Saga’s first ever new build cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery has complete the conveyance from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to the North Sea.
The 58,250 gross tonne vessel, left the shipyard on 26 May 2019, completing its conveyance the following day.
Spirit of Discovery will now undergo technical and nautical sea trails until the middle of June. Saga will officially take delivery of the new ship on 20 June, before she arrives at her home port of Dover.
The naming ceremony will take place in Dover on 05 July. The inaugural ‘A British First’ cruise will depart on 10 July.
Nigel Blanks, COO, Saga Cruises said: “Our major milestones for Saga Cruises and Spirit of Discovery are now coming thick and fast and it is amazing to see her complete her conveyance towards the North Sea. This ongoing journey sees everyone at Saga Cruises pioneering the future of British boutique cruising, creating a host of unique, new experiences, both ashore and at sea, and providing a fresh new concept in the global cruising market. Our thanks go to the impeccable team at Meyer Werft for all their ongoing work on our iconic, stunning new ship.”
Spirit of Discovery will sail with a maximum of 999 guests and with 523 crew around the world, providing a British contemporary classic ambiance, specifically designed to provide the personalised, luxurious cruise experience passengers have said they want.. The design of Spirit of Discovery showcases British style and excellence to the highest level, with all the architectural and interior design created by UK-based agency SMC.