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Spirit of Discovery has arrived

The inaugural season for Britain's newest luxury cruise ship is here!

Book now to save up to 35% during the inaugural season

The wait is over. Britain’s newest cruise ship is now here, and embarking on her history-making inaugural season. Spirit of Discovery features the design cues, cuisine and levels of service you expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels. Except here you’ll wake up in a new idyllic location different to the one you went to sleep in.

Along with her sister ship Spirit of Adventure, they are the only small ships built for the British market, offering a balcony for every guest and a choice of free speciality restaurants. All backed by Saga's famous personal service and inclusive value.

Above image: Christopher Ison

Spirit of Discovery’s video blogs

Want to see how Britain’s newest cruise ship was created? Take a look at our archive of video blogs from the shipyard, which reveal the exciting journey behind the design and build process.

Spirit of Discovery is now sailing on her inaugural season of cruises. See you on board!

Introducing The Club by Jools Holland…

We’re delighted to announce music legend Jools Holland will be the face of an exciting new venue aboard Spirit of Discovery. Jools and his band will even be playing live on several cruises. Book soon if you want to be there!

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.

A weight58,250

Gross registered tonnage

A passenger999

Guest capacity (maximum)

A crew shoulder board505

Ship crew

A side view of a ship to indicate its length774.3ft

Overall length

A ship's width, known as beam102.4ft

Max beam

A paintbrush with paint drip2019

Year built

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

Deck plan

Spirit of Discovery build plans.

The build team

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

Cruise calendar

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.

Discover a world of destinations on an expertly-planned tour

With a variety of carefully-created itineraries to choose from, our Escorted Tours immerse you in some of the world’s best destinations. From the wild landscapes of South Africa and the historic sites of Peru, to Portugal’s culturally-rich towns and Egypt’s ancient treasures there’s plenty of amazing tours to choose from. Your journey starts here…