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Voyage with Voyages of Discovery

Written By: Mayra Donate, MSM / Director of Marketing, All Leisure Holidays North America



All Leisure Holidays (ALH)  is the sales and marketing office for All Leisure Group PLC, a publicly traded company in the United Kingdom, handled in North America by Discover the World, based in Scottsdale, AZ. ALH handles three globally marketed small ship cruise brands specializing in discovery cruising: Voyages of Discovery, Swan Hellenic and Hebridean Island Cruises. The three cruise brands are distinct with their own customer profiles and price points, but are combined in their focus on enrichment and discovery cruising, which is about combining the chance to relax at sea on small ships featuring stylish onboard amenities and hospitality, with the opportunity to discover the world’s greatest sites and cultures in the company of experts lecturers.  Although none of our ships offer casinos, all of them do offer expert lecturers who provide educational information on a variety of subjects, including the history, geography, and sociology of the global destinations that we visit.  We also have partnerships with three premier UK Organizations: the National Trust, the Royal Horticultural Society, and the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).  These three partnerships provide our guests exclusive access to speakers, castles, events, and other opportunities not available to other cruise lines.



When you choose to cruise with Voyages of Discovery you are choosing to discover the world your way and setting sail on the adventure of a lifetime.



The Voyages of Discovery business was established on January 18, 1994, and originally sold educational cruises to the Middle East geared toward school children and adults. In 1997 the business was acquired by All Leisure Group and adult cruises were introduced. From 1997 to 2001 the Group operated the Voyages of Discovery business as a supplier of cruises around the eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea, for both school children and adults, and in 2001 Northern Europe and Scandinavia were added. During summer 2002, these tours were offered through the short term charter (generally of up to a seven week period in each case) of different cruise ships. In late 2002 All Leisure Group signed a multi year charter with Discovery World Cruises for MV Discovery for use during the summer season starting May 2003.


In May 2005, All Leisure Group completed the acquisition of MV Discovery. The acquisition included the winter cruise business sailing the Caribbean, Antarctica, the Galapagos, Amazon and the South Pacific that Discovery World Cruises had been operating, and also included a sales and marketing office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In December 2012, MV Discovery was chartered to Cruise & Maritime Voyages and the Voyager, which was originally built in 1990, joined the Voyages of Discovery fleet. Formerly the Alexander von Humboldt, All Leisure Group had initially purchased the ship in 2009 and invested significantly in improvements prior to her being renamed Voyager and entering service for Voyages of Discovery.  To date, the ship has received major technical upgrades plus the addition of more balcony cabins creating extra comfort and space.  Soft furnishings were also changed, primarily in the public areas.



We have created unforgettable journeys to incredible destinations all over the world. Our small ship Voyager takes you to the heart of your destination in comfort and stays in port longer so you can explore not only the iconic sites but also the off-the-beaten-track treasures.



On board, there’s a relaxed atmosphere, with just 540 passengers joining you on your journey alongside our friendly crew. You’ll find great facilities, including four bars, a library, fitness centre and spa, while our clear and simple cabin grading system makes it easy to pick the right one for you.



Voyager’s elegant Discovery Restaurant offers varied menus and excellent service. At breakfast choose from the tempting buffet or get your favourite dishes cooked to order. Linger over lunch and, when evening falls, open dining means you can choose a table and time to suit you. Our light and airy Veranda Restaurant is perfect if you prefer a more laid-back setting and offers an array of delicious dishes ready for you to take your pick at breakfast, lunch and dinner.



During days at sea you can do exactly what you want, whether that’s unwinding by the pool, joining a creative class or listening to one of our lively Guest Speakers. In the evenings we host deck parties, hold classical recitals and invite local musicians on board to entertain you.



When the ship arrives in port there’s always a carefully arranged choice of optional shore excursions for you to join if you wish, but if you want to head off and do your own thing or stay on board, the decision is all yours.



As well as all your meals and entertainment on board, also included in your fare are all your onboard gratuities and service charges, as well as port taxes.


With all this and more it’s so easy to discover the world your way – we’re just here to help you do it. For more details please visit or call us toll-free at (844) 726-6960 (Monday – Friday from 9am – 7pm EST).