Saga Cruises has just announced that Spirit of Discovery, its first new-build ship, will be all-inclusive from January 2020.
It means all house spirits, wine, beer and soft drinks will be included in the price of the cruise as well as tips, transfers and Wi-Fi.
The line also confirmed sister ship Spirit of Adventure will be all-inclusive when it joins the fleet in August 2020.
Chief operating office Nigel Blanks said: “The decision to go all-inclusive in 2020 had been made to reaffirm our position as a niche luxury cruise operator.
Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure are the only boutique small ships being built with the British market in mind.
I firmly believe that our decision to move to all-inclusive cruising will…sit well alongside our boutique cruising proposition.”
Spirit of Discovery will be the third ship in the fleet when it launches in June 2019 whilst Spirit of Adventure will be its sister ship and the fourth in the fleet once it debuts in summer 2020.
Both ships will carry 999 passengers and whilst Spirit of Discovery will replace Saga Pearl II in 2019, Spirit of Adventure will replace Saga Sapphire the following year.
Spirit of Discovery will have a range of enticing features that include:
-540 all-balcony cabins and suites (100 of which will be specifically designed for solo passengers)
-Two speciality restaurants
-A main dining room and a Britannia Lounge
-Two swimming pools, a spa and beauty salon
-Theatre and library
What do you think of Saga’s move to all-inclusive? Has this made its way of boutique cruising even more appealing? Does all-inclusive not sway you to picking a certain cruise line to sail with? Leave us your comments below…
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