Saga Sapphire

Saga Sapphire Review and Specifications

Specifications of Saga Sapphire

Year built 1981  /  Age : 36
Flag state Malta
Builder Bremer Vulkan Werft (Bremen, Germany)
Building cost USD 120 million
Owner Saga PLC
Operator Saga Cruises
Speed 21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA) 199 m / 653 ft
Beam (width) 28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage 37049 gt
Passengers 706 - 748
Crew 415
Passengers-to-space ratio 45
Decks 12
Cabins 374
Decks with cabins 10
Last Refurbishment 2015
Former names MS Europa, SuperStar Europe, SuperStar Aries, Holiday Dream, Bleu de France

Review of Saga Sapphire

Launched in 1981, Saga Sapphire cruise ship is one of Saga Cruises vessels - together with the fleetmate Saga Pearl 2. The vessel's first owner was Hapag-Lloyd. The ship was transferred to Saga Holidays in 2011 and debuted in March 2012.

NEWS: Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl 2 will both be withdrawn from service (leave the fleet) after the two new Saga cruise ships (Spirit of Discovery and a still unnamed vessel) are delivered in, respectively, 2019 and 2021.

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 Sapphire cruise ship

The 37,049-ton, 752-passenger cruise ship Saga Sapphire was launched as the line’s new flagship in March 2012. Saga Sapphire is the largest ship operated by Saga Group company - a corporate giant, providing financial services and running travel company for people older than fifty.

In November 2011 Saga Holidays took ownership of Pullmantur CDF’s Bleu de France, immediately beginning a multimillion drydock refurbishment of the 706-passenger vessel. The vessel changed hands a few times since its debut in 1981 as Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa. Saga Cruises successfully created a stylish but contemporary ship with lovely British touches. A part of the refurb was the stunning 7-metre installation of 1,395 stainless steel fishes - this is the centrepiece of the atrium-lobby. Saga Sapphire gained 46 balconies, added to the cabins on Deck 8. This way the number of balcony cabins became 65. Amenities include personal safe, DVD player, flat-screen TV, direct-dial telephone, hair dryer, mini-fridge, air-conditioning. Public spaces were redesigned and include the use of iPads and Wi-Fi connectivity - the first for Saga.

Cruise itinerary program

Saga Sapphire itinerary program is based on round-trip cruises from the UK ports Dover and Southampton to the British Isles, Norway Fjords, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Canada/New England and Caribbean with round-trip Transatlantic crossings.

Cabins

Saga Sapphire is not a cruise ship with identical, production-line cabins. There is a range of 25 categories - standard inside singles, 6 royal suites, 1 Owner’s Suite, 3 rooms categorized as suites, standard outside cabins (a singular Grand Suite, 2 singles, 21 doubles) with views that are obstructed by the lifeboats. 6 of the cabins are for passengers with special needs. 179 of the staterooms are accommodated with baths, 20 of them also have showers. There are a total of 58 single cabins; 2 balcony cabins are for single occupancy. The 65 balconies are quite narrow for stretching out in the sun but big enough for sitting, reading, enjoying a cocktail. 24-hours room service is available at no extra charge. The televisions are flat-screen, equipped with DVD players - films are available from the Academy, free of charge.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Dining venues on Saga Sapphire are fare-included. Saga Sapphire’s main Pole to Pole restaurant is situated on Deck 7, accommodating a maximum of 620 people. Pole to Pole is split into separate themed areas on seven continents, with intimate impression. The windows are down each of the room’s sides and geographical variation is provided by enlarged photographs. Dinner is open-seating. It is served between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The passengers choose to dine as couples or join a table of four or six. Traditionalists prefer eating at the same table, at the same time and with the same companions each day. They can be accommodated by speaking to the maitre d’ on request on cruise’s first day and are expected to use the same table throughout the cruise.

