On 4th November 2019, Saga Travel announced plans to launch their first boutique river cruise ship which will sail on European rivers from spring 2021.
The brand new ship, Spirit of the Rhine, will bring the boutique luxury of ocean cruising to river cruising for the very first time. Built by Vahali, a Dutch-founded company who have been building river ships since 1923, 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.
Spirit of the Rhine will have a spectacular lounge with bar, a separate library area, a main restaurant as well as a reservation-only restaurant with show cooking, a large sun deck, jacuzzi, barbecue and extensive seating area will also be a feature of the ship providing fantastic views.
CEO of Saga Travel, Robin Shaw said, “I am delighted to announce that we are using our experience in ocean cruising to design a bespoke ship for those guests who want a luxurious, boutique river cruise experience. This launch of Spirit of the Rhine heralds a step change in the future of river cruising and when it comes to the onboard experience, our boutique approach to cruising will ensure that our guests have an experience that combines unrivalled, first class service with bespoke authentic experiences that are tailored just for them.”