Saga Pearl II

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Cruise line
Saga Cruises

Current cruise:
42 nights / 43 days, round-trip Grand Caribbean Adventure
08 Nov, 2016 - 20 Dec, 2016

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Saga Pearl II Review and Specifications

Specifications of Saga Pearl II

Flag Bahamas
Builder HOWALDTSWERKE-DEUTSCHE WERFT AG HAMBURG U. KIEL
Year built 1981
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 2010

Review of Saga Pearl II

Launched in 1981 as ms Astor, Saga Pearl II is one of the Saga Cruises ships, together with Saga Sapphire. The ship cost US $55 million to build and was last refurbished in 2012.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Saga Pearl II wiki

Year built 1981

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2010

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 446 (449 max) / 252

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 18,590 tons / 539 ft (164 m)

Flag State (registered in) Malta

Ship builder Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (Germany)

Building cost USD 55 mill

Ship owner Saga PLC

Operator Saga Cruises

Christened by -

Official website link travel.saga.co.uk

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 7
  • 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 its funnel. Her fleetmate is Saga Sapphire.
  • 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 2016

The below listed Saga Pearl II cruise prices on 2016 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 November 42 nights / 43 days, round-trip Grand Caribbean Adventure
08 Nov        Departing from Southampton, England
13 Nov        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
21 Nov        Scarborough, Tobago
22 Nov        Margarita Island, Venezuela
23 Nov        Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
25 Nov        Port Antonio, Jamaica
26 Nov        Santiago de Cuba
29 Nov        Havana, Cuba
03 Dec        Grand Turk Island
05 Dec        Virgin Gorda Island, Spanish Town, BVI
05 Dec        St Johns, Antigua
07 Dec        Castries, St Lucia Island
08 Dec        Bridgetown, Barbados
16 Dec        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
20 Dec        Arriving in Southampton, England
20 December 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip A Festive Cruise to the Canaries
20 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
24 Dec        Cadiz, Spain
26 Dec        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
27 Dec        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
28 Dec        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
29 Dec        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
31 Dec        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
03 Jan        Lisbon, Portugal
06 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England

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
07 January 21 nights / 22 days, round-trip Canary Islands and Cape Verde
Prices starting
from $2799
07 Jan        Departing from Southampton, England
11 Jan        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
13 Jan        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
16 Jan        Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
17 Jan        Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
20 Jan        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
21 Jan        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
23 Jan        Casablanca, Morocco
25 Jan        Lisbon, Portugal
28 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England
28 January 31 nights / 32 days, round-trip Treasures of the Caribbean
Prices starting
from $4922
28 Jan        Departing from Southampton, England
01 Feb        Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores
07 Feb        Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
08 Feb        Nevis Island
10 Feb        Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
11 Feb        Scarborough, Tobago
12 Feb        St Georges, Grenada
13 Feb        Bridgetown, Barbados
14 Feb        Fort-de-France, Martinique
15 Feb        Montserrat Island, Little Bay
16 Feb        Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI
23 Feb        Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
26 Feb        Ferrol, Spain
28 Feb        Arriving in Southampton, England
15 March 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip St Patrick's Day Getaway
Prices starting
from $1229
15 Mar        Departing from Dover, England
17 Mar        Dublin, Ireland
19 Mar        Liverpool, England
20 Mar        Cork, Ireland
22 Mar        Arriving in Dover, England
22 March 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Azores and Canaries in Spring
Prices starting
from $2699
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
30 April 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip May Bank Holiday Getaway
Prices starting
from $1045
30 Apr        Departing from Dover, England
01 May        Rouen, France
03 May        Falmouth, England
05 May        Guernsey, Channel Islands
06 May        Arriving in Dover, England
06 May 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Springtime in the Baltic
Prices starting
from $2907
06 May        Departing from Dover, England
07 May        Kiel Canal, Germany
09 May        Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
10 May        Stockholm, Sweden
11 May        Helsinki, Finland
12 May        Saint Petersburg, Russia
14 May        Tallinn, Estonia
16 May        Ronne, Bornholm Island, Denmark
17 May        Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany
18 May        Kiel Canal, Germany
19 May        IJmuiden, Holland
20 May        Arriving in Dover, England
20 May 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Fjords and Fireworks
Prices starting
from $1909
20 May        Departing from Dover, England
22 May        Arendal, Norway
23 May        Kristiansand, Norway
24 May        Bergen, Norway
25 May        Flam, Norway
26 May        Stavanger, Norway
28 May        Arriving in Dover, England
28 May 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip North Cape Adventurer 2017
Prices starting
from $2399
28 May        Departing from Dover, England
30 May        Stavanger, Norway
31 May        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
02 Jun        Trondheim, Norway
04 Jun        Gravdal, Norway
05 Jun        Hammerfest, Norway
06 Jun        Honningsvag, Norway
07 Jun        Tromso, Norway
09 Jun        Geiranger, Norway
10 Jun        Bergen, Norway
12 Jun        Arriving in Dover, England
12 June 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip A Mediterranean Trio
Prices starting
from $2599
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
30 June 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Icelandic Explorer 2017
Prices starting
from $3631
30 Jun        Departing from Dover, England
02 Jul        Swansea,Wales
05 Jul        Heimaey Island, Iceland
06 Jul        Reykjavik, Iceland
07 Jul        Grundarfjordur, Iceland
08 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
09 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
10 Jul        Eskifjordur, Iceland
12 Jul        Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
13 Jul        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
14 Jul        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
16 Jul        Arriving in Dover, England
16 July 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip The Best of British
Prices starting
from $2547
16 Jul        Departing from Dover, England
18 Jul        Newcastle, England
19 Jul        Peterhead,Scotland
20 Jul        Invergordon, Scotland
21 Jul        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
22 Jul        Ullapool, Scotland
23 Jul        Belfast, Northern Ireland
25 Jul        Liverpool, England
25 Jul        Dublin, Ireland
28 Jul        Arriving in Dover, England
28 July 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Summertime in the Fjords
Prices starting
from $1654
28 Jul        Departing from Dover, England
30 Jul        Stavanger, Norway
01 Aug        Geiranger, Norway
02 Aug        Bergen, Norway
04 Aug        Arriving in Dover, England
04 August 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip White Nights of the Baltic
Prices starting
from $2892
04 Aug        Departing from Dover, England
05 Aug        Kiel Canal, Germany
07 Aug        Copenhagen, Denmark
09 Aug        Stockholm, Sweden
11 Aug        Helsinki, Finland
12 Aug        Saint Petersburg, Russia
14 Aug        Tallinn, Estonia
16 Aug        Ronne, Bornholm Island, Denmark
17 Aug        Wismar, Germany
18 Aug        Kiel Canal, Germany
19 Aug        IJmuiden, Holland
20 Aug        Arriving in Dover, England
20 August 19 nights / 20 days, round-trip A Spanish Sojourn
Prices starting
from $3530
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 $2547
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
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 $2691
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 $2530
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 $1291
08 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
09 Dec        Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium
12 Dec        Goteborg, Sweden
13 Dec        Copenhagen, Denmark
14 Dec        Kiel Canal, Germany
15 Dec        Bremerhaven, Germany
17 Dec        Arriving in Southampton, England
17 December 22 nights / 23 days, round-trip Christmas in the Mediterranean
Prices starting
from $3937
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 $2999
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 $2299
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 $2769
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 $2988
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 $2530
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