Spirit of Adventure accidents and incidents

Spirit of Adventure cruise ship
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Cabins
540

Length (LOA)
236 m / 774 ft

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CruiseMapper's Spirit of Adventure cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1000-passenger vessel owned by Saga Ocean Cruises (Saga Cruises). Our Spirit of Adventure accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • delayed delivery from the shipbuilder (due to 2020's Coronavirus crisis)
DateAccident
  September 2020Other Incidents

In late-September 2020, Saga cancelled 7x additional Spirit of Adventure cruises, originally scheduled departures November 5, 2020, through and including February 4, 2021.

The cruise ship's inauguration was rescheduled for February 19, 2021, with roundtrip from Southampton to the Norwegian Fjords ("A Norwegian Aurora" itinerary). Next tables show the 7 cancelled (due to Coronavirus) out of the UK itineraries.

17-day "The Inaugural Cruise"

Date / TimePort
05 Nov 18:00    Departing from Southampton, England
09 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Gibraltar, UK
11 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Barcelona, Spain
12 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Toulon, France Riviera
13 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Monte Carlo, Monaco
14 Nov 09:00 - 20:00    Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
15 Nov 08:00 - 20:00    Naples, Italy
18 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Malaga, Spain
22 Nov 08:00    Arriving in Southampton, England

(2020) 14-day Colours of the Canaries"

Date / TimePort
22 Nov 18:00    Departing from Southampton, England
26 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
27 Nov 13:00 - 28 Nov 17:00    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
29 Nov 08:00 - 21:00    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
30 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
01 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
04 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    La Coruna, Spain
06 Dec 08:00    Arriving in Southampton, England

(2020) 14-day "Canaries The Sunshine Isles"

Date / TimePort
06 Dec 18:00    Departing from Southampton, England
10 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
11 Dec 09:00 - 17:00    Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
12 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
13 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
14 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
15 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
17 Dec 09:00 - 17:00    Lisbon, Portugal
20 Dec 08:00    Arriving in Southampton, England

(2020) 16-day "Canary Island Christmas"

Date / TimePort
20 Dec 17:00    Departing from Southampton, England
23 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Lisbon, Portugal
25 Dec 17:00 - 26 Dec 17:00    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
27 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
28 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    San Sebastian de la Gomera, Canary Islands
29 Dec 08:00 - 22:00    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
31 Dec 08:00 - 01 Jan 17:00    Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
05 Jan 08:00    Arriving in Southampton, England

(2021) 14-day "Constellations of the Canaries"

Date / TimePort
05 Jan 17:00    Departing from Southampton, England
09 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
10 Jan 12:00 - 11 Jan 17:00    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
12 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
13 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
14 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
16 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Lisbon, Portugal
19 Jan 08:00    Arriving in Southampton, England

(2021) 16-day "Exotic Morocco and the Canaries"

Date / TimePort
19 Jan 17:00    Departing from Southampton, England
23 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Casablanca, Morocco
25 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Agadir, Morocco
26 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
27 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    San Sebastian de la Gomera, Canary Islands
28 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
29 Jan 08:00 - 30 Jan 17:00    Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
01 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Lisbon, Portugal
04 Feb 08:00    Arriving in Southampton, England

(2021) 15-day "The Beautiful Canaries"

Date / TimePort
04 Feb 17:00    Departing from Southampton, England
07 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Lisbon, Portugal
09 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
10 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
11 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
12 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
13 Feb 08:00 - 14 Feb 12:00    Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
15 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
19 Feb 08:00    Arriving in Southampton, England
  June 2020Structural and Technical Issues

In late-June, Saga Group announced that the Spirit of Adventure's delivery is planned for October 2020 (pushed back from July due to the Coronavirus pandemic / for more details see the "April 2020" accident report below).

The cruise ship's inauguration will be in early-November (maiden voyage date is yet to be confirmed) with roundtrip from Southampton to the Mediterranean itinerary. Next tables show the other 4 cancelled (due to delayed delivery) out of the UK itineraries.

14-day "This Sceptred Isle" cruise

Date / TimePort
07 Sep 17:00Departing from Dover, England
08 Sep 08:00 - 18:00St Peter Port, Guernsey Channel Islands
09 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, England
10 Sep 09:30 - 19:30Bristol, Avonmouth, England
11 Sep 12:00 - 12 Sep 17:00Dublin, Ireland
14 Sep 08:00 - 22:00Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
15 Sep 08:00 - 16 Sep 07:00Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
17 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Aberdeen, Scotland
18 Sep 08:00 - 21:00Edinburgh, Scotland
20 Sep 08:00 - 19:00Southwold, England
21 Sep 08:00Arriving in Dover, England

7-day "A Norwegian Canvas" cruise

Date / TimePort
21 Sep 17:00Departing from Dover, England
23 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Stavanger, Norway
24 Sep 09:00 - 18:00Flam, Norway
25 Sep 09:00 - 17:00Olden, Norway
26 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Bergen, Norway
28 Sep 08:00Arriving in Dover, England

12-day repositioning cruise from Dover to Southampton

Date / TimePort
28 Sep 17:00Departing from Dover, England
30 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Saint-Nazaire, France
01 Oct 08:00 - 02 Oct 17:00Bordeaux, France
04 Oct 08:00 - 17:00La Coruna, Spain
05 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Marin, Spain
06 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal
08 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Brest, France
09 Oct 08:00 - 17:00St Peter Port, Guernsey Channel Islands
10 Oct 08:00Arriving in Southampton, England

22-day "Tales from the Ancient Mediterranean" cruise

Date / TimePort
10 Oct 17:00Departing from Southampton, England
14 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Malaga, Spain
17 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Valletta, Malta
19 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Heraklion, Crete, Greece
20 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Karpathos Island, Greece
21 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Patmos Island, Greece
22 Oct 08:00 - 13:00Lesbos Island, Greece
23 Oct 08:00 - 24 Oct 17:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
28 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Motril, Spain
01 Nov 08:00Arriving in Southampton, England
  April 2020Structural and Technical Issues

The vessel was initially scheduled for launch in July 2020. Its christening ceremony (inauguration) was planned for August 19, 2020, to be held in Portsmouth (England UK). However, as the global Coronavirus pandemic affected the shipbuilder's activities (shipyard closure, then limited workforce), in early-April Saga Plc (future shipowner) announced that the delivery from Meyer Werft will be delayed, but still taking place within the next 12 months.

The inaugural Cruise was planned for August 21, 2020. Next table shows the 17-day itinerary's ports and times as originally scheduled.

Date / TimePort
21 Aug 21:00Departing from Dover, England
24 Aug 08:00 - 17:00Copenhagen, Denmark
26 Aug 08:00 - 17:00Klaipeda, Lithuania
28 Aug 08:00 - 29 Aug 18:00Saint Petersburg, Russia
30 Aug 09:00 - 17:00Tallinn, Estonia
31 Aug 08:00 - 17:00Mariehamn, Aland Finland
01 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Stockholm, Sweden
02 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
04 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Aalborg, Denmark
07 Sep 08:00Arriving in Dover, England

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