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March 28, 2019

Steel Cut for Saga's Spirit of Adventure

Photo: Saga Cruises

Photo: Saga Cruises

Saga Cruises has held the steel cutting ceremony for its second new-build cruise ship at a ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

Spirit of Adventure, which launches in 2020, is the sister ship to Spirit of Discovery, which sets sail in July this year.

"The event took place yesterday (March 27) at the Meyer Werft shipyard, to mark the start of construction of the 999-guest vessel," said a press release from the British based cruise line, a division of the Saga Group. Spirit of Adventure is due to start sailing from Dover in August 2020

Chief Operating Officer for Saga Cruises, Nigel Blanks said: “Today marks a special moment in Saga Cruises’ history – the first steel cutting of Saga’s second purpose built cruise ship, Spirit of Adventure”.

“Built by the same expert team at the Meyer Werft shipyard, she is a beautiful sister ship to Spirit of Discovery. With her striking design, distinctive new venues and innovative speciality restaurants, Spirit of Adventure will certainly have a unique personality and will fulfil our promise of boutique luxury, perfectly! “

Spirit of Adventure’s bold and contemporary look is being masterminded by top British design agency AD Associates, whose talented collective boast an impeccable travel and hospitality portfolio.

Spirit of Adventure will be a 58,250 gross tons vessel measuring 774.3ft in length and a beam of 102.4ft.

She will sail from Dover in August 2020 with itineraries featuring the Norwegian Fjords, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

Spirit of Adventure will carry 999 guests and 505 crew members, ensuring the high levels of service that Saga Cruises are renowned for are maintained.