Each morning, a continental buffet is being set out in the restaurant, with waiter service for tea and coffee, fresh toast or cooked items. Waiter-service lunch is provided also in Pole to Pole. The Grill is Saga Sapphire’s alternative dining area on Deck 9. Full waiter service is also available throughout the day, with self-service salad section during lunch. At lunchtime, if weather permitting, a barbecue grill is being set up on the Verandah. The Grill stays open 30 minutes after Pole to Pole at breakfast. Continental buffet and daily cooked specialties are served at breakfast. Saga Cruises has decided to increase the number of self-serve buffet offerings. Make a reservation for specialty restaurant East to West at no extra charge. The restaurant offers Asian fusion menu of Thai, Chinese, Sri Lankan and Indian. Lunchtime burgers, hot dogs, fish and chips, are served poolside at the Beach Club, which also offers unlimited soft ice cream.

Saga Sapphire cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Saga Sapphire restaurants and food bars.

  • Pole to Pole Restaurant (Main Dining Room)
  • East to West Restaurant (Asian cuisine)
  • The Grill (alternative dining area)
  • The Verandah.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The Drawing Room up on Deck 11 provides computers for travelers’ access to the Internet. Wi-Fi is also available. The Academy on Deck 4 is used as an addition to Brittania Lounge for onboard lectures. There and in the library are many books to borrow, as well as DVD’s and iPads. The two shops on Deck 8 supply formal wear, resort clothes, confectionery, souvenirs, travel necessities, pharmaceuticals.

Daytime lectures and evening shows are held in Britannia Lounge which is on Deck 8. It serves also as meeting point for the departures to shore excursions, afternoon teas and cocktail parties. Britannia Lounge is furnished with soft chairs and sofas - it is Saga Sapphire’s main entertainment venue with array of musicians and cabarets in the evening, hosting lectures and dancing lessons throughout the day. Opposite is situated the Card Room, decorated in gold leaf, open to Saga Sapphire’s card-game enthusiasts. The Drawing Room up on Deck 11, with expansive observation windows and panoramic views, is furnished with furniture eclectic collection and knick-knacks - an entertainment venue that is alternative with vessel’s second dance floor. The Drawing Room is also a perfect place for daytime retreat. Cooper’s Bar on Deck 8 is a popular pre-dinner bar, themed around the comedian Tommy Cooper. The flat-screen TV is used for half-hour comedy shows.

Saga Sapphire cruise ship

The Aviators Bar is one deck down, adjacent to Reception Desk. Drinks are available also from the Beach Club on Deck 11, by the pool. The Clubhouse is adjoining pool area - an indoor room with games like table football and tennis. A small troupe of singers and dancers are carried onboard Saga Sapphire. They perform productions of show tunes that are popular. The afternoon tea is accompanied by classical trio or string quartet, playing for pre-dinner dancing. Comedians, guest singers, virtuoso instrumentalists take part in cabaret performances, although Saga Sapphire is not a late-night clubbing vessel.

Sapphire’s outdoor cinema “View from the Top” is situated above the Beach Club. It is first of the kind for Saga Holidays. The mini-golf course St Andrews is on Deck 12, at front of the ship. Saga Cruises pays much attention to vacation shore excursions. Trips are usually led by local guides and they prove to be popular because of the reasonable price.

The Saga Sapphire beauty and spa salon is situated deep down on Deck 2. Alongside the hair salon and the treatment rooms are the steam room and the sauna. A rudimentary gym also awaits for you. There is a whirlpool bath and a heated indoor pool. The main pool is situated on Deck 11 and it is surrounded by sun loungers and deckchairs. Saga Sapphire View from the Top is an outdoor cinema above the Beach Club - the first of the kind for Saga Cruises. Also on Deck 11 is a small golf course, called St Andrews.

Saga Sapphire cruise ship drydock refurbishment

Saga Cruises passengers are not comfortable with the concept “resort casual”. Saga Sapphire is not dedicated to the 21st-century fashion. Most of the men wear ties and jackets even on casual evenings; suits are for informal nights. Also frequently used are the cravats and blazers, particularly among Britannia Club members. Women usually wear blouse-and-skirt combinations, dresses, light and airy or elegant cocktail outfits. The seven-night cruises have two formal nights; the two-weeks voyages have three.

Tips for cabin stewards and waiters are included in fares. There are no gratuities added automatically to bar bills or spa treatments. The pound sterling is the currency on board.

