Saga Pearl II

Saga Pearl II Review and Specifications

Specifications of Saga Pearl II

Year built 1981
Flag state Bahamas
Builder Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (Kiel, Germany)
Class
Building cost USD 55 million
Owner Saga PLC
Speed 20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA) 164 m / 538 ft
Beam (width) 22 m / 72 ft
Gross Tonnage 18627 gt
Passengers 446 - 506
Crew 252
Passengers-to-space ratio 36
Decks 7
Cabins 253
Decks with cabins 6
Last Refurbishment 2012

Review of Saga Pearl II

Launched in 1981, Saga Pearl 2 cruise ship is one of Saga Cruises vessels - together with the fleetmate Saga Sapphire.

History - construction & ownership

Saga Cruises (Saga Shipping) is a British based cruise line, division of Saga Group. By purchasing Saga Rose, the Group decided to start operations of holiday branch. The ship operated as Saga Cruises flagship until in 2005 her similar ex-fleetmate Saga Ruby was bought from Cunard Line. For the 2003 summer Saga Cruises chartered mv Minerva (built in 1989), which sailed as Pearl. Saga Rose was retired after her final 37-night Mediterranean voyage. Subsequently, the ship was laid up at Gibraltar and later scrapped in China. Saga Ruby departed for Gibraltar out of Southampton for the last time on Jan. 10, and was handed over to her new owners on Jan. 13, 2014. Currently Saga Cruises operates Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II.Saga Pearl II cruise ship

The 18,627-ton, 602-passenger cruise ship Saga Pearl II embarked on her first voyage for Saga Holidays in March 2010. In May 2012 the ship was renamed as Quest for Adventure, and in November 2013 back to Saga Pearl II. The vessel carries up to 602 guests and her tiny size ensures specially relaxed and intimate ambience onboard. In addition to a range of amazing new cruise destinations, passengers might look forward to all the classic cruising traditions of superb dining, first-class amusement and attentive service on Saga's liner.

Cruise itinerary program

Saga Pearl II itinerary program is based on round-trip cruises from the UK ports Dover and Southampton to the Norway Fjords, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, and even South America with Transatlantic crossings.

Cabins

Saga Pearl II cruise ship features 126 twin staterooms, 42 double rooms and 25 twin or king-size staterooms. There are 20 cabins that have balconies, while 9 staterooms offer French verandas. A great selling point for solo passengers: Saga Pearl II has enormous 60 single staterooms, which is nearly 25% of the total number of cabins.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Brought to the dining table is the taste of all Saga Holidays destinations, as experienced chefs shop all fresh ingredients while in port, in order to serve fantastic food with local flavor. The Dining Room features ocean-view picture windows, restful decor and dark wood panelling. There is a single, open seating at tables for 4, 6 or 8. Two small wings, each with one 12-seat table, can be used for small groups. Self-serving buffets for breakfast and lunch, as well as a casual alternative to dinner in the Main Dining Room, can be enjoyed in the Verandah Restaurant, which overlooks the open deck area and the aft pool.Saga Pearl II cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Saga Pearl II restaurants and food bars.

  • Main Dining Room
  • The Verandah.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Saga Holidays has found out what are the really important things to adventure cruisers. One of them are the excursions which get travelers close to the sights. This way you can snorkel along coral reefs, explore Mayan ruins, or head off on 4×4 adventure through the desert. Some excursions are included on each cruise. There will also be a great number of optional excursions, or an opportunity to independently explore new places all around the world. Mountain bikes are provided onboard, free to borrow while in port. Passengers who are curious and keen to learn more, will be glad to know that Saga Cruises invites guest speakers who are experts, to bring to life with lectures and presentations the destinations visited by travelers.Saga Pearl II cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Saga Pearl II lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Sundown Bar
  • The Discovery Lounge; Shop; Library; Card Room; Chart Room; Ward Room; Cinema
  • Treatment Rooms; Hair&Beauty Salon; Sauna; Indoor Pool; Outdoor Pool
  • Sun Deck and Barbecue area
  • Gym; Tennis Court.

