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Discovery World Cruises, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., markets
the 650-passenger mv Discovery to customers in the United States
and Canada. It is a division of UK-based All Leisure Group, which
markets the ship under the Voyages of Discovery brand in the United
Kingdom, Australasia and South Africa.
“This is a long-planned step following our acquisition in 2005 by
All Leisure Group,” said Mark Flager, vice president of sales,
marketing and passenger services. “We’ll now be recognized as one
The name change will be immediately reflected in the line’s Summer
2008 catalog, said Flager, with online changes to follow
The line recently announced the addition of a second ship to its
fleet. The 394-passenger Explorer II will join the fleet in 2008
after a soft refurbishment. Launched in 1996 as the Minerva for
Swan Hellenic, the vessel will operate itineraries in the Baltic,
Scandinavia and Mediterranean beginning in May 2008.
The mv Discovery operates cruisetour programs to Antarctica, the
Galapagos, Amazon and Greenland, as well as Northern Europe, the
Mediterranean, North Africa and Black Sea.
In 2006, Discovery World Cruises was awarded “Best Value” in the
Specialty Cruises category from the World Ocean & Cruise Liner