Voyager, Voyages of Discovery’s new ship, is gearing up for its inaugural journey to South America this winter.
The 540-passenger ship will be undergoing its final refurbishments in Portland Port, United Kingdom beginning on Nov. 1, in advance of its Dec. 4 maiden voyage. The ship, formerly the Alexander von Humboldt, was purchased by All Leisure Group in 2009 and has already received major technical upgrades plus the addition of more balcony staterooms.
Voyager will become the second ship in the Voyages of Discovery fleet, joining the 650-guest Discovery, which will be undergoing extensive refurbishment prior to returning to service in March 2013. Voyager will feature 270 staterooms, of which 87 percent are outside accommodations, and 30 of which have balconies. The ship will feature open seating dining in two restaurants, plus an intimate pre-bookable specialty restaurant, The Explorer Club, at no extra charge.
Voyager departs Dec. 4th on her inaugural 17-day sailing from London (Portsmouth) arriving in Barbados on Dec. 20th. Cruise-only fares begin at $1,699 per person, double occupancy – only $100 per day.
On each cruise, Voyager will offer the line’s signature elements of distinctive itineraries that blend world-class sites with smaller “hidden gems” and longer port stays. Fares include a distinguished guest speaker program, enrichment workshops, all meals including cocktail parties and gala dinners, entertainment, and service fees for onboard bar and spa purchases.
Voyages of Discovery, (866) 623-2689; www.voyagesofdiscovery.com.