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Spirit of Discovery's

Forward Suites

The ship’s finest, most luxurious accommodation

As well as being the finest, most luxurious accommodation Spirit of Discovery has to offer, the top ‘Forward’ Suites honour inspiring names from Saga’s seven decades of history.

Taking design cues from London’s top hotels, they are one-off signature spaces, each with their own character. Effortlessly grand and opulent, they offer a larger private balcony along with a host of luxurious extras.

Forward Suite benefits include:

  • Up to 855 square feet of private accommodation
  • Superior butler service
  • Morning wake-up tray
  • Pre-dinner canapés
  • Private afternoon tea service
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Personal coffee machine
  • Daily newspapers (when in port)
  • In-cabin dining experiences from all of the ship’s speciality restaurants
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Separate guest wc.

The Sidney De Haan Suite

Sidney De Haan OBE (1919-2002) founded Saga in 1951. He built the company from a small hotel in Folkestone to become one of the best-known brands in the UK. Named in his honour, The Sidney De Haan Suite is beautifully designed with contemporary touches of art deco. With a total space of 745 square feet, it’s one of the top-two largest private areas on Spirit of Discovery.

The Joseph Meyer Suite

The Joseph Meyer Suite also has an exceptionally spacious floorplan of 745 square feet, making it one of the top-two largest Suites on the ship. Its name is a tribute to Spirit of Discovery’s builders, the Meyer Werft shipyard. Founded in 1873, Joseph Meyer built the company’s first iron ship. It’s a tradition that continues to this day, down seven generations of the same family. The Suite’s bespoke artwork by artist Yuliya Martynova are vibrant aerial seascapes, which focus on escaping the city for idyllic coastal shores.

The Rose Suite

Named after Saga’s first-ever cruise ship Saga Rose, her eponymous Suite offers 660 square feet of stunning private accommodation. It provides larger seating and dining areas, along with a stunning bathroom including a whirlpool bath. This sumptuous Suite is enhanced with stunning paintings by botanical artist Sally Pond.

The Ruby Suite

A tribute to another much-loved flagship from Saga’s history, The Ruby Suite honours Saga Ruby, the sister ship to Saga Rose. And like its sister Suite, this 660-square-foot space offers a wealth of extra features in its bedroom, living areas and bathroom. The Suite is enhanced with bespoke artwork created by oil painter Joanna Charlotte. Evoking British flora and fauna, these pieces combine oil paints with luxurious gold leaf.

When naming our top Suites we wanted to recognise our heritage. The Sidney De Haan and Joseph Meyer Suites salute our founder, and the new relationship we have developed with the Meyer Werft shipyard. While The Rose and Ruby Suites are in honour of much-loved ships from our history as a cruise line.

Nigel Blanks, Saga Cruises Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer for Saga Cruises, Nigel Blanks