Saga go the extra mile with a vast choice of cruise holidays to worldwide destinations, exclusively for the over 50s (a travelling companion can be over 40), featuring river cruises as well as ocean cruises aboard our own small ships - Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II. Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II can visit lesser-known smaller ports that larger cruise ships can't. Plus with no more than 720 passengers on board Saga Sapphire and 449 passengers abord Saga Pearl II, they have a relaxed and sociable home from home atmosphere. Saga offer a wide range of inspiring itineraries, which depart from Southampton or Dover. These include cruises to the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland, the Canary Islands and the Caribbean. With two members of staff to every three passangers you can be confident yous will enjoy fantastic service. With the ocean cruises being exclusively for the over 50s, they combine exploring the world with all the comforts of a luxury hotel, and have been recognised with several interdependent travel industry awards.
Saga have won several awards for Best Value for Money Cruise Line - not surprising when you realise they include all this in the price!
Included mainland UK travel service
Saga include a chauffeur service up to 250 miles each way, which will take you from home to the port at Dover or Southampton. This service is a private chauffeur for distances up to 75 miles each way; for distances between 76 and 250 miles you may share the vehicle with up to three other passengers.
Or if you want to drive yourself, they will arrange car parking at no additional charge.
Alternatively, you can choose from UK domestic flights direct to Southampton, or to London City Airport (or Gatwick from the Channel Islands) for Dover departures (thry even include your transfers between the airport and port when you arrive). All flights are subject to availability.
Finally, you can choose from standard class rail tickets or coach travel with National Express from your nearest rail/bus station, to your departure port.
All the essentials
Comprehensive optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights
All UK and overseas port taxes, fees and charges
Tourist visas, if required, for British citizens resident in the UK
No fuel supplements or surcharges – guaranteed!
All on-board gratuities and service charges.
...and help with everything else
Porterage of your luggage at the port to your cabin
Unlimited luggage allowance.
You'll enjoy sumptuous dining in a choice of venues
Chef-prepared breakfasts, lunches and dinners with...
Waiter-served dinners in our main and speciality restaurants (subject to availability)
Buffet meals and snacks in our alternative open-seating venues
A choice of table wines and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
Daily afternoon tea
Unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues
24-hour room service.
Plenty of pleasant surprises too
A welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner will help you meet people and quickly make friends
Free shuttle bus to take you to the nearest town centre†
A programme of talks and lectures
Free Wi-Fi internet
Live music and performances from guest entertainers
On-board activities on themed cruises
A programme of keep fit classes
Sauna and steam rooms
A choice of indoor and outdoor pools
Computer and games rooms
Crazy golf course aboard Saga Sapphire.
†Whenever possible, and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away.
Saga have something to suit everyone, from short cruises on French waterways to those that cross the continent. You can Cruise the major European rivers and their tributaries, cruise the Rhine or Douro or explore lesser-know ports or regions, such as Pomerania, or the 'Golden Ring' cities of the Volga. All Saga's river cruise ships are chosen for their high level of comfort, reliability, standard of service and range of facilities, and we have three popular ships reserved exclusively for Saga guests.
All river cruise include:
Return rail or coach travel within the UK mainland to London or your UK departure point, or free
car parking near Folkestone Eurotunnel terminal or many airports, if you prefer to drive#
Return economy flights (including all airport taxes, fees and charges) plus any internal flights or return travel by coach and Eurotunnel or Eurostar
Return transfer between your overseas airport, train station, hotel and port where applicable
Optional travel insuranceand additional cancellation rights, unless you have your own insurance, in which case a discount is available
Cabin accommodation, meals, snacks, entertainment and activities as stated on the holiday page
The services of a Saga Cruise Director or Saga Cruise Escort on
board your ship
A Saga Cruise Director, Saga Cruise Escort and entertainer on board our charter ships Rex Rheni, Regina Rheni II and Filia Rheni II
A Saga cocktail party
A choice of wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner aboard Rex Rheni*, Regina Rheni II and Filia Rheni II, plus all premium AMA vessels and Douro Queen, and wine with dinner aboard all Amadeus Ships
All-inclusive drinks aboard selected ships.
A welcome drinks reception and farewell dinner
Hotel accommodation and meals as specified
Porterage of luggage from the Folkestone coach departure point on coach-based cruises aboard Rex Rheni, Regina Rheni II and Filia Rheni II
Quietvox Audio System headsets for guests’ use on all included and optional excursions on Rex Rheni, Regina Rheni II and Filia Rheni II – light, easy to use and providing excellent sound quality, these headsets make it easy to hear the tour guide.
# Except for Magic of the Nile. A Passage Through Indochina and Soul of the Mississippi include our VIP door-to-door travel service. *Except for Rex Rheni’s Holland in Bloom (page 16) which is full board and Amsterdam and the Golden Age of Dutch Art, which is on a half-board basis, both do not include wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
Saga Sapphire offers a modern yet classic cruise experience, packed with amenities. Carrying no m......