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Saga Cruises Spirit Of Discovery Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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One of the recipients of the (eight) employee of the month awards with the Captain (L) and Hotel manager (R)
Another great day!
The Victory Piano quartet
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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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Great ship, great itinerary and great weather!

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Arctic

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AdeAfloat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first time on any Saga holiday and we both agreed that 'Spirit of Discovery' and the whole Saga experience is impressive. And the voyage was pretty spectacular too. We had a ‘Standard Twin’ cabin which was more than adequate. We didn’t like not being able to switch off the ‘night light’ in the bathroom, or the lack of a settee, but it was very quiet with soft-closing drawers and more ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


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

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Mediterranean

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Splodnap
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose the cruise to try out the newish Saga vessel for a cruise to the Med in good weather with several interesting ports of call all of which the cruise provided. While the crew, food wine were excellent the experience was badly let down by the fact that the open aft decks were for much of the time filthy with greasy black soot spots. It didn't seem to matter what the wind direction /speed the ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


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

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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240Bay
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first cruise with Saga, having only done one other cruise on the Queen of Elizabeth to Norway nearly 3 years ago. Once we had navigated through the covid tests the welcome aboard was excellent with a crew member showing us to our cabin. We had booked a standard cabin on D deck which was fine although we could have done with more drawer space. The stewardess who looked after some of ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Fabulous Cruise

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Baltic Sea

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WG1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed on the beautiful Spirit of Discovery on the 27th of April on the 15 night “Baltic Ensemble” cruise. We were collected from home using Saga‘s marvellous chauffeur service. The vehicle was spotlessly clean and the driver confirmed that he had taken a Covid test that morning and was negative leaving us feeling a little safer. The chauffeur was very attentive and informed us that we could ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


DISAPPOINTING

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Mediterranean

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Euromum
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We booked this Cruise on the 25 January 2022 as a special birthday celebration which included visiting Sicily and Sardinia the highlights for us. We paid the total, but confirmation of my Travel Insurance was not included until we heard from the Insurance Department. We did receive a call from Saga and gave the requested information. We were told we would be contacted from another colleague. ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


DISAPOINTING TRIP

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Canary Islands

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NFAGEN
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Firstly, I cannot fault the ship or the crew who were excellent. However, having just spent short of £8,000 on our first holiday for nearly three years we were rather surprised at the age group, advertised as "holidays for the over 50s" which in reality was more like over 80. Consequently the activities and the food on board the ship focused on this age group. I am 75, my wife 68. I felt like a ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Saganauts Rule OK - Even a Captain Jason!

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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havocharper
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I have converted to a Saganaut and that is official. Having cruised for many years and with many different lines SAGA cruises have topped them all. No more laughing about “Send A Granny Away” – their service and attention to detail is second to none. In fact none of the so called “white star service” can touch them for service, food and general high standard to detail. A pre Christmas cruise ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Viva Saga

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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MDF7
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had sailed with Saga apprx 10 years ago and then went onto other bigger cruise ships, but decided to return to a smaller ship. (No casino and no kids) Saga were exceptionally well organised throughout our pre embarkation. Always keeping us informed and constantly updating us especially on their Covid protocol. Saga offered us free chauffeur, free insurance, all inclusive (yes alright i know it ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Nice ship & a great crew but let down by quality issues and a totally shambolic organisation at Saga head office

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Canary Islands

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27arby
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First the good points. This is a lovely new small ship [less than 1000 passengers] with well designed cabins and one of the best crews we have ever sailed with. The cruise director was also the best. The speciality restaurants are available at no extra charge and the Coast to Coast seafood restaurant probably the best we have eaten in. However the food quality in the main dining room ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


SAGA cruising – it doesn’t get any better!

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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dave-bernard
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I have been very fortunate to have experienced very many 6* all-inclusive cruises including Seabourn, Regent, Sea Dream, Hebridean International and Silversea among others. We have sailed with SAGA Rose on 3 occasions in the past and were now very keen to sample SAGA’s new ships booking on Spirit of Discovery while the vessel was still undergoing construction. The 14-night cruise to ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


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