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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

Fantastic service staff, excellent food and wine, filthy aft decks

This delay delayed our arrival into Cadiz where the authorities required the vessel to undergo a mandatory inspection and while the vessel was tied up alongside for 22 hours, passengers were only allowed ashore for two and three quarterThe cruise was also marred by some propulsion problems that delayed our arrival at Olbia, and then after leaving Mahone the engine failed and we spent 7 hours at anchor.Read More
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Splodnap

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Excellent food, service and cabin, but lots of black soot towards the stern of the ship

The ship experienced electrical problems with one of the propulsion units leaving Mahon which resulted up being anchored off Minorca for nearly 8 hours while the ship’s engineers worked on it.00 and were advised that we only had a couple of hours on shore before the ship was due to sail at 20.Read More
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240Bay

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Threatened to call security for moving a chair!

In fairness the cabins & waiting staff have been wonderful, however our dreadful experience occurred in the Britannia Lounge when our party of six tried to move a chair - the young lady Hostess (Ms P) stormed over to our table and was most aggressive saying we couldn’t sit together and then went to call security, we had very politely tried to explain we were allowed to seat together as a group of six but she wouldn’t listen to us.Was security going to remove us from the lounge or the ship?Read More
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LadyGX

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Fabulous Cruise

Your luggage is collected from outside your cabin the evening before and when having left the ship is waiting for you as is the chauffeur waiting to take you home.This was an extremely enjoyable cruise on a stunning ship with exceptional staff and food.Read More
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WG1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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