Spirit of Discovery

Why cruise on this ship?

Our new luxury ship features the design cues, cuisine and levels of service you expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels. Except here you’ll wake up in a new idyllic location different to the one you went to sleep in.

Called Spirit of Discovery, she, along with her sister ship Spirit of Adventure, are the only small ships currently being built for the British market, offering a balcony for every guest and a choice of free speciality restaurants. All backed by Saga's famous personal service and inclusive value.

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Dining

From the Grand Dining Room to Verandah and Grill with it’s in and outdoor spaces, Spirit of Discovery offers our biggest-ever choice of dining venues, including three new speciality restaurants. And your reservation is waiting at every one, free of charge.

The Grand Dining Room

Serving a variety of culinary choices at breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with complimentary house wines, the Grand Dining Room offers British and International cuisine,finely cooked and prepared by our team of expert chefs. Open seating is the standard, as is exemplary service. And cheese lovers won’t want to miss the signature cheese trolley, the perfect end to every dinner service.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic

Verandah and Grill

The choice of restaurants continues in Spirit of Discovery’s Verandah and Grill. An alternative to the main dining room, in this restaurant you can help yourself at breakfast and lunchtimes. Then in the evenings, our waiters serve dishes ‘à la minute’. Adding to the theatre of the venue, you can watch the chefs at work in a fabulous show kitchen. The Verandah and Grill has been designed to give you the option of a more casual, relaxed fine dining experience, with the same levels of world-class cuisine. At no extra charge of course.

The Verandah and Grill is actually two separate spaces, allowing you to dine both inside or out. To make the most of the fresh air and views, the outside part of the restaurant has barbecue stations serving freshly-grilled fish, meat and vegetarian options. All perfectly cooked, just as you like it.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

The Club by Jools

It’s another first for Saga: an elegant and lively steakhouse restaurant in partnership with music legend Jools Holland! Based on a 50s cabaret club it offers a delectable menu of classic steaks from filet to t-bone and ribeye, plus more unusual cuts such as tomahawk steaks. The Club is also the place to enjoy live music and cocktails in the evenings, with resident and guest musicians entertaining until late.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Steakhouse

Coast to Coast

A smaller venue, Coast to Coast showcases modern seafood cuisine: locally-sourced fish, sushi, shellfish and other fruits de mer. You can choose from the ‘catch of the day’, or who can resist our tempting take on classic fish and chips, served with thrice-cooked chips. And it’s always free to dine, throughout your cruise.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Seafood

East to West

They say variety is the spice of life, so why not try something completely different? In our exciting, free-to-dine Asian venue your taste buds are tantalised by the fresh flavours of the Orient, thanks to an array of authentic dishes and a frequently-changing dinner menu, all impeccably presented.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Asian

Elegant Afternoon Tea

It’s one of the finest traditions of life on the ocean wave. And on Spirit of Discovery, afternoon tea is included free of charge every day in the Grand Dining Room. Served individually to you at your table étagère-style in a tiered curate stand, it’s the perfect showcase for the delicate sandwiches, beautifully-crafted cakes, patisseries and freshly-made scones. Hard to resist!

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic

24- Hour Room service

24-hour room service is always there and always free of charge, perfect for morning coffee, breakfast in bed, in-cabin dining or a late-night snack

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Room

Entertaining

When it comes to entertainment and activities, Spirit of Discovery is all about choice. Whether you decide to pamper yourself in the Spa, get active, spend an evening at the on-board theatre, or relax in the classic Britannia Lounge, you’ll be spoilt for choice, day and night.

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The Playhouse

Spirit of Discovery’s surprises continue in another exciting first for Saga – the ship’s very own theatre. After a pre-show cocktail in the neighbouring foyer bar, you’ll enter this sumptuous auditorium. Raked seating for over 400 guests will mean you’ll enjoy the best seat in the house wherever you sit.

