Posts Tagged ‘Saga Cruises’

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…)

Be a North Cape Adventurer with Saga and ORCA, the European whale and dolphin conservation charity

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Stavanger, NorwaySaga’s guests can watch for wildlife from the decks of Saga Pearl II with members of ORCA, the European whale and dolphin conservation charity. (more…)

Saga introduces new beer walk during On the Trail of the Vikings cruise

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Every year the Danes each drink an average of 90 litres of beer – which places them in the Top 10 of European beer lovers. (more…)

Bucks Fizz to perform on Saga Sapphire’s Springtime in the Fjords cruise

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Bucks Fizz singer Bobby Gee is a cruise holiday fan and thinks they are ‘absolutely the best kind of holiday people can have’. Bobby, 63, says he can’t wait be performing on Saga Sapphire’s 80s themed ‘Springtime in the Fjords’ cruise which departs from Dover on May 12, 2017. (more…)

50 and fabulous with Saga: Guess which surprising celebrities turn 50 in 2017

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Every year the Saga Travel team reports which celebrities will be reaching ‘the Big 50’ and 2017 will see plenty! These well-known faces will join the exclusive club of over 50s and will be eligible to experience Saga’s selection of global adventures – proving there is life and excitement after 50 – you’ll be surprised by the names! (more…)

Saga to Commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther with a Wittenberg to Amsterdam river cruise

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The 102-passenger MS PrincessMonk Martin Luther believed the church had too much power and in 1517 nailed his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, thus starting the 16th century Protestant Reformation. (more…)

Saga Exclusive Tour and Cruise: Join New Year sailing along the Pacific coast of Central America

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Rotterdam - HALDiscover the beautiful beaches, art deco architecture and eclectic food in Miami before a 14-night sailing along the Pacific coast of Central America, from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego, on an exclusive Saga tour and cruise holiday departing January 11, 2017. (more…)

Saga to Offer a 3-night city break in Vienna before joining a Danube river cruise to Budapest

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The 150-passenger Filia Rheni IISaga guests can enjoy a three-night city break in Vienna to immerse themselves in music and culture before joining a river cruise along the beautiful Danube to Budapest. (more…)

André Rieu concert river cruise sell-out prompts second Saga sailing

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The 154-passenger Regina Rheni IICabins on Saga’s river cruise which offers top seats for a thrilling André Rieu concert in Cologne, Germany, have been snapped up so quickly that another sailing has been released. (more…)

Sail with Saga into the magical Rhineland Christmas markets of Düsseldorf, Bonn and Cologne

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The 154-passenger Regina Rheni IITreat yourself to an early Christmas present and soak up the festive atmosphere in a trio of historic cities – Düsseldorf, Bonn and Cologne – on Saga’s Rhineland Festive Markets river cruise. (more…)

Saga guarantees first-time cruise guests can fly home early and receive a refund of cruise fare if they do not enjoy sailing

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The Saga Sapphire  (Photo Jim the Geordie at Jim's Tyneside photo blog)Saga is so confident that first-time guests will love life on board its award-winning cruise ships that it is offering early flights home and a refund of the cruise fare to anyone who does not enjoy the sailing. (more…)

Saga to Offer The new “A Passage through Assam” cruise and tour featuring sailing on the Brahmaputra River

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

The MV Mahabaahu The new A Passage through Assam cruise and tour features sailing on the mighty Brahmaputra River, a vast and remote region that is rich in wildlife and cultural history. (more…)

Go glamping under the stars with Saga on new Northern Lights’ cruise

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Bergen view in winter (Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway)Saga passengers can watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of an insulated luxury Sami tent, complete with floor-to-roof window to maximise the view, during Saga Pearl II’s Bright Lights in Norway cruise. (more…)

TV chef Rustie Lee cooking up laughter on Saga Pearl II

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The Saga Pearl II (Dec. 2013, photo Ivan T. at Wikipedia)TV celebrity chef Rustie Lee will be cooking up a recipe for laughter when she sails on Saga Pearl II’s all-inclusive Grand Caribbean Adventure cruise this November. Rustie, who has also a cabaret background, will be singing and baking her way through lively cookery demonstrations aboard the 449-passenger ship. (more…)

New: The Art of cruising – Saga releases exciting all-inclusive Impressions of the Mediterranean cruise

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Barcelona: Casa BatllóSaga has got in touch with its artistic side to create a cruise where passengers can immerse themselves in a world of art and architecture. (more…)