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Alphabravo
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
16 forum posts
Sailed May 2013
The cruise began badly with the news that there was a vomiting virus on the boat and it was undergoing a deep clean. Having experienced this before on a Celebrity cruise where many of the passengers were sick and some of my own family were ... Read more
maxgordon
Member Since 2013
1 review
A truly awful experience in terms of:EVERYTHING on board:- herded like cattle at Harwich- passports confiscated with no explanation - when we asked we were treated like 'naughty children'- food terrible wherever you ate - (at times) ... Read more
No to Discovery
Member Since 2013
1 review
Yes I know that Discovery is not the most expensive cruise on the planet and its a case of buyer beware! Should have realised when we got to Harwich and were confronted by an open empty huge tin shed to which we were directed to check in ... Read more
celticjohn
Member Since 2013
1 review
My partner embarked at Avonmouth on the 27th April, we chose the cruise as it was in easy reach of Cornwall and I had always wanted to go round the British Isles. I also wanted to convince my partner that smaller ship cruising was as good ... Read more
Host Sharon
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
4,076 forum posts
Sailed April 2013
DISCOVERY Celtic Landscapes April 2013-04-19 Perhaps I should start by saying that this was a cheap cruise, so it is probably unfair to compare this cruise with more expensive lines. ACCOMMODATION My friend and I booked a ... Read more
Canalsailor
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed April 2013
My wife & I arrived at Avonmouth at the appointed time and were made to feel very welcome by the port staff. The refreshment facilities are basic, but at least the tea & coffee are free. Boarding was quick and painless and when we got ... Read more
Paul and Jill
Member Since 2013
1 review
My partner and me arrived at the 'fresh produce' warehouse at Avonmouth Dock, Bristol on 15 April 2013, looking forward to our cruise on the Discovery to see the Northern Lights and Norway. We waited over two hours in the cold to embark, ... Read more
Gemblocker
Member Since 2013
1 review
Land of the Northern Lights on the MV Discovery Cabin number 5107 We booked this trip back in July 2012. At this time we chose a cabin with a double bed amidships. We were informed that the ship we were travelling on was being changed ... Read more
timi47
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed March 2013
Fri. 15th March While queuing for embarkation at Bristol Avonmouth, we found out that the previous cruise that had started 2 weeks ago had been cancelled by health and safety officials after 2 days, due to the new crew not fully knowing ... Read more
chapelhall
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed March 2013
Have cruised on "Discovery" about six times in the past (and always given it great reviews). We booked this cruise because the ship was supposed to have been fully refurbished. No noticable improvements had been made - in fact the carpets, ... Read more
brummielad
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
I visited the MV Discovery sailing from Harwich to Barcelona on 17/09/12, an 8 day trip.Firstly, about 85% of the guests were over 60 years old. I am a 42 year old male and have cruised 3 times in total, all at this time of year. However ... Read more
bogof1234
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
My husband and I went on the 20 day cruise from Harwich to Norway and Russia. I will not comment too much on the ship as she is going for a re-fit soon which she badly needs. She is still loved and looked after with maintenance going on ... Read more
livesinessex
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
First cruise on Discovery, have been on small ships before when Page and Moy had Ocean Majesty and Ocean Monarch.Similar layout and facilities. Fairly speedy embarcation in Harwich for first time cruisers with Discovery in one queue, a ... Read more
Orcas222
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed March 2012
Had read many negative reviews and I want to tell everyone we had a marvelous time. We were on a 45 day Middle East trip leaving Singapore. We loved it so much we extended it one leg to go thru the Black Sea. Yes, the ship is older, ... Read more
SwissMyst
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
6,210 forum posts
SINGAPORE TO SAFAGA - MARCH-APRIL 2012: Singapore-Langkawi-Phuket-Yangon-Port Blair- Cochin-Gao (Delhi-Agra)- Mumabi- Porbandar - Muscat - Salalah - Sharm el Sheik - Aqaba(Petra)- Safaga (Luxor) - London Our second long cruise on MV ... Read more
Dorrigohenry
Member Since 2012
1 review
This is a floating retirement village; full of routines that belong in a retirement village, eg pools close 6pm, deck staff come and begin to stack away deck chairs at 5pm, show at night only on for half an hour, entertainment is lectures, ... Read more
Sailed March 2012
We booked this holiday late - 3 weeks before sailing - as we hadn't been to the ports before and we needed a relaxing break after a hard year. This cruise had a lot of days at sea, which we needed to unwind. We joined at Singapore to ... Read more
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Parapara
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
292 forum posts
Sailed February 2012
We book cruises for their itinerary. This 39 night cruise from Sydney to Mumbai looked very good and having travelled on Discovery in 2009 and enjoying the cruise we were happy to book this one. From the time of paying the final ballance ... Read more
bountcasie
1 review
Sailed February 2012
My partner and I booked this cruise in June 2011. We paid the final balance in October 2011. About a month before the start of the cruise two of the visits to ports in Australia namely Hamilton Island and Cooktown were withdrawn. Voyages ... Read more
On the road
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
14 forum posts
Sailed January 2012
My family took a cruise on the MV Discovery "Grand Asia and Australia", January 4 to February 10, 2012. To cut to the chase. We would not take this ship, nor any Discovery Cruise again, and here is why: 1. This really is a 2 star ship; it ... Read more
Heather Sale
1 review
We were originally booked on Swan Hellenic's Minerva for their Christmas and New Year cruise to the Far East and were very upset when the cruise was cancelled for a ship refit. Fortunately, we were able to switch to a similar cruise on ... Read more
tpms2000
4 reviews
Introduction:A reviewer of the subsequent leg seemed rather distressed that the bathroom decor and toilet seat were not colour-coordinated. Outre though it may seem, this reviewer focuses on lesser matters such as ports visited, ... Read more
robert bruce
Member Since 2011
1 review
We were instructed by the booking agents in the USA to call a tel no in Mumbai 24 hours prior to departure to get port instructions for embarcation the problem was this was a sunday and no answer. The hotel did contact the port agent on ... Read more
james mcgowan
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2011
Waiting at Glasgow station for the bus to harwich should have been a warning, when a 12 seat-er local mini-bus arrived to take us the 300 miles to the Shearings bus depot.The seats were smaller than a Ryanair buget flight the journey for ... Read more
xxprimrose
Member Since 2009
1 review
88 forum posts
This was a 14 day solo cruise from Harwich calling at Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Gydnia and Warnemunde, traversing the Kiel Canal and returning to Harwich. The organisation by Shearings was so efficient and friendly ... Read more

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