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Spirit Of Discovery Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Saga Spirit?

Spirit Of Discovery Cruise Review by worthing kiwi

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

I looked forward to the Spirit of Discovery, after cruising on the Saga Sapphire, I was interested in a cabin with a proper balcony. The Discovery has by desgn a positive tick, being all balcony. Also having on all decks a large stern verandah.

I chose the October 18 day cruise to the Med. My review summarises the good and not so good.

The good, plenty of space, both in public areas and corridors. Dining choices, at no extra charge. Of special mention breakfast and lunch in the Grill, especially Sunday roasts. Evening meals above average in the Club, rack of lamb, the best.

Interested to have on board working wifi at no extra charge. I also liked the arts and crafts sessions. For the first time on a cruise no long waits for lifts.

Now for the not so good.

The hardest bed I have slept on, even 2 overlays did not help , so 18 nights without proper sleep.

Very poor embarkation over 2.30 hours wating time, and disembarkation, a shambles 3 hour wait and then they could not find the driver.

Entertainment unsatisfactory. Theatre not designed to cater for 6ft plus passengers. Quality of entertainments, not good except for the quartet. Missed the after diner drinks with soft music, such as guiter, piano or the quartet. The Brittania lounge after dinner was deserted with no atmosphere.

Finally October sailing we met gales going and coming back in the Bay, so would I go again on Saga? No, I think the negatives outway the positives when one considers the cost.


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Cabin Review

Good location near the library. Uncomfortable bed


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Dancing good but overlong.

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