Introduction

Spirit of Discovery features the design cues, cuisine and levels of service you expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels. Along with her sister ship Spirit of Adventure, they are the only small ships built for the British market, offering a balcony for every guest and a choice of speciality restaurants. All backed by Saga's famous personal service and inclusive value.

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Main Info
  • Children Not allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Luxury
  • Decks10
  • Cabins554
  • Size Medium
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members505
  • Launch Year2019
  • CurrencyGBP
Unique Features

It’s one of the ship’s most distinctive features: every cabin has a balcony, giving you your own outside space. So whether you’re in the heart of a stunning Norwegian fjord or sailing around the sunny Mediterranean, you have your own place to relax, enjoy the views and fresh air, and watch the sun set as you head to another incredible destination.

Disabled Facilities

Saga ships have a limited number of cabins adapted for those who suffer from mobility issues. Please contact them before booking to make sure we have these facilities available.

Age Restrictions

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

Dress Code

The dress code onboard is smart but casual during the day. Swimwear is restricted to the open decks only.

There are three evening dress codes:

On formal evenings ladies tend to wear long dresses, cocktail dresses or evening trousers. Men wear a dinner jacket or tuxedo. A dark lounge suit may be worn.

On informal evenings , ladies usually wear a less formal dress or trousers, and men choose from a lounge suit, sports jacket or blazer with tie.

On casual evenings, ladies wear an informal dress or trousers, and men an open-neck shirt and smart casual trousers.

All Inclusive

Every Saga cruise includes:

  • A chauffeur service to the port up to 250 miles each way† or included car parking, domestic flights (subject to availability), coach or rail travel
  • Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, and additional cancellation rights, unless you have your own insurance in which case a reduction is available. Cover is subject to a few medical questions.
  • Included sightseeing excursions on cruises from April-December 2021
  • A balcony cabin aboard Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure
  • All meals, snacks and daily afternoon tea
  • Speciality dining
  • All-inclusive drinks
  • All on-board 'tips' and bar service charges
  • A full programme of live music, entertainment and talks
  • Gym, sauna and exercise classes
  • 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Welcome sailaway party with complimentary drinks
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and fruit juices in selected venues
  • Porterage of luggage at the port
  • Shuttle bus at most ports
Always on Hand

Whatever you need, there will always be someone on hand to help throughout your cruise. And don’t be surprised if our friendly crew remember you from your last cruises with us – it’s just another part of the famous Saga service. And tipping? Never. Everything is taken care of before you even step on the ship. It leaves you free to concentrate on the most important thing of all – enjoying yourself

Smoking Policy

Smoking and vaping is only permitted in the designated smoking area. On Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure this is the port side aft on Deck 11.

Smoking is strictly forbidden on guest balconies or anywhere else on the ships.

Wi-Fi
On Saga's own ships, there is wi-fi onboard and best of all, it's free of charge! Other cruise lines will vary so please contact us for more information.
Special Diets
Fine dining is an integral part of the cruising experience and we can cater for most dietary needs as long as you let us know in advance. You can make us aware of your requirements at the time of booking or if you have already booked, please contact us.
Deck Plans
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

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Accomodation
Single Suite with Balcony

For pure indulgence, you can't beat your own Suite accommodation aboard Spirit of Discovery. Not only will you enjoy more space thanks to your own living area, there is also a bigger private balcony to enjoy the views.

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

Noticeably larger than standard and superior single cabins, the Deluxe is the perfect way to upgrade your cabin. You also have a walk in wardrobe, an extra window for more light and a bigger private balcony.

  • Balcony
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • Tea coffee making facilities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge
Plus...
  • Twin or kingsize bed
  • Private bathroom and wc with shower
  • Turndown service
  • Fresh fruit
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • Seating area
Superior Single with Balcony
Larger than a standard single, this Superior Single cabin also has a bigger private balcony, so you can enjoy more outside space throughout your cruise.

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

Standard Single with Balcony

Spirit of Discovery has 109 single cabins, all with a balcony. 85% the size of a standard twin or double cabin, they are generously spacious at 185 square feet and mean single guests can enjoy the same boutique luxury throughout their cruise.

