Voyages of Discovery has announced the latest set of refurbishments to Discovery, all designed to enhance the overall customer experience. Renovations include a refresh to the ship’s interior and exterior design as well as a number of digital enhancements.
Customer feedback continues to show the importance of internet use while at sea with both coverage and bandwidth remaining key areas of focus for the operations team. In response to this, Voyages of Discovery is pleased to announce the trialling of a new system which aims to improve the speed significantly for guests and complement the Wi-Fi already installed aboard certain areas of the ship including the internet café.
Media Players have replaced the older DVDs, playing content into both cabins and the ship’s cinema in order to show a greater range of newly released and classic movies. Unlike other cruise lines, Discovery has not opted for interactive TV where guests pay for what they watch; instead new releases will be shown much quicker than DVD release dates and daily programming will be advised in the Discovery Times information sheet on board.
Discovery’s renowned teak decking has also been updated around the Sun Deck and more areas of the ship will be refurbished during her Dry Dock later this year. Similar additions and refreshes to the look and feel of the ship’s interior include new carpets throughout the communal stairs and landings, with further areas to also be replaced as part of the ongoing investment to maintain Discovery’s high standards on board.
Over 100 cabin bathrooms have received updated enamelling and a flooring revamp and the team is busy continuing to update the remaining cabins over the next coming months.
TV programming is also a priority for Voyages of Discovery. The team is currently reviewing the coverage and channels offered and working alongside a number of companies with a view to releasing a wider range of channels supported by improved satellite coverage. Plans are well underway for early June – watch this space!