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Spirit of the Rhine, a new era in river cruising

Cruises now on sale for our first purpose-built river ship

Inspired by Saga’s award-winning ocean cruises, Spirit of the Rhine brings our boutique cruise experience to the riverways of Europe. The ship launches Spring 2021, but the cruises are on sale now!

This new luxury ship is exclusively for Saga guests, and offers a wealth of exciting features, all backed by premium value for money. It’s time to discover your Spirit of the Rhine.

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

A truly bespoke ship

Every feature of Spirit of the Rhine has been individually designed for Saga guests. This includes a panoramic lounge and bar, an inviting library, fitness area, and an expansive, shaded sun deck with a hot tub and alfresco barbecue. All with levels of service that are second to none.

First-class dining

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.

Sumptuous cabins

All cabins are beautifully spacious, and with an average floor plan of 17 square metres they’re some of the most generously-sized on the Rhine. Cabins on the Main and Upper decks all have French balconies with floor-to-ceiling picture windows, offering personal, private views of every destination.

Sailing Spring 2021

Our new ship brings boutique 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.

Our boutique difference

Spirit of the Rhine also offers premium value for money. Every boutique 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.

Look who’ll be joining you

It’s not just the destinations you’ll be discovering. Back on board there could be talks, live music and entertainment to enhance your cruise experience. This includes celebrity guests on selected departures such as Alastair Stewart, John Sergeant, Jilly Goolden and Charlie Dimmock.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length135 metres


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


A ship on waterSaga

Cruise line

A champagne bottle on a string2021

Maiden voyage

A passenger190

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