Tag Archives: Discovery

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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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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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 – 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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