Each evening you can look forward to a colourful new show from the ship’s very own theatre company, live music, guest entertainers, cinema screenings and so much more, thanks to an exclusive entertainment programme.

Features

  • Theatre

Britannia Lounge

No Saga ship would be complete without our signature Britannia

Lounge, and it’s an exciting, multi-purpose venue where you’ll always find something to see and do. During the day, it’s the venue for talks from guest speakers, or simply relaxing while admiring spectacular views. Then, later at night, it comes alive with dancing and live performances. Continuing the ship’s theme of choice, there’ll be two sets of entertainment each evening across various genres including singers, musicians and lecturers.

Features

  • Lounge

Library and Coffee Shop

With the feel of a cosy coffee shop, The Library will have an extensive selection of fiction and reference books. So it’ll be perfect for researching your next port-of-call, surfing the web, and catching up with your family and friends back home via email and Facebook.

Better still, the open kitchen area means you can help yourself to a complimentary tea, coffee and slice of homemade cake, while relaxing with some 'me' time. In the adjoining craft area you can also enjoy a range of free classes and workshops, the perfect way to learn new skills and enrich your cruise experience.

Features

  • Cafe
  • Library

South Cape Bar

You can meet up with friends in the South Cape Bar, just one of the ship’s sociable spaces.

Features

  • Bar

The Living Room

The 'hub' of Spirit of Discovery will be the bright and inviting Living Room. This vibrant, sociable venue will be the place to meet friends, grab a coffee, go shopping, or relax with an after-dinner cocktail.

Open day and night, it will serve gelato, fresh pastries and homemade cakes. Then as the evening beckons, it will become a champagne bar, open until late.

Features

  • Lounge

Enrichment

On our boutique cruises, what happens on the ship is only half the story. That’s where Explore Ashore comes in. Part concierge, part tourist information hub, on every itinerary our travel experts will be on hand to help you plan your time ashore, exactly how you want it.

Card and Craft Room

Adjoining the library, enjoy craft classes and workshops on every cruise. Essential for any bridge player, but also the venue for whist and crib.

Features

  • Art Class

Explore Ashore

An exciting new way to experience your destinations.

On our boutique cruises, what happens on the ship is only half the story. That’s where Explore Ashore comes in. Part concierge, part tourist information hub, on every itinerary our travel experts will be on hand to help you plan your time ashore, exactly how you want it.

An exciting new way to explore Explore Ashore is a new travel concierge service, led by our on-board team of experts. Whether it’s finding the best beach nearby or getting insider info on a local festival or event, you’ll find them at the excursions desk, ready to help you get the most out of your time on land. It’s another of the boutique features of cruising on a smaller ship.

Exciting excursions and more

Of course there will still be a wide variety of exciting shore excursions to enjoy. Covering a range of interests such as local history, nature, food and walking, you can look forward to seeing the sights and really getting under the skin of your destination. Look out for more unusual excursions too, such as small-group tours to castles closed to the public, private music concerts and live cooking with local chefs. Expect the unexpected!

Perfect for independent travellers

More of a free spirit? Then speak to the Explore Ashore team for tips on how to see the sights under your own steam. We can even arrange private transport for you or a group of friends so you can do your own thing. But don’t forget, our shuttle buses are free of charge: they’re another great way to explore your destination independently.

Make more of our overnight moorings

Sometimes a day just isn’t enough. That’s why on many itineraries our Cruise Planners will have arranged an overnight mooring. It’s your chance to linger longer in port, and see more of your destination in the evening. Explore Ashore can help here too. From theatre tickets to reservations at a top restaurant in town, we’ll be delighted to make it happen.

Features

  • Excursions

Health and fitness

There will also be outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a spa, saunas, treatment rooms and a beauty salon.

The Aqua Spa

While you’re at sea, you have the perfect opportunity to indulge in some serious me-time. Welcome to the Aqua Spa. Flooded with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s the perfect setting for a hydrotherapy pool, infrared sauna and steam room. From hot stone massage to facials, and manicures to hairdressing, it’s a little bit of heaven. Wherever you are in the world.

