Saga Cruises’ first new boutique small ship, Spirit of Discovery has this week put cruises on general sale to the public a week after announcing a second new cruise ship, the Spirit of Adventure and Cunard announcing a new ship too. The business has gone astronomical!

The period of “Advance Registration” for the Discovery has probably ended because they now need to start an advanced registration for the Adventure. Which ever way, the doors are open and the cruises are being listed, as Saga Cruises announce that Spirit of Discovery is on general sale! Not the ship, the cruises.

Robin Shaw, chief executive, Saga Cruises, said: “To date almost 7,000 passengers, who had pre-registered to sail on her have already gone on to book one of the new itineraries which is a phenomenal display of loyalty and interest in Saga Cruises.”


In July 2019, after sailing out of Dover for her maiden sell-out cruise around the UK, ‘A British First’, Spirit of Discovery will begin a season of action packed cruises.

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Guests can choose from sailing transatlantic to spend Christmas 2019 in New York, island hopping around the Canaries, a foodie voyage around Spain, seeking out the stunning Northern Lights over Norway and many more exciting adventures. While those looking for a shorter getaway to try the new, luxury ship are also spoilt for choice, with a choice of mini cruises to France and the Channel Islands.

Cruising has become a boom industry and new ships are being built everywhere in all shapes and sizes and with new technology to be more eco green and better to sail. Saga have two ships being built at Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Being SAGA’s biggest ship to date, the Spirit of the Discovery will offer widest-ever selection of restaurants. The Grand Dining Room or any of the speciality restaurants will include in a choice of house wines, tips and service charges as inclusive with the food. The Verandah Grill will see the chefs on show cooking in the evening to add a touch of theatre. East to West will pamper to the great enthusiasm British passengers have for Asian food, and Coast to Coast will be a modern sea food dining experience. The Living Room is a lunge wine bar, there will be a spacious library, spa with indoor pool and the theatre and entertainment will be state of the art. The build team and so much more information is on their own web site. Click here. In the mean time check out the latest deals from SAGA cruising on their two very popular ships.

Andy Quill, SMC’s managing director who has over 25 years experience of large scale designs says, “I think people are going to be surprised with what SAGA will deliver with this ship, expect the unexpected!”

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