Do not cruise on Discovery if you want any luxury: Discovery Cruise Review by many times cruiser
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Do not cruise on Discovery if you want any luxury
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Newcastle (England)
The next day, I had to once again renew my cruise card, 5 times in all over the first 3 days.We also had to report a really bad smell in our bathroom and therefore, cabin. They did sort it out after 2 visits, but on looking outside the cabin, the carpet in the corridor was all mouldy and rotten, so obviously there was an ongoing problem.
The food in the Lido was very disappointing. Basic salads, leaves, tomato, cucumber and then some using up the previous days leftover meats etc. One dish of cold meats, one dish of cheese cut into minute portions. The hot dishes were
mundane, I never had anything I really enjoyed, and there was never a hot pudding at lunchtime.The only hot one was at teatime, which was the best meal of the day, the scones were really good. Dinner was not much better, ok if you like Pork which was served in one way or another each night.Any again no hot puddings.
The entertainment was OK, the best a Russian Night, was excellent, and also they did a slight spoof on "Joseph" done in a very comical way. Richard Sykes, the cruise director was FANTASTIC, such a talented man, and far too good for the Discovery was the general feeling!
The seating around the ship was also very poor, in condition, especially in the Discovery Theatre where the seating was very low and some of the settees were broken, and also in the Discovery lounge the seats were low and uncomfortable.
The seating in the Lido was also poor, some plastic chairs, some rattan and some wood. Also in the Lido, if it had rained you could get very wet as the roof leaked in many places, and there were buckets catching leaks in other places also.
Despite all this we did enjoy the itinerary although the port information was rather sparse,no details of local transport etc.
On arrival back at Newcastle, we had to go by coach back to our joining port,Hull, and the coach was a very uncomfortable, a basic school bus, and we had to pay 25 for the journey! MORAL : DO NOT CRUISE WITH THIS COMPANY Less