Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure current position

Spirit of Adventure current location is at North Sea (coordinates 51.45866 N / 0.35629 E) cruising en route to DE HGL>GB TIL. The AIS position was reported 8 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Spirit of Adventure

Year built2020 new ship
Flag state United Kingdom
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Building costUSD 346 million (GBP 280 million / EUR 310 million)
OwnerSaga plc (via Saga Holidays)
OperatorSaga Cruises
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)236 m / 774 ft
Beam (width)31 m / 102 ft
Gross Tonnage58250 gt
Decks with cabins6
Sister-shipsSpirit of Discovery
Christened bytba
Saga Cruises Coronavirus update

Spirit of Adventure Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Feb 05 14 days, round-trip Spirit of Adventurersquos Inaugural Cruise Southampton
2021 Feb 19 16 days, round-trip A Norwegian Aurora Southampton
2021 Mar 07 15 days, round-trip A Taste of the Mediterranean Southampton
2021 Mar 22 7 days, one-way from Southampton to Dover Southampton
2021 Mar 29 16 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton Dover
2021 Apr 14 14 days, one-way from Southampton to Dover Southampton
2021 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Idyllic Norway Dover
2021 May 05 15 days, round-trip Grandeur of the Baltic Dover
2021 May 20 14 days, round-trip Treasures of the British Isles Dover
2021 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Majestic Norway Dover
2021 Jun 10 16 days, round-trip North Cape Explorer Dover
2021 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Fjordland Focus Dover
2021 Jul 03 16 days, round-trip Inspirational Iceland Dover
2021 Jul 19 15 days, round-trip Baltic Symphony Dover
2021 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Summer in the Fjords Dover
2021 Aug 10 19 days, round-trip Greenland and the Midnight Sun Dover
2021 Aug 29 15 days, round-trip Postcards from the Baltic Dover
2021 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Melody of the Fjords Dover
2021 Sep 20 15 days, round-trip Aspects of the Baltic Dover
2021 Oct 05 5 days, round-trip Hamburg to Holland Dover
2021 Oct 10 14 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton Dover
2021 Oct 24 22 days, round-trip Treasures of the Croatian Coast Southampton
2021 Nov 15 5 days, round-trip Continental Escape Southampton
2021 Dec 06 30 days, round-trip A Caribbean Christmas Southampton
2022 Jan 05 83 days, round-trip South America A Grand Voyage Southampton
2022 Mar 29 15 days, round-trip The Glorious Canary Islands March Southampton
2022 Apr 13 11 days, round-trip In the Footsteps of St James Southampton
2022 Apr 24 22 days, round-trip Croatia and Cities of the Central Mediterranean April Southampton
2022 May 16 5 days, round-trip An Irish Interlude Southampton
2022 May 21 32 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders of the Black Sea Southampton
2022 Jun 22 16 days, round-trip An Exhibition of the Baltic Southampton
2022 Jul 08 11 days, round-trip Melodies of Ireland Southampton
2022 Jul 19 15 days, one-way from Southampton to Kristiansand Southampton
2022 Aug 06 22 days, round-trip Croatia and Cities of the Central Mediterranean August Southampton
2022 Aug 28 13 days, round-trip Britainrsquos Celtic Fringe Southampton
2022 Sep 10 9 days, round-trip Secrets of the Emerald Isle Southampton
2022 Sep 19 9 days, round-trip The Majestic Fjordland Southampton
2022 Sep 28 15 days, round-trip Spain and the French Riviera Southampton
2022 Oct 13 22 days, round-trip Classical Islands of Greece Southampton
2022 Nov 04 15 days, round-trip The Glorious Canary Islands November Southampton
2022 Dec 08 35 days, round-trip Grand Caribbean Christmas Southampton

Spirit of Adventure Review

Review of Spirit of Adventure

MS Spirit of Adventure cruise ship is the second of two identical polar expedition vessels built for Saga Cruises at Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg Germany. Spirit of Adventure (scheduled delivery in August 2020) has one sistership - Spirit of Discovery (delivered in June 2019).

