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September 22, 2017

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Meyer Werft will construct a second ship from cruise for the British Saga Cruises

the unit of 58.250 tons of tonnage will be delivered in August 2020

the German ship yard Meyer Werft will construct a second ship from cruise for the British Cruises Saga. The English crocieristica company in fact has exercised the fixed option two years ago with the navalmeccanica company in the within of the order for the construction of a first ship of 55.900 tons of tonnage, the Spirit of Discovery, that september 2015 will be taken in delivery at the beginning of the summer of the 2019( of the 30). The contract will be signed shortly.

the second twin ship will call Spirit of Adventure and will be taken in delivery in the summer of 2020. The unit, of 58.250 tons of tonnage, long approximately 236 meters and wide 32.1 meters, will be equipped of cabins all with balcony and will be able to accommodate less than thousand passengers.

"our first new ship, the Spirit of Discovery - the managing director of Saga has explained plc, Batchelor Chain plates - will enter in service in the june 2019 and with a level of reservations a lot consisting, and this confidence in the question has determined our decision to widen the fleet of new construction and to acquire a second new ship to take in delivery in August 2020".

the managing director of Saga Cruises, Robin Shaw, has emphasized that up to now they are the almost 7,000 passengers who pre-have recorded themselves in order to carry out a cruise on the Spirit of Discovery. "Thanks to this important question, to desire of the staff of the Saga to continue to make this that they love to make and the previewed increase of the field of the cruises, they are absolutely content that today we have confirmed the acceptance of the construction of a second new ship".

the managing director of Meyer Werft, Bernard Meyer, has evidenced that "in this case the conversion of the option in order is not discounted. It negotiate for the escape of the United Kingdom from the European Union - it has explained - are weakening the British currency, that it means that the costs for the shipowner more are elevated. Meyer Werft - he has emphasized Bernard Meyer - has succeeded to convince the company thanks to its interesting plans, respectful of the atmosphere and the resources and that they allow an operating cost reduction.


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