Saga Cruises has taken delivery of its second new build ship, Spirit of Adventure, from the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Emden, Germany this weekend.

The ship had been meant to join the fleet in August, but uncertainty created by the global pandemic has seen its launch delayed until February 2021.

Spirit of Adventure joins sister ship Spirit of Discovery, which launched in Dover in July last year.

Nigel Blanks, Managing Director of Saga Cruises, said: “This is a really exciting day for us as Spirit of Adventure officially becomes part of the Saga Cruises family.”

“Over the past 18 months,  we have been focused on creating a British boutique cruising experience for our guests that is not available elsewhere on the market and Spirit of Adventure is an important milestone in this plan.”

“While she shares some similarities with her sister ship, Spirit of Discovery, Spirit of Adventure is unique in her own right with distinctive design features and characteristics.

“Though the inaugural cruise will take place a little later than we have originally planned due to the ongoing restrictions on travel, we cannot wait to welcome guests onboard and see all she has to offer.”

Spirit of Adventure’s inaugural sailing to the Canary Islands will now sail on 5 February 2021 and is on sale now here.