ALMACO completes catering project for Saga Spirit of Adventure

ALMACO completes catering project for Saga Spirit of Adventure

In early 2017, Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo exhibitor ALMACO was contracted by leading shipyard MEYER WERFT to provide catering solutions for the new Saga Cruises vessel Spirit of Adventure. ALMACO were brought in to oversee engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning of galleys, pantries and bar equipment on board.

Spirit of Adventure was completed and handed over to the owner on the 29th September 2020 in Emden, Germany, and is due to start sailing in early May 2021, delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.

The ship is the second newbuild for Saga completed by Meyer Werft, after Spirit of Discovery. Like its sister ship, Spirit of Adventure is considered an environmental-friendly and resource-saving ship, with a centralised heating water system utilised to better recover waste heat. This energy-saving ethos has been taken thoroughly into account in the choices of the catering solutions provided by ALMACO. Saga Cruises promises that the new ship will “be distinguished by her superb specialty restaurants, serving sumptuous steaks, sophisticated Italian dishes and mouth-watering Nepalese cuisine”.

All restaurants on board Spirit of Adventure will be free-to-dine, with no extra surcharges or supplements to pay for the ships 999 passengers. The culinary offering is broad, with the main Dining Room joined by the Nepalese offering Khukuri House, the high-end Italian restaurant Amalfi, and the Supper Club steakhouse and live entertainment venue.

Anne Bouille, Project Manager at ALMACO says:

“Despite the difficult last few months due to the pandemic, the shipyard and ALMACO’s team has never stopped the work on the ship. The teams were able to complete the project on time and the customer was very pleased with the reliability and work performed. MEYER WERFT did an excellent job handling the extraordinary circumstances, facilitating the work teams to carry on with the different areas onboard, thus completing the project almost on time with a delay of only one week.”

Anne Bouille, Project Manager, ALMACO

The end result of the catering project on Spirit of Adventure reached a successful conclusion, and ALMACO say they are looking forward to continuing work with MEYER WERFT on future projects.

Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo is the only event focusing solely on Hospitality in the Cruise industry. Learn more about Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America here.

About Saga Cruises

Saga Travel, including Saga Holidays, Saga Cruises, Titan and Destinology, takes guests all over the world on hotel stays, escorted tours, ocean and river cruises, as well as tailormade luxury breaks.

Saga Cruises is a small-ship cruise line for travellers looking to combine different destinations on one fantastic ocean-based holiday. Smaller ships mean fewer guests on board, so Saga can keep the levels of service more personal and welcoming. Their cruise business is undergoing a significant transformation, with the recent launch of their first-ever boutique cruise ships.

About Meyer Werft

MEYER WERFT is one of the largest and most modern shipyards in the world. The company’s roots can be traced back to the year 1795, when Willm Rolf Meyer founded the shipyard in Papenburg. The family business is now in its seventh generation.

The other shipyards in the MEYER Group are NEPTUN WERFT in Rostock and MEYER TURKU in Finland. MEYER WERFT design and build cruise ships, river cruise ships and ferries – tailored to the needs of its clients and with a wealth of expertise and innovative solutions.


ALMACO Group is a full turnkey contractor for the new construction and modernization of Accommodation and Catering areas for the Marine and Offshore industries. ALMACO builds complete interiors of marine vessels and offshore units including cabins, wet units, public spaces, galleys, provision stores, refrigeration machinery, laundry solutions, as well as complete living quarters for offshore accommodations. ALMACO works with owners and builders around the world providing full turnkey solutions comprising design and engineering, project management, spare parts and maintenance. ALMACO was founded in 1998 and has offices in Finland, France, Italy, USA, China, Singapore, Brazil and Germany.

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