By Adam Coulter
Northern Ireland-based international contracting company, Mivan, specialists in cruise ship refurbishment, completed the project that marks the final stage in a multi-million pound investment by Voyages of Discovery (part of All Leisure Group).
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. The line has also introduced an explorer theme to the whole ship.
Formerly the Alexander von Humboldt, the ship was built in 1990 and previous owners were (in reverse order): Club Cruise, Casino ship (based Hong Kong) and Cunard.
Voyager has had major technical upgrades as well as more balcony cabins (30 in total). It now has 270 cabins, 87% of which are outside cabins. There is open seating dining in two restaurants, plus an intimate pre-bookable specialty restaurant, The Explorer Club.
Scott’s Lounge – a classic piano bar serving cocktails into the evening
The Lookout Lounge providing panoramic views from the front of the ship
A new terrace with all-weather awning added to the Veranda Restaurant to allow guests to dine al fresco style
Introduction of new digital media players allowing guests in all cabins to access and view a large selection of films, classical concerts and documentaries
New artwork added to key public spaces
Upgrade of all soft furnishing in public spaces
Complete refurbishment of the library and its reference books
New dual purpose Bridge Club which can also be used for Guest Speaker lectures and functions onboard the ship
Following Voyager’s first two cruises sailing in the Caribbean, it embarked on a series of itineraries in Central and South America, and head to the Amazon in early 2013.
|First time and last time this company Tokyo to Manila|
February 2014 samsonsunset
Like many of our fellow customers with long years of cruising (14) together with several other cruise lines we had high expectations and were extremely disappointed in the fixtures and fittings of our cabin and of many of the public facilities. ...continue
|Great Itinerary, but ship has shortcomings|
January 2014 email@example.com
We chose the "Oriental Odyssey" cruise aboard Voyager for the itinerary: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, South Korea and four Japanese ports, returning from Tokyo. The flight out aboard BA's new double-decker A380 was as comfortable as a 12 hour ...continue
|A small cruise ship with a big itinerary and a big heart!|
December 2013 OrlaCait
We loved this cruise of Arabia and India which departed from Dubai and stopped in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Khasab (Oman), Porbandar, Mumbai, Goa, Cochin, Tuticorin (India) and ended in Colombo (Sri Lanka). The ship is just the right size for us as we ...continue
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