Saga Cruises which is based in the UK has released renderings of its new class cruise ship coming in 2019.
The new ship which will be delivered in Summer 2019 will be the first new design for the British-based cruise line. The vessel will still continue to the UK market and not follow the trend of larger mega ships found in cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line.
once completed the new class ship will be 55,900 gross tons and carry less than 1,000 passengers. The yet to be named ship will have 540 all balcony cabins and 20% of staterooms will be able to cater for single cruisers. Saga Cruises has already revealed the ship will feature single-sitting dining, observation lounge, signature Britannia lounge and all the usual pools, bars and restaurants expected on a new ship.
New build director David Pickett, said:
“In fact, the whole ship has the ‘wow’ factor. It is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard, in Hamburg, and at the moment we’re heavily focused on technical design, the engine, generator and propulsion plant; everything to make sure we deliver a practical, working ship of the highest specification.”
“The Britannia Lounge is going to be a magnificent signature space set across two decks. I know how important this area will be to our loyal guests, so we’ve worked hard to ensure it doesn’t disappoint.”
“It’s been our aim to listen to current passengers during consultations and get as many of their wants and desires into the new ship while future-proofing the build, so it can operate for many, many years ahead.”
The first block of the new build will be layered in Summer 2018 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. Itineraries will go on sale in September 2017. Saga Cruises is a small cruise operator with only two ships in the fleet. Saga Sapphire is the largest ship at over 37,000 tons and Saga Pearl II is even smaller. Cruise Hive will keep readers updated on any future cruise ship news.