Spirit of Adventure

Saga Cruises has confirmed plans to extend its fleet of new build ships with a second new cruise ship called Spirit of Adventure.

The new ship is expected to be delivered in summer 2020, joining the Spirit of Discovery which sails in July 2019.

Both ships will be built by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The 58,250 GT vessel will be approximately 236-metres long and 31.2-metres wide.

Spirit of Adventure will be a sister ship to Spirit of Discovery and similar in external design, carrying less than 1,000 passengers, offering balconies for all cabins, and retaining the ‘intimacy and personal touches Saga are renowned for’.

Lance Batchelor, chief executive officer at Saga plc commented: “Our first new ship, Spirit of Discovery, will be in service in June 2019 and with pre-sales being very strong, this confidence in demand has supported our decision to expand the new build fleet and purchase our second new ship, to be delivered in August 2020.”

Robin Shaw, chief executive, Saga Cruises, said: "Our loyal customers have played a key role in the design process for our first new build ship Spirit of Discovery. To date almost 7,000 passengers, who had pre-registered to sail on her have already gone on to book one of our new itineraries. This is a phenomenal conversion of over 80%.

Shaw continued: “Thanks to this strong demand, the desire of Saga members to keep doing the things they love and the forecast growth in the cruise industry, I am absolutely delighted that we are today confirming that we have now agreed to build a second new ship, Spirit of Adventure for delivery in summer 2020.”

Group travel organisers booking with Saga can expect the services of a dedicated group sales department who look after booking of nine or more customers.

GTOs should call 0800 300 666 for information and holiday bookings.

For further information visit www.saga.co.uk.