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  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 26
  • Total number of cabins: 253 (of which 36 Suites, 20 Balcony, 60 Single)
  • Dining Rooms: the Dining Room (waiter service).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Verandah restaurant (al fresco; buffet-style breakfast and lunch, waiter served dinner), Chart and Ward Rooms (private dining with the Captain and senior officers for 14 guests).
  • Lounges & Bars: Discovery Lounge (enjoy afternoon tea with sugar sculptures and crafted cakes; dance classes; presentations), Sundowner Bar, Shackleton's Bar (live music), Card Room.
  • Spa and Beauty Salon, Sun Deck with outdoor games (shuffleboard, deck quoits, short tennis court), gym, 2 pools, complimentary 24-hour room service, library, cinema, shop.
  • Saga Pearl II cruise ship was known as mv Astoria (link to the CMV ship) until November 2009, when acquired by Saga to replace the Saga Rose ship (1965). The new owner spent over GBP 20 million on refits and renovations - the most expensive refurbishment project in the company's history. In 2012, the vessel was renamed "Quest for Adventure", then "Saga Pearl 2" again in November 2013, when received the line's logo on the funnel. Her fleetmate is Saga Sapphire.
  • Between 2005 and 2013, Saga Cruises established a second brand - “Spirit of Adventure Cruises”. This line's fleet consisted of the Spirit of Adventure ship (now MS Berlin) and Quest for Adventure (Saga Pearl 2).
  • Saga Pearl 2 is equipped with 4 Sulzer-Wartsila marine diesel engines, with total power output 15,400 kW. To reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gases (carbon footprint), the vessel's hull is coated with a special silicone paint.
  • Saga cruise passengers are 50-60+ , mainly British. This typical UK cruise ship is adults-only (child-free environment).

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Saga Pearl II Itineraries 2017

The below listed Saga Pearl II cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Saga Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
22 March 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Azores and Canaries in Spring
Prices starting
from $3114
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22 Mar      Departing from Dover, England   
25 Mar     Lisbon, Portugal   
28 Mar     Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands   
29 Mar     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
30 Mar     La Gomera, Canary Islands   
01 Apr     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
04 Apr     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
05 Apr     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
09 Apr     Brest, France   
11 Apr      Arriving in Dover, England   
12 June 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip A Mediterranean Trio
Prices starting
from $3599
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12 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
16 Jun     Huelva, Spain   
18 Jun     Ibiza, Ibiza Island, Spain   
20 Jun     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
21 Jun     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
23 Jun     Barcelona, Spain   
24 Jun     Castellon de la Plana, Spain   
27 Jun     Porto, Portugal   
30 Jun      Arriving in Dover, England   
20 August 19 nights / 20 days, round-trip A Spanish Sojourn
Prices starting
from $2699
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20 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
24 Aug     Gibraltar, UK   
26 Aug     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
28 Aug     Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy   
29 Aug     Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain   
30 Aug     Barcelona, Spain   
31 Aug     Valencia, Spain   
02 Sep     Malaga, Spain   
03 Sep     Seville, Spain   
08 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   
24 September 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Autumn in the Canaries
Prices starting
from $1999
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24 Sep      Departing from Southampton, England   
28 Sep     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
29 Sep     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
30 Sep     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
01 Oct     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
02 Oct     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
04 Oct     Lisbon, Portugal   
07 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   
07 October 25 nights / 26 days, round-trip Venice and the Mediterranean
Prices starting
from $4445
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07 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
10 Oct     Porto, Portugal   
12 Oct     Malaga, Spain   
14 Oct     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
16 Oct     Gozo Island, Malta   
17 Oct     Valletta, Malta   
21 Oct     Venice, Italy   
22 Oct     Zadar, Croatia   
23 Oct     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
25 Oct     Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy   
28 Oct     Gibraltar, UK   
01 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   
01 November 19 nights / 20 days, round-trip Contrasts of the Canaries and Cape Verde
Prices starting
from $3268
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01 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
05 Nov     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
06 Nov     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
07 Nov     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
10 Nov     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
11 Nov     Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
14 Nov     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
17 Nov     Lisbon, Portugal   
20 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   
20 November 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Jewels of the Canary Islands
Prices starting
from $2469
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20 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
25 Nov     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
27 Nov     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
28 Nov     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
29 Nov     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
01 Dec     Cadiz, Spain   
02 Dec     Portimao, Portugal   
03 Dec     Lisbon, Portugal   
05 Dec     La Coruna, Spain   
06 Dec     Aviles, Spain   
08 Dec      Arriving in Southampton, England   
08 December 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Scandinavian Festive Markets
Prices starting
from $1383
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08 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
09 Dec     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
12 Dec     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
13 Dec     Copenhagen, Denmark   
14 Dec     Kiel Canal, Germany   
15 Dec     Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
17 Dec      Arriving in Southampton, England   
17 December 22 nights / 23 days, round-trip Christmas in the Mediterranean
Prices starting
from $4183
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17 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
19 Dec     La Coruna, Spain   
21 Dec     Lisbon, Portugal   
23 Dec     Cadiz, Spain   
26 Dec     Cartagena, Spain   
28 Dec     Ajaccio, Corsica, France   
29 Dec     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
31 Dec     Valletta, Malta   
04 Jan     Gibraltar, UK   
08 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

