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Discovery Review

3.5 / 5.0
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76 reviews
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Pleasant, low key cruise break

Review for Discovery to the British Isles & Western Europe
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Ivy Banker
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2014
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First time on Discovery under CMV ownership (been 3 times as Voyages of Discovery) and first time taking my 86 year old mother. Discovery is about is low key unpretentious cruising (that's what we like about it) and that continues under CMV. Cabins (1 x twin + 1 x single mid-range Pacific deck) - comfortable and relatively spacious, although ensuite undoubtedly getting a bit tired looking. Public space is a big plus on this ship - lots of comfortable seating indoors and out to sit an read / chat / watch the world go by with no-one hassling you to buy/participate or anything. Some of the public areas too are looking a bit aged now (carpets particularly) but not a major issue. Food plentiful and decent quality - but not absolutely top range cusine (note: mum preferred the less frantic pace of breakfast/lunch in the 7C restaurant than the slightly 'free for all' buffet in the Lido). Staff not over effusive but efficient and generally pleasant . Entertainment varied and certainly an enthusiastic team - the classical duo were superb. Excursions well organised and choices to fit most people. They were a wee bit pricey for what they were - but there was plenty of scope for just doing your own thing in port too. All in all we felt well satisfied that we'd got good value for what we paid for the trip - and had a pleasant and enjoyable break on board Discovery,

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