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Saga Cruises Spirit Of Discovery Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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29 reviews
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The Club, speciality restaurant.
Lido and main pool.
Britannia lounge.
Safe, binoculars and hair dryer all included.
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We were disappointed
"We were disappointed that our embarkation was delayed, the transport was great and we got straight on the ship as they made such a mess of our start, lifeboat drill was put back to 10 pm, so we basically lost our first day on board We were then told we would not be doing an overnight in Madeira and the whole cruise cut short by a day as the ship needed yet another deep clean they not seem to control noravirus We were sent na letter offering us 10% of our next cruise which I think is no good, we have basically lost two days of our cruise and I think we deserve cash I am very impressed with the ship it is beautiful but there is something lacking I’m not sure what, but this was our first Saga cruise , as is many of our fellow travelers, we have been on over 42 cruses with other lines, mostly princess and have never come across this situation, I am upset we were not informed that the shop, library, pool and sauna were out of us It would have been so simple to just send an email before we sailed I.Am not sure if I will sail Saga again, the wine certainly flowed Will see if I get any meaningful response from Saga, but once again it is a beautiful..."Read More
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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


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


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


Traumatic embarkation

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - British Isles & Western

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LadyGreen
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

It wasn’t a good start. Communication with Saga was very very difficult. Eventually promised faithfully that labels and pick up time would be advised a minimum of 5 days before departure, but nothing came until 2 days before. 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 ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Traveled with disabled person


Everything we were hoping for

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - British Isles & Western

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David Room
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was our first cruise and we chose Saga because we wanted to be with people of our own age. We love children but the fact that they are not allowed on Saga ships was for us, a relief. We were picked up from home at the appointed time and taken to Southampton where the embarkation process was faultless. The Spirit of Discovery is a beautiful ship and extremely well designed. Our standard ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Excellent return to cruising on a lovely ship

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - British Isles & Western

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n.cartwright
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Saga “Celtic Escape” five night cruise aboard the Spirit Of Discovery. Just returned from this cruise. We booked this cruise just to get going again after the pandemic and it called in at Belfast, a place we have never been. It was also well priced considering it was truly all inclusive with door to door pick up/drop off, drinks, tips, speciality restaurants and some excursions. The big plus ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


We were disappointed

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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SueFrankuk
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were disappointed that our embarkation was delayed, the transport was great and we got straight on the ship as they made such a mess of our start, lifeboat drill was put back to 10 pm, so we basically lost our first day on board We were then told we would not be doing an overnight in Madeira and the whole cruise cut short by a day as the ship needed yet another deep clean they not seem to ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Never again

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Julian Bown
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

First cruise with Saga after two excellent Saga touring holidays (US national parks and Borneo)previously. Chose this cruise because we had never been to the Canaries and that this ship has balconies for all, not available on older Saga ships. We thought it was more expensive than others but then we were getting taxi to and from Southampton and all inclusive once on board not to mention the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Norovirus for 4th cruise in row

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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tallant10
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had saved for 2 years for this cruise to celebrate our 35th wedding .Two days before Saga wrote to us to advise the ship had the virus on board so they were doing a deep clean and therefore the cruise was to be delayed by 6 hours.When we got on board they appeared to be taking things very seriously over cleanlious but this was acceptable.We then found that there were no books in the library.no ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Traveled with disabled person


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