Launched two decades ago to cater to young at heart travellers, Saga Cruises, based in England, offers a distinctly British cruise experience with all the luxuries of classic cruising, but with a contemporary twist. Their smaller size ships, carrying no more than 999 guests on board, call at more unusual ports and out of-the-way harbours that the larger vessels have to sail past and provide classic traditions of cruising such as daily afternoon tea and dinner served in one leisurely sitting. These value-priced cruises are ideal for port collectors seeking boutique style cruising with British onboard atmosphere and hospitality. Plus, with a high proportion of dedicated single staterooms and a host of included single traveller activities, the ships are a great choice for those cruising solo. All cruises begin and end in Dover or Southampton, and a chauffeur to the port is included in the fare together with all on-board gratuities, bar service charges, wine at mealtimes, on-board activities, and free bottled water on excursions. Saga Sapphire’s 2018 departure also feature select drinks included in the fare for a more all-inclusive experience.
Saga Cruises is launching two new vessels in 2019/2020 (Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure), catering to a North American clientele looking for a traditional British cruise experience so if you would rather swap glitzy nightclubs and casinos for refined entertainment, excellent cuisine and service, dressing up for the occasional formal night and enjoying the classic traditions of life at sea, then Saga Cruises would be ideal for you. Saga’s host of inspiring destinations include Norway, the Baltic, British Isles and Ireland, Iceland, Canary Island and the Mediterranean.