Saga’s new flagship “Spirit of Discovery” was launched by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall from Dover on 5 July. The new ship has room for 999 passengers with 540 all-balcony cabins and suites, 5 restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The library will provide a quieter space while the lido and spa and gym will provide plenty of opportunity for exercise.
In welcoming the ship to Dover before setting off on her first voyage – a cruise round the British Isles, the Mayor of Dover, Councillor Gordon Cowan said
Cruise ships and their passengers are warmly welcome to the Town. We know that all our visitors have a great time in Dover and the Town benefits economically from the business they bring. Saga’s decision to launch their new ship from Dover – the first such launch for many decades – and to continue to base her here is a sign of the international reputation of Dover and confidence in the future.