SOURCE: Voyages of Discovery

Voyages of Discovery

September 02, 2011 00:20 ET

New Ship mv Voyager Joins Voyages of Discovery's Fleet

mv Discovery to Receive Extensive Refurbishment

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 2, 2011) - Voyages of Discovery has announced the addition of mv Voyager to the Voyages of Discovery fleet, expanding the brand's product offering and giving customers more flexibility and choice of itineraries to worldwide destinations.

Formerly the Alexander von Humboldt, All Leisure Group has invested significantly in improvements to mv Voyager since purchasing the ship in 2009, with further upgrades planned in the future. To date the ship has received major technical upgrades plus the addition of more cabins with balconies, creating extra comfort and space while still maintaining Voyages of Discovery's renowned unique discovery cruising ethos. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager offers a choice of 278 cabins, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in two restaurants plus an intimate pre-bookable restaurant and a range of large cruise ship facilities with small ship convenience. Like Discovery, 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.

Voyager will commence her maiden voyage in November 2012 with a full Caribbean, Central and South American program including a cruise of the Amazon. At the same time Discovery will be undergoing an extensive refurbishment during a three-month dry dock period, including teak decking, expansion of public areas, cabin improvements, updated furnishing and developments to dining areas.

Steve Novello, President of the North American office, commented: "This investment is an incredible statement of confidence in our current economic climate by our Executive Management regarding our Voyages of Discovery brand. A new addition to the fleet, major refurbishments to the extremely popular Discovery, and our successful North American sales give us even greater optimism for the future. The Voyager will be the perfect complement to the already popular Discovery, offering our guests a ship with the majority of the staterooms being outside cabins and a wide selection of large balcony cabins. A first for our brand will be the introduction of open seating dining with a choice of restaurants while maintaining the unique Voyages of Discovery style. We take our past passenger comments seriously, and management has clearly acted on that feedback."

Alan Murray, Managing Director, Voyages of Discovery, commented: "This is an extremely exciting time for Voyages of Discovery, with not only a new addition to the fleet but also major refurbishments to our popular liner mv Discovery. We see mv Voyager as the perfect partner to mv Discovery, offering enhanced elements such as balcony cabins and open seating with a choice of restaurants but always maintaining the unique Voyages of Discovery style. Based on feedback from our loyal customers, we are certain that they will be pleased with our extended itinerary offering and the refreshed look of mv Discovery."

For information or reservations, contact Voyages of Discovery - North America at (866) 623-2689 or visit

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