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Spirit of the Danube

Our second boutique river ship

Spirit of the Danube is our second purpose-built river cruise ship and promises the same levels of comfort, service and value as her sister-ship Spirit of the Rhine. With the addition of the latest engine technology to significantly reduce emissions, ensuring that our ship is one of the greenest on the rivers.

With excursions included on every cruise you’ll be able to explore more of the river Danube which passes through 10 countries including Austria, Hungary and Romania.

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A fish fillet with a selection of vegetables in a cream sauce and rice

Spirit of the Danube offers freshly prepared menus using local ingredients. Buffet breakfasts, lunch and dinner are waiter-served in the Panorama restaurant. Guests may dine in the more intimate Delta speciality restaurant at no extra cost.

Why choose Saga?

Quality, service and value are the hallmarks of every Saga river cruise. Every cruise includes our return UK travel service, as well as speciality dining, all inclusive drinks (including selected wines at lunch and dinner, house branded spirits with mixers or as cocktails, draught beer and lager, and all soft drinks), gratuities, Wi-Fi and included excursions. 

A couple enjoying a drink from the bar aboard Spirit of the Danube

What to expect

From the moment you leave home with our included return UK travel service until you’re welcomed aboard your ship, you can expect first-class service. Discover what makes the perfect cruise experience, every time...

Find out more
A side view of a ship to indicate its length135 metres


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


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Cruise line

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Maiden voyage

Maximum passengers182

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board40

Officers & crew

A ship with decks4

Passenger decks

A lift buttonLift

The 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 sizeApprox. twin cabin size

Upper and Middle Deck: 17 square metres. Lower Deck: 14 square metres.

Deck plan

Spirit of the Danube deck plan

Please note: For safety reasons, it is sometimes necessary to close the outside deck when cruising through sections of river with very low bridges.