Voyages of Discovery Cruises

Join Voyages of Discovery in exploring the British Isles, Northern Europe, Mediterranean and Far East on classic small ship Voyager.

Travel to off the beaten track destinations in the company of guest experts who will enrich your cruise experience with insight into local history, culture, geography and wildlife.

As well as an excellent range of no-fly cruises from Portsmouth and Harwich , there is a well-chosen range of fly-cruises to destinations further afield.

Small ship Voyager has been carefully refurbished to give just 550 guests a comfortable cruise experience with like-minded passengers.

Fares include flights and transfers for fly-cruises, full board accommodation, gratuities on board ship, free car parking at the port on no-fly cruises and informative talks by guest speakers.

A well-planned programme of optional shore excursions is available to ensure guests can see exactly what they want to see in each port. Cruises in conjunction with the RHS, National Trust and NADFAS, and Footloose hiking tours add special interest to these excellent value cruises.

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Voyages of Discovery Cruise Collection

Atlantic Voyager

9 Nights - Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Portsmouth

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Explore the historic highlights of the Atlantic coast including the UNESCO-listed Mount Tiede National Park, the stunning landscapes of Madeira and Portugal's exciting capital, Lisbon. Includes flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - Feb

Atlantic Coast Discovery Cruise from Tenerife to Portsmouth
From £1089pp

Madeira and the Azores in Spring

15 Nights - Portsmouth and back

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

This no-fly cruise from Portsmouth visits the volcanic Azores and the beautiful island of Madeira on board Voyager with included gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - Apr

Madeira and the Azores No-Fly Discovery Cruise
From £1559pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 to save up to £329pp!

Heritage of the British Isles

11 Nights - Portsmouth and back

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Discover the rich heritage and breathtaking scenery of the British Isles on this 11-night itinerary from Portsmouth in partnership with the National Trust, with included gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - May

Heritage of the British Isles
From £1689pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 to save up to £570pp!

Colours of the Mediterranean

11 Nights - Marseille to Piraeus

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Follow in the footsteps of the Crusaders on this fascinating voyage to the Mediterranean, visiting archaeological treasures, cities rich in history and beautiful islands on board Voyager. Includes return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - Aug

Colours of the Mediterranean
From £1695pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 to save up to £595pp!

Oslo and the Timeless Fjords

10 Nights - Harwich and back

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Discover the picturesque villages of Olden and Flam and the Viking City of Oslo on this exciting voyage from Harwich to the breathtaking Norwegian fjords with included gratuities, expert guest lecturers and optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - May

Oslo and the Timeless Fjords
From £1699pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 to save up to £710pp!

Total Solar Eclipse

13 Nights - Portsmouth and back

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

This fantastic 13-night discovery cruise gives you the opportunity to witness a Total Solar Eclipse and explore Iceland, the breathtaking “Land of Ice and Fire” with included gratuities, expert guest lecturers and optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - Mar

Total Eclipse Discovery cruise from Portsmouth on Voyager
From £1699pp

A Baltic Showcase

14 Nights - Harwich and back

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Enjoy a 3-day stay in St Petersburg, explore the Hanseatic cities of Tallinn and Wismar and transit the impressive Kiel Canal on this 14-night holiday from Harwich in partnership with RHS Garden Holidays with included gratuities, expert guest lecturers and optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - May

A Baltic Showcase Cruise
From £1799pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 to save up to £935pp!

Adriatic and Aegean Serenade

14 Nights - Pireaus to Istanbul

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Admire Corfu's impressive architecture, take in Crete's rich history and explore the idyllic Greek island of Santorini on this fascinating voyage from Athens to Istanbul, with included return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - Sep

Adriatic and Aegean Serenade
From £1905pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 to save up to £555pp!

In Search of the Northern Lights

15 Nights - Portsmouth and back

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Experience the Arctic winter on this discovery of Norway's magnificent fjords, islets and charming fishing towns with a choice of thrilling optional shore excursions, expert guest lecturers and included gratuities Discovery

2015 - Mar

In Search of the Northern Lights Norway Coast Discovery Cruise
From £1909pp

Splendours of the Indian Ocean

16 Nights - Port Louis to Cape Town

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Cross the Indian Ocean from cosmopolitan Port Louis in Mauritius to the volcanic Reunion Island and explore South Africa with its Zulu culture and safari landscapes. Includes return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - Jan

Splendours of the Indian Ocean Cultural Voyage
From £2137pp

The Magic of South Africa

15 Nights - Cape Town and back

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Explore the cultural cities of Durban and Port Elizabeth, experience everyday life in traditional villages and enjoy safaris in the African savannah on this fascinating voyage to South Africa, the ‘Rainbow Nation’. Includes return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

2015 - Jan

The Magic of South Africa Cultural Voyage
From £2555pp

Treasures of the Indian Ocean

17 Nights - Colombo to Mauritius

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Visit the bustling city of Colombo and the town of Hambantota in Sri Lanka before exploring the contrasting idyllic Maldives and Seychelles islands. Includes return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

2014 - Dec

Treasures of the Indian Ocean Cultural Voyage
From £2669pp

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Eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea

12 Nights - Istanbul to Sharm-el Sheikh

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Discover spectacular ancient cities and magnificent archaeological sites on this cultural voyage from fascinating Istanbul exploring the history of the Eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea. Includes return flights from the UK, expert guest lecturers and optional shore excursions Discovery

Eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea Discovery Cruise

Summer Solstice and the North Cape

14 Nights - Portsmouth to Harwich

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Discover breathtaking fjords, rugged islands and charming fishing villages on this superb 14-night no-fly discovery cruise to Norway and the majestic North Cape with included gratuities, expert guest lecturers and optional shore excursions Discovery

Summer Solstice and the North Cape discovery cruise

Adriatic and Aegean Odyssey

14 Nights - Dubrovnik to Pireaus

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Explore the history of the Eastern Mediterranean including the ruins of Ancient Greece on this discovery voyage along the Adriatic Coast from Dubrovnik to Pireaus with included flights, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

Adriatic and Aegean Odyssey Mediterranean Discovery Cruise

Gems of Africa and Arabia

16 Nights - Sharm el Sheikh to Dubai

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Discover historic trade routes along the shores of the Red Sea and see the contrasting cities in the emirates as Voyager makes its way from Sharm el Sheikh to Dubai. Includes return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

African and Arabian Discovery Cruise

Tales of India and Arabia

16 Nights - Dubai to Colombo

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Explore the breathtaking fjords of Oman, dense forests of Sri Lanka and the bustling cities of Mumbai and Dubai on this 15-night discovery cruise to India and Arabia on Voyager with included return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating shore excursions Discovery

Tales of India and Arabia Discovery Cruise
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