Attention all Shipping at 00.00hrs July 5, 2019: The iconic names broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s British Isles Shipping Forecast will ring out on Saga’s new ship Spirit of Discovery with eight suites named after the areas Bailey, Fair Isle, FitzRoy, Hebrides, Humber, Lundy, Thames and Trafalgar.
A nod to Saga Cruises’ heritage also sees the ship’s four top suites honour inspiring names including company founder Sidney de Haan OBE. Mr de Hann (1919-2002) built the company from a small hotel in Folkestone in 1951 to become the best-known UK company for the over-50s.
Saga Cruises has announced that its first ever new-build cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery, will be named in its home port of Dover on 05 July 2019.
The boutique luxury cruise ship will be the first cruise ship to be christened in Dover for more than a decade, following the completion of stages 1&2 of the £250 million redevelopment of Dover Western Docks.
The keel laying for Saga Cruises first-ever newbuild cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery, was laid at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 28 June 2018.
The 999-passenger Spirit of Discovery is the first of two new cruise ships being constructed for Saga Cruises. Spirit of Discovery will be delivery in summer 2019, whilst the second vessel named Spirit of Adventure will launch in 2020.
On 28 February 2018 the steel cutting ceremony of Saga’s first ever new build cruise ship took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The steel cutting ceremony marks the start of the building process for the new 999-passenger cruise ship Spirit of Discovery.
Saga has announced that is has ordered a second new build cruise ship, which will be named Spirit of Adventure and will launch in summer 2020.
The new ship will be a sister ship to the first ever new build ship for Saga, Spirit of Discovery, which is due to launch in July 2019.
Saga Cruises have announced that their first ever new build cruise ship, which is to launch in summer 2019, will be named Spirit of Discovery.
The new 55,900 gross tonne cruise ship will measure 234 metres long and have a width of 30.8 metres. The ship has been designed to carry less than 1,000 passengers in some 540 cabins and suites. More than 100 cabins on board will be dedicated for solo travellers.
Saga has released images of its first new build cruise ship, giving the world a further glimpse of the exterior and interior of the new sleek 55,900 gross tonne cruise ship.
Currently unnamed, but known in-house as Project Olympic, the ship will measure approximately 234 metres in length, 30.8 metres wide. It is scheduled to enter service in summer 2019.