The speciality Asian restaurant will offer complimentary Eastern cuisine (Image: Saga Cruises)
Saga Cruises’ first purpose-built cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery, is to offer interior designs inspired by London’s finest hotels and restaurants when she debuts in summer 2019.
Saga Cruises has released renders of four of the key public areas onboard the ship, including the Living Room, the outdoor Lido, the main dining room and the speciality Asian-themed restaurant.
Located in the ship’s hub, the Living Room will have a contemporary design and mixed seating areas. Passengers will be able to access refreshments will be available throughout the day, including coffee, afternoon tea, or pre- and post-dinner drinks.
Outside, the Lido has an alfresco dining area, as well as space for entertainment and events.
Saga Cruises has worked with an expert team of executive chefs to create fine dining experiences in all five onboard restaurants and to develop signature dishes inspired by, and made with fresh produce from, the destinations the ship visits.
Taking inspiration from London’s top hotels, the main dining room will offer British-influenced dishes made from local produce when the ship is in port. The venue will have an ‘elegant and timeless’ design with a double-height ballroom-style ceiling. Meanwhile, the speciality Asian restaurant will offer complimentary Eastern cuisine and a selection of house wines from the ship’s cellar.
“We’re really pleased to reveal these artist impressions of our new ship,” said David Pickett, newbuild director at Saga Cruises. “We’ve spent a huge amount of time reviewing and taking inspiration from the best in contemporary British architecture and design. These images show that we are raising the bar to deliver a luxury cruise experience that won’t disappoint.”
To be built by Meyer Werft at its yard in Papenburg, Germany, the new Spirit of Discovery will accommodate fewer than 1,000 passengers in 540 all-balcony cabins, 20% of which will be specifically for solo travellers. Other onboard highlights will include bars, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a library, an observation lounge and a signature Britannia Lounge.
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