U.K.'s Faryl Smith to Perform on Saga Ruby Sailing

May 30, 2009
Saga Ruby Faryl Smith -- the 13-year-old classical crooner, who took the U.K. by storm last year during a stint on popular TV show Britain's Got Talent -- is slated to perform aboard Saga Ruby's 3 July Baltic sailing this summer.

Smith will set a precedent on the voyage, as she will be the youngest passenger ever to set foot on the ship; Saga, which unabashedly caters to mature travellers, has a rule that cruise passengers are required to be at least 50 years old to sail (though they can bring guests as young as 40).

After being picked up by Universal Music, Smith recently released her first album, "Faryl," which has reportedly become the fastest-selling classical debut album in history.

The 17-night cruise will visit Copenhagen, Tallinn, St. Petersburg and locations in Lithuania and Latvia. Prices start at £2,609 per person and include insurance, taxes and gratuities, and private car service within 250 miles of the port.

--by Ashley Kosciolek, Copy Editor