Meyer Werft Announces Float Out of Saga Cruises’ New Ship

Spirit_of_DiscoverySpirit of Discovery in building dock I. Image Courtesy: Meyer Werft

Spirit of Discovery, the first of Saga Cruises’ two new cruise ships, will be leaving the covered building dock I at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, on May 12, 2019.

The float out is scheduled to start at 9:30 am local time, the shipbuilder informed.

During the float out, the ship’s mast and funnel will be lifted on the ship. In the evening of the same day, Spirit of Discovery will be moved to the outfitting pier for a number of tests.

As disclosed, Ems conveyance is currently planned for the end of May from Papenburg to Emden.

Spirit of Discovery is the first of two 58,250 GT newbuilds Meyer Werft is building for the British cruise line. With an overall length of 236 meters, a width of 31.2 meters, each vessel will be able to accommodate 999 passengers.

Spirit of Discovery’s sister ship, Spirit of Adventure, is expected to be completed in summer 2020.

“The new ships will be tailored to the British market with a completely new design,” Meyer Werft said.

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