Saga Cruises announces new cruise ship will be named "Spirit of Discovery"

Wednesday 29 March 2017

  • Saga’s “Spirit of Discovery” will sail on her first cruise in Summer 2019
  • Customers can register interest by visiting saga.co.uk/newship or by calling 0800 015 4310
  • INTERVIEWS WITH ROBIN SHAW, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SAGA CRUISES AVAILABLE - Please call 01303 772499

Saga Cruises has today announced their new cruise ship will be named “Spirit of Discovery”.

The new ship will carry fewer than 1,000 passengers, retaining the intimacy and personal touch for which Saga is renowned and will have more than 100 cabins for solo travellers, 20% of the ships capacity.

Saga’s “Spirit of Discovery” will be delivered in Summer 2019 and will be built by the renowned Meyer Werft shipyard.

Robin Shaw, chief executive, Saga Cruises, said:

“We have great pleasure in announcing our new ship will be named “Spirit of Discovery”.

In September 2015 we announced that we were to build our first cruise ship – we’re still on a high from that news. With the design nearing completion, today’s announcement is the next step on this exciting journey.

“The name “Spirit of Discovery” evokes the adventurous nature and new experiences that cruise customers desire.

Spirit of Discovery

Key to the whole design process has been our customer insight. We know they want to experience new things in a luxurious, small ship environment. Our new ship’s itineraries will take customers to fresh, new destinations and will include more overnight stays in key ports.”

This year Saga Cruises celebrates its 20th anniversary. Saga has to date operated previously owned ships which have been re-fitted to meet the needs of their customers.

Today, Saga has two small-sized ships, Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II, offering itineraries sailing from the UK to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Baltic, the Caribbean and Canada and offering excellent standards of service, in quality surroundings with inclusive pricing.

To make an Advance Registration now for a fully-refundable payment of just £90 per person please call 0800 015 4310. Customers that register in advance will also receive an additional 5% saving off the usual discounted fare. This offer is limited to the first 10,000 customers only.

ENDS

Editors:

The 55,900 GT vessel will be approx. 234 metres long, 30.8 metres wide and with a planned completion date of summer 2019.

Saga cruises include a UK travel package (including a chauffeur service or car parking at the port) to and from departure point , all meals and entertainment, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, free Wi-Fi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance.

Meyer Werft is a leading global shipbuilder founded in Germany in 1795. The ships will be built at the shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Now in its seventh generation of family ownership, Meyer Werft has become well known for constructing large, modern and sophisticated cruise ships, including 39 luxury ships.


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