MV Discovery (CMV)


September 2014.

Built 1971, 20,186 gross tonnes, 698 passengers, formerly ‘Island Princess’ – The Love Boat.

I only visited her once (at Bristol, Avonmouth) and was very impressed with the quality of her public rooms and the large number of them, for a small ship. (The images do not do her interiors justice). If I had cruised on-board her, she would probably have become one of my all time favourite ships.

However I understand that she had been badly neglected mechanically and in terms of safety equipment for years, pre CMV ownerships in 2013.

Unfortunately she was scrapped in 2015.