Meyer Werft Delivers Spirit of Discovery
German shipyard Meyer Werft has handed over Spirit of Discovery, second of three new cruise ships in 2019, to the British cruise line Saga Cruises.
The vessel with a rating of 58,250 GT is already the second new build completed by Meyer Werft in 2019 after Spectrum of the Seas was delivered to Royal Caribbean International in April, said a press release from the shipbuilder headquartered in Papenburg at the river Ems.
“With great team effort we already completed two modern cruise ships this year”, says Tim Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft .
Spirit of Discovery stands out with an environmental friendly and resource conserving Design. For the first time Meyer Werft equipped a ship with the eSiPod propulsion system delivered by Siemens.
Earlier this month, the keel laying for Spirit of Adventure, Saga Cruises’ second new build, was celebrated at Meyer Werft . Spirit of Adventure will be completed in summer 2020. The ships each have an overall length of 236 meters, a width of 31.2 meters, 999 passengers can be accommodated.
Therefore Meyer Werft will complete three new cruise ships in 2020 as well. In autumn 2019, Norwegian Encore is scheduled to be the third vessel delivered by Meyer Werft this year.