Discovery World Cruises Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Destination specialist Discovery World Cruises, which celebrates its fourth anniversary in January, will continue to offer an intriguing portfolio of exotic cruise vacations that virtually blanket the globe.

In 2007, travelers will find an incredibly compelling collection of cruising grounds to choose from, including Antarctica, South America, the South Pacific, Europe and Scandinavia.

“There is no other cruise line, large or small, that offers the combination of exotic ports, onboard comforts and service, and incredible value that we do,” said Mark Flager, vice president of sales, marketing and passenger services for Discovery. “We pair each voyage with a hotel stay or onboard overnights in port for an expanded shore-side experience.”

Founded in 2003 by cruise and tour pioneer Gerry Herrod, the cruise line has established itself as a leader in the destination cruise niche with itineraries that are among the most interesting in the cruise industry.

In 2007, the line will return to the archipelago made famous by Charles Darwin for its second season with six different itineraries. Time-pressed travelers can discover the Galapagos Islands on a 13-night cruisetour from Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, to Quito, Ecuador, in January.

The reverse direction, a 12-night itinerary, is offered in April. Two 16-night itineraries also focus on the Galapagos, plus ports in Peru and in Chile. Two combination cruisetours are also offered.

A 30-night itinerary combines the Galapagos with the Antarctic Peninsula. A 24-night itinerary blends the natural splendor of the Galapagos and the South Pacific with the manmade wonder of the Panama Canal.

From the equatorial waters of Ecuador, Discovery heads south to the frozen frontier of Antarctica for its fourth consecutive year. Passengers discover the White Continent up-close via inflatable Zodiac boats.

In addition to scenic cruising, they have the opportunity to go ashore at select sites of interest. A team of esteemed scientists, naturalists and Antarctic explorers serves as field guides, escorting all excursions. Highlighting each itinerary is a hotel stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s sophisticated capital.

A 15-night cruisetour explores the Antarctic Peninsula in depth. Two 20-night expeditions add the Chilean Fjords. A 34-day repositioning cruise combines Antarctica and Chile with remote South Pacific island outposts.

In the South Seas, two 16-night cruises follow in the wake of the infamous Bounty calling at Robinson Crusoe, Easter and Pitcairn islands, as well as French Polynesia’s Bora Bora and Tahiti.

A two-night hotel stay in the Chilean capital of Santiago is included. Two combination voyages combine Polynesia, Peru and the Galapagos. A 29-night cruisetour operates from Tahiti to San Cristobal, Ecuador. A 37-night variation, which includes a Panama Canal transit, begins in Tahiti and concludes in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.

In May, a transatlantic voyage from Nassau to Harwich, England, positions Discovery in Europe to begin her summer series. Twenty-six cruise vacations showcase the kaleidoscope of vibrant history, cultures, architecture and shopping found throughout the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Russia & Middle East.

Ten- to 33-night itineraries will call at ports as diverse as Benghazi, Libya; Narsarsuaq, Greenland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Koper, Zadar and Hvar, Croatia; Beirut, Lebanon; Batumi, Georgia and Tartous, Syria.

For guests with ample time, the line features four Grand Voyages in 2007, including the 31-night Grand Mediterranean Odyssey departing September 11 from London to Istanbul; the 22-night Italy, Adriatic & the Aegean cruise, departing September 20, from Nice, France, to Istanbul; the 24-night Adriatic, Aegean & Black Sea, sailing September 29 from Venice to Istanbul; and the 23-night Wonders of Antiquity, departing November 16 from London to Lisbon and featuring tour opportunities to Petra, Jordan; Luxor, Karnak and Giza, Egypt; and Leptis Magna and Cyrene, Libya.

Cruise the World in Comfort

Travelers discover the world aboard the intimate and convivial mv Discovery. The 650-passenger vessel offers all the requisite comforts and amenities, yet her size enables her to visit out-of-the-way ports, usually restricted from larger ships.

Facilities include 351 cabins and suites; three restaurants; five lounges; a movie theater; library; Internet center; health spa; exercise gym; two Jacuzzis; and two swimming pools, including one beneath a retractable roof.

A hallmark of Discovery World Cruises is the line’s onboard enrichment program, which includes explorers, diplomats, scientists and scholars.

In addition, wherever possible, local entertainment is brought on board to showcase the culture and customs of the ports visited. Together, with regional wines and culinary specialties, these elements serve to enhance the voyage for passengers.

To make a reservation on Discovery World Cruises, please contact a travel professional. To request a brochure, please call toll-free (866) 623-2689 or visit www.discoveryworldcruises.com.

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