At 6 pm, Sunday night, Saga Cruises’ ship Spirit of Discovery, which was launched in July 2019, returned to the ocean from Tilbury Docks (London, England) on her first round-Britain tour since the United Kingdom was locked down in March 2020.
Spirit of Discovery and her brand-new sistership, Spirit of Adventure, which is due to leave on her inaugural voyage on July 26, are both small by current ship standards but the limited number of passengers and clever design combine to give a feeling of comfort and space.
The all-inclusive cruise fare features a choice of complimentary UK travel to/from the port including a door-to-door chauffeur service up to 250 mi each way, car parking close to the port, domestic flights, or standard class rail/coach travel.
In addition to the observance of strict safety protocols, passengers must have had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before departure. All crew onboard have been fully vaccinated.