2 weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend the day on Saga’s brand new ship Spirit of Discovery which launched only a few months ago! I had been on Saga Sapphire in the past when I worked for Saga years ago but Spirit of Discovery left me in complete awe! Here’s a bit more about some of my favourite things on Britain’s newest cruise ship.
The first thing that struck me once onboard was how light, spacious and stylish the ship was. The interior is simply beautiful, it has a real boutique feel it. I can’t emphasise enough how beautiful it is, it was up there with Celebrity Cruises in terms of style in my opinion, it certainly blew away any preconceptions!
Spirit of Discovery carries only 999 guests and every cabin has a balcony! The average floor plan is 215 square foot as standard so cabins are light & spacious.
The Atrium area in particular boasts a sweeping staircase which I found to be more visually appealing and elegant than MSCs’ legendary Swarovski Crystal staircases and that’s saying something! I recently spoke with 2 customers who had just returned from a cruise on Spirit of Discovery and they had a fantastic time with absolutely no negative feedback, they were blown away by their trip to the Baltics.
The ship boasts an array of free speciality dining restaurants which is practically unheard of unless you go on one of the luxury lines! We toured the ship extensively admiring the open spaces, comfortable theatre, cabins and restaurants.
It’s also worth noting that a choice of house red, white, rose & sparkling wines along with soft drinks are available at each mealtime. From 2020 onwards, the ship will be all inclusive.
The Grand Dining Room in particular is exquisite and could be mistaken for a high end restaurant in London or New York
East To West offers an exclusive dinner-only service evening evening with a range of Eastern Cuisine with a contemporary twist
Other dining options include Coast to Coast which services modern seafood cuisine along with The Grill which has been designed to offer a more casual, relaxed and sociable dining experience. You also have the Verandah where you can dine alfresco with stunning ocean views.
I really like the Lido Pool area with stylish sun loungers, the perfect place to cool off on a hot day!
I think Saga have created an innovate and beautiful ship and I had a wonderful time on board.
The sister ship Spirit of Adventure will join the fleet in 2020 and will be very similar. I am excited to see what the future holds in store for Saga Cruises! Don’t forget Saga Cruises are exclusively for the other 50s, however a travelling companion can be aged 40 or other.
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Until next time,