Posts Tagged ‘Saga Cruises’

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…)

Saga Pearl II to Leave Fleet in 2019

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)Saga Cruises today confirmed the Saga Pearl II will embark on its final Saga Cruises voyage in 2019, with the Spirit of Discovery joining the fleet as the line’s first newbuild in summer 2019. (

Saga Cruises Reveals First Tantalising Glimpse Inside ‘Spirit of Discovery’

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Saga Cruises has released new artist’s impressions of ‘Spirit of Discovery’, its first bespoke-built vessel launching in Summer 2019 from the UK. The luxury, boutique small ship will carry fewer than 1,000 passengers and will feature design cues from London’s finest hotels and restaurants, redefining standards in British cruising. (more…)

Enjoy the thrill of the Isle of Man TT Race – A cruise perfectly timed for Saga Sapphire passengers to go ashore to watch the world-famous motorsport spectacle

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Motorsport lovers can enjoy the thrill of the Isle of Man TT Race during Saga Sapphire’s British Isles and Ireland cruise in May 2018. (more…)

First Dates Hotel TV stars Sheila and Bev continue their journey on Saga Sapphire

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Stars of the TV programme First Dates Hotel, Sheila Wilson and Bev Walkden, are set for another adventure together – this time on cruise ship Saga Sapphire. (more…)

Calling all thrill-seekers! Experience Saga’s new Treasures of the Baltic cruise

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Tallinn - The Saia KaikThrill-seekers can test their strength of spirit during Saga Sapphire’s cruise to the Baltic on June 5, 2018. (more…)

New: Saga introduces three fly-cruises for a burst of 2017 winter sun

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Tower of Belém, LisbonSaga cruises are offering three exceptional value for money fly-cruises this November and December 2017. (more…)

Saga to Offer Christmas cruises in Scandinavia and in The Med

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Stortorget - Old Town in Stockholm (Stefano Fermi)This year Saga is offering a nine-night Scandinavian Christmas Markets cruise which gets passengers home just in time for Christmas plus two sailings during Christmas and New Year – a new 17-night Scandinavian cruise and a 22-night sailing to the Med. (more…)

Saga Pearl II Undergoing Drydocking at Damen

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)The Saga Pearl II is in the middle of a routine drydocking at Damen Shiprepair in Vlissingen, Holland, utilizing the yard’s state-of-the-art enclosed drydock. (

Want a ‘sneak peak’ at Saga’s new ship? New cruise includes tour of Meyer Werft shipyard

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga - Feb. 2017)Saga Sapphire guests can take a ‘sneak peak’ at Saga’s new cruise ship which is under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, near Hamburg. (more…)

Join the party in Seville – New Saga cruise with overnight call during the Seville April Fiesta

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Saga Pearl II sails in for the Seville April Fiesta (Feria de Abril) in 2018 and moors overnight so guests can immerse themselves in this celebration of music and flamenco, watch the parade of horse and carriages, drink the Manzanilla sherry and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display. (more…)

Saga published it’s preliminary results to year ended 31st January 2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Saga Sapphire  (Photo Jim the Geordie at Jim's Tyneside photo blog)Cruising remains essential to Saga’s brand and customer offering. Our two cruise ships, the Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II, had another good year, with exceptionally high customer satisfaction levels. (more…)

Saga Cruises announces new cruise ship will be named “Spirit of Discovery”

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga - Feb. 2017)The new ship will carry less than 1,000 passengers, retaining the intimacy and personal touch for which Saga is renowned and will have more than 100 cabins for solo travellers, 20% of the ships capacity. (more…)

A masterclass in cosmic cruising? Reach for the stars on Saga’s Canary Island Constellations sailing

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

A Saga Sapphire masterclass presented by the ship’s officers on how to use the stars to navigate is one of a galaxy of astronomy sessions on board the Canary Island Constellations cruise in January 2018. (more…)

Saga Launches Exciting 2018 River Cruise Programme With 12 New Itineraries Featuring Maiden Ports And New Waterways

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The 154-passenger Regina Rheni IISaga has launched an exciting 2018 river cruise programme with 12 new itineraries featuring maiden ports and new waterways. The majority of cruises are Saga-exclusive and prices start from £399. (more…)

