Ever since Saga Cruises announced it would be launching a new, bespoke-built ship Spirit of Discovery , cruise holiday fans have eagerly awaited to get a sneak peek of what will be on offer.

Although the ship won’t be launching until Summer 2019, Saga has given holidaymakers a taste of what to expect, and released artist’s impressions of the luxury boutique vessel’s glamorous amenities and elegant interiors.

We’re talking a cosy library for a peaceful haven, a luxury spa for pampering, and even an impressive theatre that’s set to play host to a wide array of entertainment.

Plus as Spirit of Discovery will hold less than 1,000 passengers, it’s sure to make for a serene setting for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

In the meantime, we take a sneak peek inside the new ship to see what passengers will be treated to…

And if you are after a luxury cruise holiday package but don’t want to wait until 2019, 

The library

Inspired by cosy coffee shops, The Library promises to offer a quiet nook onboard for passengers who want to unwind and get lost in a good book.

In fact, it’s going to be a bookworm’s delight, with Saga promising that it will boast one of the largest selection of books afloat – and of course, some mouthwatering coffee and cake for a reading snack.

Think complimentary genoise sponges that would make Mary Berry proud, or a perfectly poured ristretto for the ideal kickstart to your day.

The spa

Holidays are all about indulging and getting pampered, and Spirit of Discovery’s spa will be offering just that.

There’ll be plenty of the latest therapies and treatments available onboard, such as a hot stone massage or an infrared sauna that’s said to leave you with glowing skin.

Guests will also have access to a steam room and indoor pool for that full spa experience.

The Playhouse Theatre

No cruise holiday is complete without some brilliant entertainment, and with the jaw-dropping Playhouse Theatre will no doubt provide the perfect setting for shows.

Able to hold up to 430 guests, the theatre will also boast tiered seating so that wherever you sit you’ll have amazing views of the shows, live music and even the odd cinema screening or two.

Saga’s new build director David Pickett explained that the sleek design is aimed at impressing both new passengers and current customers who’ve been holidaying with the brand for years.

“On land, our travellers’ tastes have been honed by their experiences of tastefully designed luxury hotels and fine-dining restaurants,” he explained. “It’s what they are increasingly coming to expect from us at sea.

“This is why we have carefully designed Spirit of Discovery so that it mirrors their expectations. We’ve taken inspiration from some of the best of British interiors and now we are rising to the challenge to deliver a luxury, cruise ship that will be built around our customers’ tastes.”