A taste of where to wine and dine aboard Saga's new cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery

Wednesday 16 August 2017

New artist impressions released today of Saga’s boutique, small ship reveal:

  • An exclusive seafood restaurant – a first for Saga cruises
  • A nod to Saga’s cruising heritage with an Asian restaurant and the popular “South Cape Bar”
  • A garden terrace with access to a full-length promenade
  • Spirit of Discovery will be Saga Cruises’ first bespoke-built ship launching in Summer 2019 from the UK carrying no more than 999 passengers  

Looking to try something completely different? Spirit of Discovery’s restaurants and bars will mean you’ll be able to do exactly that.

Coast to Coast

In a first for Saga, Spirit of Discovery will have her very own seafood restaurant, serving British and locally-sourced fish, shellfish and other fruits de mer. Offering a modern seafood dining experience, Coast to Coast will focus on minimalistic cooking that allows the food to speak for itself. So whether you want the ‘catch of the day’ simply grilled or pan fried, or have a palette for more adventurous tartare, ceviche and shellfish dishes, all will be on the menu. Classic yet contemporary, this restaurant will also be perfect for extravagant seafood feasts – ideal for celebrating a special occasion in style!

East to West

In East to West, the exciting Asian venue, taste buds will be tantalised by the flavours of the Orient, thanks to an array of authentic dishes and a frequently changing menu. Just like the original East to West restaurant on Saga Sapphire, this venue will offer an exclusive, dinner-only service every evening. Impeccably presented, chefs will bring to the table the full diversity and vibrancy of Asian cuisine, from classic favourites to those with a contemporary twist, such as sizzling beef fillet in Balinese sauce and blackened tilapia with fennel.

The Terrace

Spirit of Discovery will have an elegant garden area, the perfect outdoor drinks spot. A beautiful al fresco setting to relax, from The Terrace passengers will be able to enjoy the fresh air any time of the day. The Terrace will offer easy access to Spirit of Discovery’s fantastic, full-length promenade which will encircle the ship and offer the chance to enjoy walks in the sea air.

South Cape Bar

In a tribute to Saga’s cruising heritage, the ship’s main bar has been named after the same space on Saga Ruby, though styled like a high-end hotel bar. With a relaxed, friendly ambience, the South Cape Bar will be the perfect place to meet up with friends, relax with a glass of wine, craft beer or cocktail, and to unwind after a busy day in port exploring another amazing destination. It will also be used for occasional live sporting events, thanks to its large television screens, along with a programme of light evening entertainment.

ENDS

Editors notes:

Spirit of Discovery will be Saga Cruises’ first bespoke-built ship launching in Summer 2019 from the UK.  The small, luxury, boutique vessel will carry fewer than 1,000 passengers and will feature design cues from London’s finest hotels and restaurants, redefining standards in British cruising.

Saga Cruises is currently offering 5 per cent discount* when booking a first cruise on Spirit of Discovery. 

To book a place during the new ship’s first season call free on 0800 015 4310.

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