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Saga Pearl II
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  • Refined experience that caters to the over-50 set
  • Pathfinding ship roams the world
  • Features a whopping 60 single cabins

Saga Pearl II Overview

By Kelly Ranson, Cruise Critic contributor

Saga Holidays, the Britain-based two-ship line that caters to the over-50 set, purchased the 18,591-tonne, 446-passenger Astoria at an auction in August 2009. The ship, renamed Saga Pearl II, was bought as a replacement for Saga Rose, the classic vessel that retired in December 2009.

The 1981-build Astoria underwent a £14 million pound refurbishment before being reborn as Saga Pearl II, debuting in March 2010. Upgrades included the addition of new balcony cabins; upgrades to the show lounge; makeover of the spa and two swimming pools; and the creation of a library and a new Veranda Restaurant.

The ship features 126 twin cabins, 42 double cabins and 25 twin or king-size cabins. Twenty cabins have balconies, while nine cabins have French balconies. A great selling point for solo travellers: Saga Pearl II has a whopping 60 single cabins -- that's almost 25 percent of the total number of cabins (253)!

The ship reflects Saga's trademark style and ambience with traditions such as afternoon tea, ballroom dancing and cabaret-style entertainment. It's staffed by officers and crew from Saga Rose.

On the itinerary front, the ship maintains a residency in Dover and Southampton, offering cruises of 7 to 24 nights to the Canaries, Mediterranean and Baltic.

Saga Pearl II Member Reviews

First Cruise Lorrieannt
This was our very first cruise and we loved every aspect of it! Saga really look after their passengers. The pick up and journey to Dover was excellent, as was the embarkation organisation and process. Our cabin was lovely, kept beautifully clean by ... Read more
Pearl the perfect gem Suzer the Cruzer
Our first Saga cruise but this mini was on the date we wanted and our beloved Christmas markets were covered. We have been on 35+ cruises and this was really enjoyable. The smallest ship we have been on and she did bounce about it in the high seas ... Read more
Amazing! Till
First time cruisers, our trip to the Baltic capitals was the most wonderful experience and excelled our expectations. The staff were wonderful and they made us feel comfortable at all times, welcoming us back on board after each trip on land and ... Read more
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