On Friday 24 July, the Spirit of Adventure, the second new cruise ship for the British shipping company Saga Cruises, left Meyer Werft’s covered building dock.
Float out of the ship started on Friday morning. During float out, the funnel was lifted onto the ship by crane and was mounted. In the afternoon the ship then moved to the outfitting pier for different tests.
During the following days and weeks, more tests will be executed at the outfitting pier of the shipyard. In August the ship will probably start her passage on the River Ems to the port of Emden to start seas trials later on. The 58,250gt cruise ship has an overall length of 236m and a breadth of 31.2m. It has 554 cabins for 999 passengers and reaches a speed of more than 18kt.
Construction of the vessel has been impacted by the CORVID-19 pandemic and delayed by around three months. Saga has pencilled in a November date for the inaugural cruise making it likely to be the first new vessel to enter service since the pandemic began in Spring this year.
Last May, Meyer Werft delivered Spirit of Discovery as the first of the two sisters.