Spirit of the Rhine – Saga’s new river ship – has set sail on its maiden 13-night cruise from Trier, Germany.
The 190-guest ship will take in the Moselle valley and Roman wine towns along the way such as Bernkastel, Traben-Trarbach and Piesport.
There are a total of 95 cabins on board, spread over four passenger decks.
Spirit of the Rhine’s bespoke design will enable the ship to be one of “the quietest and most environmentally friendly ships operating on the Rhine”, according to Saga.
Saga Holidays CEO Chris Simmonds said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming our brand-new river cruiser, Spirit of the Rhine, to the fleet.
“Everything about the ship has been designed with our customers in mind giving them the option to do as much or as little as they like while on board thanks to the wide range of facilities.
“And when they step ashore, we’ve carefully curated our itineraries to show them the best of the region with a range of unique experiences.
“Our cruises also come with a free VIP door-to-door travel service, travel insurance, meals and drinks, complimentary wifi and a range of excursions all included in the price.”
Spirit of the Rhine will be joined by sister ship Spirit of the Danube in 2022.
Spirit of the Danube, which will mirror much of the same design, will have its keel-laying ceremony later this year.