Are you looking for a cruise ship that offers an altogether more refined experience, where you’ll always be exclusively in the company of other adults? Look no further than Saga Sapphire, a timeless and relaxing cruise ship offering just 720 guests the chance to cruise in comfort, setting sail on a journey that embraces the traditions of classic cruising. Saga Sapphire may be a small ship, but she offers big value for money and it’s oh-so-easy to see why so many cruisers fall in love with her award-winning features.
» Capacity: 720 guests
» Sails from the UK
» Cruising for over 50’s
» High level of service and comfort
» Prices in pound sterling
With over 60 years’ experience in offering traditional ocean cruising to more than 150 destinations worldwide, Saga are experts in cruising for the over 50’s. Whether you’re sailing alone, as a couple or even as a large group, Saga Sapphire will welcome you with open arms, a cosy home-from-home during your time on the seas.
Ready your sun lounger and spend a lazy day at View from the Top, soak your worries away in a hot tub on deck or enjoy an hour or two of unadulterated indulgence in the luxurious Aqua Spa. Elsewhere on board you can stretch your legs on the Promenade Deck (if you walk six circuits and you will have walked a mile), get active in the Fitness Centre, opt for a round of crazy golf at St Andrew’s on the Top Deck or head to The Club House for a game of table tennis or table football. Itching to catch up on the news or find out what’s happening at home? Borrow an iPad and browse the web or head to The Academy, where you can brush up on your computer skills if you’re feeling a little rusty.
No matter where you are in the world, you’ll always have a reminder of home at The Beach Club. The beach huts here house ice cream machines and sweet treats but don’t ruin your dinner; British favourite fish and chips are served with a gourmet spin.
Coopers Bar is a tribute to the quick wit of comedian Tommy Cooper, kitted out with lampshades modelled on his trademark fez, cushions brandishing his one-liners and wall lined with nostalgic photographs of the man himself.
Plush seating and a generous larder stacked with homemade treats awaits you in the cosy Drawing Room, whilst over in the Britannia Lounge you can make the most of one of cruising’s finest traditions, opting for afternoon tea in elegant surrounds.
How will you spend your evening? Will you opt for light-hearted camaraderie at a cocktail party, followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room? Perhaps you’ll choose a quick bite to eat in one of Saga Sapphire’s four restaurants, before catching a movie in the open air cinema at View from the Top or retiring to the library with your favourite book. After an exciting day of exploring ashore, perhaps all you really want to do is make the most of room service that’s available around the clock, settle down with a movie in the privacy of your cabin and catch an early night in preparation for discovering tomorrow’s port of call.
With four world-class dining venues to choose from, Saga Sapphire promises to tempt your taste bud at every meal. Dine in Pole to Pole, the ships main dining room, where six different zones each reflect a different continent. Enjoy Oriental influences in East to West, a speciality restaurant where a popular menu of Asian-inspired dishes and impressive service mean booking early is a must and every night is a full house. On occasions when all that matters is great food, without the need to dress for dinner, the informal ambience of Verandah and Grill fits the bill perfectly. Enjoy continental breakfasts and al fresco evening meals, every dish as light, healthy and delicious as the last.