Today saw Saga Cruises announce the name for their first ever new build scheduled for delivery in Summer 2019.
Spirit of Discovery will be the name for the 55,900grt, 234m long and 30.8m wide ship and she will accomodate under 1000 passengers in 540 all balconies and suite accomodation and will even have more than 100 cabins for single guests. She will be the largest ship ever to sail for Saga Cruises.
Chief Executive of Saga Cruises, Robin Shaw said in a statement released by the company:
“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. 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.”
Saga Cruises also holds the option for a second ship which could be scheduled for delivery in 2021. Construction will take place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
With the introduction of Spirit of Discovery in 2019, it is anticipated she will be a replacement for one of their two current ships, Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II.
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