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Cruise Line
Discovery
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

20

Very Good

9

Average

10

Poor

14

Terrible

6

Cruise type

60


Mick@Stroud avatar

Mick@Stroud

1 Review Written

What a shame she's gone

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First, just to be accurate, the site doesn't allow selection of our cruise, which was Portugal, Spain and Morocco, and it doesn't allow selection of our embarkation port, Avonmouth. Please also note that I couldn't ...
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Sail Date September 2014


shazbaz avatar

shazbaz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Madeira and the Azores

With relief we found Discovery waiting for us at Bristol Avonmouth (last time we turned up she was at Weymouth - another story entirely!) We were off to the Azores and Madeira via Spain and Portugal. It's a long ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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be_a_cruiser

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Do they ever clean the windows?

Let's start with the port of Hull. The Port of Hull is a cargo port located at the confluence of the River Hull and the Humber Estuary in the city of "Kingston upon Hull" in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. ...
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Sail Date April 2014


cryptomeria avatar

cryptomeria

1 Review Written

A WONDERFUL CRUISE & SAD FAREWELL

Our first cruise to Norway was 50 years ago and our recent voyage to Shetland & Norway aboard Discovery was our sixth cruise, so we are neither novices nor frequent cruisers. We were aware of the vessel's age and ...
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Sail Date August 2014


Ivy Banker avatar

Ivy Banker

1 Review Written

Pleasant, low key cruise break

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2014


Fidra girl avatar

Fidra girl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely Cruise

After reading reviews on this site it was with trepidation that I embarked on my first cruise. Arrival at leith brought my first delight, embarkation was seamless cases were whisked away and waiting outside the ...
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Sail Date July 2014


lorrainefwalker avatar

lorrainefwalker

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Feeling ripped off

Lets start off with the positives: We got to see Iceland The coffee was good The Blue Lagoon was sublime Our cruise aboard MV Discovery was, unfortunately, the worst cruising experience I have had. My husband, ...
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Sail Date July 2014


Zyborg avatar

Zyborg

1 Review Written

Utter shambles

This voyage was an utter shambles. Due to it being windy, the ship didn’t leave Bristol docks for 28 hours; consequently we were late arriving at several of the scheduled places to visit and two of the ports ( ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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magsann

1 Review Written

Discovery resembles a floating care home

We have just returned home after spending 7 nights on the HM DISCOVERY. We were charged £2000 of our hard earned money to travel around Scottish Isles This cruise advertised all of the wonderful wild life that we ...
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Sail Date May 2014


Rericha avatar

Rericha

1 Review Written

First time cruise

Embarked in the port of Hull, not listed in your choice of ports, UK City of Culture 2017, it does exist. Smooth embarkation was provided, good directions to port, great help to park, get on a bus to the ship. All ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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TILLYTROTTER

1 Review Written

In search of the Northern Lights

We have just returned from a trip to Norway in search of the Northern Lights and everything about it was superb. The staff made the holiday; they were exceptionally friendly, efficient and courteous. The cleanliness ...
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Sail Date March 2014


cornish46 avatar

cornish46

1 Review Written

A trip of a lifetime on a wonderful ship

i have cruised many times but my husband was on his first voyage. we sailed on the discovery to the north cape to see the northern lights. firstly, in defense of a classic ship, yes she is old, yes she has no ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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michael@btinternet.com

1 Review Written

No rating

wonderful time

My sister and I booked this cruise as we were keen to visit St Petersburg and this seemed to be the ideal way to do it. Also, we had the opportunity to see several other countries too. Unfortunately the first ...
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Sail Date July 2008


sianinnes avatar

sianinnes

1 Review Written

Great Itinerary, character ship!

I am writing in defence of the Discovery. Yes, she is old and a bit tired, no balconies, no flash crystal chandeliers, a leaky roof etc. But we had a fantastic itinerary in the Black Sea. The excursions were ...
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Sail Date October 2013


DK51 avatar

DK51

1 Review Written

What a disappointment

We have sailed on the Discovery many times and have loved it mainly because it goes to different destinations. We sailed from Istanbul on the Treasures of the Black Sea. At the airport we heard a number of ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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digby hague-holmes

1 Review Written

What has happened to Discovery?

Discovery's Mediterranean Odyssey and Black Sea cruise. Over the years we've done two long cruises on Discovery and so have an experience of expectation when we resumed our sailing holidays with the partially ...
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Sail Date September 2013


Ancienttravellers avatar

Ancienttravellers

1 Review Written

Excellent cruise, but chaotic organisation.

We booked this cruise on the recommendation of some friends who were already booked on it. Before we left it was extremely difficult to get sensible information out of CMV regarding the flights to and from ...
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Sail Date October 2013


Alchemist2013 avatar

Alchemist2013

1 Review Written

Med/Black Sea - the good and the bad

I am driven to writing this review by the one written by another member who appears to have travelled on a very different ship to me, yet on exactly the same itinerary and exactly the same time and on a ship with ...
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Sail Date September 2013


Mcadams avatar

Mcadams

1 Review Written

Never Again!

Having travelled on "Discovery" several times before under the prvious management - Voyages of Discovery, we decided the itinerary to the Black sea was for us.However now the vessel is Chartered to CMV standards ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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welshowl

1 Review Written

Dissatisfaction

I booked the Med Odyssey and Black Sea Discovery holiday through my travel agent. I was very disappointed with Cruise & Maritime. They said that the excursions booking forms would come arrive approx. 56 days before ...
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Sail Date September 2013


orford.len avatar

orford.len

2 Reviews Written

Not to be knocked.

I start with stating that I am quite a seasoned cruiser at all levels, We decided to go on this cruise largely because of the destinations. Not expecting too much as the price was more than reasonable. * Itinerary ...
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Sail Date October 2013


SYcruisers avatar

SYcruisers

1 Review Written

Around the Bristish Isles

Check in was very efficient and our luggage was waiting for us outside the cabin on the Pacific Deck (Deck5). The cabin was spacious with a double bed dressing table and wardrobe two large windows. The bathroom had ...
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Sail Date August 2013


Dugdug avatar

Dugdug

1 Review Written

Good - but pricey round UK cruise

The 'base line' for our cruise around the British Isles was somewhat different to the final amount we paid. However, it fell within our budget and we booked accordingly. Had we not cruised before we might have ...
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Sail Date August 2013


many times cruiser avatar

many times cruiser

1 Review Written

Do not cruise on Discovery if you want any luxury

We chose the "North Cape and Land of the Midnight Sun" cruise, because it sailed from Hull which is convenient for us. However the ship had been filled, for the first night while we sailed to Newcastle where the ...
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Sail Date July 2013


Discovery Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.4
Dining3.03.7
Entertainment3.03.5
Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation2.03.1
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment5.03.4
Service2.04.1
Value For Money5.03.4
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