MS Spirit of Adventure cruise ship (Saga Cruises)

Saga Cruises is a UK company, a division of Saga Group. With the purchase of Saga Rose (former NCL ship MS Sagafjord), in 1997 Saga Holidays started passenger shipping operations under the brand name "Saga Cruises". Unlike Saga's current fleet (the operated under charter Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl 2), the new ships are fully owned by Saga Group and will replace the two chartered vessels.

Saga Spirit of Adventure ship

The vessel is owned by Saga Group and operated by the UK-based cruise company (via Saga Holidays) exclusively. The shipowner Saga plc is a British travel company and cruise brand targeting mainly UK travelers in the 50+ age group. Saga UK annually serves around 2,7 million customers. The company is LSE-listed (on London Stock Exchange) under the stock symbol (ticker) SAGA.


Saga Spirit of Adventure itinerary program is based on roundtrips from two UK homeports (Dover and Southampton) and starts with "The Inaugural Cruise" from Dover leaving August 21, 2020. The 17-day Baltic Sea voyage features an overnight in St Petersburg (Russia) and also visits Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark), Visby (Sweden), Tallinn (Estonia) and Aalborg (Denmark). Other scheduled for inaugural season 2020 itineraries include:

  • "The Inaugural Cruise" (August 21 from Dover) - prices started from GBP 4700 pp.
  • "This Sceptred Isle" (September 7 from Dover) - from GBP 3470 pp.
  • "A Norwegian Canvas" (September 21 from Dover) - from GBP 1510 pp.
  • "A Taste of France and Spain" (September 28 from Dover) - from GBP 2710 pp.
  • "Tales from the Ancient Mediterranean " (October 10 from Southampton) - from GBP 5180 pp.
  • "Stars of the Canaries" (November 1 from Southampton) - from GBP 2670 pp.
  • "Rhythm of the Caribbean" (November 15 from Southampton) - from GBP 6670 pp.
  • "Christmas Sights of Amsterdam " (December 16 from Southampton) - from GBP 750 pp.
  • "Canary Island Christmas" (December 20 from Southampton) - from GBP 3750 pp.

Like the sistership Discovery, Saga Adventure will be also operated on polar cruises to European and Canadian Arctic regions, as well as on Antarctica cruises with departures from South American ports. Traditionally for Saga, the new liner offers roundtrips from UK ports and fly-cruise deals.

Saga Cruises' new ships are operated with all-inclusive package deals. Fares include unlimited (shipboard served) house spirits, beers, wine (by the glass) and soft drinks. Packages also include:

  • UK travel package (to/from departure port), Shuttle bus transfer (to the nearest downtown from homeport)
  • Onboard gratuities, Porterage
  • Onboard Welcome cocktail party
  • All onboard meals, afternoon tea, live entertainment
  • Unlimited tea and coffee (selected ship venues)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour room service
  • premium service (2 staff members for 3 passengers)


All Saga Adventure ship's 540 staterooms have balconies, which also means that the ship has no Inside cabins. Cabin categories include Standard Balcony, Deluxe Balcony, Mid-ship Suites and larger Panorama Suites. More than 100 cabins are specifically designed for solo travellers (can be booked with single occupancy rates), which is approx 20% of the ship's capacity.

Saga Spirit of Adventure cruise ship cabin

Staterooms as decors and colour schemes are in three styles. First group's design features garden-like elements with light timbers, pastel-green colours, beautifully embroidered fabrics. Second group's design incorporates the more sophisticated grey with a dark-timber scheme, with pink-orange accented furnishings and carpet and upholstered headboard. Third group's colours are most calming, in neutral sunset tones with burnt oranges.

All cabins offer as standard (complimentary) amenities smart HDTV (infotainment system - Internet, on-demand movies, ship info channel, real-time camera views from the Bridge), direct-dial phone, large wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), hotel-type beds (two twins, convertible double beds or fixed double beds with headboards), luxury bedding and pillows, bedside cabinets, wall-mounted reading lamps, mirrored dressing table (writing desk) with chair and magnifying mirror, separate lounge area (low table with two comfortable armchairs), en-suite bathroom (WC, glass shower, single-sink vanity with under sink storage), private step-out balcony (with table and deckchairs), individually controlled air-conditioning, LED lighting, keycard room access.