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

  • The Academy (hosts lectures)
  • Aviator's Bar; Cooper's Bar
  • Photo Gallery & Shop
  • Britannia Lounge; The Drawing Room; Library; Card Room
  • The Beach Club; The Club House
  • Treatment Rooms; Hair&Beauty Salon; Sauna, Steam Room; Indoor Pool; Outdoor Pool; Hot Tubs
  • St Andrews (mini-golf course); Shuffleboard.

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  • Cabin grades number: 28
  • Total number of cabins: 374 (of which 65 Balcony, 56 Inside, 44 Single)
  • Dining Rooms: Pole to Pole (MDR, 620-seat; with 4 'zones' styled to reflect different continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas; open seating, a number of fixed-seating tables).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Verandah and Grill (100-seat inside, 100-seat al fresco; buffet-style breakfast and lunch, waiter served dinner).
  • Lounges & Bars: Aviator Lounge, Britannia Lounge (dance classes, music recitals, quizzes), Cooper's Bar, Drawing Room, The Beach Club, View from the Top.
  • Aqua Spa, Beauty Salon (partnership with Decleor), Sun Deck with outdoor games (shuffleboard, deck quoits), gym, St Andrew's (golf), The Club House (table tennis, table football), 2 pools, 2 jaccuzis, complimentary 24-hour room service, library, The Academy (interactive learning sessions, informative lectures), Photo Gallery.
  • Saga Sapphire cruise ship was originally built for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises as ms Europa (link to the HP ship). Through the years, the vessel was renamed several times -  SuperStar Europe (1999-2000, owner Star Cruises Asia), Superstar Aries (2000-2004, owner Star Cruises Asia), ms Holiday Dream (2004-2008, owner Club Vacaciones), Bleu de France (2008-2011, owner Pulllmantur-CDF). In November 2010, the ship was bought by Saga but remained on charter by CDF-France (Pullmantur subsidiary) for the next year. After an extensive refit in 2012, the ship received its current name. Her fleetmate is Saga Pearl 2.
  • (April 2012 accident) During the 16-day maiden voyage, the ship suffered from engine failure. The incident forced the line to cancel the voyage.
  • (May 2014 accident) While cruising near Scotland's Isle of Mull, an electrical fire knocked out the onboard power supply. Because of the repairs, the ship stayed anchored in calm seas for couple of days.
  • Saga cruise passengers are 50-60+ , mainly British and repeaters (known as "saganauts"). This typical UK cruise ship is adults-only (child-free environment).
  • In 2018, Saga Sapphire passengers had the unique opportunity to visit the Meyer Werft shipbuilding yard (in Papenburg Germany) and see the construction of Saga's new ship Spirit of Discovery. The location was part of organized from Bremen cruise tour itinerary during the 6-night "Easter Getaway" cruise (March 28, 2018). The shipyard's guided tour enabled guests to see the vessel's construction progress and learn about its design and the shipbuilding process itself. The unique 6-night cruise itinerary was priced from GBP 968 pp departing from Southampton England. The UK travel package (to and from Portsmouth) included all meals, table wines (at lunch and dinner), afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, unlimited tea/coffee (selected venues), free Wi-Fi internet, onboard gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus transfer (to nearest town).

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Saga Sapphire Itineraries 2017

The below listed Saga Sapphire 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
Southampton cruise port

03 December 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Continental Christmas Markets
Prices starting
from $959
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03 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
05 Dec     Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
06 Dec     IJmuiden, Holland   
07 Dec     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
08 Dec      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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08 December 2017 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Canary Island Medley
Prices starting
from $1978
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08 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
12 Dec     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
13 Dec     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
14 Dec     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
15 Dec     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
16 Dec     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
19 Dec     La Coruna, Spain   
21 Dec      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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21 December 2017 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip A Scandinavian Christmas
Prices starting
from $3637
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21 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
24 Dec     Oslo, Norway   
26 Dec     Copenhagen, Denmark   
27 Dec     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
29 Dec     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
31 Dec     Stockholm, Sweden   
05 Jan     Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
07 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Saga Sapphire Itineraries 2018

