A nod to the heritage of the cruise line also sees the ship’s 4 top suites honour names like company founder Sidney de Haan OBE (1919-2002) who built the company from a hotel in Folkestone to become the best-known company in the UK for the over-50s.
According to Saga Cruises' chief operating officer, Nigel Blanks, naming the suites with an original maritime theme was one goal but they also wanted to recognise their heritage and the important names in the history of the company.
Blanks added that Saga Rose and Saga Ruby were the first two ships of Saga Cruises, still remembered by the passengers, so the Rose and Ruby suites were named in their honour.
Sidney de Haan Suite and Joseph Meyer Suite saluted the founder and the relationship they had developed with Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany, where Spirit of Discovery is currently being built.
Spirit of Discovery suites will enjoy butler service, sumptuous furnishings, fittings, fabrics, and bespoke artwork. At 730ft2 (68 m2) The Joseph Meyer and Sidney de Haan suites feature separate living rooms and bathrooms with twin sinks, a separate bathtub, and a shower.
- Spirit of Discovery forward suites include Sidney De Haan Suite, Joseph Meyer Suite, Rose Suite, Ruby Suite.
- Spirit of Discovery aft suites include Bailey Suite, Fair Isle Suite, FitzRoy Suite, Hebrides Suite, Humber Suite, Lundy Suite, Thames Suite, Trafalgar Suite.