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Spirit of the Danube

Our second boutique river ship

We’re delighted to see passengers aboard our second boutique river ship, Spirit of the Danube.

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.

With three or more excursions included on every seven-night itinerary – more on longer cruises – you’ll be able to see, learn or do something new every day.

Cruises now on sale!

A map showing the 8 countries Saga cruise through on the Danube River - Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania

This new ship will cruise down the Danube, visiting eight of the 10 countries the river flows through:

Our collection showcases the Danube's finest sights, its most famous cities, along with some lesser-known gems, and passes some of the most dramatic and varied scenery in Europe too.

Fine dining

A selection of fruit desserts including a cake slice, macaron, tart and pudding topped with fruit pearls from the Delta Restaurant

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, at least once during your cruise.

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.

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.

A couple enjoying a drink from the bar

What's included

Nicholas Farrell with a Saga chauffeur

VIP travel service

John Suchet

Look who’ll be joining you

Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

Discover the delights of the Danube from our second river cruise ship and see the Passion Play at Oberammergau in 2022.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length135 metres


A ship's width, known as beam11.4 metres


A river shipSaga

Cruise line

A champagne bottle on a string2022

Maiden voyage

Maximum passengers182

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board40

Officers & crew

A ship with decks4

Passenger decks

A lift buttonThe lift runs between the middle and upper decks. It does not serve the sundeck which is accessed via 14 steps and a chair lift and the Lower Deck which is 13 steps down from the Middle Deck.


A cabin with arrows indicating sizeUpper and Middle Deck: 17 square metres. Lower Deck: 14 square metres.

Approx. twin cabin size

Deck plan

Spirit of the Danube deck plan