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Spirit of the Rhine

A new era in river cruising

Cruises on sale for our first purpose-built river ship

Spirit of the Rhine brings our luxury cruise experience to the riverways of Europe. This brand-new ship is exclusively for Saga guests, and offers a wealth of exciting features, all backed by premium value for money.

Our new ship brings luxury cruising to the Rhine, the iconic waterway that winds through the heart of Europe, along with selected itineraries on the Moselle, Main and Danube.

Better still, up to five included excursions on every cruise gives you plenty of opportunities to explore, at no extra cost.

Cruises are on sale now!

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

First-class dining

A couple dining in Rheinfels Restaurant

Chef-prepared cuisine is waiter served in the main restaurant, offering a tempting choice at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, dine free of charge at the à la carte restaurant which seats 34 diners in a beautiful, intimate setting.

Nick Nairn

Dining with Nick Nairn

Renowned chef and restauranteur, Nick Nairn is the youngest Scottish chef to ever win a Michelin star. Having made his name on TV shows such as Ready Steady Cook and Great British Menu for the BBC, he also runs a successful cookery school.

Nick will bring his famous culinary style to the à la carte restaurant aboard Spirit of the Rhine, creating an exclusive signature dish.

Why choose Saga?

Spirit of the Rhine offers premium value for money. Every cruise includes a VIP travel service from your own front door, à la carte dining, a selection of drinks at lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, included gratuities, complimentary Wi-Fi, concierge services, and more.

And it doesn't stop there. On board there could be talks, live music and entertainment to enhance your cruise experience. This includes celebrity guests on selected departures such as Charlie Dimmock, Bill Turnbull and horticulturalists Pippa Greenwood and Tom Hart Dyke.

Enjoy a drink from the bar

What's included

One of our drivers show a couple to their VIP travel service vehicle

VIP travel service

Alastair Stewart OBE

Look who'll be joining you

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 string2021

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 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 Rhine deck plan