Saga to expand river fleet with introduction of Spirit of the Moselle

The ship is expected to offer its first passenger cruise on Europe’s riverways in July 2025

Saga to expand river fleet with introduction of Spirit of the Moselle

Saga Cruises

Spirit of the Moselle will accommodate up to 182 guests

By Laura Hyde |

Saga Cruises is to expand its river cruise fleet with the addition of a new ship, Spirit of the Moselle, which is expected to enter service in July 2025.  

Construction on the ship began in January 2024, with the traditional keel laying ceremony taking place at Vahali shipyard in Serbia. 

Spirit of Moselle will be similar to its sister ships, Spirit of the Rhine, which launched in 2021, and Spirit of the Danube, which began service in 2022. It will accommodate up to 182 guests in 95 cabins, 73 of which will have a French balcony. The lounge area and bar will have floor-to-ceiling windows, while the restaurant will provide panoramic views. A more intimate dining space will be located at the rear of the ship. The ship’s sun deck will include loungers and seating and there will also be a lower sun terrace. 

“Spirit of the Rhine and Spirit of the Danube have proven to be a great success with our guests, and I expect Spirit of Moselle will continue the same high quality river cruising while allowing us to explore a wider range of rivers,” said Sergej Tocili, director of river product for Saga. 

Spirit of Moselle will spend its inaugural season cruising Europe’s riverways, including Germany’s Main River. Itinerary highlights will include Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Bamberg and the Unesco-protected Rhine Gorge. 

Saga Cruises Spirit of Moselle

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Spirit of Moselle’s maiden season itineraries are likely to include visits to Nuremberg in Germany

“The team and I are thrilled to see this exciting next step in our growing river cruise offering,” said Nigel Blanks, CEO of Saga Cruises. “I’m looking forward to welcoming guests onboard for the first time in 2025 to enjoy the levels of service, value and exceptional experiences our guests have come to expect from Saga.” 

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