19 November 2018, 06:30

Saga reveals Spirit of Adventure’s ‘separate identity’

Saga reveals Spirit of Adventure’s ‘separate identity’: Arcade Living Room

Second new ship to feature ‘bold and adventurous’ style plus a Nepalese speciality restaurant inspired by Gurkha heritage

New artist’s impressions of Saga Cruises’ second new ship Spirit of Adventure which launches in summer 2020 reveal a confident, bold and adventurous style – with a selection of speciality restaurants including Khukuri House, a restaurant serving a modern take on traditional Nepalese cuisine that has been inspired by Gurkha heritage.

While 999-passenger Spirit of Adventure will be the same shape and size as sister ship Spirit of Discovery (launching July 10, 2019), their strong, individual interior designs will create ‘separate identities’ says Saga’s New Build Director David Pickett.

London design agency AD Associates has been appointed to provide the overall design direction for Spirit of Adventure.

David Pickett said: “We are delighted to be working with AD Associates, an agency that’s able to interpret and deliver on our commitment to high-quality authentic design and customer service.

“Thanks to her bold and striking interiors, Spirit of Adventure will be a true representation of the best of British innovation and flair.”

Nicola Preece, AD Associates’ Design Director explained: “The approach is bold and adventurous, eclectic, and with carefully curated use of colour, offering variation, big-scale patterns and a layered palette.”

The Living Room

At the heart of the ship, The Living Room will feature a bar serving coffee, cakes and gelato during the day and cocktails at night. The architectural design will be strong and angular with a sculptural staircase and a full-height artwork as the backdrop.

Khukuri House

Striking traditional artwork will be a feature of Khukuri House which will serve authentic Nepalese cuisine inspired by Gurkha heritage. A vibrant colour palette will transfer to the furnishings and the artwork style of a region called madhabani, characterised by eye-catching geometrical patterns. Subtle room dividers have been influenced by Nepalese fabric dhaka while lighting pays homage to the traditional dress of Nepalese women.

This refined and sophisticated space will provide an authentic Italian experience from the moment guests step inside the restaurant. Design features include marble, brass-trimmed floor-to-ceiling wine cabinets, a four-colour tiled floor, up-lit screens and bold splashes of colour with red leather chairs.

Cabins will feature three main styles – one calming, light and garden-like, echoing elements of the British countryside with light timbers and a pastel green colour palette, plus beautifully embroidered fabrics.

The second group of cabins will incorporate a luxurious, sophisticated colour palette of greys and dark timbers, accented with pinks and oranges on the furnishings and the carpet. The dark timber bed back-panel will feature an opulent upholstered headboard.

Finally, the third will be reminiscent of sunset scenes: calming neutral tones, highlighted with warming burnt oranges. A sumptuous, upholstered headboard teamed with layered fabrics, piping and detailed stitching on the soft furnishings will further enhance the space. 



Alex Brazier

Notes to editors

Saga’s purpose-built cruise ship Spirit of Adventure is the second of two new passenger ships being constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenberg, Germany.

Spirit of Adventure is planned to enter service in 2020 while her sister ship Spirit of Discovery will begin her inaugural season on July 10, 2019.
The 58,250 gross tonne vessels measure 774.3ft in length and have a maximum beam of 102.4ft. Both ships will host 999 guests and 517 crew members.


  • Arcade Living Room

  • Nepalese Restaurant View 2

  • Saga Cruises' Spirit of Adventure - Khukuri House (Nepalese restaurant) (2)

  • Saga Cruises' Spirit of Adventure - Amalfi (Italian restaurant) (3)

  • Saga Cruises' Spirit of Adventure Amalfi (Italian restaurant) (2)

  • Saga Cruises' Spirit of Adventure A

  • Saga Cruises' Spirit of Adventure Atrium (from above)

  • Saga Cruises' Spirit of Adventure -

  • Saga Cruises' Spirit of Adventure - Standard Cabin

  • Bathroom (with shower)