She joins her sister, Spirit of Discovery, in Tilbury, where she will lay up for the winter before welcoming her first guests for her inaugural cruise on a February 5th sailing to the Canary Islands.
The latest addition to the Saga ocean cruise fleet, Spirit of Adventure, was handed over earlier in Emden, Germany, by shipbuilder Meyer Werft - but she will not welcome passengers until February.
The cruise line said funds could be used to strengthen its balance sheet, improve liquidity and support the execution of its reinvigorated strategy under its strengthened management team.
Saga has suspended all cruise and holiday operations until the start of June. In mid-March the company confirmed it would be unable to welcome holidaymakers until May 1st, with this deadline now having been pushed back.
Saga Cruises has examined the possibility of extending the suspension of cruise and tour operations for as long as six months in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In mid-March, Saga suspended all cruises until at least May 1st.
Saga has chosen Portsmouth as the location for the official naming ceremony of their second new-build boutique cruise ship, Spirit of Adventure. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 19th.
Saga Cruises has marked the keel-laying of its first new luxury boutique river ship, Spirit of the Rhine, with a ceremony at the Vahali shipyard in Serbia.
Saga has finalised a deal to sell the Sapphire cruise ship to Anex Tour of Turkey. With a farewell season already on sale, the ship will be delivered to Anex in mid-2020 and will home port in Antalya.
The duchess of Cornwall has become godmother to Saga’s new boutique cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery, in Dover, Kent. The vessel becomes the first cruise ship to be named at the port of Dover for over a decade.
Saga has announced the duchess of Cornwall as the godmother of its newly built boutique cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery. The naming ceremony will take place in Dover, Kent, on July 5th.
Saga has marked the keel laying of its second new cruise ship for the British market, Spirit of Adventure, with a ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
A steel cutting ceremony has been held for Spirit of Adventure, Saga Cruises’ second bespoke-built boutique ship. This follows the first new build ship, Spirit of Discovery, which will be launching in July this year.