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Featured cruises

Balcony from £1,409pp
Saga Ocean Cruises

The 2021 No-Fly Celtic Escape

  • 24 Sep 2021
  • 5 nights
  • Ship: Spirit of Discovery
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Londonderry, N. Ireland - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Southampton

Includes: Free chauffeur service or port car parking*, Gratuities & wifi included*, Optional Travel Insurance Included with Coronavirus cancellation cover*, All-Inclusive Cruising*

OPTIONAL INSURANCE
Balcony from £4,066pp
Saga Ocean Cruises

The No-Fly 2022 Icelandic Adventure

  • 19 Jun 2022
  • 14 nights
  • Ship: Spirit of Discovery
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Dover, England - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands - Seydisfjordur, Iceland - Akureyri, Iceland - Isafjordur, Iceland - Grundarfjordur - Reykjavik, Iceland - Heimaey, Iceland - Dover,...

Includes: All sightseeing excursions included*, Incredible launch savings*, FREE Chauffeur Service OR Port Car Parking*, Optional Travel Insurance Included with Coronavirus cancellation...

OPTIONAL INSURANCE
Balcony from £5,399pp
Saga Ocean Cruises

The 2022/23 No-Fly Festive Traditions of Spain

  • 18 Dec 2022
  • 21 nights
  • Ship: Spirit of Discovery
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Funchal, Madeira - Santa Cruz, La Palma - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Santa Cruz, Tenerife ★Christmas Day★ - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Arrecife, Lanzarote - Agadir,...

Includes: All sightseeing excursions included*, Incredible launch savings*, FREE Chauffeur Service OR Port Car Parking*, Optional Travel Insurance Included with Coronavirus cancellation...


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Why sail with Saga Ocean Cruises


TANTALISING RESTAURANTS

TANTALISING RESTAURANTS

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

GRATUITIES INCLUDED

GRATUITIES INCLUDED

FREE WI-FI

FREE WI-FI

SHUTTLE SERVICE

SHUTTLE SERVICE

OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE

OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE

SPECIALITY DINING INCLUDED*

SPECIALITY DINING INCLUDED*

FREE CHAUFFEUR SERVICE OR FREE CAR PARKING

FREE CHAUFFEUR SERVICE OR FREE CAR PARKING

SAILS FROM UK PORT

SAILS FROM UK PORT

ALL-INCLUSIVE CRUISING

ALL-INCLUSIVE CRUISING


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Sail Away on an Elegant Vessel


The beauty of Saga’s cruise ships is their diminutive stature, allowing them to reach smaller ports that other, larger vessels cannot visit


Start Your Saga Cruise in Effortless Style 

If you live within 75 miles of Dover or Southampton, your own personal chauffeur will collect you from your home, load your luggage and drive you to your ship. If your home address is between 76 and 250 miles away from port, you’ll be driven in a shared service with up to three other guests; a fantastic way to meet fellow passengers and start to make new friends.


The Choice is Yours

If you prefer to drive yourself to Dover or Southampton, free parking is included in your price; alternatively, you may prefer to request flights from your local airport, go by train or take a coach. There’s no luggage allowance to consider, either, meaning you won’t have to choose what to leave behind.


Much-loved Vessels

Once on board, you’ll understand why Saga’s cruise ships are so beloved by guests. Indeed, 99 per cent of passengers described their cruise as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’. And with two staff to every three guests, you can be assured of a truly personal service of an exceptionally high standard. Saga’s ships boast fine dining, excellent entertainment and grand public rooms, along with well-planned itineraries.


Spacious, Welcoming Living Space

On the Sapphire you are invited to choose between standard cabins, outside cabins, superior cabins and suites. Accommodation on the Sapphire has undergone extensive renovation as part of a multi-million pound refit; their average size of 220 square feet is around 50 more than the industry standard. In addition, the ship boasts 44 cabins specifically for the solo traveller. 


Excellent Facilities

All cabins benefit from air conditioning, an en-suite bathroom, dressing table and flat screen television as standard, amongst a host of other features. Superior cabins benefit from the same along with a window or porthole, French doors or balcony and good views of sea or port. Guests in the suites will enjoy a full butler service, minibar with selected drinks, flowers and canapes. All accommodation has a 24-hour room service facility for meals, snacks and refreshments.


Solo Traveller? No Problem!

Saga specialises in creating cruises with the needs of the solo traveller in mind; every effort is made to ensure that the Sapphire has a friendly atmosphere to put single people at their ease. There is provision for many specifically designed solo traveller cabins and no single supplements on double cabins. You’ll enjoy a Sailaway cocktail party and Singles Mingle drinks alongside fellow guests who are also travelling alone.  


