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Sylvia & David Miller
1 review
Sailed August 2011
My husband and I cruised the Baltics on the 20th August, it was a last minute booking but decided to give the Shearing cruise ago....and we were not disappointed the collection from the interchange to Harwich was very good, as was the ... Read more
Ian Prior
1 review
We had not realised until we arrived at the ship that the operator, Shearings Holidays, did not own the ship and had only chartered it for two cruises. This was not, therefore, a Voyages of Discovery cruise. On the positive side, ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
This was our second cruise on Discovery: the first, 2 years ago, was to Norway, the Faroes, Iceland and the Orkneys and was one of the best holidays we've ever had. This time we went to the Baltic (Copenhagen, Helsinki, St. Petesburg, ... Read more
Andrew Smith
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 helpful vote
We joined the Discovery for the White Sea and Archangel Cruise at the Port of Harwich. Hats off to the Port Authorities for the smooth, hassle free arrangements for those who travel to Harwich by car, with baggage collection and bus ... Read more
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed August 2010
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 ... Read more
Sue Creasey
1 review
Sailed July 2010
Being laid up in bed for a while I have had a chance to read all the reviews of Discovery so thought it was about time I wrote one myself. A fair proportion of the complaints I have read seem to have come from American passengers - maybe ... Read more
1 review
We joined MV DISCOVERY late in the cruise program due to air transport delays with the now famous Iceland ash cloud. Having said that, part of of our positive experience was how well the cruise line treated us whilst being held by Euro air ... Read more
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
6,210 forum posts
Recently back from a 6 week Grand Voyage Asia to Africa on the MV Discovery from Hong Kong to Capetown - January to March 2010 DINING: Overall the food was good; with a few deficiencies. BREAKFAST was served in the main dining room ... Read more
John Bull
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
11,490 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Discovery is a little old lady, 21,000 tons 650 pax, 34 years old. She has the classic lines of a traditional cruise liner, & she's been kept tolerably up-together and clean, but never been decently updated. If she were a chair, she'd be ... Read more
Mr & Mrs Cruiser
1 review
My husband and I have just returned from a Baltic cruise on Discovery. Because we were driving from Manchester (about 4.1/2 hours) we decided to travel down the day before. On arrival at Harwich we were directed to the car park and our ... Read more
Bob Whittaker
2 reviews
If your idea of history on holiday is to rock on down to a bar to observe human relics at an Elvis lookalike contest then take a flight to Tenerife. If, on the other hand, you'd like to take a leisurely cruise around the Med to be ... Read more
Stfanja Gardener
1 review
This was my first cruise and with joyful anticipation I stepped on board the ship MV Discovery at Harwich. My other half, a bridge player, was there not just for the The Fjords and Fairytale Cruise, but for bridge. A courtesy coach ... Read more
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed July 2008
My sister and I booked this cruise as we were keen to visit St Petersburg and this seemed to be the ideal way to do it. Also, we had the opportunity to see several other countries too. Unfortunately the first excursion to Berlin was ... Read more
Ronald Childs
1 review
Sailed July 2008
We have cruised with most cruise companies over the past ten years, taking an average of two or three cruises a year and this was our first time with Voyages of Discovery on their ship 'The Discovery'. From speaking to passengers who had ... Read more
Carol Singler
1 review
Sailed May 2008
My husband and I just returned from a great two week cruise to the Scandinavian capitals with Voyages of Discovery. I had never heard of this cruise line but found it on the Cruise Critic website and chose it based on itinerary, the fact ... Read more
Robbin Willard
1 review
Sailed March 2008
My mother dreamed of traveling through the Panama Canal and when the opportunity came to combine it with a visit to the Galapagos, it was too much to resist. We researched the trip and booked the final arrangements through an on-line ... Read more
Phil Good
1 review
Sailed February 2008
This was my seventh cruise, the first to South America, and the first on a small (585 passenger) ship. I arrived in Buenos Aires after several much-delayed American Airlines flights. (I should have flown the far more comfortable LAN on ... Read more
Member Since 2007
1 review
60 forum posts
We returned on January 19th 2008 from a Discovery land and cruise package. We were very impressed with both the land package that Discovery arranged and the cruise. We booked our own flights to Buenos Aries on Aerolineas Argentinas. ... Read more
1 review
As a background, my only previous experience for comparison purposes has been a week in the Norwegian fjords on the slightly smaller mv Athena where, as in this case, the attraction was the itinerary rather than the fact of cruising. ... Read more
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
I used this forum a couple of years ago, when I took a cruise to Alaska on Crystal -- since this would be my first cruise ever, before sailing I wanted to find out what others felt about Crystal. When I took the cruise, I wasn't ... Read more
Member Since 2007
1 review
Sailed February 2007
1. The Trip: The trip to be described in this review was one that started on Feb 3, 2007 from Jacksonville, Fl and ended at the same location on Feb 18. The trip was advertised by Discovery World Cruises as a trip to Antarctica with 2 days ... Read more
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Walter King
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2006
Cabins small so if going on long cruise pack accordingly. Overview: The ship is spotlessly clean and all crew members including below deck , up to the the captain are gracious and any problem is handled immediately and with a smile. Also, ... Read more
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
23 forum posts
Just come off Discovery after a 19 day cruise. We had previously cruised with Princess and Royal Caribbean as well as Orient Lines and, from what we had read, Discovery should have compared to Marco Polo. It didn't. As a cruise experience ... Read more
Sailed July 2006
Normal convention with cruise reviews is to review the ship first & ports of call last. However in this case I must say a few words about Greenland before the detail of the cruise review. Greenland is 10 times the size of UK & is 83% ... Read more
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James Furze
1 review
We took the cruise "Land of the Midnight Sun" in June 2006 and were very pleased with the trip. The ship was built in the early 1970s but is well maintained and spotlessly clean. During cruising days there were a wide variety of lectures, ... Read more

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