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

The highest-grade accommodation on Spirit of Discovery are the top ‘Forward’ Suites. These are The Sidney De Haan, Joseph Meyer, Rose, and Ruby Suites.

One-off, signature spaces up to 855 square feet in size, each one is the epitome of true luxury and elegance at sea. With bespoke artwork and high-end fabrics, furniture, fittings and finishings throughout, they really are among the finest cabins afloat.

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

Beautiful and spacious, and with up to 540 square feet of accommodation, the Aft Suites on Spirit of Discovery are among the finest accommodation the ship has to offer. As their name suggests, these grand spaces have a prime location at the back of the ship which means your balcony offers grand ocean views as you sail away to another amazing destination.

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

Offering more personal space – up to 462 square feet per cabin – these Suites add living and dining areas with elegant sofas and bespoke furniture, while the adjoining bathroom impresses 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.

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

Twin Deluxe with Balcony

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

Offering more space with 350 square feet of accommodation and extra facilities including a walk in wardrobe, they are also higher up on the ship, for better views and access to all of the ship's facilities.

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

Adapted Twin Deluxe with Balcony
This spacious Adapted Deluxe Cabin is specially adapted for our guests’ needs, with ramps and easier access to both the bathroom and the larger private balcony. It can also be configured as a double or a twin.


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

Standard Twin with Balcony

The ship's cabins are your very own space aboard Spirit of Discovery, and with an average floor plan of 215 square feet, you’ll have quite a bit of space to enjoy in our standard cabins!

Best of all, enjoy your very own private balcony.

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

Adapted Standard Twin with Balcony
Our Adapted Standard Balcony Cabin can be configured as a double or a twin and includes your own private balcony.


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

Adapted Junior Suite with Balcony
Offering more space, this Adapted Junior Suite can be configured as a double or a twin and, like all our adapted cabins, includes ramps and easier access to both the private balcony and the bathroom.
Entertainment

There are multiple venues for entertainment, so you’re free to choose what and where to spend your time. Enjoy a colourful show in the epic Playhouse theatre, or alternative entertainment in the Britannia Lounge where you can dance the night away. This can include guest musicians and singers, classical concerts and soloists. The Club by Jools also offers live shows from musical ensembles.

The Playhouse

In a first for Saga, this ship features our very own theatre at sea. Comfortable, raked seating The Playhouse seats 444 guests, meaning you’ll enjoy the best seat in the house wherever you are, with unrestricted views of the stage. In The Playhouse you can expect a quality entertainment experience, every night of your cruise. This includes West End-style shows, classical music performances, plays and revues.

During days at sea, expect matinees performances to boost your entertainment choices throughout the day. The venue is also the place to enjoy talks and lectures from our roster of guest speakers enriching your cruise experience.

The Club

It’s another first for Saga: Spirit of Discovery also has her own elegant steakhouse fine dining restaurant and music club. Better still, the venue is full of surprises, starting with its patron, music legend Jools Holland. Saga has worked closely with Jools to bring this idea to life, and it’s designed as a classic 1950s cabaret club, with elegant wood panelling and of course, a grand piano.

The menu is every bit as exciting. The Club offers classic steaks from fillet to sirloin, plus more unusual cuts such as tomahawk steaks. But much more than a restaurant, it’s another of the ship’s vibrant and fun entertainment venues too – the place to enjoy live music and cocktails in the evenings, with resident and guest musicians entertaining until late.

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.

Located on the Lido deck, it’s a double-height venue with panoramic windows looking out and over the front of Spirit of Discovery, offering some of the most impressive views the ship has to offer.

In a nod to Saga Cruises’ legacy, the ship features a large, fully-glazed observation lounge, just like our first-ever ship, Saga Rose.

During the day, enjoy talks from guest speakers, or simply relax while admiring spectacular views. Then, later at night, it comes alive with dancing and live performances.

Spanning the full width of the lounge is an impressive bar area, where you can choose from the ship’s full range of drinks, or enjoy waiter service from your comfy seat.

