31 May 2021


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Unpack once and travel in luxury on a Saga ocean or river cruise...

Find your perfect holiday with Saga for cruises and tours for over 50's all across the world. Whether you're a single traveller or in a group, Saga have got something for you. Cruising is the best way to discover new places, you can unpack once and travel around in luxury on an Ocean or River Cruise. Every Ocean Cruise and River Cruise Onboard Spirit of the Rhine or Spirit of the Danube includes VIP door to door service*, A la carte dining, afternoon tea, gratuities, Included Travel insurance, Wifi and so much more.

If you’re new to cruising or new to Saga, you may be wondering what you can expect, let me reassure you that you are in for a wonderful experience. Cruising is the best way to discover new places, and Saga offer plenty of options so you can enjoy the perfect experience for you.

Making the right choices, made easier

Saga aims to make your holiday experience as simple and convenient as possible. From the ambience on the ship to the services on offer, it’s all designed to help you relax and enjoy a memorable getaway. Plus, with an inspiring choice of destinations, you will visit famous sights as well as some hidden gems along the way.

One of the basic pleasures of Saga ocean and river cruises is simple – you can visit a variety of destinations and only unpack once. So, whether you want to sail aboard an ocean cruise ship or try the relaxed pace of a river cruise, Saga are guaranteed to have something to float your boat.

Saga ocean cruises

New ships Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure herald a new era for Saga cruise line. Offering boutique luxury at sea, these ships are small enough that you will be treated as a honoured guest, every step of the way.

Bespoke and individual, these brand-new sister ships are smaller carrying less guests, and thanks to clever interior design, are spacious inside. Each British-flagged ship has been designed with guests in mind, and an array of grand public rooms includes a showstopping theatre, five restaurants, and large outside areas. A private balcony for every cabin is included, along with all-inclusive drinks and speciality dining. These are all the hallmarks of the boutique cruising experience that you can look forward to on every cruise.

A great choice of cruises will take you to a range of inspiring destinations, and all conveniently sail from UK ports. So, whether you are travelling with friends, loved ones, or embarking on a solo adventure, there really is something for everyone to enjoy aboard Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery.

Spirit of Discovery

Featuring design cues, cuisine and levels of service you expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels, this brand-new state-of-the-art ship, Spirit of Discovery, launched in 2019. Step aboard and discover an irresistible choice of restaurants, spacious balcony cabins and grand public rooms.

Fine dining is one of the biggest attractions of the ship so you can look forward to a range of contrasting restaurants, all serving world-class dishes day and night. The main dining venues are The Grand Dining Room and more informal Grill, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here open seating is the norm, so you can dine whenever you like within the opening hours. 

No Saga ship would be complete without the signature Britannia Lounge which is an exciting multi-purpose venue where you’ll always find something to see and do. Located on the Lido deck, it’s a double-height venue with panoramic windows looking out and over the front of Spirit of Discovery, offering some of the most impressive views the ship has to offer. In a nod to Saga Cruises’ legacy, the ship features a large, fully-glazed observation lounge, just like the first-ever ship, Saga Rose. During the day, enjoy talks from guest speakers, or simply relax while admiring spectacular views. Then later at night, it comes alive with dancing and live performances. Spanning the full width of the lounge is an impressive bar area, where you can choose from the ship’s full range of drinks, or enjoy waiter service from your comfy seat.

Spirit of Adventure

The second wave of boutique luxury, Spirit of Adventure, embarks on her inaugural season in 2021. Offering world-class speciality restaurants, stunning contemporary design and outstanding service, you could be among the first guests to experience Britain’s newest cruise ship.

Everything is prepared fresh, from local flavours served by Executive Chefs to deck barbecues and live cookery demos from celebrity chefs. All of this comes together to create a boutique experience that showcases the best of cruising on a small ship, with open dining so you always have flexibility and choice throughout. Unlike other cruise lines, all meals are included on board, even in the speciality restaurants. And of course with entertainment day and night, Saga cruises are packed with a variety of entertainment options to suit your every mood. Spirit of Adventure has multiple entertainment venues for you to choose from including The Playhouse theatre, which offers shows and live music. Alternatively, venture to the Britannia Lounge where you can show off your dance moves or take a seat for entertainment from singers and bands.

For total relaxation, head to the ship's serene spa, here you can enjoy a dip in the 200-foot hydrotherapy pool, relax in the infrared sauna or in the steam room, or indulge in a treatment in one of six treatment rooms. The Fitness Centre has a range of hi-tech equipment and a fitness expert is also on hand to help you get the best workout. Along with the gym, there is also a top-deck sports court, a digital golf simulator called The Bunker, and more traditional deck games, these are just some of the ways you can stay active and healthy on your cruise.

Holding no more than 999 guests, this smaller ship is nothing like some mega-liners, but beautifully boutique and spacious, exclusively designed with their customers in mind and offering an exceptional service that is second to none. Better yet every Saga cruise can start at your own doorstep, thanks to Saga’s chauffeur service, included as standard on every cruise.

Whether it’s your very own private balcony, VIP door to door service*, A la carte dining, afternoon tea, gratuities, Included Travel insurance, Wifi and so much more there are so many amazing reasons to cruise on these new sister ships, Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery.

Where you can go

Discover the world behind the horizon... It’s known that Saga’s smaller cruises set sail for lesser-known ports and out-of-the-way harbours, places that the larger ships have to sail past. And it doesn’t end there, after you've arrived, the Explore Ashore service is there to help you plan your time ashore. From exciting shore excursions and bespoke tours to hidden attractions not in the guidebook, let the experts tailor your cruise experience exactly how you want it.

