Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:00 AM 6th November 2019

New River Cruise Ship For Saga

Saga holidays has announced plans to launch a new-build boutique river cruise ship to sail on European rivers from Spring 2021.

Following the launch of its luxury ocean cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery in July 2019, and the subsequent launch of her sister ship in Summer 2020, this new rivers vessel – ‘Spirit of the Rhine’ - will bring the boutique luxury of ocean cruising to river cruising for the first time.

Almost all of the 17sq metre cabins will have a French balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The new ship will be built by Vahali, a Dutch-founded company who have been building rivers ships since 1923 and has constructed some of the finest river cruise ships afloat.

Those requiring more information can register interest immediately and bookings will be taken following the publication of itineraries on 2nd December 2019.

Spirit of the Rhine will be sailing on rivers including the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube as well as through the stunning waterways of Holland.

All cruises will be full-board to include wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, gratuities will also be included for the first time and VIP transfers will be included as standard.

For further information please call 0800 300 400 or visit