Saga, the over 50s specialist, is expected to take delivery of its next ship, the Spirit of Adventure in the autumn, the company has confirmed.
The 999-guest vessel, which has just floated out ahead of its sea trials, is currently in the final stages of construction at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg.
Spirit of Adventure is currently on course to carry its first paying guests on November 5 to the Mediterranean. Details of the naming ceremony have not yet been released.
Nigel Blanks, managing director of Saga Cruises, said: “This is a very exciting day as it brings us another step closer to being able to welcome Spirit of Adventure to our fleet. Over the past 18 months, we have been focused on creating a British boutique cruising experience for our guests that is not available elsewhere on the market. The arrival of Spirit of Discovery last year was the first milestone in this plan and the ship has been extremely well received by our guests. I’m confident that Spirit of Adventure will see an equally warm welcome and I cannot wait for guests to join us onboard and enjoy all she has to offer”.
The Spirit of Adventure had originally been slated to begin sailing in August. However, the date was pushed back due to Covid-19.