Saga Cruises Cruise Ship Saga Pearl II Harbor Pilot Collision Dartmouth Cruise Port – A spokesman for Dartmouth Harbour Authority said: “The cruise ship Saga Pearl II, piloted by Captain Mark Cooper, the Harbormaster, was brought into the Port of Dartmouth this morning. (see video below)
The Saga Cruises website states, Saga Pearl II is about to embark on her final cruises to an array of exciting destinations under the Saga flag. It’s your last chance to sail aboard this beautiful yacht-like ship with her traditional teak decks and nautical décor.”
Saga Pearl II has a length of 164.30 meters and beam of 22.60 meters. The cruise ship has capacity for a maximum of 449 passengers, they are served by 220 crew members. The gross tonnage of the vessel is 18,591 gross tons and this tonnage is driven by 4 MAN main engines with total power of 15,400 kW. The maximum speed of the vessel is 21.4 knots.
The cruise ship Saga Pearl II (formerly Astoria and Quest for Adventure) has been operating for more than 28 years, making cruises worldwide. Saga Cruises acquired the ship, at auction, in August 2009.
She was renamed MV Quest for Adventure in May 2012 and became the flagship for Saga’s Discovery-style Adventure Cruises. She did not undergo a refit at that time but continued in her new role with the same facilities, captain and crew.
In December 2012, MV Quest for Adventure underwent a refit, where she received her new Saga livery funnel. This was like her fleetmate Saga Sapphire’s funnel. However, the port side of the funnel was left blank and did not display the “SAGA” logo.
Video:”SAGA PEARL II” enters Dartmouth harbour