Spirit of Adventure accidents and incidents
CruiseMapper's Spirit of Adventure cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 999-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), cancelled inaugural cruises in 2020-2021
|March 2021||Other Incidents|
In early-March 2021, Saga cancelled 4 more departures (May 4 through June 10).
|November 2020||Other Incidents|
In early-November 2020, Saga Cruises cancelled 7 more departures planned for Spirit of Adventure in 2021 (February 5 through May 5).
|September 2020||Other 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"
(2020) 14-day Colours of the Canaries"
(2020) 14-day "Canaries The Sunshine Isles"
(2020) 16-day "Canary Island Christmas"
(2021) 14-day "Constellations of the Canaries"
(2021) 16-day "Exotic Morocco and the Canaries"
(2021) 15-day "The Beautiful Canaries"
|June 2020||Structural 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
7-day "A Norwegian Canvas" cruise
12-day repositioning cruise from Dover to Southampton
22-day "Tales from the Ancient Mediterranean" cruise
|April 2020||Structural 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.
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