Hoping this was going to be the “Trip of a Lifetime” we were bitterly disappointed right from the start, a three quarter of an hour wait in a queue to be covid tested at the docks was a little frustrating to say the least. The staff at the port refused to carry my wife’s Dress Carrier stating that they might “damage it’ Once we were in the cabin which was very acceptable we decided to explore the ship only to be told that you don’t move anywhere without a face mask. If you stand from a sitting position, put your mask on. If you are sitting down without a drink in front of you, put your mask on. If you are dancing in the Britannia Lounge, put your mask on. The daily covid testing was a bind as we were treated like children being herded through corridors into the testing area and then told to retire to our cabins until further notice which was anything from 20 minutes to an hour and a half! But by far the most disappointing aspect of the holiday was being told that we would be unable to go ashore independently at any of the five ports that we were stopping at. We would only be allowed ashore on buses (wearing a mask at all times of course) provided by the cruise line. We could not leave the bus under any circumstances! As exploring different countries is a major part of anybody’s holiday this was a huge disappointment and we should have been notified long before the holiday began, giving us the opportunity to cancel which I certainly would have done. It must be said that the staff on the ship were fantastic. This was our first trip with Saga and I can absolutely guarantee it will be our last.