Spirit Of Discovery Completes Conveyance Along The River Ems In Germany

Spirit of Discovery completes conveyance along the River Ems in Germany, from the Papenburg shipyard.


Leaving Papenburg, Spirit of Discovery passed through the River Ems sea lock marking the official start of her journey towards her home port of Dover, England.

Spirit of Discovery was towed along the River Ems, from Papenburg to Emden, passing Friesenbrücke (Weener) and the Jann Berghaus bridge (Leer), before arriving at the River Ems barrier and passing through to arrive at Emden sea lock.

Saga’s Spirit of Discovery will now undergo her technical and nautical sea trials until mid June.

Saga will take official delivery on 20 June before Spirit of Discovery arrives in Dover prior to her official naming ceremony, on 5 July 2019.  Her inaugural cruise ‘A British First’ will sail on 10th July.

Nigel Blanks, COO, Saga Cruises said:

Our major milestones for Saga Cruises and Spirit of Discovery are now coming thick and fast and it is amazing to see her complete her conveyance towards the North Sea. This ongoing journey sees everyone at Saga Cruises pioneering the future of British boutique cruising, creating a host of unique, new experiences, both ashore and at sea, and providing a fresh new concept in the global cruising market.  Our thanks go to the impeccable team at Meyer Werft for all their ongoing work on our iconic, stunning new ship.

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