Shipboard dining and entertainment options

Spirit of Adventure has 4 restaurants (3 specialty, 1 Dining Room), several bars and lounges (indoor and outdoor), wellness complex (Fitness, Spa, Hydrotherapy Pool, 5 treatment rooms, 2 Saunas, Steam Room, Beauty Salon, Sports Court), Boutique Shop, Library, Lobby area (Reception, Tour Desk), 2 swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), Promenade Deck (wraparound), Sun Deck (with comfortable seating, outdoor gym equipment), laundrettes (on all cabin decks). The ship has all 6 elevators (2 clusters of 3 lifts).

Saga Cruises new ship (The Living Room Bar Lounge)

"Saga Adventure" ship features all-balcony staterooms, modern hotel amenities, British-style themed onboard activities, professional and traditionally attentive service. There is a choice of dining experiences, bars and entertainment venues, including speciality (one of which Asian, serving complimentary wines), outdoor Lido Deck (with open-air/alfresco dining space), Saga's signature Britannia Lounge, theatre lounge, central hub (named "The Living Room").

Saga Cruises new ship (Spa pool)

The Living Room is a midship lounge with floor-ceiling windows, comfortable modern seating (3-seater sofas, lounge chairs). Living Room's cafe bar doubles as patisserie during the day (serving gelato ice-cream, premium coffee and fresh-baked cakes) and as speciality cocktail bar in the evenings. The design features a sculptural grand staircase and full-height artworks.

The cruise liner also has a modern wellness complex and 2 swimming pools (outdoor and indoor). The Spa complex consists of Beauty Salon, Hydrotherapy Pool, Salt-Steam Room, Saunas (one is infrared), 5 treatment rooms (for massages, latest beauty treatments and therapies). Library Lounge offers coffee and fresh cakes and one of the best-stocked book collections at sea. The 430-seat Playhouse Theatre has tiered seating and hosts grand-scale evening show productions, cinema screenings, live music performances.

The ship's team of Executive Chefs serves the all 5 onboard restaurants. Grand Dining Room (main restaurant) serves the best of British-influenced cuisine specialities. The chefs use locally produced food sources (based on cruise itinerary/destination) and create menus of ever-changing dishes. Passengers are able to make a reservation and eat in any of the other 4 restaurants at no extra cost. House wines from the ship's cellar are complimentary and served in every restaurant.

On Lido Deck is The Verandah Restaurant that consists of Bar and Grill with separate indoor and outdoor seating areas. These are actually two restaurants combined into one, with self-service buffet lunch and waiter-served dinner. Open-kitchen allows passengers to watch ship's chefs preparing the food during their galley (kitchen) show.

Saga Cruises new ship (The Verandah restaurant)

Khukuri House is an Italian restaurant with Nepalese cuisine, traditional artwork, room dividers (Dhaka fabrics), hidden lighting. Most tables are 2-seat (combined into 4-seat clusters) plus 4-seat tables with sofas and armchairs (by the floor-ceiling windows).

The Amalfi is a sophisticated Italian restaurant providing authentic dining experience. Its design features 4-colour tiled flooring, floor-ceiling lighted wine cabinets, up-lit screens, red leather chairs.

In June 2018, Saga Cruises signed a partnership deal with Jools Holland (English pianist, singer, BBC TV presenter) for "The Club by Jools" steakhouse restaurant. By the 5-year partnership deal (until 2024), at the Jools restaurant will be performed live music and its bar will be designed like a cabaret lounge from the 1950s. The dinner-only restaurant's menu features classic steaks (fillet, T-bone, ribeye, tomahawk steaks), live music performances (by resident and guest musicians) and premium cocktails.

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    For the new ship series, Saga employed the designer company SMC Design, which has extensive experience with cruise vessel design. Among SMC Design's customers are also P&O Cruises UK (Sindhu / Indian restaurant), Viking Ocean Cruises (Explorers Lounge), NCL (Mandara Spa).

