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Friday, June 21, 2019 

German passenger vessel specialist builder Meyer Werft says that 'Spirit of Discovery', the first of two new cruise ships for the British cruise line Saga Cruises, will be leaving the harbour of Emden next week as planned.

The handover of the new cruise ship will take place before departure. The ship is expected to arrive on time in Dover on June 28th, 2019.

“We are extremely happy with Saga’s first new build and believe we have created something very special for our guests that will be enjoyed for years to come. Indeed it has exceeded our expectations and we look forward to welcoming our very first guests on the inaugural cruise on 10th July,” said Robin Shaw, CEO, Saga Travel.

“The team, existing of cruise line, shipyard and suppliers, is working very hard and made it: the shipyard is back on track after delivering two ships in the first six month of the year 2019”, said Tim Meyer MD, Meyer Werft.

During the next few days final outfitting work and some more tests will be executed at the pier. The Spirit of Discovery is the first of two ships for the successful British cruise line. The ships each have an overall length of 236m, a width of 31.2m and a tonnage measurement of 58,250 gt. The sister ship, Spirit of Adventure, will be completed by Meyer Werft in summer 2020.

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