Spirit Of Discovery Review

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Sail Date: Jul 2022
A warm welcome from local people.
Sailing to the glacier.
The icebergs on the west coast were really big.
We saw quite a number of whales like this humpback.
The Puffins in Iceland views us from only yards away.
One very curious seal swam towards our balcony.
We tried not to disturb the Arctic Terns by using long lens.
Seals in Iceland just ignored us.
Breakfast with a bit of sparkle.
Stunning library.
Show company's great ABBA presentation.
Cornish lobster & Dover Sole in Coast to Coast.
Pre-dinner cocktails in the Living Room.
Music before dinner in the Living Room.
Hvalsey church in Greenland where the last Vikings were recorded in 1408.
Tidewater glaciers coming off the Greenland icecap into Prince Christian Sound.
Sunbathing by the Lido while crossing the North Sea.
Spiced soft-shell crab with coriander & mint raita & chilli mango chutney In East to West.
Crispy roasted Peking duck
pak choi and plum hoisin sauce in East to West.
Scrumy dessert in East to West.
The Discovery against the backdrop of Greenland's icy mountains.
Pudding in Coast to Coast.
Brilliant panorama sunset from Discovery's Britannia Lounge.
Discovery's spacious aft decks.
A beautiful day in Nanortalik.
A beautiful day in Nanortalik.
Drifts of wild flowers at Narsarsuaq.
A small "full English" in the Grill.
Stunning scenery at Qaqortoq.
Fish & Chips by the Lido pool.
Beautifully spacious aft promenade deck.
Church at Qaqortoq.
A demonstration of remarkable skills.
Fishing in Hvalsey Fjord.

We chose this cruise because we have travelled with SAGA before, know and trust the company and because we very much wanted to enjoy the experience of seeing Greenland again in a degree of comfort.

Boarding was smooth and efficient at Dover, although it took about an hour... but for 50 mins of that time we were in the luxury our chauffeur driven SUV. The welcome on board the Spirit of Discovery was friendly, efficient and we were in our cabin within minutes.

We'd chosen a standard cabin, but paid for a slightly higher grade... the only difference was the position in the ship. It was fine, better than we've had on other cruise lines for the same price; lots of storage, dressing gowns, slippers, fruit, nice toiletries, good quality towels, fridge, a very comfortable large bed, decent chairs inside and on the balcony, a brilliant WiFi connection ... and a nightly turn-down service with... "chocolate-on-the pillow."

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