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Friday, May 10, 2019 

The float out for Meyer Werft's newbuild for UK-based Saga Cruises, has been brought forward by six hours due to weather conditions and will now start at around 0230 on 12 May.

Spirit of Discovery is the first of two new cruise ships for  Saga. During the float out from the covered building dock I at Papenburg, the ship’s mast and funnel will be lifted on the ship. At around 1400 Spirit of Discovery will be moved towards the outfitting pier for tests. Afterwards the ship will berth at the outfitting pier at 1800. All times are subject to the weather.

During the following days, more tests will be executed at the outfitting pier. The first crew members of Spirit of Discovery will move into their cabins on board. The Ems conveyance is currently planned for end of May from Papenburg to Emden.

The two Saga newbuilds 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, is due to be completed by Meyer Werft in summer 2020. The new ships are built to a completely new design, tailored to the British market.

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