Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure Review and Specifications

Specifications of Spirit of Adventure

Year built 2020 new ship
Builder Meyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
Class ice-strengthened expedition ship
Building cost USD 350 million
Owner Saga Holidays
Operator Saga Cruises
Length (LOA) 236 m / 774 ft
Beam (width) 31 m / 102 ft
Gross Tonnage 55900 gt
Passengers 999
Crew 530
Decks 10
Cabins 540
Decks with cabins 6
Sister-ships Spirit of Discovery
Christened by tba

Review of Spirit of Adventure

MS Spirit of Adventure cruise ship is the second of two identical polar expedition vessels built for Saga Cruises at Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg Germany. Spirit of Adventure (scheduled delivery in August 2020) has one sister-ship - Spirit of Discovery (scheduled delivery June 2019).

MS Spirit of Adventure cruise ship (Saga Cruises)

Saga Cruises is an UK company, division of Saga Group. With the purchase of Saga Rose (former NCL ship MS Sagafjord), in 1997 Saga Holidays started passenger shipping operations under the brand name "Saga Cruises". Unlike Saga's current fleet (the operated under charter Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl 2), the new ships are fully owned by Saga Group and will replace the two chartered vessels.

Saga Cruises new ship (The Verandah restaurant)


Spirit of Adventure itinerary program as homeports and destinations are not yet announced. However, like the sister-ship Discovery, Adventure will be operated on polar cruises to the European and Canadian Arctic regions, as well as to Antarctica with departures from South America. Traditionally for Saga Cruises, the new ship will also offer roundtrips from UK ports and fly-cruise deals.


All Saga Adventure ship's 540 staterooms have balconies, which also means that the ship has no Inside cabins. Cabin categories include Standard Balcony, Deluxe Balcony, Mid-ship Suites and larger Panorama Suites. More than 100 cabins are specifically designed for solo travellers (can be booked with single occupancy rates), which is approx 20% of the ship's capacity.

Saga Cruises new ship (balcony cabin)

Carrying less than 1000 passengers in style, this large expedition ship features all-balcony staterooms, premium restaurants, modern amenities, British-style onboard activities, professional and traditionally attentive service.

Saga Cruises new ship (Spa pool)

Shipboard dining and entertainment

There is a choice of dining experiences, bars and entertainment venues, including 2 specialty restaurants (one of which Asian, serving complimentary wines), an outdoor Lido Deck (with open-air / alfresco dining space), signature Britannia Lounge, theater lounge, library, a central hub (named "The Living Room").

The ship also features a modern wellness complex and 2 swimming pools (outdoor and indoor). The spa complex consists of beauty salon, hydrotherapy pool, salt-steam room, saunas (one is infrared), 5 treatment rooms (for latest therapies and massages). The Library Lounge offers coffee and cakes alongside one of the best-stocked book collections at sea. The 430-seat Playhouse Theatre features tiered seating and hosts grand-scale evening show productions, cinema screenings, live music performances.

The ship's team of Executive Chefs serves the all 5 onboard restaurants. The Grand Dining Room (main restaurant) serves the best of British-influenced cuisine specialties. The chefs use locally produced food sources (based on cruise itinerary / destination) and create menus of ever-changing dishes. Passengers are able to make a reservation and eat in any of the other 4 restaurants at no extra cost. House wines from the ship's cellar are complimentary and served in every restaurant.

Spirit of Adventure wiki

  • For the new ship series, Saga employed the designer company SMC Design, which has extensive experience with cruise vessel design. Among SMC Design's customers are also P&O Cruises UK (Sindhu / Indian restaurant), Viking Ocean Cruises (Explorers Lounge), NCL (Mandara Spa).

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