Saga River Cruises adds 4 new ships on 4 new rivers

   March 24, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Saga River Cruises announced a significant fleet expansion with 4 newbuild boats to be added on 4 European rivers.

The news, announced with the company's annual results, is part of Saga Group's wider strategic growth plan. The 4 new riverboats are expected to join the two now operational fleetmates and be operated as part of the wider business under CEO Nigel Blanks.

The announcement builds on the success of Saga UK's two new river ships - Spirit of the Rhine and Spirit of the Danube, jointly named in an official ceremony in Arnhem (Netherlands) on March 19th.

The four new ships will be called Spirit of the Moselle, Spirit of the Main, Spirit of the Elbe, Spirit of the Rhone. They will operate across each river, with the first boat scheduled to enter service in May 2023 and the others following each year thereafter.

Saga's new boats will be "boutique designed" and offer a luxury travel experience for customers on Europe’s popular inland waterways.

Spirit of the Danube cruise ship

Nigel Blanks, CEO of Saga Cruise, said they were excited about the opportunity to expand their fleet of river ships "to keep up with the ever-growing demand for luxury boutique river cruising."

"Today’s announcement of four new ships is the exciting next step in expanding our wider cruise offer. It builds on the success of Spirit of the Rhine and Spirit of the Danube which were launched this weekend and on our award-winning ocean cruise offer”.

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