Saga Spirit of Adventure Keel laying Copy

Saga conducts keel-laying ceremony for its new cruise ship Spirit of Adventure

Saga marked the keel laying of its second new cruise ship for the British market, Spirit of Adventure, with a ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on  Monday.

The 999-passenger ship will set sail in summer 2020.

A commemorative coin stamped with Spirit of Adventure’s name, keel-laying date and the lettering S715 – denoting the identification marker for the ship during her build and until she is formally handed over by Meyer Werft to Saga in summer 2020 – was placed under the first block in the dry dock.

The ship would weigh 58,250 gross tons with an overall length of 774.3ft and a breadth of 102.4ft.

Speaking at the ceremony, Robin Shaw, CEO Saga Travel, said: “These are exciting times for Saga and the occasion marks a key stage in the construction of our second new build cruise ship.

“Our decision to build two new boutique cruise ships, Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure for our guests heralds a new era in the history of Saga cruising.

“Both ships have been designed to epitomise Saga’s British boutique cruising concept and they are the first small, luxury ships to be built by a British company, for the British market, in more than four decades."

He added: “Each of our new ships has been exclusively designed for the British market and we have incorporated luxury interiors to meet our past and present guests’ feedback.

 “We are proud to be working with Meyer Werft again, and it will be an honour and a pleasure, to celebrate the delivery of this ship in summer 2020.”


More News...

Hurtigruten introduces th…

Hurtigruten introduces three new hybrid-powered cruise ships

Hurtigruten is transforming three vessels to hybrid-powered expedition cruise ships.

Brits visiting Namibia fo…

Brits visiting Namibia for wildlife viewing and hiking activities

Namibia Tourism Board has revealed findings from a research on the UK outbound market which shows 33% of UK visitors to the country booked their visit via a travel agent...

Help clients to discover …

Help clients to discover the 'Treasures of Egypt'

Discover Egypt is encouraging agents to tap into the excitement generated by the historian Professor Bettany Hughes' new series 'Treasures of Egypt', presented on Channel Five. 

Olympic champion Jazz Car…

Olympic champion Jazz Carlin opens waterpark at Haven’s Seashore Holiday Park

Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin has officially opened the Shore Water park at Haven’s Seashore Holiday Park.

Scenic Eclipse sets sail …

Scenic Eclipse sets sail on maiden voyage from Reykjavik to Quebec

Scenic Eclipse, billed as the world's first discovery yacht, has set sail on its maiden voyage from Reykjavik to Quebec. 

Ponant is taking payments…

Ponant is taking payments in Sterling for travel agents and operators

Ponant has started taking payments in sterling for all new bookings made after July 29, which applies to all of its UK trade partners.

Hidden costs come as a sh…

Hidden costs come as a shock to holidaying families

Research from Post Office Travel Money has revealed that it is resort rip-offs that families dislike the most while on holiday abroad.

QE2 offers special rates …

QE2 offers special rates to travel agents this summer

Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) has announced special summer rates exclusively for travel agents as it invites them to step onboard and enjoy more for less.

Peru to get 22 new four a…

Peru to get 22 new four and five star hotels by 2021

Investments in Peru tourism sector will exceed US$789.1 million by 2021, with 22 new four and five-star hotel projects currently under construction.

CLIA announces new ship f…

CLIA announces new ship for River Cruise Conference 2019

CLIA has announced that a new river ship has been added to the River Cruise Conference, taking the total number of vessels in attendance to five. 

Great Rail Journeys acqui…

Great Rail Journeys acquires Chicago-based Vacations By Rail

Great Rail Journeys (GRJ) is increasing its presence in the US as it signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based Vacations By Rail (VBR).

Hurtigruten's MS Roald Am…

Hurtigruten's MS Roald Amundsen to be christened in Antarctica

Hurtigruten's hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen, in a first, will be christened in Antarctica.

Prev Next

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?