Almost ready to go . . . cruise ship Voyager sports a new blue all-weather awning outside the Veranda restaurant as its refurbishment nears completion. The vessel is due to arrive in its home port of Portsmouth at the weekend and will be christened by TV naturalist Miranda Krestovnikoff on Tuesday.
Over the past few weeks in Portland, Dorset, Voyager – formerly the Alexander von Humboldt – has received a new Lookout lounge, a piano bar called Scott’s Lounge in line with the ship’s new explorer theme.
There’s new soft furnishings in the public rooms, which have also received a sprinkling of artwork. To meet the expectations of Voyages of Discovery regulars, the library has been refurbished and a bridge club has been added. The ship has 270 cabins and will carry 540 passengers.
I’ll be taking a look round the ship on Monday, when I will also get a chance to sit down with Captain Neil Broomhall and ask him any questions you like – about the ship, his career at sea, and cruising in general.
How about these to start?
- What do you think passengers will be most impressed by on Voyager?
- What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learnt or found out about the new ship?
- How does mv Voyager compare to other ships you have captained?
- Where are you most looking forward to sailing to in mv Voyager’s first season?
Send me your questions – either by commenting below, or on Twitter to @CaptGreybeard, and I’ll add them to the list.