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Saga confirms royal godmother for Spirit of Discovery

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Saga has announced that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will serve as godmother to its first new-build ship, Spirit of Discovery.

The 999-passenger ship is currently undergoing sea trials before its naming ceremony on 5 July in Dover. The Duchess of Cornwall will be given a tour of the ship before the ceremony.

Saga Group CEO Lance Batchelor said: “I am delighted that The Duchess of Cornwall has agreed to be godmother of the Spirit of Discovery. The launch of our new ship is a key moment in both the history and future of Saga.

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The Duchess of Cornwall

“Carrying fewer than 1,000 passengers, she is a boutique ship that offers our customers and members the highest standards of accommodation, furnishings, cuisine and entertainment. I am immensely proud of what we have created with shipyard Meyer Werft.” 

The Duchess of Cornwall and Saga share a common link in their support for The Silver Line, a charity founded by TV presenter Dame Esther Rantzen. The Duchess is the patron of the charity and The Silver Line is Saga’s first national charity partner.

The Silver Line CEO Sophie Andrews added: “Our team is absolutely delighted to see this coming together of our patron and our charity partner, Saga.

“The Silver Line helpline receives more than 10,500 calls every week from vulnerable and isolated older people, many of whom have nowhere else to turn which demonstrates the depth of loneliness felt by huge numbers of the UK’s older population.”

Saga recently held the keel laying ceremony for its second new ship, Spirit of Adventure, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

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