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Saga Cruises unveil details of their second new ship Spirit of Adventure

Saga Cruises have revealed that their second new ship will feature a ‘separate identity,’ with a bold and adventurous style, as outlined in a series of new artist’s impressions. The ship will have a number of exciting new features including a speciality Nepalese restaurant inspired by Gurkha heritage. London design agency AD Associates will provide the overall design direction for the ship.

Foyer. Photo: Saga Cruises
Foyer. Photo: Saga Cruises

The 999-passenger, 58,250 GRT Spirit of Adventure will launch in the summer of 2020 and she will be the sister ship to Spirit of Discovery (launching next year). She will be the second of two new passenger ships being constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenberg, Germany. Spirit of Adventure will be the same shape and size as her sister ship but their strong, individual interior designs will create ‘separate identities’ says Saga’s New Build Director David Pickett. He said: “Thanks to her bold and striking interiors, Spirit of Adventure will be a true representation of the best of British innovation and flair.”

Foyer. Photo: Saga Cruises
Foyer. Photo: Saga Cruises

Nicola Preece, AD Associates’ Design Director explained: “The approach is bold and adventurous, eclectic, and with carefully curated use of colour, offering variation, big-scale patterns and a layered palette.”

Here is a breakdown of some of the ship’s main features:

The Living Room

The Living Room. Photo: Saga Cruises
The Living Room. Photo: Saga Cruises

At the heart of the ship, The Living Room will feature a bar serving coffee, cakes and gelato during the day and cocktails at night. The architectural design will be strong and angular with a sculptural staircase and a full-height artwork as the backdrop.

Khukuri House

Khukuri House. Photo: Saga Cruises
Khukuri House. Photo: Saga Cruises

Striking traditional artwork will be a feature of Khukuri House, which will serve authentic Nepalese cuisine inspired by Gurkha heritage. A vibrant colour palette will transfer to the furnishings and the artwork style will be from a region called madhabani. Subtle room dividers have been influenced by Nepalese fabric dhaka, while lighting pays homage to the traditional dress of Nepalese women.

Khukuri House. Photo: Saga Cruises
Khukuri House. Photo: Saga Cruises

The Amalfi

The Amalfi. Photo: Saga Cruises
The Amalfi. Photo: Saga Cruises

This refined and sophisticated space will provide an authentic Italian experience, from the moment guests step inside the restaurant. Design features include marble, brass-trimmed floor-to-ceiling wine cabinets, a four-colour tiled floor, up-lit screens and bold splashes of colour with red leather chairs.

The Amalfi. Photo: Saga Cruises
The Amalfi. Photo: Saga Cruises

Cabins

Cabins will have three main styles. The first will be calming, light and garden-like, echoing elements of the British countryside with light timbers and a pastel green colour palette, plus beautifully embroidered fabrics.

Cabin on Spirit of Adventure. Photo: Saga Cruises
Cabin on Spirit of Adventure. Photo: Saga Cruises

The second will incorporate a luxurious, sophisticated colour palette of greys and dark timbers, accented with pinks and oranges on the furnishings and the carpet. The dark timber bed back-panel will feature an opulent upholstered headboard.

Bathroom with a shower. Photo: Saga Cruises
Bathroom with a shower. Photo: Saga Cruises

The third will be reminiscent of sunset scenes, with calming neutral tones, highlighted by warming burnt oranges. A sumptuous, upholstered headboard teamed with layered fabrics, piping and detailed stitching on the soft furnishings will further enhance the space.

Another cabin on Spirit of Adventure. Photo: Saga Cruises
Another cabin on Spirit of Adventure. Photo: Saga Cruises

You can find out more about Spirit of Adventure here.

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