Posts Tagged ‘Saga Cruises’

Sail into the serene with Saga Sapphire’s new Scenic Springtime Fjords Cruise

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Bergen view in winter (Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway)Sailing into the serene Norwegian fjords in springtime is one of the most memorable cruise experiences and Saga Sapphire’s new Scenic Springtime Fjords cruise features the beautiful waters of Sognesfjord and Hardangerfjord, plus visits to the historic cities of Bergen and Stavanger. (more…)

UK wildlife team spot critically endangered whale from Saga cruise ship

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

A distant view of the North Atlantic right whale’s distinctive ‘v’ shaped blow

A team of volunteers from a Portsmouth-based marine conservation charity has caught a glimpse of one of the rarest animals on the planet, the North Atlantic right whale, during a survey in Canada on cruise ship Saga Sapphire. (more…)

Gold, glaciers and grizzly bears: Saga’s Yukon and Alaska tour combines railroad journeys into wilderness with a week’s scenic cruising

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Gold, glaciers and grizzly bears: Saga's Yukon and Alaska tour combines railroad journeys into wilderness with a week’s scenic cruisingPan for gold, watch for grizzly bears and cruise into Glacier Bay on Saga’s new Yukon Gold and Wild Alaska holiday. It was a perilous route North for 19th century Gold Rush stampeders but Saga guests can follow their journey in comfort on railroad rides through incredible Canadian landscapes. (more…)

Join a rousing celebration of the sea! Saga Pearl II’s Maritime Mini Cruise will put a song in your heart

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)Rousing sea shanties, sea-themed menus and calls to important maritime ports celebrate life on the ocean wave during Saga Pearl II’s Maritime Mini Cruise. (more…)

Gems of the Russian Capitals: Saga to Offer 4-star river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Hermitage Museum at the Winter Palace in St PetersburgCan there be a more relaxing way to discover colourful Russian history than on a river cruise, sailing on four-star MS Rossia from St Petersburg to Moscow? The new 11-night Gems of the Russian Capitals river cruise includes all excursions, starting with a tour of St Petersburg, which was built alongside the River Neva by Peter the Great. (more…)

Book now to sail on Saga’s new cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Spirit of Adventure & Spirit of Discovery  (Courtesy Saga) (Click to enlarge)Saga Cruises’ first new boutique small ship, Spirit of Discovery has this week gone on general sale to the public. After a period of “Advance Registration”, all passengers that registered an interest with Saga and paid a £90 refundable deposit have all been contacted and eagerly booked the cruises they’d waited so long to be available. (more…)

Saga Cruises expands fleet with second new build ship

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga - Feb. 2017) (Click to enlarge)Saga Cruises has today confirmed plans to extend its fleet of new build ships with a second new cruise ship. Spirit of Adventure is expected to be delivered in Summer 2020, joining the Spirit of Discovery which sails in July 2019. (more…)

Let’s face the music and dance on Saga Sapphire’s all-inclusive Canary Island Medley cruise

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The Saga Sapphire  (Photo Jim the Geordie at Jim's Tyneside photo blog) (Click to enlarge)Get in the mood for dancing with an intoxicating cocktail of music and winter sunshine on Saga Sapphire’s all-inclusive Canary Island Medley cruise which departs from Southampton on December 8, 2017. (more…)

Saga Introduces French Barges, A unique way to explore the French waterways

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Saga holidays have introduced a new and inspiring collection of cruise and stay programmes. These 7 night breaks are the perfect introduction for those wishing to experience river cruising and a great way to explore the French waterways. (more…)

Saga Sapphire’s Canary Islands cruise to put a spring into the step of guests who love to be active

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Saga Sapphire’s Canary Islands in Spring cruise is set to put a spring into the step of guests who love to be active. Well-being is the focus with on-board yoga and Pilates sessions as well as the chance to fine-tune eating habits and diet with advice from a nutritionist. (more…)

Swim, snorkel, sail: Join sleek 25-cabin sailing cruiser MS Galileo to explore the idyllic Cyclades islands

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Do you dream of taking a morning swim in crystal clear waters, exploring uninhabited Greek islands and sunbathing on the deck of a sleek 48-metre sailing cruiser? If so, Saga’s new seven-night Jewels of the Cyclades offers eight departures from April to September 2018. (more…)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to sail on Saga Pearl II

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)The world’s greatest living land explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, is hoping for a smooth sailing when he joins Saga Pearl II’s Jewels of the Canary Islands cruise in November. (more…)

Saga Travel’s September Incentives: Receive £100 in shopping vouchers for every ocean cruise booking and £20 for every holiday or river cruise booking

Friday, September 1st, 2017

For every Saga Travel booking made in September, Saga are giving agents £100 in shopping vouchers for every ocean cruise booked and £20 for every holiday or river cruise. (more…)

Saga’s Secret Cruise: All ports of call are hush-hush. But there’s no disguising the added value of all-inclusive meals, drinks, entertainment and excursions

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The Saga Sapphire  (Photo Jim the Geordie at Jim's Tyneside photo blog)Saga passengers throw caution to the wind when they join Saga Sapphire’s sparkling new three-week Secret Cruise because they have no idea where they will be sailing! Passengers are kept in suspense, with no clues to the itinerary, and it is only when Saga Sapphire moors in each port that the destination is announced. (more…)

New: Saga Pearl II sails into a magical setting during the Hardanger Music Festival

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Hardangerfjord’s majestic scenery has inspired musicians for centuries, including Edvard Grieg, Norway’s best-known composer. The region’s musical legacy lives on at the annual Hardanger Music Festival, a week-long celebration of chamber music and folk songs. (more…)