    In early-March 2019, Saga Cruises announced that its newbuilds (the sisterships Adventure and Discovery) are all-inclusive liners. This means that Saga Group's cruise fares are inclusive of speciality restaurant dining, drinks (wine, beer, house spirits, soft drinks), 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi, gratuities, transfer (chauffeur service to/from homeport for cruise passengers based within 250 ml / 402 km distance). Shore excursions remain optional and at additional cost. The cruise company offers complimentary shuttle bus services in all ports where the town/city is over 0,5 km from the ship.

    Saga Spirit of Adventure ship

    The vessel's construction started on March 27, 2019, with the steel-cutting ceremony at Meyer Werft's Papenburg shipyard. Vessel's keel-laying ceremony was held on June 3, 2019, attended by Robin Shaw (Saga Travel's CEO). Ship's inauguration was planned for August 2020. During the keel-laying, a special-edition coin was positioned under hull's first block. The coin was stamped with the vessel's name, the keel-laying date and the lettering S715 (newbuild's identification marker during the construction period). The process involves assembling a total of 54 blocks (hull and superstructure).


    Next timelapse video shows some phases of the vessel's construction process.


    The vessel is UK-flagged (MMSI number 232026551) and registered in Southampton. The cruise liner was initially scheduled for launch in July 2020, and christening ceremony planned for August 19 (to be held in Portsmouth England). However, as the global Coronavirus pandemic affected the shipbuilder's activities, in early-April, Saga Plc announced that the delivery from Meyer Werft will be delayed, but still taking place within the next 12 months.

    The vessel was launched (floated out from drydock / covered building dock I / Hall 5) on July 24, 2020. In the afternoon, the funnel was fitted (by a crane) then the vessel was moored at the outfitting pier. The launch ceremony was attended by Nigel Blanks (Saga Cruises' Managing Director).


    In August 30-31, 2020, was completed Spirit of Adventure's conveyance (along Ems River) from Meyer Werft's Papenburg Shipyard to Emden Germany, from where started the planned North Sea trials.


    The cruise ship was officially delivered to Saga Cruises by Meyer Werft on September 29, 2020, in Emden Germany. The ceremony was attended by Thomas Weigend (Meyer Werft's Managing Director) and Nigel Blanks (Saga's Managing Director). Saga also announced the extension of Spirit of Adventure's cancelled voyages through February 4, 2021, with the Inaugural Cruise rescheduled for February 19. Spirit of Discovery's departures were rescheduled to start on March 8, 2021.

    Inaugural cruise itineraries 2020-2021 (CANCELLED)

    The maiden voyage was originally scheduled for August 21, 2020 (themed "The Inaugural Cruise"). The following tables show liner's inaugural itineraries in 2020. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, shipyard's operations were severely impacted and the vessel's completion/delivery was delayed. The Maiden Voyage's date was first rescheduled for November 5, 2020, then (in late-September) for February 19, 2021.

    (CANCELLED) The 17-day Inaugural Cruise (Dover roundtrip) was priced from GBP 4700 pp (USD 6150 / EUR 5540) based on double occupancy Standard Balcony cabin rates.

    Date / TimePort
    21 Aug 21:00Departing from Dover, England
    24 Aug 08:00 - 17:00Copenhagen, Denmark
    26 Aug 08:00 - 17:00Klaipeda, Lithuania
    28 Aug 08:00 - 29 Aug 18:00Saint Petersburg, Russia
    30 Aug 09:00 - 17:00Tallinn, Estonia
    31 Aug 08:00 - 17:00Mariehamn, Aland, Finland
    01 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Stockholm, Sweden
    02 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
    04 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Aalborg, Denmark
    07 Sep 08:00Arriving in Dover, England

    (CANCELLED) 14-day inaugural British Isles itinerary (This Sceptred Isle) - from GBP 4015 pp

    Date / TimePort
    07 Sep 17:00Departing from Dover, England
    08 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Guernsey Island, St Peter Port, Channel Islands
    09 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, England
    10 Sep 09:30 - 19:30Bristol, Avonmouth, England
    11 Sep 12:00 - 12 Sep 17:00Dublin, Ireland
    14 Sep 08:00 - 22:00Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
    15 Sep 08:00 - 16 Sep 07:00Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
    17 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Aberdeen, Scotland
    18 Sep 08:00 - 21:00Newhaven-Edinburgh, Scotland
    20 Sep 08:00 - 19:00Southwold, England
    21 Sep 08:00Arriving in Dover, England

