Meanwhile the Voyages of Discovery brand operated
a single cruise ship, MV Voyager, she joined the fleet in December, 2012.
The former Alexander von Humboldt went through an expensive multimillion pound refurbishment, which included major technical upgrades as well as more balcony cabins (30 in total), before being christened in Portsmouth on December 4, 2012.
The 15,721-ton, 540-passenger MV Voyager, like the ship it replaced, Discovery, accessed remote, out-of-the-way ports essential for the Voyages of Discovery destination-led cruise offering.
The line also introduced an explorer theme to the whole ship. 270 cabins, 87 per cent of which are outside cabins. Open seating is available for dining in two restaurants, plus an intimate prebooked specialty restaurant, The Explorer Club.
The ship was built in 1990 and previous owners were (in reverse order): Club Cruise, Casino ship (based Hong Kong) and Cunard.
ATOL also guarantees that some 7,000 future bookings will be covered and fully refunded. The firm operated two cruise ships, the Minerva and the Voyager, under the Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery cruise brands.
Following administrators being appointed, the "majority" of staff were declared redundant.
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