Saga Pearl II Itineraries 2018

The below listed Saga Pearl II cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Saga Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
08 January 20 nights / 21 days, one-way from Southampton to Portsmouth
Prices starting
from $3679
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08 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
12 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
13 Jan     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
16 Jan     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
18 Jan     Banjul, Gambia   
19 Jan     Dakar, Senegal   
22 Jan     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
24 Jan     Portimao, Portugal   
25 Jan     Lisbon, Portugal   
28 Jan      Arriving in Portsmouth, England   
28 January 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip Morocco and the Hidden Canaries
Prices starting
from $2653
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28 Jan      Departing from Portsmouth, England   
31 Jan     Lisbon, Portugal   
02 Feb     Tangier, Morocco   
03 Feb     Casablanca, Morocco   
05 Feb     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
06 Feb     Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands   
07 Feb     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
09 Feb     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
12 Feb     La Coruna, Spain   
14 Feb      Arriving in Portsmouth, England   
14 February 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Bright Lights in Norway
Prices starting
from $2953
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14 Feb      Departing from Portsmouth, England   
17 Feb     Bergen, Norway   
18 Feb     Andalsnes, Norway   
20 Feb     Tromso, Norway   
22 Feb     Alta, Norway   
24 Feb     Narvik, Norway   
26 Feb     Kalvag, Froya Island, Norway   
01 Mar      Arriving in Portsmouth, England   
01 March 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Northern Lights
Prices starting
from $3187
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01 Mar      Departing from Portsmouth, England   
04 Mar     Bergen, Norway   
05 Mar     Molde, Norway   
07 Mar     Tromso, Norway   
09 Mar     Alta, Norway   
11 Mar     Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Norway   
13 Mar     Alesund, Norway   
14 Mar     Flam, Norway   
17 Mar      Arriving in Portsmouth, England   
17 March 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip Local Flavours of the Mediterranean
Prices starting
from $2892
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17 Mar      Departing from Portsmouth, England   
19 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
22 Mar     Motril, Spain   
23 Mar     Cartagena, Spain   
24 Mar     Ibiza, Ibiza Island, Spain   
26 Mar     Sete, France   
27 Mar     Barcelona, Spain   
28 Mar     Tarragona, Spain   
30 Mar     Cadiz, Spain   
03 Apr      Arriving in Portsmouth, England