MS Discovery

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Former Names:  Island Princess, Island Venture

Discovery is a handsome classic ship that has been newly refurbished and provides a quality cruise experience in spacious surroundings. Public rooms have a tasteful décor.  Discovery passengers tend to be 45+ and British. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 28.8 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 25.9 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.2 passengers.
Size Small
Built 1972
Refit 2002
Tonnage 20186
Passengers (Min/Max) 700/780
Crew 350
Officers British
Total  351
Cabins are of a reasonable size and are well equipped. With plenty of storage space. Suites and superior cabins have good sized bathrooms with a bath - other cabins have a shower only. 
Balcony  0
Ocean View  280
Inside  71
Single  2
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
Pools Out/In  1/1
There is no wrap around promenade deck and limited outdoor deck space but there are two pools - one has a retractable glass sliding roof. Spa Atlantis provides a gym and treatment roooms for a range of services.
Jacuzzis  2
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Limited
The attractive Seven Continents Restaurant is open seating and offers good food and service. Breakfast and lunch can also be taken outside on the Sun Deck. The elegant Yacht Club is a one sitting invitation only Restaurant with superb views. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  1
Low key live entertainment is provided in the Carousel Show Lounge and films in the Discovery Theatre. There is also a card room and internet centre.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema Yes
Library Yes
Casino No
Casual and comfortable during the day. More elegant clothing may be worn in the evening.
All gratuities on Astor cruises are included in the fare. On Columbus, Magellan and Marco Polo: £7 per passenger night is automatically charged to your shipboard account (£6ppn for cruises over 16 nights).
Wheelchair cabins 2
Wheelchair access is acceptable.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 4
The rating for children is Acceptable. Discovery is designed for older passengers. Although children can be accomodated, facilities are few. 

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