Saga’s new Spirit of the Rhine river cruise ship departs on maiden voyage – cruise industry news



Saga’s new river cruise ship, Spirit of the Rhine, has departed Trier on its inaugural 13-night cruise and will pass through the Moselle Valley and Roman wine towns such as Bernkastel, Traben-Trarbach and Piesport.

According to a press release, guests will have the opportunity to taste the local grapes as the vineyards bring in the local harvest, and will be joined by wine expert Oz Clarke on the tour.

The design of the new ship was inspired by the culture and nature found along the Rhine, Saga said. Guests will have access to a range of onboard facilities including a panoramic lounge and bar, library, fitness area, expansive sun deck with hot tub and outdoor barbecue, and two restaurants .

“We look forward to welcoming our newest river cruiser, the Spirit of the Rhine, to the fleet. Everything on the ship has been designed with our customers in mind giving them the flexibility to do as much or as little as they like on board thanks to the wide range of facilities, ”said Chris Simmonds, CEO of Saga Holidays.

“And when they disembark, we’ve carefully curated our itineraries to show them the best of the region with a range of unique experiences. Our cruises also come with complimentary door-to-door VIP travel service, travel insurance, meals and drinks, free Wi-Fi and a range of excursions all included in the package. price, ”he added.

The ship has a maximum capacity of 190 guests who are served by 40 officers and crew. The 95 cabins are spread over four passenger decks.

Future cruises aboard the Spirit of the Rhine include a seven-night cruise through the castles and vineyards of the Rhine from Switzerland to Germany and Breisach on selected dates between October 2021 and October 2022 and the cruise The Beautiful Rhine and Main departing November 8, 2021, and over seven nights of travel from Frankfurt to Aschaffenburg, Mainz, Strasbourg, Rüdesheim, Boppard and Andernach before ending in Amsterdam.

Prices start from £ 1049 per person.

The Spirit of the Rhine will be joined by its sister ship, the Spirit of the Danube, next year. Designed as a sister ship, the Spirit of the Danube will reflect much of the design of the Spirit of the Rhine, with a design inspired by the views of the Danube. The ship celebrated its keel laying ceremony this year.



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