Saga Cruises Reveals Details of Dining and Drinking Options on New Ship, Spirit of Discovery

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga - Feb. 2017)Saga Cruises has revealed details of what dining and drinking spots passengers can expect on its new-build ship, Spirit of Discovery. (cruisecritic.com)

Saga launches new four-night itinerary to tempt new-to-cruise passengers including a pub crawl in Amsterdam

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Anyone thinking about booking their first cruise can enjoy a four-night taster cruise on Saga Sapphire which features a pub crawl in Amsterdam and the opportunity to sample beer and chocolate in Bruges. (more…)

Saga to Offer Islands of Bothnia Cruise. Off-the-beaten track cruise includes calls to Swedish ports of Umeå, Örnsköldsvik and Luleå

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Cruise passengers looking for unusual destinations will love Saga’s new Islands of Bothnia sailing with calls including the Swedish ports of Umeå, Örnsköldsvik and Luleå. (more…)

Join André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra for their New Year’s Concert on Saga’s themed river cruise

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The 154-passenger Regina Rheni IISaga has released a brand new river cruise ‘A New Year’s Concert – With André Rieu’ offering guests the opportunity to take Category 2 seats in the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam to watch the popular André Rieu and the Johann Strauss orchestra New Year concert. (more…)

Saga to Offer a 20-night, arts-themed Impressions of the Mediterranean cruise

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Barcelona: Casa Batlló by architect Antoni GaudíSaga Cruises’ itinerary planning team ‘let their imaginations go wild’ with the all-inclusive Impressions of the Mediterranean cruise. The 20-night, arts-themed sailing on Saga Sapphire features ports with connections to some of the world’s greatest artists and architects. (more…)

Saga Pearl II’s Iceland Discovery cruise offers rejuvenation for mind, body and soul

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)Nurture mind, body and soul during Saga Pearl II’s new Iceland Discovery cruise which includes five calls to the island of hot springs, geysers and waterfalls. (more…)

A fond farewell to Saga Pearl II on an epic 54-night South African adventure cruise

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)Saga Pearl II is set to retire in style from the Saga Cruises’ fleet with a 54-night farewell celebration cruise across Africa, departing on February 16, 2019. (more…)

Saga Pearl II’s final cruise will be 54 night voyage to Africa

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)The last cruise of Saga Pearl II, the smaller of the two ships of the UK based Saga Cruises, will be a 54 night voyage to western, southern and eastern Africa and it will sail from Portsmouth on 16 February 2019. (cruisebusiness.com)

Let the train take the strain in Setesdal and make waves in Lysefjord during Saga Sapphire’s new Scandinavian Seascape cruise

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Stavanger, NorwaySaga Sapphire’s new Scandinavian Seascapes cruise to Norway, Sweden and Denmark offers passengers an opportunity to explore fjords, islets and canals on smaller chartered boat excursions. (more…)

It’s time to grab your detective hat because on Saga’s Johannes Brahms M is for Mystery

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

The Johannes BrahmsWhen Saga says it’s a mystery river cruise, the over-50s holiday company really puts the M in mystery! Guests need to put on their detective hat because the only information they receive before boarding MS Johannes Brahms is that their flight takes off from Heathrow Airport. (more…)

Saga Travel’s July Incentives. Receive £100 in shopping vouchers for every ocean cruise booking and £20 for every river cruise booking

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

For every Saga Travel booking made in July, Saga are giving agents £100 in shopping vouchers for every ocean cruise booked and £20 for every holiday or river cruise. (more…)

Take your own ‘Great Canal Journey’ with Saga. Follow in the footseps of Timothy West & Prunella Scales and sail along the mighty Brahmaputra

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The MV Mahabaahu Last nights episode of the popular Channel 4 series ‘Great Canal Journeys’ (UK) saw Timothy West & Prunella Scales explore the fascinating waterways and vibrant culture of the mysterious and mighty Brahmaputra river. (more…)

Wine, seafood, cider and Calvados! Shop with the Chefs on Saga Pearl II’s cruise to France and Spain

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)Join Saga Pearl II’s chefs as they go shopping in the local markets, tour the vineyards of Bordeaux and sail into the Basque Country to sample traditional Asturian cider in Avilés on a nine-night Continental Tastes and Flavours cruise to France and Spain. (more…)

Saga to offer “The Musical Mediterranean” cruise for opera lovers

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Opera fans can immerse themselves in music and drama during Saga Sapphire’s 19-night summer sailing in the Mediterranean with on-board singing lessons and performances as well as visiting Puccini’s favourite haunt, Torre del Lago, in Italy. (more…)

New Saga’s UK cruise: Edinburgh Fringe at Sea

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Get in touch with your arty side on Saga’s five-night Edinburgh Fringe at Sea sailing in summer 2018. The world’s largest arts festival will be in full swing with street performances, comedy, dance, opera and theatre in Scotland’s vibrant capital city. (more…)

Sail into a kaleidoscope of colour on Saga Pearl II’s inspiring round-UK cruise

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)Watch hot air balloons rise high into the skies, capture a taste of Scottish pageantry at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, visit Gerald Durrell’s Jersey Wildlife Park – these are all inspiring experiences to be savoured on Saga Pearl II’s new 2018 Western Skies and Scottish Isles cruise. (more…)

Saga adds second Floral Delights of Holland river cruise to meet passengers’ demand

Monday, June 5th, 2017

A sell-out Floral Delights of Holland river cruise has prompted Saga to add another sailing to meet demand from guests wanting to to visit the gardens of Appeltern, Utrecht and Keukenhof in spring 2018. (more…)