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Spirit of the Danube

Cruises now on sale!

We’re delighted to announce that cruises aboard our second river ship, Spirit of the Danube, are on sale now.

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 showcases its finest sights and most famous cities along with some lesser-known gems too. 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.

Please note: Photos are for illustration only. All plans are subject to change.

Fine dining

Beef with berries and mashed potatoes

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. Sir Roddy Llewelyn, John Suchet and Eric Knowles are among the familiar faces joining us in 2022.

Champagne glasses

What's included

Nicholas Farrell with a Saga chauffeur

VIP travel service

Eric Knowles

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 passengers190

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