Meyer Werft lays keel for Saga Cruises ship

Meyer Werft has laid the keel for a new cruise ship being built for the Saga Cruises.

The first block of the new ship weighs 320 tonnes and is 5.5 metres high, 23.5 metres long and 20 metres wide.

Spirit of Discovery is the first of two ships being constructed for Saga Cruises.

The ship will have an overall length of 236 metres, a width of 31.2 metres and a gross tonnage of 58,250 tonnes.

It will accommodate 999 passengers.

The ship will be delivered in summer 2019.

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