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Saga Cruises Spirit Of Discovery Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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25 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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"I looked forward to the Spirit of Discovery, after cruising on the Saga Sapphire, I was interested in a cabin with a proper balcony. The Discovery has by desgn a positive tick, being all balcony. Also having on all..."Read More
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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


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


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


Nice ship but norovirus meant many activities cancelled

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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The Synman
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to try a smaller ship, and in that regard things were good: it's much easier to get around. We'd never been with Saga before and we weren't expecting such a high average age: a senior member of the crew told me the average age in this cruise was 76. The public areas are nice but the ceilings seem a little low. Great outside verandas at the stern of each deck. The theatre seats are ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


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


Fantastic for Solo Travellers

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Baltic Sea

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Julie Stock
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Being a solo traveller I normally holiday with companies who specifically target this market and I had been wary of cruising since I split up with my ex about 8 years ago. We had done about 20 cruises but I know that solo travellers weren't catered for on any of the cruise companies I had been with previously. However the Cruise Director on the Spirit of Discovery arranged for a pre-dinner ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Third consecutive cruise with Norovirus and no warning.

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Baltic Sea

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stormdennis
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Brand new ship and wanted to see Northern lights, plus all inclusive. Trouble started when a stop at Narvik was cancelled and then our pickup was deferred twice, On arrival we waited an hour and 20 minutes before we were allowed on board and shown by a guide to the cabin we had booked to find it already occupied. Over the next few hours/days we discovered that the delays were caused by norovirus ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Never again

Review for Spirit Of Discovery to Baltic Sea

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Exsagacustomer
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to celebrate our 70 th birthdays this year and to see the Northern lights if possible. The Norovirus situation ruined the cruise. For it to happen is unfortunate. To happen on two consecutive cruises is worrying but for the problem to still not be resolved on a third trip is irresponsible. We were told that the ship would be delayed for a deep clean due to one or two cases of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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