Spirit of Discovery leaves building dock I at Meyer Werft

The float out will start at approx. 9:30 am on Sunday

May 08, 2019

Spirit of Discovery, the first of two new cruise ships for the British cruise line Saga Cruises, will be leaving the covered building dock I at MEYER WERFT shipyard on 12 May 2019.

The manoeuvre is scheduled to start at approx. 9:30 am. During the float out, the ship’s mast and funnel will be lifted on the ship. At approx. 8:00 pm, Spirit of Discovery will be moved to the out-fitting pier for different tests. Afterwards the ship will berth at the oufit-ting pier at approx. 1:00 am.

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 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 236 metres, a width of 31.2 metres and a tonnage measurement of 58,250 GT.

The sister ship, Spirit of Adventure, will be completed by MEYER WERFT in summer 2020.

The new ships will be tailored to the British market with a completely new design.


Spirit of Discovery in building dock I at MEYER WERFT. Image by Meyer Werft GmbH

Meyer Werft GmbH, press release