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Spirit of the Rhine

A new era in river cruising

Spirit of the Rhine brings our boutique cruise experience to the riverways of Europe. Our first purpose-built river ship is exclusively for Saga guests.

Our new ship brings luxury river 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, included excursions on every cruise gives you plenty of opportunities to explore, at no extra cost.

Love your first Saga cruise, or we'll give you your money back

Love your first cruise, or your money back!

We’re so confident you’ll love your first cruise with us, that we’re happy to make a special guarantee. So if for any reason you don’t love your time on board, we’ll give your money back!

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A couple dining in Rheinfels Restaurant

Buffet breakfasts, waiter-served lunches and dinner are served in our Panorama restaurant. All prepared using local ingredients and produce. Plus, dining at the speciality restaurant, Rheinfels, is included.

Why choose Saga?

Spirit of the Rhine offers value for money . Every cruise includes our return UK travel service from your own front door, speciality dining, all-inclusive drinks (including selected wines at lunch and dinner, house branded spirits with mixers, draught beer and lager, and all soft drinks), included gratuities, complimentary Wi-Fi and concierge services.

A female passenger enjoying a drink from the bar aboard Spirit of the Rhine

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...

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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 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 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 Rhine deck plan
Spirit of the Rhine deck plan key

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