Papenburg, June 3 2019 – The keel was laid down today for Spirit of Adventure, the second new cruise ship for the British shipping company Saga Cruises at MEYER WERFT shipyard in Papenburg. The first block of the new ship weighs 320 tonnes and is 5.5 metres high, 23.5 metres long and 31,20 metres wide. The ship will be delivered in summer 2020.
The managing directors of MEYER WERFT and Saga Cruises came together to lay a “lucky penny” underneath the first block. The block has been lowered onto the dock bracing, and now the hull can be assembled.
The Spirit of Adventure is the second of two ships for the successful British cruise line Saga Cruises. The ships have an overall length of 236 metres, a width of 31.2 metres and a tonnage measurement of 58,250 GT. They can accommodate 999 passengers. The first ship, Spirit of Discovery, is currently undergoing her sea trials in the North Sea and will be delivered in June 2019.
The new ships will be tailored to the English market with a completely new design to make them stand out in every port, and their interior design and technology will set new standards.