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Saga Cruises Spirit Of Discovery Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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40 reviews
Fishing in Hvalsey Fjord.
A demonstration of remarkable skills.
Church at Qaqortoq.
Beautifully spacious aft promenade deck.
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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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Crowded on sea days.

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Canary Islands

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Wooltonian
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Standards have fallen on SAGA. The restaurant staff all seem hassled. Food delivered via cabin service was not hot. Disembarkation at Portsmouth was lengthy and dispiriting. The overall atmosphere is a cross between a retirement home and a golf club bar. The captain seemed to use that as an excuse for a sense of humour that belongs in the 1970s. The best thing is the hardworking ‘hotel’ staff who ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


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Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Canary Islands

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The happy wanderers
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

First cruise since the pandemic we sailed on4 December 2022 Also this was our first Saga cruise.even We have now reached the qualifying age I'm 80 and her indoors is a young 70. We had cruised many times before but never with Saga We were picked up spot on time and delivered to Southampton without a hitch. We were helped on board (wife is wheelchair user)within 30 mins we were in our ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Absolutely fantastic cruise

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - All

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Anwil
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The cruise was called "A Taste Of The Continent". My husband and I have enjoyed another wonderful cruise on the Spirit Of Discovery. This was our 5th cruise on this lovely ship. I have not reviewed this ship before but the quality of this cruise necessitated that I review. We were collected from home by a chauffeur who looked like he had walked out of a Saville Row window, so incredibly smart. He ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Our first Saga cruise: lacking the 'wow' factor

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - All

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Captain Povey
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have just returned from our first Saga cruise on the Spirit of Discovery – 14 days round trip from Dover, departing on 17th August 2022, calling at St Peter Port, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, La Coruna, Gijon, Santander and Brest. Although this was our first cruise with Saga we consider ourselves seasoned cruisers with many trips over the last 18 years, including Celebrity, Princess, Azamara, ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


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


A wonderfully fulfilling lifetime experience.

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Arctic

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twotravellersLondon
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we have travelled with SAGA before, know and trust the company and because we very much wanted to enjoy the experience of seeing Greenland again in a degree of comfort. Boarding was smooth and efficient at Dover, although it took about an hour... but for 50 mins of that time we were in the luxury our chauffeur driven SUV. The welcome on board the Spirit of Discovery ...
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Sail Date: July 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


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


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


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