The vessel was christened by Commodore Inga J. Kennedy, the recently retired Head of the Royal Navy Medical Service, in recognition of the service given by medical professionals during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Spirit of Adventure will depart on her inaugural voyage on July 26 from London-Tilbury. Once underway the ship will sail on a round Britain voyage taking in the Isle of Man (Douglas), Newcastle upon Tyne, Belfast Northern Ireland, Liverpool, Holyhead (Isle of Anglesey, Wales), Lundy Island, Bristol (Avonmouth, England), the north Cornwall coast, Scilly Isles, and Falmouth prior to returning to London-Tilbury on August 10.
MS Spirit of Adventure is the second of two polar expedition vessels built for Saga Cruises at Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg Germany. Spirit of Adventure (delivered in August 2020) has one sistership - Spirit of Discovery (delivered in June 2019).