Saga offers up to 35% off a range of exciting cruises as part of its New Year ‘Peaks and Waves’ campaign
Saga’s ‘Peaks and Waves’ travel campaign is now live with up to 35% off a range of cruises from the British Isles to the Gulf of Bothnia, as well as deals on a range of holidays.
Nick Stace, CEO of Saga Travel, said: This is the perfect time of year to book a holiday – with post-Christmas blues and January stretching ahead of us, we all need something to look forward to and our research shows that Saga customers are looking forward to travelling this year.
“They’ll take all precautions necessary and expect others to do the same, but they want to get back to holidaying as they used to. And they can rest assured that when they travel with Saga we take great pride in our travel safety protocols to ensure our guests can travel with confidence.”
The research shows that 64% have said that travel is important or very important to them in 2022 with 56% already having plans in place to travel in the first half of the year.
Taking all necessary health precautions and having good insurance that covers the key financial, medical and safety needs remain the biggest drivers of confidence in travel at 89% and 67% effectively, but more emphasis has been put on fellow travellers’ behaviours such as testing for travel and appropriate safety measures (up seven per cent since September 2021 to 58% from 51%).
Top trips included in Saga’s Peaks and Waves campaign include:
Britain’s Celtic Fringe | British Isles & Ireland | Saga Cruising
The cruises of the British Isles that were so popular in 2021 are revisited for 2022. This Celtic Fringes cruise explores the British Isles and Brittany coast, revealing the heritage of five of the Celtic nations. Visit Jersey in the Channel islands en route to Brest, set on Brittany’s western tip. Continue to Dublin, renowned for its lively arts and cultural scene, before cruising through the Hebrides to the unblemished Isle of Skye. As the ship returns south, look forward to calling at the Highland village of Portree and discovering Liverpool’s rich abundance of historic sights. Couple this with the natural beauty of the Pembrokshire, Cornish and Jurassic coasts for a well-rounded voyage. Currently with up to 25% off, prices start from £3,810 per person for this 13-night cruise departing August 28, 2022 from Southampton on Spirit of Adventure.
Winter Sun in the Canary Islands | Saga Cruising
Plan ahead for a pre-Christmas 2022 break with a leisurely two-week cruise following the sun south to the perennially popular Canary Islands. Stop first to visit Funchal in Madeira en route to La Palma where guests can explore its petite colonial capital or head to the forested crater of Taburiente National Park. Mount Teide is within easy reach easy reach of Santa Cruz in Tenerife, or you can stay and enjoy the shady 16th-century plazas and promenade. Spend time in the historic old quarter of Gran Canaria, while Lanzarote offers stark landscapes shaped by volcanic activity. Finally, arrive in Portugal’s historic capital of Lisbon, set at the mouth of the Tagus River. Currently with up to 35% off, prices start from £3,125 for this 14-night cruise departing on December 4, 2022 from Southampton on Spirit of Discovery.
Into the Gulf of Bothnia | Baltic | Saga Cruising
Join ‘Spirit of Discovery’ on a 17-night cruise Baltic cruise into the Gulf of Bothnia, stopping in unusual ports including Kemi in Finland, Visby in Sweden and Skagen in Denmark. Guests will see the striking natural landscape of the Jutland Peninsula, the island-scattered Stockholm Archipelago and Finland’s hinterland. Excursions include cities such as Gothenburg, Stockholm, Gdansk, Tallinn and Riga with their ranges of amazing architecture and UNESCO heritage. ‘Spirit of Discovery’ departs Dover on July 31, 2022 and prices start from £4,249 (currently including up to 30% off).
Western France & Costa Verde | Europe | Saga Cruising
Enjoy the Mediterranean sun on this cruise along the green coasts of Spain and France. Explore the ‘White City’ of La Rochelle before spending two memorable days in Bordeaux, famed for its world-class viticulture. Cross over to Spain’s Basque country to visit Bilbao, renowned for its art scene, before calling at Galicia’s La Coruña from where you will have the opportunity to discover the UNESCO-listed city of Santiago de Compostela. Then cruise along Spain’s Green Coast to historic Gijon and the popular seaside resort of Santander. Return to France and the medieval pirate haunt of St Malo, or venture further afield to see the fortified island of Mont St Michel. Spirit of Discovery departs Dover on August 17, 2022 for this 14-night cruise. With up to 35% off, prices currently start from £4,252 per person.
Islands of the Atlantic | Canary Islands | Saga Cruising
This island-hopping voyage around the Canary Islands offers a welcome respite from the British winter. Discover the six main islands in this Spanish archipelago which are blessed with year-round sunshine, beautiful cities and varied volcanic terrain. Seek out La Palma’s UNESCO-listed biosphere, La Gomera’s Garajonay National Park and Lanzarote’s ‘Fire Mountain’. Also, look forward to visiting Casablanca in Morocco – marked by the mighty Hassan II Mosque, mountainous Madeira, the ancient Andalusian city of Cadiz and La Coruña’s medieval core. This 19-night cruise departs Southampton on Spirit of Discovery on November 15, 2022. With up to 35% off, prices start from £4,319 per person.