The Living Room

The 'hub' of Spirit of Discovery is the bright and inviting Living Room. Greeting you as soon as you step aboard, this vibrant, sociable venue is the place to meet friends, grab a coffee, or relax with an after-dinner cocktail.

Open day and night, it serves gelato, fresh pastries and homemade cakes. In the evenings, the Living Room is a sociable bar with occasional light entertainment, open until late. The perfect place for pre and post dinner drinks.

South Cape Bar

With the style and ambience to match anything found in London, Spirit of Discovery’s main bar is superbly designed with an art deco influence.

This stylish venue offers our full selection of wines, draught craft beers, and a curated collection of fine whiskies. Or for gin connoisseurs, there’s a varied list that’s as stylish as the bar’s elegant wood panelling and leather chairs.

Spanning the width of the ship, the South Cape Bar windows look out onto the wraparound promenade on both sides, for amazing views inside and out. It’s a great place to relax with a tipple, meet up with friends, and to unwind after a busy day exploring another amazing destination.

Did you know? The South Cape Bar is a tribute to our cruising heritage: it was the name of the main bar on Saga Ruby, launched in 2005.

The Library

A well-stocked library has long been a tradition on Saga’s ships, and on Spirit of Discovery, it’s one of the finest afloat. The Library is a quiet, relaxed space located at the top of the ship’s atrium, and is another of the ship’s artful delights. It’s a booklover’s paradise where you can browse and borrow from a curated selection of books covering history, travel and art to the latest fiction and literary classics.

Much more than that, The Library feels like an artisanal coffee-shop, thanks to its self-service area with freshly-ground coffees and teas, and a tempting selection of cookies and snacks, replenished throughout the day. It’s also the perfect spot to log-on to the ship’s free Wi-Fi, research your next port of call, and catch up with family and friends back home via email and Facebook.

Set within the surrounds of The Library you’ll find two additional spaces: the Craft and Card Rooms. These extend Spirit of Discovery’s areas to socialise, entertain and inspire.

The Terrace

This elegant ‘secret’ garden area is the perfect setting to enjoy the fresh air any time of the day. Expect it to be especially inviting as you sail away, when you can watch the sun set into the ocean while sipping a cocktail.

The Terrace also offers easy access to Spirit of Discovery’s full-length wraparound promenade. This encircles the ship and offers the chance to enjoy walks in the sea air, relax on the soft loungers and chairs, and simply let the world pass beautifully by.

Did you know? Stroll four times around the promenade and you’ll walk a mile – so you don’t just have to use our wellbeing services to keep fit and healthy on your cruise.

Craft Room
A dedicated craft area, where you can enjoy a range of classes and workshops, from jewellery-making to papercraft. Expert teachers and artists will be on board most cruises, instructing and assisting. The Craft Room offers the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and enrich your cruise experience.
The Card Room
The Card Room is essential for any serious bridge player. Join in with organised lessons and tournaments, or simply use it to play card games however you wish.
The Shop
The shopping experience aboard Spirit of Discovery is as unique as the ship itself. Take advantage of tax-free purchases on selected cruises including clothes, bespoke fine jewellery and watches, and the services of a private jeweller offering unique hand-crafted pieces. There are also perfect gifts for every occasion, and personalised pieces exclusive to Spirit of Discovery. You’ll also find a range of the latest fragrances, cosmetics and skincare from some of the world’s most renowned high-end brands. Or if you’ve forgotten an essential item, you’ll also find a wide range of everyday products, toiletries, drinks and snacks in our smaller port shop by the entrance.
The Gallery
Not only is Spirit of Discovery a state-of-the-art ship, she also houses amazing art inside. Our team have been working behind the scenes for several years, commissioning painters, sculptors and graphic artists to create bespoke pieces for the ship, showcased throughout the public areas. British artists have been given a major focus, combining classic artworks with contemporary pieces. In addition, you can also visit a dedicated art gallery on board. Located next to The Playhouse theatre entrance on Promenade deck, it houses a permanent collection of exciting art. The Gallery will also be used to display new art exhibitions at sea, featuring an exciting line-up of up-and-coming artists in Britain.