Introducing Spirit of the Danube
A second purpose-built river ship will soon join our fleet!
We’re delighted to announce the addition of a second river ship, Spirit of the Danube, to Saga’s fleet of custom-built ships.
Launching in 2022, she promises the same levels of comfort, service and value as her sister-ship Spirit of the Rhine. We're also using the latest engine technology to significantly reduce emissions, ensuring that our ship is one of the greenest on the rivers.
This new ship will cruise down the Danube which flows through 10 countries and passes some of the most dramatic and varied scenery in Europe. Our collection will showcase its finest sights and most famous cities along with some lesser-known gems too. With up to five included excursions on every cruise, you’ll be able to see, learn or do something new every day.
Please note: Photos are for illustration only. All plans are subject to change.
Exclusively for you
Like her sister-ship, Spirit of the Danube has been designed and built exclusively for our guests. Panoramic windows enhance the space, elegance and magnificent views from every public room, while a large sun deck complete with hot tub and separate terrace with alfresco barbecue offer further temptations outside.
Light spacious cabins
All cabins are elegantly styled and beautifully appointed, complete with en suite bathroom and walk-in shower. Cabins on the Main and Upper decks have private French balconies for fresh air and floor-to-ceiling views, while large picture windows in the Lower deck cabins provide natural light and ever-changing views.
Spirit of the Danube offers world-class cuisine prepared using fresh local ingredients by our own chefs on board. As well as waiter-served breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant, guests may dine free of charge in the more intimate à la carte restaurant, created in partnership with celebrity chef Mark Sargeant, at least once during your cruise.
Michelin star chef Mark Sargeant was first inspired to become a chef at the age of 13. Between 2001-2008 Mark was head chef at Claridge’s for Gordon Ramsey. He has since opened his own restaurants in Kent. This includes Rocksalt in Folkestone, the hometown of Saga.
Mark will be creating an exclusive signature dish for Spirit of the Danube’s à la carte restaurant.
Why choose Saga?
Quality, service and value are the hallmarks of every Saga holiday, but by operating our own river ships we can give you even more. Every cruise includes our VIP travel service door to door, as well as à la carte dining, selected drinks, afternoon tea, midnight feasts, gratuities, Wi-Fi and so much more.
And to make your cruise even more memorable, we’ve invited a cast of celebrities and special guests on board too! They’ll be entertaining you with everything from informative talks and inspirational demonstrations to concerts, classes and Q&A sessions. John Suchet, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Eric Knowles and Mark Sargeant are among the familiar faces joining us in 2022.
VIP travel service
Oberammergau Passion Play 2022
Officers & crew
Approx. twin cabin size