Spain and the French Riviera | Europe | Saga Cruising
This two-week cruise combines the cultural heritage of Spain’s coastal cities with the glamour of the sun-soaked French Riviera. Barcelona’s contrasting Gothic quarter and Modernist attractions, including Gaudi’s instantly recognisable La Sagrada Familia, compete for attention. Valencia’s historical sights, such as the UNESCO-listed La Lonja silk exchange, are juxtaposed against the ultra-modern City of Arts and Science complex. Meanwhile, Malaga enchants visitors with its Moorish appeal. Glamorous Monaco and cosmopolitan Marseilles both boast fine beaches, majestic architecture and upscale shops. Currently with up to 30% off, prices start from £4,374 per person for this 15-night cruise departing September 28, 2022 on Spirit of Adventure from Southampton.
Archipelagos of the Atlantic | Canary Islands | Saga Cruising
Escape to sunnier climes on this cruise to the Atlantic islands. Mountainous Madeira tempts visitors to explore its capital Funchal. Tenerife is crowned by Spain’s highest peak, Mount Teide, while Lanzarote is known for its lunar-like terrain. La Palma has a well-preserved colonial capital and virgin laurel forest, and Gran Canaria boasts a variety of scenery. Contrast this with the volcanic Cape Verde islands, set off the coast of Senegal and bathed in almost year-long sun. On your way home, pause at Lisbon, which blossomed during Portugal’s Age of the Discoveries. Currently with up to 35% off, prices start from £4,239 per person for this 19-night cruise departing November 19, 2022 from Southampton on Spirit of Adventure.
All Saga’s Ocean Cruises are all-inclusive with a complimentary door-to-door chauffeur service, or Saga can arrange car parking near the port, domestic flights or standard class rail/coach travel. There are no hidden costs on-board either. Saga Cruises come with all dining and house drinks including a selection of wines with lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi, on-board gratuities, fitness facilities, 24-hour room service, sightseeing tours in selected ports, entertainment (from lectures to recitals), porterage of luggage, shuttle buses to nearest town centres and travel insurance with up to £5m coronavirus cover included.
River cruises and holidays:
Budapest and the Scenic Danube | Danube River Cruise | Saga
This river cruise starts in beautiful Budapest, where guests will spend two nights discovering the diverse architecture of the city on a guided tour. Those with a love of food may prefer the culinary-themed walking tour to the First Strudel House and Central Market Hall. From here, guests will embark the brand-new ‘Spirit of the Danube’ and soon arrive in Vukovar, with its baroque arches and classical buildings. The next stop is pretty Donji Milanovac in the Djerdap National Park, before passing through the dramatic scenery of the Iron Gates – the largest and longest gorge in Europe. Included visits to medieval Golubac Fortress and Belgrade’s Kalemegdan Fortress are a must before arriving in Novi Sad, then Kalocsa, Bratislava and on to Vienna, which once again offers an included culinary-themed walking tour and the option to enjoy a classical music evening in one of the ornate Viennese palaces. Departing on October 14, 2022 this 13-night cruise starts from £2,349.
Saga’s River Cruises operate on an all-inclusive or full-board basis. All include a complimentary door-to-door chauffeur service, or Saga can arrange car parking near the port, domestic flights or standard class rail/coach travel. Also included are at least three included excursions and all gratuities on board Spirit of the Rhine and Spirit of the Danube, return flights and transfers and travel insurance with up to £5m coronavirus cover. All Saga River Cruises also enjoy free wifi, a welcome drinks reception and Captain’s Dinner.
Jewels of Croatia Southbound | Croatia tour | Saga Holidays
See some of Croatia’s highlights on this all-inclusive three-centre holiday, which combines a relaxing stay on the island of Brac with stays on the Dalmatian Coast. A range of excursions take in even more of this beautiful region including historic towns, picturesque scenery and an insight into the unique culture of Croatia. Prices start from £1,149 for this 14-night holiday departing on April 12, 2022. Book online at saga.co.uk or call 0808 258 1374.
Hotel Juan de la Cosa by Air – Cantabria – Saga Holidays
Stay at the small and friendly 4-star Juan de la Cosa hotel in Santoña, which is a short distance from Playa de Berria beach. And exploring this beautiful part of Spain is easy, either independently or on a choice of optional included excursions to places such as Lierganes and Santoña and Laredo. Seven nights all-inclusive starts from just £669 per person departing on March 29, 2022. Book online at saga.co.uk or call 0808 258 1374.
Saga offers a full reassurance promise, which includes:
● The ability to change holiday plans and amend them at no additional cost before March 31, 2022,
● Saga offers included travel insurance on all overseas holidays with up to £5m cover for a variety of medical conditions, including coronavirus (guests have the option to opt out of the insurance should that so choose).
● Saga also provide flexible cancellation cover should guests need to cancel due to a variety of medical conditions, including coronavirus, when they have Saga’s included optional travel insurance.
● All guests travelling on flight-inclusive holidays will be 100% financially protected, as the money is held in a separate Trust account.
Saga was the first holiday company to require all guests to have both vaccines in advance of travel and will continue to ensure the highest standards and requirements are in place.