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Spirit of Discovery

A new era of cruising is closer than you think

Launching in Summer 2019, she features the design cues, cuisine and levels of service you expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels. Except here you can wake up in a new idyllic location different to the one you went to sleep in.

Called Spirit of Discovery, her luxurious, world-class design heralds a new era for Saga Cruising, and will offer the chance to experience so much more. All backed by Saga’s famous personal service and inclusive value.

Spirit of Discovery has started construction!

On February 28, 2018 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, we held the 'Steel Cutting Ceremony' for our brand new ship. This signaled the start of the building process.

Lance Batchelor, our Group Chief Executive Officer was there, along with Robin Shaw, Nigel Blanks, and all the other top staff from Saga Cruises.

Watch the first episode of our video blog to see this key moment in the creation of our brand new luxury ship. Register your details for all the latest news, including new video blog posts.

Spirit of Discovery will take to the oceans in just 15 month's time. See you on board!

Making the perfect impression

This ship offers plenty of space for relaxation, from two pools, a luxury Spa and a theatre, to the delights of a secret Terrace. It’s all been thoughtfully designed with a single aim: to help you find the spaces and places that will help you unwind, as only you want to.


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Artist's impression of the Spirit of Discovery sailing through calm waters.

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Spirit of Discovery build plans.

The build team

A row of blue Gondolas sit side by side at the harbour edge in Venice.

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A private balcony for every guest

It’s a real ‘wow’. Every cabin has a balcony, giving each guest their own private space, inside and out. And with an average floor plan of 215 square feet as standard, there’s quite a lot of space to enjoy.


Packed with culinary choice

Our widest-ever selection of restaurants

Spirit of Discovery boasts an array of restaurants from the grand dining room, to Oriental and seafood eateries too. With cuisines from all over the world, they will be a match for London's best restaurants. Best of all, you can eat whenever and where you like.

Explore Ashore

On every cruise you can enjoy our exciting new service, Explore Ashore. Led by our team of travel experts, it heralds a brand new way to plan your time ashore.