UK: SAGA announces discounts for Diamond Shortbreak Holiday / River Cruise Line customers

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Following the announced collapse of Diamond Shortbreak Holidays which includes the River Cruise Line, Saga are offering all passengers whose holidays have been cancelled a discount across all of its 2017 holiday products, including River Cruises, Worldwide, European and UK Holidays. (more…)

ALMACO Group delivering catering areas onboard first newbuild for Saga Cruises at Meyer Werft

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga - Feb. 2017)ALMACO announced today that it has been contracted to build the catering areas onboard the first newbuild ship for Saga Cruises at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. (more…)

Saga offers peak date for Solo Cruise along the Rhine

Monday, March 13th, 2017

MS ArleneSailing on the 5th June Saga’s new no-fly five-night river cruise is perfect for first timers and those that have never previously travelled solo. (more…)

Loop the loop on a round-trip river cruise with Saga to discover Germany’s Lakes and Mountains

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The Johannes BrahmsSaga’s new ‘Germany’s Lakes and Mountains’ river cruise loops serene lakes and mountain scenery on 80-passenger MS Johannes Brahms, a ship which navigates a route larger vessels cannot reach. (more…)

SAGA to offer a leisurely cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia on beautiful RV Mekong Pandaw

Monday, February 27th, 2017

RV Mekong PandawSail along the Mekong on the elegant Colonial-style RV Mekong Pandaw and take small boats (sampans) into floating markets and villages on Saga’s river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia. (more…)

Talented sugar crafter Frances McNaughton to be on board Saga Sapphire’s Canary Island Medley cruise in December

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Frances McNaughton is one of the UK’s most talented sugar crafters and her sugar-sweet props have been used in the box-office hit films Notting Hill, Harry Potter, Chocolat, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Gulliver’s Travels. (more…)

Saga releases artist’s impressions and more details of new ship

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The new Saga's cruise vessel (Artist impression, courtesy Saga)Saga Cruises has released artist’s impressions of its new ship which will be launched in summer 2019. (more…)

Sail along the Saar, Moselle, Rhine, Main, Altmuhl and Danube on Saga’s Six River Discovery cruise … and fly out from a choice of six UK airports

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Regensburg - Photo Stefano FermiAnyone wanting to sail along the best of Europe’s rivers will find six of the best on Saga’s Six River Discovery sailing on October 12, 2017. The 12-night cruise on Regina Rheni II is exclusively chartered for Saga guests and includes sailing along the rivers Saar, Moselle, Rhine, Main, Altmuhl and Danube. (more…)

Rare Late Deal From Saga: Holiday like an A-list celebrity on 55ft dream mega yacht Harmony V

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The Harmony VHarmony V is a sleek 55-metre mega yacht with 25 cabins offering Saga guests an exclusive taste of luxury while sailing around the Canary Islands. (more…)

See magnificent schooners gather in Tall Ships Race on Saga Sapphire’s Baltic cruise this summer

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Every summer more than 100 schooners gather in Europe for the Tall Ships Race and this year Saga Sapphire’s guests can enjoy two days in Turku, Finland, where the elegant ships will be moored before they race on to Lithuania. (more…)

Lion – explore the locations of this new film as Saga roars into Kolkata during a unique new river cruise holiday

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The MV Mahabaahu Lion, a new film based on the true story of Saroo, a five-year-old boy who fell asleep in an empty train and ended up lost in Kolkata (Calcutta), opens in UK cinemas this week (Friday 20th January). (more…)

Celebrate the Great Outdoors on Saga Pearl II with adventurer Debra Searle MBE

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)Fifteen years ago Debra Searle completed the 3,000-mile Atlantic Rowing Challenge from Tenerife to Barbados to become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic. (more…)

New: Overnight mooring in the ‘Venice of the North’ on Saga’s Canals and Cafes mini-cruise

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Amsterdam: the LeidsegrachtSaga Sapphire’s new mini cruise offers guests the chance to get beneath the skin of one of Europe’s famously bohemian capitals and explore the streets and sites of Amsterdam. (more…)

Saga Travels’ January Incentives

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Saga Travel are offering a whole host of incentives in January. For every ocean cruise booking made agents will receive £100 in shopping vouchers, and £20 in vouchers for every holiday. (more…)