Meyer Werft Cuts Steel for Saga Cruises’ First Newbuilding

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft held a steel cutting ceremony for Saga Cruises’ first new cruise ship, the Spirit of Discovery, on February 28.

With the event, the shipbuilder started the construction of the first sections and blocks for the new vessel at its Building Dock I in Papenburg.

The UK-based cruise line informed that the Spirit of Discovery is scheduled to take to the oceans in just 18 month’s time when it joins the company in summer 2019.

With a capacity to accommodate 999 passengers, the Spirit of Discovery is the first of two vessels which were ordered by Saga Cruises in January 2016 and September 2017, respectively.

The second cruise ship, the Spirit of Adventure, is scheduled to be delivered in summer 2020.

The ships each have an overall length of 236 metres, a width of 31.2 metres and a tonnage measurement of 58,250 GT.

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