Features

  • Spa
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Gymnasium

If you want to keep on top of your fitness while cruising, the cutting-edge gym is the place to be. Offering spectacular 270° views across the front of the ship, you’ve never experienced a workout like this before!

Features

  • Gym
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The Lido

The ship’s outdoor pool and sun-lounger area.

Features

  • Pool

The Fitness Centre

Adjoining the main gym, get free one-to-one advice and tailor your fitness regime with our resident instructors.

Features

  • Gym

The Fairway

Practise your swing with this high-tech golf simulator.

Features

  • Golf

Outdoor Games Area

Try your hand at traditional and modern deck games.

Features

  • Sports Court

Sports Court

The very top of the ship is the perfect location to play racket games and other sports

Features

  • Sports Court

Kids and teens

Saga Holidays are for anyone 50 and over. A travelling companion or family member travelling with you may be aged 40 or over.

Accommodation

One of the amazing features of the new ship is that it's been designed so that all cabins will have a balcony - there are no 'inside' passenger cabins anywhere on the ship.

At the heart of every luxury boutique hotel are the bedrooms: your own haven to relax and re-energise while enjoying your own personal space. And with an average floor plan of 215 square feet as standard, there’s quite a bit of space to enjoy when you cruise on Spirit of Discovery.

Taking their design cues from some of London’s top hotels, cabins aboard Spirit of Discovery have been styled to showcase the best in contemporary, yet classic British design.

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Aft Suite with Balcony

For even more luxury, why not upgrade to a sumptuous Suite? They’re the most exclusive accommodation that Spirit of Discovery has to offer, packed with extra features and butler service designed to make your cruise even more special. Offering far more space up to a staggering 730 square feet per cabin, they feature elegant living and dining areas and much more.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Plus...
  • Full butler service
  • Twin or kingsize bed
  • Balcony
  • Luxurious spacious living room area
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower
  • Luxury fresh fruit basket
  • Luxury turndown service
  • Daily newspaper and selection of magazines
  • Continental breakfast morning wake-up tray
  • In cabin-dining experience from all ship restaurants
  • Espresso machine
  • Full in-cabin afternoon tea service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Customised mini bar

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Forward Suite with balcony

The highest grade accommodation on Spirit of Discovery are the top 'Forward' Suites.

Each one has been individually designed to be a one-off, signature space that will be the epitome of true luxury and elegance at sea.

Grand, opulent spaces, they will have real character and personality. Bespoke artwork and high-end fabrics, furniture, fittings and finishings throughout will ensure they really will be among the finest cabins afloat.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Plus...
  • Full butler service
  • Twin or kingsize bed
  • Balcony
  • Luxurious spacious living room area
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower and whirlpool bath
  • Guest wc
  • Luxury fresh fruit basket
  • Luxury turndown service
  • Daily newspaper and selection of magazines
  • Continental breakfast morning wake-up tray
  • In cabin-dining experience from all ship restaurants
  • Espresso machine
  • Full in-cabin afternoon tea service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Customised mini ba

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Mid Ship Suite with balcony

Offering more personal space – up to a staggering 730 square feet per cabin – these Suites add living and dining areas with elegant sofas and bespoke furniture, while the adjoining bathroom will impress with twin sinks, and shower and separate bathtub.

You’ll even get to enjoy butler service, along with extra inclusions such as a personal espresso machine and much more.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Plus...
  • Full butler service
  • Twin or kingsize bed
  • Balcony
  • Seating area with large sofa
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower and bath
  • Luxury fresh fruit basket
  • Daily newspaper
  • Continental breakfast morning wake-up tray
  • Espresso machine
  • Full in-cabin afternoon tea service

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Twin Deluxe with Balcony

For even more luxury, why not upgrade to a Deluxe cabin?

