British-based cruise line Saga Cruises has ordered another new ship and guess what? It isn’t your usual mega huge ship!
Saga Cruises which is a luxury cruise line in the UK has ordered a new cruise ship to expand the fleet. The new ship will be named Spirit of Adventure and will be identical to the previously ordered new build of Spirit of Discovery.
Lance Batchelor, chief executive officer, Saga plc said:
“Our first new ship, Spirit of Discovery, will be in service in June 2019 and with pre-sales being very strong, this confidence in demand has supported our decision to expand the new build fleet and purchase our second new ship, to be delivered in August 2020.”
You’ll be surprised to know that the ship will just be 58,250 gross tons and be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. So the ship will have the same design and sister to Spirit of Discovery, both ships will help expand Saga Cruises into a leading UK luxury cruise line.
Robin Shaw, chief executive, Saga Cruises, said:
“Our loyal customers have played a key role in the design process for our first new build ship ‘Spirit of Discovery’. To date almost 7,000 passengers, who had pre-registered to sail on her have already gone on to book one of our new itineraries. This is a phenomenal conversion of over 80%.
Spirit of Adventure will be delivered in Summer 2020 and will join its sister ship Spirit of Discovery which arrives in July 2019. The ship will be able to carry 1,000 passengers.