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 MV Discovery

Voyages of Discovery was awarded the 2009 Best Value in the Specialty Cruises category from the World Ocean And Cruise Liner Society for the fourth consecutive year, mv Discovery continues its tradition of excellence which guarantees guests an enjoyable and pleasant stay. Highlights High service standards (Ratio 2:1) with courteous and attentive crew Spacious public areas, plentiful open deck spaces and promenades Medical Center, Round the clock security team and surveillance With lecture theater and cinema, library and card room With Internet connection and Wi-Fi hotspots Sister ship to the Love Boat Cuisine The Seven Continents restaurant is sure to be one of the most memorable dining experiences you’ll ever have. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot dogs are also offered as an alternative for lunch and minute steak and grilled chicken breast for dinner. The chic Yacht Club restaurant is an alternative dining venue which serves continental breakfast and by reservation only for Italian, Oriental or regional dinner, at no additional cost. You can always enjoy buffet style al fresco dining in Lido with its English breakfast, theme lunches like the Pasta Festival, French Baguette, Burger Shack and Oriental Lunch. Afternoon tea features sandwiches, dessert specialties and traditional scones with clotted cream. Tea and biscuits (4-5 pm) and mouth-watering late night snacks (11 pm) are always served in the Palm Court. Entertainment and Nightlife Talented entertainers tread the boards in the Carousel and Discovery Lounges. Discovery offers live music, amidst its dazzling glass wall providing a view of the pool and the stern of the ship. There are popular choices like a reprise of a favorite Broadway show, cabaret production shows, lively jazz sets, classical music concerts and more. Workshops and Classes Depending on the cruise passengers might try tap and dance, discover a new craft or brush up on watercolors. Cabins PREMIER CABINS (Bridge and Promenade decks) Cabins on Bridge and Promenade Decks have bath and/or shower. Cabins on other decks have a shower. Every cabin has air-conditioning, TV (for films and videos), hairdryer and personal safe. Outside cabins have picture windows. On summer cruises guests in premier cabins receive bathrobes for use during the cruise and slippers, as well as fruit and a bottle of Champagne to welcome you aboard. STANDARD CABINS (Coral, Bali, Pacific decks) Every cabin has a bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer and personal safe. Outside cabins on Pacific deck have two windows. Outside cabins on Bali and Coral Decks have two portholes. SINGLE CABINS There are two single cabins on Discovery on Promenade Deck, plus a limited number of twin bedded cabins on Pacific and Bali Decks available for sole occupancy. DISABLED CABINS There are two handicapped cabins-4140 & 4144. Each measures 174 sq. feet including bathroom. The main door and bathroom doors are 33 inches wide. The bathroom has a large shower that is wheelchair accessible with a pull down seat, grab rails and a low level basin. Enrichment lectures are offered in the Discovery cinema and theater by distinguished guest speakers, such as Mayo Clinic, top area experts, scientists and naturalists who enhance the voyages by providing background and insights into the history, culture, flora and fauna of the regions through which you’ll journey. Reading a good book is truly relaxing; visit the fully stocked library, which is furnished with wide choices of books from novels to reference. One can have a round of bridge or board games with friends in the Card room. The Gym is fully equipped and you can tone your muscles while enjoying the views over the stern. The outdoor Deck pool also has views to the stern and the stunning crystal pool is at the very top of the ship. There are also saunas and open air Jacuzzis. The Beauty salon has hairdressers and offers facial, massages and manicures. Target Audience Onboard Fees The suggested amount for gratuities of $7.50 per person, per day, (which would basically covers cabin and dining room staff), and is automatically charged to your onboard account. You have the option of removing the charges if it is unjustified. Taking the Kids Voyages of Discovery expressly states that there are no recreational facilities for children on board the mv Discovery. Further, reservations for children under eleven years old are not advised.

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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Voyages of Discovery
  • Capacity (double occupancy):650
  • Builder:Rheinstahl Nordseewerke Shipyard
  • Full Capacity:750
  • Inaugurated:1972
  • Space Ratio:N / A
  • Gross Tonnage:20,216gt
  • Crew:305
  • Length:553 ft. / 168 m
Excerpts from Carnival's Website about MV Discovery

The typical Discovery guest is 55-plus, active, adventurous and interested in experiencing the worlds more exotic destinations. The target market includes well-traveled individuals and affinity groups looking for soft adventure itineraries, interesting and informative lecture programs and an opportunity to visit new destinations.