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12 December 2012 09:26
The ship set sail from Portsmouth
All Leisure Group, the British cruise company, will be expecting a rise in the number or travellers - hopefully all with
cruise travel insurance - after it welcomed the newly refurbished liner, the Mv Voyager. Under the Voyages of Discovery brand, the ship will sail from Portsmouth to the West Indies before returning in summer next year to offer four different cruises from the city.
After its naming ceremony in Portsmouth on December 4, passengers boarded for a five-month cruise of South America and the Caribbean. As part of the tour, the vessel will sail to Margarita Island in Venezuela, Puerto Cortes in Honduras, Manta in Ecuador, Callao in Peru, around Cape Horn, and the Cuban capital of Havana.
All Leisure initially bought the ship in 2009 but sent it away for a multi-million pound refit, including technical upgrades. The work was carried out in Portland, Dorset, providing a boost to the UK's shipping sector. Alan Murray, managing director of Voyages of Discovery, said the company was keen to keep the work in the UK. He added: "Ensuring that the bulk of our spend in the refurbishment and technical upgrade was made in the UK, and in UK businesses, makes us especially proud of the ship, and the high standards of workmanship are a fitting tribute to the nation's great shipping and exploration traditions."
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