Spirit Of Discovery Review

4.5 / 5.0
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A nice gentle cruise in better weather than the UK!

Review for Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Spirit Of Discovery
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2023

We felt we needed a break after some unwelcome medical issues and settled on this, our second, Saga cruise just recently. We were again on Sprit of Discovery - and Captain Darin Bowland was again in command. We always feel that the Captain sets the tone for any cruise and it was obvious that the Captain was well liked by his crew which meant that everything was relaxed and well organised.

The routine of an initial sea day followed by some interesting port calls and a final sea day was well organised. Particularly welcome was the day in the beautiful Geiranger after which we stayed overnight at anchor and then had a full day sailing out of the fjord to sea. Well planned by someone.

The Saga offer is very popular and deservedly so. It would be easy to put the package together more cheaply but with everything included it is much more relaxing knowing that everything you need was paid for months ago! Apparently we had over 600 first time Saga ocean cruisers aboard (and over 100 first time cruisers too) - which is a bit worrying if Saga gets too popular! They could do with more ships to help keep the prices reasonable...

Cabin Review

Small but perfectly formed with plenty of storage space for a 7-night cruise. Impeccable service from Rochelle, our stewardess. And Saga still do an evening turn down service unlike many main stream cruise lines these days.

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A beautiful cruise experience, even if there's not a lot to do in port. The SeaWalk was a very useful and ingenious way of getting ashore without having to use a tender

Geirangerfjord (Cruising)

You don't often have the chance of a day transit of the fjord - well done Saga. And for opening the spacious foredeck for passengers to use

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