Video: Cruise ship Spirit of Adventure floated out

The 236 metres long Spirit of Adventure has left German cruise shipbuilder Meyer Werft’s covered building dock I (hall 5). It is the second new cruise ship for the British shipping company Saga Cruises.

Float out of the ship started on Friday morning, 24 July. During float out, the funnel was lifted onto the ship by crane and mounted. In the afternoon, the ship was moved to the outfitting pier for different tests. Afterwards the ship berthed at the outfitting pier.

Over the following days and weeks, more tests will be executed at the outfitting pier of the shipyard. In August, the ship is expected to start its passage on the River Ems to the port of Emden to start seas trials later on.

The 58,250 GT cruise ship has an overall length of 236 metres and a breadth of 31.2 metres. It has 554 cabins for 999 passengers and reaches a speed of more than 18 knots.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.