A Varied Schedule of Entertainment

You’ll find plenty to keep you entertained during your time on board with an extensive selection of free lectures, quizzes, dance classes and entertainment. Get your adrenaline pumping in the gym, play a deck game or borrow an iPad to keep in touch with friends and family back home.


An Array of Options

The ships each have their own libraries where you can relax with a good book, or why not simply head to a quiet corner to watch the world go by and take a moment for yourself? Evenings on board offer plenty of thrilling options, from cocktail parties and cabaret shows, to classical recitals and casual dinners.


All-inclusive Meals, All Day

Fine dining is one of the real pleasures of cruising with Saga. Best of all, you can eat wherever and whenever you like, in a choice of venues to suit your every mood. Such as The Club by Jools on board Spirit of Discpvery, a steakhouse with a quality menu to rival some of the world’s finest supper clubs, and a sociable atmosphere and line-up of evening entertainment to match.


 

Sit at the Captain’s Table

You may be lucky enough to be asked to dine with the Captain in the Chart and Ward Rooms which seat just 14 people. Don’t forget room service is also available at any time of the day or night.


Make the Most of Your Time Ashore

An extensive menu of shore excursions is included in each cruise itinerary; these will be sent to you six to eight weeks in advance, allowing you to plan and book your trips in plenty of time. This can be done online or by filling in a booking form and sending it back. Some tours do have limited availability so it’s advisable to reserve your place in advance, though both ships have a Travel and Tours desk where you can book onto excursions during your voyage.


Rule Britannia with Saga

Once you’ve sailed with Saga for more than 35 nights, you’ll become a member of the Britannia Club. There are different tiers depending on how frequently you travel, from bronze through to silver, gold, sapphire and diamond. Each level gives you different benefits, from a regular newsletter to a free cruise.

Saga’s speciality cruises have already proven to be hugely popular – and there’s no doubt you’ll be just as delighted with your choice.


The Fleet

Spirit of Discovery

Joining the fleet in 2019, experience a luxury boutique cruise in 2020, aboard Spirit of Discovery. Sleek and sophisticated, Saga’s new boutique ship combines a gloriously open, airy feel with a very special feature: every cabin has its own balcony.


Introducing the Brand New Spirit of Adventure

Sailing in 2020, be the first to experience Saga’s second wave of boutique luxury. Perfectly mirroring the qualities of her sister, Spirit of Adventure will also feature world-class dining, amenities, and a balcony for every guest as standard. Plus, two new speciality restaurants serving up mouth-watering Italian and Nepalese cuisine.


Sumptuous single cabins

Aboard Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure solo cruisers are also spoilt for choice, with a range of over 100 single balcony cabins. This is a first for the cruising industry: no other ship has dedicated such space to single cruisegoers. In keeping with the ship’s theme of choice, single cabins are available in a wide selection of grades, giving solo travellers just as much choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does SAGA have a flexible cancellation policy?

No, Saga Cruises do not currently have a flexible cancellation policy. However, they do provide flexible cancellation cover should you need to cancel due to coronavirus medical conditions prior to your departure date.

Please note this is only available if you add on Saga’s optional travel insurance


Will I require a COVID-19 vaccine prior to sailing?

Saga Cruises have released a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement that all guests should have before travelling. Guests must have had both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to travelling with Saga and will also have to provide proof of the vaccination at the time of boarding.


Do Saga Cruises cater for special diets?

Saga Cruises cater for most dietary needs as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Saga Cruises.


Do I have to pay extra to dine in speciality restaurants?

No, speciality restaurants are free of charge.


Can I smoke on board Saga’s ships?

Smoking and vaping is permitted in the designated smoking area. On Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure this is the port side aft on Deck 11.


How many formal nights can I expect on my cruise?

Not all cruises will have formal nights but generally you can expect 1 to 2 for every 7-nights spent on board. Saga Cruises believe it is impossible to overdress on formal nights. A long glamorous dress are perfect partners for an elegant champagne dinner and a tuxedo and box tie are the ultimate in sophistication.


Is Wi-Fi available on board?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi available and it is free of charge.


Can I pre-book my shore excursions?

Yes, you can pre-book shore excursions. Saga Cruises will send you excursion information around 6-8 weeks before departure.


How do I pay for gratuities?

Gratuities and service charges are included in the price of your cruise so you do not need to budget for tips once on board.


Last updated: 20/01/2021
British Travel Awards 2019 - Saga Winner "Best Ultra-Small Boutique Cruise Line"
British Travel Awards 2019 - Saga "Best Small Ships Cruise Line" Winner
British Travel Awards - Saga "Best No-Fly Cruise Line" Silver
Cruise Critic 2019 - Saga Spirit of Discovery "Best New Cruise Ship"
Cruise Critic 2019 - Saga Cruises "Best Cruise Line for Solo Travellers"
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