Take your pick from shores closer to home in the UK to places further afield like the Caribbean, the Middle East, Iceland, Mediterranean, Baltic and Europe, there are so many destinations to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.

River cruises

Spirit of the Rhine, launching in 2021 will explore the Dutch Waterways and Rhine on a variety of expertly-planned itineraries. Joining her in 2022 will be the second brand-new river ship, Spirit of the Danube, you'll discover the most famous sights and some lesser-known gems, whilst experiencing the same comfort, service and value as her sister-ship.

As well as Rex Rheni, which has been exclusive to Saga for several years, the Amadeus Provence, Amadeus Royal, Douro Queen and Johannes Brahms, are amongst the chartered fleet of Saga river cruise ships. Each of these offers itineraries, entertainment and cuisine created with UK passengers in mind, as well as excellent facilities and exceptional standards of service, plus sailing to a wide choice of destinations.

The team of chefs on board Saga river cruise ships produce high quality menus featuring mouth-watering cuisine inspired by fresh produce and the regions visited. Whether you favour tempting buffet-style breakfasts or superb four-course dinners, the restaurants on board Saga river ships ensure that you're never left hungry.

On top of that, itineraries aboard these exclusive ships have been carefully crafted by experts, who know the most interesting places to stop in, some of which are not visited by other cruise lines as they're off the usual cruise routes. Experience the rich culture of the Douro, admire the incredible cityscapes of Russia and the stunning scenery of the Elbe.

Every cruise includes a VIP door-to-door travel service*, so you can enjoy a hassle-free start and end to your cruise. You can also book with confidence thanks to Saga’s Reassurance Promise, which ensures peace of mind every step of the way, and their Price Promise that means you’ll always receive the best price.

Spirit of the Rhine

Book your place now aboard the first purpose-built Saga river ship. Spirit of the Rhine offers an award-winning cruise experience, winding through the heart of Europe, along with selected itineraries on the Moselle, Main and Danube. All backed by premium value for money, with so much included in the price like five included excursions on every cruise, welcome to a new era of river cruising…

Every feature of Spirit of the Rhine has been individually designed for Saga guests. This includes a panoramic lounge and bar, an inviting library, fitness area, and an expansive, shaded sun deck with a hot tub and alfresco barbecue, all with levels of service that are second to none. All cabins are beautifully spacious, and with an average floor plan of 17 square metres they’re some of the most generously-sized on the Rhine. Cabins on the Main and Upper decks all have French balconies with floor-to-ceiling picture windows, offering personal private views of every destination.

Chef-prepared cuisine is waiter served in the main restaurant, offering a tempting choice at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, dine free of charge at the à la carte restaurant which seats 34 diners in a beautiful, intimate setting. The renowned chef and restauranteur, Nick Nairn is the youngest Scottish chef to ever win a Michelin star, Nick brings his famous culinary style to the à la carte restaurant aboard Spirit of the Rhine, creating an exclusive signature dish.

Spirit of the Danube

Launching in 2022, the second brand-new river ship, Spirit of the Danube, promises the same levels of comfort, service and value as her sister-ship. As well as using the latest engine technology to significantly reduce emissions, ensuring that this ship is one of the greenest on the rivers.

Like her sister-ship, Spirit of the Danube has been designed and built exclusively for our guests. Panoramic windows enhance the space, elegance and magnificent views from every public room, while a large sun deck complete with hot tub and separate terrace with alfresco barbecue offer further temptations outside. All cabins are elegantly styled and beautifully appointed, complete with en suite bathroom and walk-in shower. Cabins on the Main and Upper decks have private French balconies for fresh air and floor-to-ceiling views, while large picture windows in the Lower deck cabins provide natural light and ever-changing views. As expected, Spirit of the Danube offers world-class cuisine prepared using fresh local ingredients by their own chefs on board. As well as waiter-served breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant, you may dine free of charge in the more intimate à la carte restaurant, at least once during your cruise.

Spirit of the Danube will cruise down the Danube which flows through 10 countries and passes some of the most dramatic and varied scenery in Europe. With three or more excursions included on every seven-night itinerary – and even more on longer cruises – you will be able to see, learn or do something new every day.

Why choose Saga?

Quality, service and value are the hallmarks of every Saga holiday, but by operating their own river ships Saga can give you even more. Every cruise includes the VIP travel service door to door, as well as à la carte dining, selected drinks, afternoon tea, midnight feasts, gratuities, Wi-Fi and so much more. To make your cruise even more memorable theres even a cast of celebrities and special guests on board too, entertaining you with everything from informative talks and inspirational demonstrations to concerts, classes and Q&A sessions. 

After spending almost 70 years fine-tuning how to be the perfect hosts, you are guaranteed to love your cruise, but do not worry if you don’t Saga will happily refund your fare. In addition to the Price Promise made on every cruise- all inclusions mean Saga cruises represent the best value at sea.

So why not set sail with a multi award winning luxury boutique cruise line, whether you want to sail aboard an ocean cruise ship or try the relaxed pace of a river cruise, Saga are guaranteed to have something to float your boat. Cruises are on sale now, contact me today by enquiring here or calling my number at the top of this page.

*mileage restrictions apply on Ocean Cruises at 250 miles to the port (other options also available)