• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Saga Sapphire Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
46 reviews
34 Awards

Good food, nice ship but a bit elderly

Review for Saga Sapphire to France
User Avatar
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Rating by category

Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Aug 2017

We wanted a short cruise just to try it out - and without kids squawking so we chose Saga. Saga supplies door to door transport - very poor on the way there with a bad driver who nearly got us involved in a major accident but good on the way back. Luggage transfer is smooth - once it is in the car you won't have to haul it around anywhere. We had a balcony cabin - not worth it on the ship as the balconies are about as wide as a window box. The cabin was a good standard, very clean with comfortable bed and a walk in shower.

Ship has main Pole to Pole restaurant, Verandah casual (but menu same as Pole to Pole at night), East to West which is extra so we did not try, fish and chips by the pool and afternoon tea in two of the lounges. Food was really excellent - a talented chef on board - amd with plenty of choice. Dinner seven courses if you wanted it - with included house wine which was OK, lunch at Veranda either a choice of three cooked things, barbecue grill or an extensive cold buffet. Very pleasant eating outside here. Saga makes much of tables for two being available - but in reality there are very few. We were lucky, being put with two other people we really got on with. We sat together thoughout

There is no tipping on Saga ships.Staff mainly Filipino and apart from odd language problems excellent. If wi fi is important to you avoid this ship as mainly it does not work and the so called computer exper is clueless.

Cabin Review

Cabin Superior

Reasonable size. Very small balcony - and difficult to access due to very heavy door that cannot be held back in the open position. Comfy bed. Plenty of wardrobe space. Good shower - but poor quality harsh towels and no towel rad to keep them warm. No magnifying mirror - a problem for contact lens wearers like me.

180 Helpful Votes

Find a Saga Sapphire Cruise

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.