Saga announces new river ship Spirit of the Danube
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Saga announces new river ship Spirit of the Danube

Second river vessel due to launch in 2022

Saga has announced that it is to welcome a second river ship to its fleet, the Sprit of the Danube. The vessel will follow Spirit of the Rhine, which is due to launch this year.

A keel laying ceremony for the new ship will take place today in Serbia. The vessel will launch in 2022.

Chris Simmonds, Saga Holidays CEO,  said: “Over the past few years, we’ve been focused on redefining river cruise range to provide a Saga designed experience for our guests. Spirit of the Danube joining the fleet marks an exciting milestone in this journey and we cannot wait until she joins her sister ship Spirit of the Rhine next year.  Guests will be able to enjoy a range of first-class facilities and we cannot wait to show everything our latest ship has to offer.”

The ship will have capacity for 190 guests on board when it departs on its inaugural cruise from Amsterdam. Future destinations guests will be able to explore from the ship include Budapest, Vienna, Rousse and Tulcea.

The addition of the new ship comes as Saga announced that it would be mandatory for all guests to be fully vaccinated before travelling with the company.

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