Saga Cruises have created something special. Designed exclusively for guests aged 50 and over, departing from the UK and with the promise of a relaxed, sociable, adults-only atmosphere, this is traditional cruising in contemporary style.
Leave the crowds behind and join intimate ships accommodating as few as 720 guests per cruise, with two staff members to every three guests promising you a service that is never anything but exceptional. The ships in the Saga Cruises fleet may be small in stature but they are big on value, with no need to worry about those little hidden extras; gratuities, luggage porterage, all dining and even a door-to-door chauffeur service are all included in the price you pay.
Being smaller ships, Saga Ocean Cruises can sail where other larger cruise lines can’t reach from out-of-the-way harbours to lesser known ports. Set sail to a faraway exotic land in the Far East, head for the charm and beauty of Europe or visit a place where the sun shines all year round in the Canaries. No matter where you choose Saga Cruises can take you there.
» Intimate ships accommodating no more than 720 like-minded guests
» Cosy with informal ambience
» Exclusively for guests aged 50 and over
» First class service
» Fine dining
» Grand public rooms
» Two crew to every three passengers
» All cruises depart from the UK – Dover or Southampton
A fifth of Saga Cruise’s passengers are solo travellers, so you’re always assured a warmly welcome if you’re travelling alone. You’ll find plenty of exclusive events and activities dedicated to single cruisers on both ships in the Saga fleet, from cocktail parties through which to meet fellow solo passengers to dancing classes with instructors on hand to ensure you can twirl the night away. Not only will you find a wide choice of solo cabins available when booking early, you’ll also be pleased to hear that there is no extra supplement charged for single cruisers in double cabins.
Whilst many cruise lines introduce all kinds of hidden extras, your entire Saga Cruises experience is covered in your cruise fare. Door-to-door chauffeur service, all gratuities, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, luggage porterage, freshly-prepared breakfasts, lunches and dinners, daily afternoon tea and unlimited selected teas and coffees in selected venues are all included in the price you pay, making your Saga Cruise fantastic value for money.
The talented chefs on board Saga Cruises ships are given free rein to shop, plan and prepare their own menus and create world-class dishes to excite your taste buds. Dishes in the main dining rooms feature game, meat and fish, washed down with fine wines and finished with irresistible desserts. When your appetite calls for a chance of scene, opt for dinner in one of the ship’s alternative dining venues; the choice is entirely yours and every meal is included in your fare.
Turn your hand to something new in a craft class, play to win in the pub quiz or unleash your competitive edge with a game of crazy golf, shuffleboard or tennis on deck. Indulge your interests with talks from intriguing guest speakers or find out more about tomorrow’s destination in port talks. Perhaps you’re planning to find comfort in one of the bars and lounges on board? Saga Cruises’ on board drinks prices are reassuringly low, so there’s no need for you to worry about the bar bill at the end of your holiday.
“What should I wear for my cruise?” is a question that crops up time and time again. To give you a helping hand when it comes to packing for a Saga Cruises holiday, here’s our easy guide;
When it comes to leisurely days, lightweight trousers and casual tops are the perfect combination. Don’t forget your shorts and skirts if you’re headed for the sun! When you’re dressing for dinner, you’ll have plenty of options. Saga Cruises generally include a couple of formal nights in each itinerary, though this isn’t always the case. Don your little black dress or sequinned shrug, gentlemen grab your tuxedo or dinner suit, and head for the height of glamour with an elegant champagne dinner. Aside from formal night, the Saga Cruises dress code is more relaxed, with ladies often opting for stylish dresses or trouser suits and gentlemen choosing more casual shirts, chinos and lightweight jackets.