SAGA Cruises has announced the official naming ceremony for its first new-build ship Spirit of Discovery will be held at the Port of Dover in the United Kingdom on 05 Jul.
The vessel will be the first to be named at Dover following the completion of stage one and two of a 250 million redevelopment of Dover Western Docks.
“As the place that Saga’s first cruise ship set sail from more than 20 years ago, Dover was the natural choice,” Saga’s chief operating officer Nigel Blanks said.
“We felt it only right that we name our first brand new, purpose-built cruise ship in Kent and what better way to do that than with the iconic White Cliffs of Dover as a backdrop,” he added.
Spirit of Discovery’s maiden voyage will sail from Dover on 10 Jul 2019 where the 999-passenger ship will sail the British Isles.
The cruise line said that sales for the inaugural cruise have already sold out and the remaining 2019 itineraries are also performing strongly.