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Saga Cruises launched its new flagship, Saga Sapphire, in March 2012. It's the largest ship operated by corporate giant Saga Group, which provides financial services and runs a travel company for those older ...
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Rayda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Trying a cruise on my own for the first time. Embarkation and disembarkation always goes so smoothly and I found no difficulty being on my own. There are Saga staff to help if needed. It was a great success. From the first moments ... Read more
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Philip Boraston
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
For our 40th wedding anniversary we decided on a cruise and as it was our 1st time we chose Saga because of their reputation and smaller ships. When we spoke to the sale advisor's we emphasized why we were booking the holiday and ... Read more
Mariner44
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
33 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our second cruise aboard Saga Sapphire, and our 16th cruise in all. I have to say that this one was the best ever! My family has no direct connection with the Gallipoli campaign of 1915, but I do have an interest in WW1 ... Read more
albertward@btinternet.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I didn't want to go abroad, what's wrong with the mainland. I didn't want to cruise, I'd been seasick on the Coronia floating around Scarborough 50 years ago, and I certainly didn't want to have a dinner jacket on, ever. I was on holiday ... Read more
David Petrie
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
This was our second Saga cruise and easily met our expectations. I should say that my wife and I were looking for relaxation and not necessarily with the need to go ashore at each port visited. The trip itself was not without problems but ... Read more
JKnight
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As I was unsure about a cruise I decided to start with a short one. Suffice to say the next one will be longer! As a treat for our 50th birthday (making us just old enough to qualify) my twin sister and I cruised the beautiful Norwegian ... Read more
Mariner44
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
33 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
This was my first cruise with Saga, a 2 week voyage around the Baltic. I had read earlier postings about this ship, both positive and negative, but approached the journey with an open mind about what to expect. The review is from a ... Read more
charltongirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Where can I start! A truly magical holiday, made even more so by the (mostly) fabulous weather, magnificent scenery, beautiful ship and very attentive staff and the food, oh the food - wonderful! Our cabin (5072) was very well appointed ... Read more
michaelmac
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
After a short journey to the ship,the boarding process was easy and quick. My first reaction was to a strong unpleasant smell,this smell persisted all over the ship and the whole of the cruise.The cabin was larger than I have experienced ... Read more
LezahB
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I have only just found this site or I would have posted this earlier. The details of this voyage are given in a previous post and I would like to add my comments as to the way I was treated by Saga after booking my fourth cruise in 12 ... Read more
saga4
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
My second Canary Christmas cruise started with an early shared transport pick up at home and after 5 hours arrival at Southampton after two short stops.I had immediate boarding and delivery of luggage was quick to a cabin on M grade deck ... Read more
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barriejudth
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having enjoyed more than 350 days at sea on various SAGA vessels and thus being a long standing and very satisfied customer it is sad to report the gradual and irritating continuing reduction in standards (not reflected in the continuing ... Read more
welltravelled31
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had reservations about travelling with Saga but upon recommendation decided to give it a try. The shared car travel to Dover was excellent, booking in was OK and the cabin one of the best we have ever been in - lots of space and a ... Read more
silversurf
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
129 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A friend and I are considering a cruise next year to the Fjords, we'd like to sail from the UK, so when this offer of one night in Southampton on Saga Sapphire came up I decided to try it. I had been a few years ago on a RCCL ship in the ... Read more
meerkats
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2013
This will be the second time we have used this ship as the food and the staff very good. It is for a maturer crowd but this time round it was like being on a hospital ship. Wheelchairs and walking sticks everywhere. We felt sorry for ... Read more
dogberry
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
I have travelled with Saga on many holidays and almost 100 nights of cruising. We wanted to see the Northern Lights so we booked a cruise that started on 26th February 2013. Because of previous experiences we had confidence that this ... Read more
khkate
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
My husband and I have sailed several times on Saga Ruby and this was our first cruise on Sapphire. The layout of Sapphire is easy to learn as all the cabins are in the front half of the ship and the public rooms are in the rear, apart from ... Read more
saga4
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had shared transfer to Southampton travelling from Yorkshire in 6 hours with two stops.Check in was excellent and a short wait to board and taken to cabin on 6 deck in LS grade (single standard).The cabin was small and basically equipped ... Read more
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johnep
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2012
Like the Spirit, Sapphire was built as a dedicated cruise ship. The big advantage over Spirit and Ruby are the size of the cabins, At last a decent table and small sofa in all cabins except the smallest on deck 4. Very pleasant watching ... Read more
keesyboy
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2012
Although we are regular SAGA Cruisers this was our first on Sapphire. Our review takes into account how sapphire compares with the other Saga Ships we have sailed on (Ruby Rose and Pearl 2) The ship rides better than the other ships ... Read more
Cruisanova
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Departure Date: 11/09/2012 Cruise: Best of the Baltic Cabin Number: 10040 We booked by telephone. At the time of booking I asked for confirmation that all the problems the Sapphire was having were fixed. I was assured they were. ... Read more
jon_boy
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I(we)selected the Saga shared chauffeur I don't really want to drive for 4-5 hours when there is an option. We were originally due to be picked up at 10.10 on the Friday. A phone call from a Saga employee the day before ... Read more
Dianews3
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
This was our first cruise and it surpassed our expectations. Enjoyed it immensly, even though the majority of the passengers were in their 60's and 70's, with a few in their 80's. There were not as many wheelchairs and walking sticks as I ... Read more
George Kerr
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
It didn't start off well, we flew into Gatwick from a middle of the night start at Newcastle - only milkmen and bakers call 4AM morning. Flybe arrived at Gatwick early but our driver, SAGA was providing a car to Dover, was nowhere to be ... Read more

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