minutes between trains and … Continue reading

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Cunard Jubilee Rendezvous – 8th-10th June 2012

As we waited we watched security waving people away on the webcam, but some were rebels, constantly trying again as though sticking two fingers up to them. The guard once ducked under a partial barrier to stop someone. We went … Continue reading

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Voyages of Discovery TV Launched

Today Voyages of Discovery announced an exciting new online venture which allows you to watch videos and research your planned cruise at the touch of a button. Voyages of Discovery unveils new web TV channel Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:36 … Continue reading

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