Neptunus supplied temporary structures for guests attending the naming ceremony of Saga’s new cruise liner Spirit of Discovery, which was named by The Duchess of Cornwall on Friday (5thJuly).

The naming ceremony was conducted at The Port of Dover where Neptunus’ technicians built a Grand Stand covered seating structure and VVIP hospitality facilities along the quayside. Neptunus was appointed by leading event production company Embolden. 

Spirit of Discovery, which can accommodate 999 passengers and 505 crew, is the first new cruise liner of the Saga fleet.  It is one of two new ships commissioned by Saga with the second, Spirit of Adventure, due to come into operation next year.  

Spirit of Discovery boasts a balcony for every cabin and its facilities include lots of space for relaxation with two pools, a luxury spa and even a tranquil secret terrace.   The ship also has a range of top-class restaurants.

A 10-strong team of Neptunus technicians took just three days to build over 1,000 square metres of temporary facilities to accommodate up to 300 of Saga’s VIP guests.  The temporary structures also included kitchens and space for the event’s security personnel.  

Ben van Grutten, production director for Embolden, said: “I’m delighted with the high quality of the temporary structures and the impressive service provided by Neptunus and their on-site team.  This was an immensely high-profile event and we required a temporary structure supplier who could provide facilities to complement the occasion.”  

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Molly joined the editorial team in March 2019. She has several years’ experience working in broadcast and journalism, as well as marketing and PR. Past experience includes working for the BBC and independent publishing houses. If you have a story you think Molly might be interested in, please email: molly@eventindustrynews.com