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The Palawan Discovery - a boutique Cruise Ship cruising the Philippines.

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The Palawan Discovery is a boutique cruise ship that has been completely refurbished, and is now offering a number of fabulous cruises, mainlybetween the months of October and March.

Spaces are limited and fill up fast so be sure to reserve your cruise at the earliest opportunity!

The Cruise Ship

Built in Holland, the ship was a originally three-masted schooner that cruised the Caribbean. In 2006 she was refitted with a more powerful engine, plus modern navigational equipment. She was moved to the Philippines and in 2013, she underwent a USD 1.5 million renovation and was given her new name, "Discovery Palawan".

The Philippines Cruises

There is a new 7 day cruise which explores the Visayas - in the central belt of the Philippines.

The cruise is unique as the itinerary is for those who wish to cruise only as well as for divers and snorkelers!

If your visit to the Philippines is for a longer duration, let us know, and we'll tailor the overall itinerary to suit. Just let us know where else you wish to visit, or let us suggest!

Divers and Non-Divers Catered For!

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Visayas Cruise - 7 Days

Upcoming Cruise Dates 2018:

OCT 06 - 12, OCT 13 - 19, OCT 20 - 26, OCT 27 - NOV 02, NOV 03 - 09, NOV 10 - 16, NOV 17 - 23, NOV 24 - 30, DEC 01 - 07, DEC 08 - 14, DEC 15 - 21, DEC 22 - 28, (guaranteed trip), DEC 29 - JAN 04, 2019

Upcoming Cruise Dates 2019:

JAN 05 - 11, JAN 12 - 18, JAN 19 - 25, JAN 26 - FEB 01, (guaranteed trip), FEB 02 - 08, FEB 09 - 15, FEB 16 - 22, (guaranteed trip), FEB 23 - MAR 01, MAR 02 - 08, (guaranteed trip), MAR 09 - 15


STANDARD ROOM (Lower Cabin): From USD 1,799 per person, based on 2 sharing

(Single Cabin): From USD 2,699 per person

UPPER DECK: From USD 2,249 per person, based on 2 sharing

(Single Cabin): From USD 3,374 per person

Plus Marine and Environmental Fee of USD 70 per person


STANDARD ROOM (Lower Cabin): From USD 1,999 per person, based on 2 sharing

(Single Cabin): From USD 2,999 per person

UPPER DECK: From USD 2,449 per person, based on 2 sharing

(Single Cabin): From USD 3,749 per person

Plus Marine and Environmental Fee of USD 70 per person

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Dining Deckon MV Discovery

The Dining Deck

Diving and Non-Diving Itinerary

Standard Twin Cabin

Standard Twin Cabin.

Day 1 - Depart Mactan Port Cebu

Embarkation from Mactan Port, between 2 - 4pm. Check out dive if schedule allows.

Day 2 - Oslob - Sumilon

2 dives in Oslob and 1 dive in Sumilon.

These activities are open to both divers and snorkelers.

After breakfast, divers and snorkelers will be able to snorkel/ dive with the biggest fish in the Sea, the whalesharks. These majestic, gentle creatures have provided the residents a sustainable means of livelihood by providing income as guides, boat men and other ancilliary work that has resulted from whale shark watching tourism.

In the afternoon, we transfer to Sumilon island where guests can snorkel the shallow and beautiful reefs around Sumilon.

Day 3 - Apo Island

Divers will have 3 dives here . 2 morning dives and 1 afternoon dive.

Apo Island holds the distinction of being one of the very first marine sanctuaries in the Philippines. As a result the coral reefs are healthy, colorful while the fish life is prolific. It is also one of the best places iin the Philippines to see marine turtles.

Non divers will have a chance to snorkel and visit some of the best coral reefs in the world. Expect to see turtles, schools of jacks. A visit to a fishing village is also possible for non-divers.

Day 4 - Alona Beach

Divers will have 3 dives here. 2 morning dives and 1 afternoon dive.

Alona beach has several dive sites. Starting from shallow reefs that either have gentle slopes or a sharp drop off, all have beautiful gardens of beautiful soft or hard corals. Expect to see a variety of colorful reef fishes including frogfish of all pastel shades and sizes.

Non-divers will disembark after breakfast and head to the Chocolate hills and then go on a river cruise that includes lunch before returning to the ship.

Forward Cabin Queen Bed

Forward Cabin, Queen Bed.

Day 5 - Balicasag Island

Divers will have 3 dives here. 2 morning dives and 1 afternoon dive.

One of the stars of the Visayas, Balicasag have intact reefs that end in sharp drop offs. Several species of the anemone fish family can be seen here. Forests of black coral trees can be seen in the depths. The walls are filled with cracks and crevices and colorful tunicates and sponges as well as sea fans.

Non-divers will disembark after breakfast and have a chance to enjoy the beach, get a massage and snorkel. There is also a restaurant run by the Philippine Department of Tourism so please bring pesos with you if you would like a fresh fruit shake or two.

Day 6 - Cabilao Island

Divers will have 3 dives here. 2 morning dives and 1 afternoon dive.

Cabilao remains as one of the roads less travelled as far as diving goes. As a result, the corals seem to be more prolific and healthier here than the other popular dive sites in the Visayas. Sea fans, Elephant ear corals, deliciously coloured soft corals await the lucky divers.

Non-divers will disembark after breakfast and have a chance to enjoy the beach and snorkel the pretty reefs that surround this picturesque island.

Day 7 - Disembark Mactan Port, between 8 - 10am

*Discovery Fleet will make best efforts to follow the established itineraries but reserves the right to change it due to sea conditions, weather and safety considerations during the actual voyage

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Children are defined as anyone under the age of 12 on the start of the date of the trip.

When children are on board, they must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian at all times.

Discovery Fleet Corporation accepts no responsibility for the care of the child and does not provide baby care or nanny facilities.

Children up to 5 years of age are free as long as they share the parents bed/room.

Children 5 years and one day up to one day short of 12 years pay 60% of the trip fee.

*All passengers, regardless of age must pay park fees.


Welcome drinks

Tea, coffee

Juice (morning only)

Filtered Water

Air-conditioned accommodation with private toilet and shower

Full-board meals (buffet) for the whole cruise, excluding drinks. (Starts with Dinner on the first day; Ends with Breakfast on the last day)

Various activities such as island hopping, snorkeling and other activities mentioned in the itinerary (weather permitting)

Cruising and Sailing Gear
Cruising and Sailing Gear


Rental of snorkel - and dive gear

All beverages and mineral water

Dive/Travel Insurance



Park Fees which will be collected in advance

Transfers to & from the ship (Philippine Trails will arrange this.)

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Noa Noa island, Philippines