The new addition to Saga’s fleet was delivered by German shipyard Meyer Werft, ahead of her big debut in 2021.
Spirit of Adventure – boasting a gross tonnage of 58,250 GT – offers 554 cabins, all of which have a balcony, as well as heaps of fine dining venues. She will be able to accommodate up to 999 passengers.
The ship was due to make her debut in November this year, but delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic means that this has been pushed back to next year.
Instead, her inaugural journey is currently planned for the 5th February 2021, when she will sail on an itinerary to the Canary Islands.
Her sister ship, Spirit of Discovery, joined the fleet last year.
Nigel Blanks, Managing Director of Saga Cruises, said: “This is a really exciting day for us as Spirit of Adventure officially becomes part of the Saga Cruises family.
“Over the past 18 months, we have been focused on creating a British boutique cruising experience for our guests that is not available elsewhere on the market and Spirit of Adventure is an important milestone in this plan.
“While she shares some similarities with her sister ship, Spirit of Discovery, Spirit of Adventure is unique in her own right with distinctive design features and characteristics.
“Though the inaugural cruise will take place a little later than we had originally planned due to the ongoing restrictions on travel, we cannot wait to welcome guests onboard and see all she has to offer. Having recently visited the ship in Germany, I can assure you, she is worth the wait!”
Saga is not currently operating any holidays in October, including its ocean cruises, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – you can find out more on the Saga Holidays website.
The company has said it has “put in place detailed new procedures for a return to cruising in a COVID world” including reduced capacity and pre-departure testing both at home and before boarding.
It’s worth noting that at the time of writing the FCDO advises against cruise ship travel. You can check the latest FCDO cruise advice for more information.