Spirit of Discovery Leaves Building Dock
Spirit of Discovery, the first of two new cruise ships for the British cruise line Saga Cruises, has left the covered building dock I at Meyer Werft shipyard on 12 May 2019.
The manoeuvre was scheduled to start at approx. 9:30 am, but due to weather conditions left six hours earlier. During the float out, the vessel’s mast and funnel were lifted on the cruise ship.
During the following days, more tests will be executed at the outfitting pier. The first crew members of Spirit of Discovery will also move into their cabins on board. The Ems conveyance is currently planned for end of May from Papenburg to Emden.
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 58,250GT. The sister ship, Spirit of Adventure, will be completed by MEYER WERFT in summer 2020.
The new cruise ships will be tailored to the British market with a completely new design.