Offering more space and facilities, they are also higher up on the ship, for better views and access to all of the ship's facilities.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Plus...
  • Twin or kingsize bed
  • Private Balcony
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • Seating area
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Toiletries

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Standard Twin with Balcony

The ship's cabins will be your very own space aboard Spirit of Discovery. And with an average floor plan of 245 square feet as standard, you’ll have quite a bit of space to enjoy!

Taking their design cues from some of London's top hotels, they will be styled to showcase the best in contemporary, yet classic British design. And in what is one of the ship’s most distinctive features, every cabin will have a balcony, giving you your own outside space too.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Plus...
  • Twin or kingsize bed
  • Private Balcony
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Toiletries

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Single Suite with Balcony

Solo cruisers are also spoilt for choice, with a range of over 109 single balcony cabins. This is a first for the cruising industry: no other ship has dedicated such space to single cruisegoers. In keeping with the ship’s theme of choice, single cabins are available in a wide selection of grades, giving solo travellers just as much choice.


  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Plus...
  • Full butler service
  • Twin or kingsize bed
  • Balcony
  • Seating area
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower and bath
  • Luxury fresh fruit basket
  • Daily newspaper
  • Continental breakfast morning wake-up tray
  • Espresso machine
  • Full in-cabin afternoon tea service

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Deluxe Single with Balcony

Solo cruisers are also spoilt for choice, with a range of over 109 single balcony cabins. This is a first for the cruising industry: no other ship has dedicated such space to single cruisegoers. In keeping with the ship’s theme of choice, single cabins are available in a wide selection of grades, giving solo travellers just as much choice.


  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Plus...
  • Twin or kingsize bed
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • Seating area
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Toiletries

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Superior Single with Balcony

Solo cruisers are also spoilt for choice, with a range of over 100 single cabins on Spirit of Discovery, including these gloriously appointed Superior grade rooms.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Plus...
  • Twin or kingsize bed
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Toiletries

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Standard Single with Balcony

Solo cruisers are also spoilt for choice, with a range of over 109 single balcony cabins. This is a first for the cruising industry: no other ship has dedicated such space to single cruisegoers. In keeping with the ship’s theme of choice, single cabins are available in a wide selection of grades, giving solo travellers just as much choice.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Plus...
  • Double bed
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Toiletries

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Main Deck

  • Aqua Spa
  • Shop
  • Salon
  • The Living Room
  • The Grand Dining Room
  • Reception
  • Explore Ashore
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Promenade Deck

  • The Playhouse
  • The Chart Room
  • The Gallery
  • The South Cape Bar
  • Saga World
  • The Club
  • East to West
  • Coast to Coast
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E Deck

  • Twin Deluxe Cabins
  • Twin Standard Cabins
  • Single Standard Cabins
  • Library
  • Craft Room
  • Card Room
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D Deck

  • Twin Deluxe Cabins
  • Twin Standard Cabins
  • Single Deluxe Cabins
  • Single Superior Cabins
  • Single Standard Cabins
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C Deck

  • Twin Suite
  • Twin Deluxe Cabin
  • Twin Standard Cabin
  • Single Deluxe Cabin
  • Single Standard Cabin
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B Deck

  • Twin Suite
  • Twin Deluxe Cabin
  • Twin Standard Cabin
  • Single Suite
  • Single Superior
  • Single Standard Cabin
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A Deck

  • Twin Suite
  • Twin Deluxe Cabin
  • Twin Standard Cabin
  • Single Superior Cabin
  • Single Standard Cabin
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Lido Deck

  • The Britannia Lounge and balcony
  • The Lido
  • The Verandah Restaurant
  • The Outside Verandah Al fresco dining
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Sun Deck

  • Twin Deluxe Cabin
  • Twin Standard Cabin
  • Single Deluxe Cabin
  • The Fitness Centre
  • The Gym
  • The Fairway
  • Outdoor Games Area
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Observation Deck

  • Sports Court