Spirit of Discovery makes maiden call in the North East

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The Port of Tyne is set to welcome almost 1,000 visiting passengers and over 500 crew on-board Spirit of Discovery as she embarks upon her maiden voyage.

Spirit of Discovery arrived this morning at Northumbrian Quay in North Shields. Port of Tyne is the ships first port of call on her 13-night maiden cruise of the British Isles.

The ship launched last Friday in Dover and was named by the Duchess of Cornwall.

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Passengers will disembark the Port of Tyne’s International Passenger Terminal to explore all that the North East has to offer, including shore excursions to Bamburgh, Durham, Hadrian’s Wall, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Newcastle – all within easy reach of the Port.

Sven Richards, Operations Manager, Vessels at the Port of Tyne, said: “We are delighted to welcome Spirit of Discovery on her maiden voyage… We hope that visiting passengers enjoy their day, taking advantage of all that the region has to offer”

Spirit of Discovery

Inspired by the world’s finest boutique hotels, Spirit of Discovery offers plenty of space for relaxation across 10 passenger decks. On-board, there are 554 cabins, each with their own private balcony, five restaurants, two pools, a luxury Spa, beauty salon, theatre and library.

In 2019, the Port of Tyne is set to welcome 59 cruise calls, as well as marking 20 years since welcoming its first cruise call on August.