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Saga Cruises Cruises

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Saga Cruises' new ship, Spirit of Discovery, is set to be christened by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall in Dover
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Who goes on Saga Cruises cruise ships?

Saga firmly targets over-50 cruisers, although a companion can travel if they're over 40. In reality, most passengers are retired and over 65 and almost all are British, with a smattering of North Americans and Australians who enjoy the vibe of a ship geared to British tastes. Saga is especially friendly to solo travelers, with around 20 percent of accommodations dedicated to singles. Expect fellow travelers to be relatively well-heeled (this is a high-end cruise) and to have a sense of curiosity and an interest in good food, culture and the arts.

Do I have to dress up on a Saga Cruises cruise?

Yes. There are one to two formal nights on every seven-night voyage, and dressing for dinner on these is one of the reasons people book. Expect long dresses and lots of sparkle for ladies and tuxedo with bow tie for men -- although a dark suit with tie is acceptable. On other nights, the dress code is elegant casual, with no jacket and tie required but an expectation that people will make an effort in the evenings.

Is everything free on Saga Cruises cruises?

No, but a lot is. Crew tips, all specialty dining, Wi-Fi, a selection of wines with meals, a chauffeur service to the port, classes in the gym, specialty coffee and shuttle buses in port are included.

What you will pay extra for are bar drinks, shore excursions, spa treatments and retail shop purchases.

What are Saga Cruises’s most popular activities?

Daytimes on a Saga cruise are spent by the Lido pool, or curled up with a book in the library, which has more than 3,500 volumes. There's also a popular arts and crafts room, and lectures, musical recitals and dance classes in the Britannia Lounge always draw a crowd. In the evenings, cruisers enjoy live music all around the ship and ballroom dancing in the Britannia Lounge, with gentleman dance hosts to escort single ladies.

An extensive range of excursions is offered at reasonable prices, and when the ship is in port, you'll find most passengers partaking in these.

Why go with Saga Cruises?

  • Impressive cuisine, with all specialty dining included in the cruise fare.
  • Traditional English tea served every afternoon.
  • Experienced crew with a genuine interest in serving mature passengers, many of whom travel alone.

Best for: Foodies over 50 with a desire to see the world in luxury

Not for: Families or anybody looking for wild nightlife

Saga Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

First international cruise

Overall a good cruise but in future will book on the Discovery.The food for breakfast and lunch was very good but evening meals very disappointing.Read More
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Roseswim

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Beautiful ship, excellent food

Deck staff could learn a few lessons from their Colleagues in the main bars and restaurants, as on Lido Deck area it was a little hit and miss.So called incl excursions were poor - a orientation trip around the Port Town in the main.Read More
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Somerset17

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Traumatic embarkation

They were sent only to my daughter, as ‘Lead’, there was no time for her to post my labels on to me, so I had to set off with unlabelled luggage.On arrival at Southampton my taxi was directed to a concrete jungle car parking area and there we sat in the hot sun for literally hours.Read More
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LadyGreen

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

Everything we were hoping for

You don't go on a Saga cruise for the party atmosphere.We have booked a second cruise with Saga in 2022.Read More
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David Room

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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