New luxury cruise ship set to sail past South Shields on first visit to Port of Tyne

New luxury cruise liner, the SAGA Spirit of Adventure, will make its first visit to the Port of Tyne this week.

By Sophie Brownson
Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 5:20 pm

The boutique cruise ship will sail past South Shields on its journey down the River Tyne on Wednesday, July 28, where the vessel will spend the day at the port.

Port of Tyne’s Commercial Director for Cruise, Kate O’Hara, said: “I am delighted to welcome SAGA and the Spirit of Adventure for her first visit to the Port.

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The SAGA Cruises Spirit of Adventure will be making its first visit to the Port on Thursday.

"It’s fantastic to see passengers getting back out on the water and enjoying the amazing holiday experiences they offer.”

Already this summer the Port of Tyne has welcomed the TUI Marella Explorer 2 cruise liner and the Spirit of Advenutre’s sister ship, the Spirit of Discovery.

The Disney cruise ship is also expected to visit the port in the coming weeks.

It will be an early start for those wanting to see the Spirit of Adventure sail into the River Tyne on Thursday, as the ship is due to arrive at the Port at 7am before leaving at 5pm the same day.

One of the restaurants on board the SAGA Spirit of Adventure. Image by SAGA.

The Spirit of Adventure has 554 cabins, each with its own private balcony, and can cater for up to 999 guests.

While on board passengers will be spoilt for choice with five restaurants, serving complimentary food and drink.

SAGA Cruises say the Spirit of Adventure was designed to resemble a high-end London hotel offering facilities including a spa, two saunas, steam room, hydrotherapy pool and a lido.

The SAGA Cruises Spirit of Adventure, pictured with the SAGA Cruises Spirit of Discovery which visited the Port of Tyne last week.

Passengers can also enjoy a range of theatre performances at the 444-seat theatre during their cruise and check out the impressive collection of art on board.

The ship also boasts a gym, shop and state-of-the-art golf simulator, as well as a stunning sun deck where guests can enjoy playing a range of sports.

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One of the cabins on board the SAGA Spirit of Adventure. Image by SAGA.