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Voyager Review

Voyager
Voyager - Discovery Restaurant Voyager - Owner Suite Voyager - Library Voyager - Pool Deck
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  • Small ship able to access remote, out of the way ports
  • Completely refurbished
  • Brand new ship for the Voyages of Discovery line

Voyager Overview

By Adam Coulter
The 15,721-ton, 540 passenger Voyager joined the Voyages of Discovery brand in December 2012 and is currently the only ship of the fleet (Discovery transferred to Cruise & Maritime Voyages this year). It was completely refurbished in Portland Port in the U.K., and set sail on its maiden voyage on 4 December 2012.

Northern Ireland-based international contracting company, Mivan, specialists in cruise ship refurbishment, completed the project that marks the final stage in a multi-million pound investment by Voyages of Discovery (part of All Leisure Group).

The small size of Voyager means that the ship is able to access remote, out of the way ports essential for the Voyages of Discovery destination-led cruise offering. The line has also introduced an explorer theme to the whole ship.

Formerly the Alexander von Humboldt, the ship was built in 1990 and previous owners were (in reverse order): Club Cruise, Casino ship (based Hong Kong) and Cunard.

Voyager has had major technical upgrades as well as more balcony cabins (30 in total). It now has 270 cabins, 87% of which are outside cabins. There is open seating dining in two restaurants, plus an intimate pre-bookable specialty restaurant, The Explorer Club.

New features

Scott’s Lounge – a classic piano bar serving cocktails into the evening

The Lookout Lounge providing panoramic views from the front of the ship

A new terrace with all-weather awning added to the Veranda Restaurant to allow guests to dine al fresco style

Introduction of new digital media players allowing guests in all cabins to access and view a large selection of films, classical concerts and documentaries

New artwork added to key public spaces

Upgrade of all soft furnishing in public spaces

Complete refurbishment of the library and its reference books

New dual purpose Bridge Club which can also be used for Guest Speaker lectures and functions onboard the ship

Following Voyager’s first two cruises sailing in the Caribbean, it embarked on a series of itineraries in Central and South America, and headed to the Amazon in early 2013.

In late 2014, the line announced a series of new features including new imagery and a new-look website, as well as 14 new itineraries and 25 new ports of call, including Mexico's Pacific Coast.

It also simplified the cabin categories (from 20 to 11), and introduced butler service, all-inclusive drink packages (from £12pp/per day) and spa packages.


Voyager Member Reviews

We undertook this trip to see the Solar Eclipse and to that extent it was a successful cruise. However Voyager has many faults and these led to an, at best, average cruise overall. Embarkation was a shambles. We were left sitting in the car ... Read more
01/15
Selected because of Itinerary from the South Atlantic from CapeTown to Namibia and then the volcanic mid-South Atlantic Islands of St Helena, Ascension Island, Cape Verde and the Canaries. Itinerary up to expectations but almost everything else ... Read more
Our Voyage took us from Istanbul to Cape Town - 93 days of exploring exotic ports. The ports were very good but the ship was a zero !! Very noisy in every location; especially on the outside decks as the engine noise is not muffled. It is very ... Read more
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Voyager Ratings

Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.1
Public Rooms
3.4
Cabins
3.5
Entertainment
3.0
Spa & Fitness
3.2
Shore Excursions
3.8
Enrichment
3.4
Service
4.3
Value-for-Money
3.6

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Ship Stats
Crew:
226
Launched:
1990
Decks:
7
Tonnage:
15,271
Passengers:
540
Registry:
Bahamas
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected

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