    (CANCELLED) 7-day inaugural Norway Fjords itinerary (A Norwegian Canvas Dover) - from GBP 2070 pp

    Date / TimePort
    21 Sep 17:00Departing from Dover, England
    23 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Stavanger, Norway
    24 Sep 09:00 - 18:00Flam, Norway
    25 Sep 09:00 - 17:00Olden, Norway
    26 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Bergen, Norway
    28 Sep 08:00Arriving in Dover, England

    (CANCELLED) 12-day repositioning cruise Dover to Southampton (A Taste of France and Spain) - from GBP 3535 pp

    Date / TimePort
    28 Sep 17:00Departing from Dover, England
    30 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Saint-Nazaire, France
    01 Oct 08:00 - 02 Oct 17:00Bordeaux, France
    04 Oct 08:00 - 17:00La Coruna, Spain
    05 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Marin, Spain
    06 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
    08 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Brest, France
    09 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Guernsey Island, St Peter Port, Channel Islands
    10 Oct 08:00Arriving in Southampton, England

    (CANCELLED) 22-day inaugural Mediterranean itinerary (Tales from the Ancient Mediterranean) - from GBP 5930 pp

    Date / TimePort
    10 Oct 17:00Departing from Southampton, England
    14 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Malaga, Spain
    17 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Valletta, Malta
    19 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    20 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Karpathos Island, Greece
    21 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Patmos Island, Greece
    22 Oct 08:00 - 13:00Lesbos Island, Mytilene, Greece
    23 Oct 08:00 - 24 Oct 17:00Piraeus, Athens, Greece
    28 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Motril, Spain
    01 Nov 08:00Arriving in Southampton, England

    (CANCELLED) 14-day inaugural Canary Islands itinerary (Stars of the Canaries) - from GBP 3050 pp

    Date / TimePort
    01 Nov 17:00Departing from Southampton, England
    05 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
    06 Nov 08:00 - 07 Nov 17:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
    08 Nov 08:00 - 21:00Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
    09 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
    11 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Cadiz, Spain
    15 Nov 08:00Arriving in Southampton, England

    (CANCELLED) 31-day inaugural Caribbean cruise roundtrip from UK itinerary (Rhythm of the Caribbean) - from GBP 7120 pp

    Date / TimePort
    15 Nov 17:00Departing from Southampton, England
    19 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
    26 Nov 08:00 - 17:00St Johns, Antigua
    27 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Anguilla Island, UK
    28 Nov 08:00 - 17:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
    29 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Basseterre, Port Zante, St Kitts Island
    30 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Castries, St Lucia Island
    02 Dec 08:00 - 17:00St Georges, Grenada
    03 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
    04 Dec 08:00 - 05 Dec 17:00Bridgetown, Barbados
    12 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Horta, Faial Island, Azores
    16 Dec 08:00Arriving in Southampton, England

    (CANCELLED) 4-day inaugural mini-cruise (Christmas Sights of Amsterdam) - from GBP 925 pp

    Date / TimePort
    16 Dec 17:00Departing from Southampton, England
    17 Dec 16:00 - 19 Dec 10:00Amsterdam, Holland
    20 Dec 08:00Arriving in Southampton, England

    For all cancelled 2020-2021 Saga Spirit of Adventure cruises see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.

    Next table shows the planned for 2021 MAIDEN VOYAGE - the 16-day "A Norwegian Aurora" itinerary from Southampton to the Norwegian Fjords.

    Date / TimePort
    19 Feb 17:00Departing from Southampton, England
    22 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Andalsnes, Norway
    23 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Trondheim, Norway
    25 Feb 08:00 - 26 Feb 12:00Tromso, Norway
    27 Feb 08:00 - 01 Mar 08:00Alta, Norway
    02 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Svolvaer, Austvagoya, Lofoten Norway
    05 Mar 08:00 - 15:00Stavanger, Norway
    07 Mar 08:00Arriving in Southampton, England

    Godspeed to the new ship!

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