New Saga ship, Spirit of Adventure, has been named in a traditional bottle smashing ceremony at Portsmouth International Port. The vessel is the first to be named at Portsmouth.

The recently retired Head of the Royal Navy Medical Service, Commodore Inga J. Kennedy, was on hand to name the ship.

Nick Stace, Saga’s CEO of Travel, said: “Today has been a long time coming for everyone, so it feels symbolic that the naming of our brand-new cruise ship, ‘Spirit of Adventure’ will be part of such a historic day for the UK.”

“Now, it’s time to get Spirit of Adventure on the water with her sister, Spirit of Discovery, and return to doing what we do best – giving our guests an amazing cruise experience.”