Friday, 6 June 2008


The second ship in the Saga fleet to visit the Clyde in recent days arrived early this morning, and sailed again this afternoon after a very brief call at Greenock. SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE was built in 1980 by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft at Kiel as BERLIN for Peter Deilmann. In 1982 she was chartered to Far East interests, being temporarily renamed PRINCESS MAHSURI. In 1986 she was lengthened by 20 metres, and now has an overall length of 139.30 metres. Renamed BERLIN, she spent a brief period on charter to a Russian firm as ORANGE MELODY before joining the Saga company in 2006, and taking her present name. She has a gross tonnage of 9,570 tons and can carry up to 420 passengers. Today she was returning from a National Trust for Scotland cruise that started at Leith, having taken over this duty from BLACK PRINCE which was used for similar cruises for many years.


Anonymous said...

Glad somebody got a pic of her,I took a half day to catch her,alas she left an hour before the scheduled time!