A Look at Voyages of Discovery’s New Ship

The 'Voyager' offers 3 restaurants, a bar, and other amenities

Voyager, the newest Voyages of Discovery ship, is getting ready for its December debut. The 540-passenger ship will set sail on its 17-day maiden voyage Dec. 4. The ship will sail from Portsmouth, London, to Barbados. Cruise-only fares start at $1,699 per person, double occupancy.

The explorer-themed ship will feature open-seating dining in two restaurants, including the Veranda Restaurant, which has a terrace for dining alfresco. Guests can choose when and where they dine throughout the cruise, and menus range from simple daily breakfasts to six-course gala dinners.

While the menu is still being refined, offerings include Coppa ham on poached plums with macerated melon balls, roast duck breast on red cabbage, apricot and plum sauce with Normande potatoes and vegetables, and pavlova with vanilla ice cream and topped with raspberries and blueberries.

The Voyager also has The Explorer Club, an intimate, pre-bookable specialty restaurant available at no extra charge to guests, and Scott’s Lounge, a piano bar that hosts a variety of cocktail parties.
The ship features 270 staterooms, of which 87 percent are outside accommodations and 30 have balconies, that are appointed with digital media players.

Voyager is the second ship in the Voyages of Discovery fleet and its second voyage is a 16-day Caribbean island tour of Barbados, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Grenada, Tobago, Margarita Island, Bonaire Island, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, with fares from $2,799, double occupancy,

In 2013, Voyager sets off on a series of South American itineraries that include Panama Canal transits and Latin America. There is also a 95-day cruise option that departs Jan. 4, 2012 that links six itineraries. Fares for that grand trip start at $20,499, double occupancy.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.