Cruising Mates Forum: Cruise reviews, chat, answers and information. cruisingmates.co.uk • View topic - Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery

Postby Borneo » 14 Jul 2019 17:18

Oh we didn’t see her and certainly no one said. We did spirit of Adventure some time ago , Vietnam,Cambodia ,

Kirkwall was lovely, weather bit dull but people were nice and welcoming.

We did Scapa Flow and the Italian church, which is beautiful. It all meant a bit more to me as last year I read a book .Under the Maltese Sky, A romance during the war in Malta and she fell in love with an Italian , the story then went on to tell how the Italian prisoner of war were taken to the Scapa Flow to build the defence barriers, and how they built the church .
Funny how when you’ve read about something and then get the chance to see it for real , it brings it all to life.

Day at sea tomorrow on way to Belfast .

Julia
Borneo
Commodore
Commodore
 
Posts: 1294
Joined: 05 May 2013 19:46
Location: Worcestershire
National Flag:
United Kingdom

Spirit of Discovery

Postby Gillzajoker » 15 Jul 2019 11:43

I love seeing places I've read about in a book, Julia, makes it that bit more special! :D
Image
User avatar
Gillzajoker
Admiral
Admiral
 
Posts: 15248
Joined: 03 Mar 2011 17:07
Location: Costa Almeria, Spain
National Flag:
Spain

Spirit of Discovery

Postby Borneo » 15 Jul 2019 16:34

Love this ship, only problem , we are booked on Sapphire next February not sure how we will feel after this experience.

The bathroom has a light around the mirror, which dims and stays dim all night those of a certain age and need to visit the bathroom in the night it is a godsend. Small raise into the bathroom

Went to the Britannia lounge last night to watch some entertainment. With it being a lot of glass . The roof and sides are glass, it can make it feel a bit cold .

The entertainment has gone 100% brilliant, and something different in each venue.

The ship does have a special engine, that’s if it’s got one , you can’t hear a thing. You never know if you’ve sailed away or docked, yesterday I heard what was the anchor going down. That’s the first time I’ve heard anything.
You have to be on here to know what we are saying.

Hazel has given her talks . Unfortunately the lads are having difficulty in getting the sound and the projector to cooperate :lol: . Hazel in her professional style has handled it well. She really does give an excellent talk
Borneo
Commodore
Commodore
 
Posts: 1294
Joined: 05 May 2013 19:46
Location: Worcestershire
National Flag:
United Kingdom

Spirit of Discovery

Postby grannyM » 15 Jul 2019 18:04

Gillzajoker wrote:I love seeing places I've read about in a book, Julia, makes it that bit more special! :D


Me too Julia and Gill. It is also when you realise that some Fiction can be quite educational at times. :)

Thank you for your thoughts about this new ship experience. As I'm reading it I keep thinking about why, as we do particularly like the big shiny new ones too, and it's because that's how we started cruising and most times since. It's a hard act to follow. :D
Marie
Image
User avatar
grannyM
Admiral
Admiral
 
Posts: 17601
Joined: 28 Feb 2011 12:22
Location: Ayrshire
National Flag:
Scotland

Re: Spirit of Discovery

Postby jacktar » 26 Jul 2019 12:56

We have just recieved booklet for our upcoming cruise on Spirit of Discovery which is very informative.

I would like to sample each of the restaurants and as we are only on board for 7 nights I suspect "instant" booking will be needed. According to the information supplied the only way to make restaurant bookings is through reception, was this the case in your exprience?

I also note that the evening dress codes will "be strictly enforced", a policy that I support. What I do find odd is that polo shirts are not allowed. Did you find that the dress code was complied with and did you hear of anyone being challenged over the dress code?
jacktar
Ensign
Ensign
 
Posts: 30
Joined: 06 Aug 2014 09:38

Spirit of Discovery

Postby ksturman » 26 Jul 2019 14:11

Looked at the shipping positions today. Spirit of Discovery is in Portland moored next to Berlin ( The Former SAGA Spirit of Adventure)
Formerly listed under Namruts
ksturman
Ensign
Ensign
 
Posts: 21
Joined: 20 Aug 2016 21:09
National Flag:
United Kingdom

Spirit of Discovery

Postby Borneo » 28 Jul 2019 08:43

Hi I’m back after 17 nights on board this wonderful ship. She is so quiet it’s hard to believe you are on a ship , one day captain was Turing her around, not a sound or shudder at all.
The speciality restaurants you actually need to book straight away. We were told to phone the restaurant you want or go see them at 6.00pm One thing I will ask is if you have a table booked in the main dining room , please telll them you will not be there, every night people struggled to get in the main dining, because empty tables that they were waiting for the said people had not told them.

If you like steaks The club is excellent and has a nice atmosphere. East to west , a matter of taste, too spicy for me excellent service and food , also the coast to coast , lovely fish menu,

Evening dress code is strictly enforced, after 6.00 pm and that means suit and tie for the formal nights . If you don’t do posh a normal suit and tie or bow tie is allowed. Other nights is smart casual, short sleeve shirt no tie.
Borneo
Commodore
Commodore
 
Posts: 1294
Joined: 05 May 2013 19:46
Location: Worcestershire
National Flag:
United Kingdom

Spirit of Discovery

Postby Gillzajoker » 28 Jul 2019 10:56

Glad you really enjoyed it, Julia. Good to hear the dress code is enforced, too. :D
Image
User avatar
Gillzajoker
Admiral
Admiral
 
Posts: 15248
Joined: 03 Mar 2011 17:07
Location: Costa Almeria, Spain
National Flag:
Spain

Previous

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to Saga



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests