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Spirit of Discovery

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Classical, elegant and world-class, Spirit of Discovery takes a Saga cruise to the next tier with exceptional restaurants, amazing entertainment spaces, balcony cabins and immaculate design throughout. Launched in 2019 and with many itineraries departing from Southampton, Spirit of Discovery is equipped with all the facilities you'll need to relax and indulge yourself, connected by the beautiful four-floor atrium. Throughout the ship, there are a choice of entertainment venues, several dining venues including speciality restaurants, a feature library, the signature Britannia Lounge, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa, sauna and beauty salon.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 12/05/2019
Tonnage 58250
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 10
Number Of Decks 10
Number Of Elevators 6
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 5
Formal Nights Yes
Adult Only Yes
Maximum Capacity 1000
Crew 523

Ship Facilities


Onboard Spirit of Discovery, guests can enjoy a range of tantalising tastes and styles of cuisine served by a team of professional Executive Chefs. All dining, even the specialty restaurants, are included in the cost, along with a selection of house wines and all tips and service charges, making mealtimes as relaxed as you can imagine.


  • Grand Dining Room- this is the main restaurant onboard where guests are served a la carte breakfasts, lunches and dinners, with complete freedom to sit wherever they wish.
  • The Verandah and Grill- together, these restaurants offer both inside and outside spaces for guests to enjoy lunchtime buffets and evening 'a la minute' dishes. The outside Verandah is equipped with barbecue stations so you can enjoy freshly-grilled fish and meat. Dining here has a large emphasis on healthier choices and vegetarian options for guests to take advantage of.
  • East to West- expect exotic flavours as you indulge in a regularly changing menu of authentic Oriental dishes, from traditional options to unique twists such as sizzling beef fillet in Balinese sauce.
  • Coast to Coast- the ship’s go to seafood venue, on offer are British and locally-sourced fish, shellfish and other fruits de mer, all cooked in a minimalistic manner. Grilled, pan fried or something more adventurous, there's a sumptuous dish available for everyone.

Accompanying your meals are house red, white, rosé and sparkling wines at no extra charge, with a connoisseur selection to purchase by the glass or by the bottle. UK-sourced craft beers, ales and even a British style gin-trolley are also be available.


Sophisticated entertainment keeps guests busy during the evenings onboard Spirit of Discovery. Whether you choose to marvel at vibrant production in the Playhouse theatre, wonder at the alternative shows in Britannia Lounge followed by a night of dancing or sit back and soak up the live music at The Club by Jools, no night onboard has to be the same (unless you want it to be!). In addition, if you’d rather relax with a drink in hand, The South Cape Bar and The Living Rooms combine elegant decor with delicious drinks to provide the perfect venue for a pre-dinner drink or an evening of sipping your favourite cocktails.

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Spa and fitness

Spirit of Discovery's Spa provides true relaxation and rejuvenation with a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, five private stone massage and treatment areas, as well as an infrared sauna. Promoting healthy living, there is also a fitness programme including use of a state-of-the-art gym, Pilates, yoga, tai chi classes, 1-to-1 sessions with fitness experts and healthy menu options at every meal.


The ship's central hub, the Living Room is a spacious and vibrant room where you can meet friends, enjoy coffee with a choice of gelato, fresh pastries and homemade cakes, go shopping or relax in the afternoon with a cocktail from the champagne bar. If you fancy a spot of afternoon tea, this can be enjoyed in The Club or buffet-style in the Britannia Lounge.

Stylish and casual, the Library offers an extensive selection of fiction and reference books. Find out more about your destinations, surf the web, and get in contact with friends and family. The nearby kitchen provides complimentary tea, coffee and homemade cake as you spend time in the library, or you head to the craft area to take part in a free class or workshop.

Spend your afternoon on the al fresco Terrace, the ship's relaxing garden area where guests can watch the setting sun with after-dinner cocktails. Access to the full-length wraparound promenade makes it easy to get around the ship or simply have a refreshing stroll and admire the view while breathing in the sea air.

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