The hottest addition to the Saga Cruises ocean fleet, Spirit of Adventure, has arrived in the Uk.
She joins her sister, Spirit of Discovery, in Tilbury, where by she will lay up for the winter just before welcoming her 1st friends for her inaugural cruise on a February fifth sailing to the Canary Islands.
Saga gained shipping and delivery of Spirit of Adventure from shipbuilder Meyer Werft at the close of September.
The function develop boutique cruise ship has 554 all balcony cabins and can accommodate 999 travellers.
Nigel Blanks, managing director of Saga Cruises, stated: “We are certainly thrilled Spirit of Adventure has arrived in the Uk to be part of her sister, Spirit of Discovery, in Tilbury.
“Over the previous two years, we have centered on developing a boutique cruising working experience for our friends that is not obtainable somewhere else on the current market.
“With Spirit of Adventure signing up for our fleet, we now have a lot more choice for our friends with two distinctive ships that will assist make unforgettable recollections for people who be part of us onboard.
“We can not wait for her to welcome her 1st friends subsequent yr to see all the things she has to give.”
At the very same time, Saga has declared that it has entered into a have confidence in accounting arrangement with the Uk Civil Aviation Authority.
Under that arrangement, payments for all flight-primarily based vacations requiring an ATOL will be held in a CAA authorised have confidence in account controlled and administered by an impartial trustee.
The procedure of the have confidence in gives Saga consumers with extra reassurance when reserving their trip as revenue held in the have confidence in account is frequently only transferred to Saga at the time the customer has returned from their holiday.
This adjust will implement to all Saga vacations inclusive of flights.
Holidays without the need of a flight, this kind of as coach travel are not protected by the have confidence in and continue to be fiscally shielded by the ABTA bond.
The have confidence in will run along with existing financial defense arrangements for flight-primarily based vacations which remain ATOL shielded.
Chris Simmonds, managing director of Saga Holidays, stated: “With ongoing limitations on intercontinental travel, we know how critical it is to our consumers when reserving a holiday that their revenue is safe and sound.
“That is why keeping payments for our flight-primarily based vacations in an impartial have confidence in provides our consumers that excess peace of head.”
Saga is a company of merchandise and solutions largely tailor-made for consumers over the age of fifty in the Uk.