Posts Tagged ‘Saga Cruises’

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. (

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. (

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…)

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…)