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Saga Brings Its Spirit To Europe’s Rivers

19th November 2019

2019 has already been an exciting year for Saga, having launched their first custom-built ocean ship, Spirit of Discovery. However, the excitement isn’t over yet, as the cruise line is ending the year on a high by announcing plans to build their first river ship. Before now, Saga river cruises have been offered aboard chartered vessels that belong to other operators. With this new addition, though, the company will be able to bring its much-loved boutique style to the waterways of Europe.

Spirit of the Rhine, as the ship will be called, will set sail in 2021 and offer the same ambiance felt aboard the line’s new ocean ship.With space for 190 guests, the vessel will boast a lounge area, cosy library, bar,sun deck and gym. River ships are often maligned for only providing one dining venue in which cruisers have to enjoy all their meals. Saga’s river cruise customers will have much more choice than this, though, thanks to the addition of a reservation-only restaurant equipped with a show kitchen and an on-deck BBQ – both of which will complement the main dining room.

Away from the public areas, you can retreat to your private cabin for great views of the scenery through floor-to-ceiling windows. Many of the cabins will also include French balconies, so you can bring the outside in and make the most of the space. As well as your accommodation and meals, the standard fare is set to include wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; gratuities and VIP transfers to and from the airport. All of this means you can relax from the moment your holiday starts and not have to worry about settling large bills at the end of your trip.

Despite the name, Spirit of the Rhine will venture further afield than its eponymous river. Itineraries (due to be announce on 2nd December 2019) will also include the chance to discover the Danube, Moselle, Main and Dutch waterways.

If you would like to know more about this new ship, call the GoRiverCruise team on 0800 954 0064. Bookings will open once the itineraries are announced at the beginning of December.

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