Saga Cruises’ first new boutique small ship, Spirit of Discovery and has cruises on general sale including those with Jools Holland appearing live at his club on board, The Club By Jools. SAGA have also announced a second new ship which they imply will also have a club by him. The Spirit of Adventure and Cunard announcing a new ship too. The business has gone astronomical.

Spirit of Discovery Int. SAGA Press Office

Launching summer 2019, her luxurious, world-class design heralds a new era for Saga Cruising. She is being built at Meyer Werft in Germany alongside the Iona and ships for Aida and Royal Caribbean. Here we feature the first in a series of films on her building. The steel cutting ceremony. The ship number is S-714. She is the first ship to be built in the Meyer Werft smaller yard since 2013 and that is because she is a new boutique ship, against the trend for larger family ships.

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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.

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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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