The latest addition to Saga’s ocean cruise fleet, Spirit of Adventure, was handed over on 30 September 2020 in Emden, Germany, by shipbuilder Meyer Werft.

Spirit of Adventure is Saga’s second purpose-built boutique cruise ship, joining Spirit of Discovery which became part of the Saga Cruise fleet in July 2019.

The 58,250gt Spirit of Adventure has 554 all balcony cabins and can accommodate 999 passengers. She will soon set sail for the UK with her inaugural cruise now scheduled to leave on 5 February 2021 for the Canary Islands.

Nigel Blanks, Managing Director of Saga Cruises, said:  “This is a really exciting day for us as Spirit of Adventure officially becomes part of the Saga Cruises family.

“Over the past 18 months, we have been focused on creating a British boutique cruising experience for our guests that is not available elsewhere on the market and Spirit of Adventure is an important milestone in this plan.

“While she shares some similarities with her sistership Spirit of Discovery, Spirit of Adventure is unique in her own right with distinctive design features and characteristics.

“Though the inaugural cruise will take place a little later than we had originally planned due to the ongoing restrictions on travel, we cannot wait to welcome guests onboard and see all she has to offer.”

Over the past few months, Saga has worked to put in place detailed new procedures for a return to cruising in a COVID world. These include reduced capacity, pre-departure testing both at home and before boarding, increased medical staff and facilities and enhancements to our state-of-the-art air conditioning, which already provides 100% fresh air throughout our ships.