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Discovery Cruise Review by Andrew12364

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Discovery
Discovery
Member Name: Andrew12364
Cruise Date: August 2010
Embarkation: Harwich
Destination: British Isles & Western Europe
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Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   1.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 3.0
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Ship Facts: Discovery Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Over 65'S Only
Make no mistake. Do not even consider going on this cruise liner if you are under 65.

It would have been nice of the Cruise company to advise the age demographic, before we booked.

We felt like a teenagers compared to the other people on the cruise. My wife and I felt like exhibits in a zoo, the amount of looks,stares and worst of all comments we received. To the people thought it appropriate to make comments about our age, perhaps your intentions were good, or perhaps you thought it amusing. We found it inappropriate, unsettling and really not funny, especially maybe the 25th time. To the ladies who nudged each other and pointed at us as we dared walk around the deck, yes, we saw you, and yes, we were young (obviously) to be on this cruise. Don't worry, we won't be coming again.

This really is for the older generation and of course there is nothing wrong with that or senior citizens, but it would have been nice to know.

The excursions are good (but in all honesty expensive) Astonishing, that younger people like a little art and culture as well isn't it.

Food is ok, though scarce if you are out on an excursion and come back outside of hours. Small portions in the evening - a little nouveau cuisine, without the taste though. The Captains dinner is hilarious - all that effort people. Mind you, that was bettered by the napkin waving on the last evening.

Awful, and please Cruise Company, tell people the age demographic when people inquire and particularly if gets to booking stage.

Enough said.

Community Manager's Note: 'This review was written when the ship sailed for Voyages of Discovery. As of February 2013, it is now sailing under the Cruises & Maritime banner"

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