The below listed Saga Sapphire 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
Southampton cruise port

07 January 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Canary Island Constellations
Prices starting
from $2923
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07 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
11 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
13 Jan     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
14 Jan     El Hierro, Canary Islands   
15 Jan     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
16 Jan     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
19 Jan     La Coruna, Spain   
21 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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22 January 2018 32 nights / 33 days, round-trip Murder Mystery in the Caribbean
Prices starting
from $5977
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22 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
26 Jan     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
02 Feb     St Johns, Antigua   
03 Feb     Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe   
04 Feb     Roseau, Dominica   
05 Feb     Fort-de-France, Martinique   
06 Feb     Castries, St Lucia Island   
07 Feb     Bequia Island, Grenadines   
08 Feb     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
09 Feb     Bridgetown, Barbados   
15 Feb     Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
18 Feb     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
23 Feb      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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23 February 2018 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Impressions of the Mediterranean
Prices starting
from $3288
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23 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
25 Feb     Bilbao, Spain   
01 Mar     Malaga, Spain   
03 Mar     Barcelona, Spain   
04 Mar     Palamos, Spain   
05 Mar     Sete, France   
06 Mar     Toulon, France Riviera   
07 Mar     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
09 Mar     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
11 Mar     Cadiz, Spain   
15 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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15 March 2018 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Canary Island Adventure
Prices starting
from $2241
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15 Mar      Departing from Southampton, England   
17 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
20 Mar     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
21 Mar     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
22 Mar     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
23 Mar     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
24 Mar     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
28 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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28 March 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Easter Getaway
Prices starting
from $992
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28 Mar      Departing from Southampton, England   
29 Mar     Falmouth, England   
30 Mar     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
01 Apr     Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
03 Apr      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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03 April 2018 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip Iberian Adventure
Prices starting
from $3224
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03 Apr      Departing from Southampton, England   
07 Apr     Cadiz, Spain   
09 Apr     Ibiza, Ibiza Island, Spain   
10 Apr     Barcelona, Spain   
12 Apr     Tarragona, Costa Daurada, Spain   
14 Apr     Motril, Spain   
15 Apr     Malaga, Spain   
17 Apr     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
20 Apr      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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20 April 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Canaries in Spring
Prices starting
from $2525
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20 Apr      Departing from Southampton, England   
24 Apr     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
25 Apr     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
26 Apr     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
27 Apr     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
28 Apr     Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands   
29 Apr     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
01 May     Lisbon, Portugal   
04 May      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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04 May 2018 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Southampton to Dover
Prices starting
from $1028
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04 May      Departing from Southampton, England   
05 May     Le Havre, Paris, France   
06 May     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
07 May     IJmuiden, Holland   
09 May     London Tilbury, England   
10 May      Arriving in Dover, England   

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10 May 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Scandinavian Cities
Prices starting
from $2128
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10 May      Departing from Dover, England   
12 May     Oslo, Norway   
14 May     Copenhagen, Denmark   
16 May     Aarhus, Denmark   
17 May     Kiel, Germany   
20 May      Arriving in Dover, England   

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21 May 2018 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Scenic Springtime Fjords
Prices starting
from $1889
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21 May      Departing from Dover, England   
24 May     Bergen, Norway   
25 May     Rosendal, Norway   
27 May     Stavanger, Norway   
29 May      Arriving in Dover, England   

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29 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Isle of Man and the TT
Prices starting
from $1521
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29 May      Departing from Dover, England   
31 May     Dublin, Ireland   
01 Jun     Liverpool, England   
02 Jun     Isle of Man, Douglas, UK   
04 Jun     Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   
05 Jun      Arriving in Dover, England   

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05 June 2018 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Treasures of the Baltic
Prices starting
from $3279
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05 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
07 Jun     Skagen, Denmark   
08 Jun     Copenhagen, Denmark   
09 Jun     Fredericia, Denmark   
12 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
14 Jun     Kotka, Finland   
15 Jun     Tallinn, Estonia   
17 Jun     Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany   
18 Jun     Kiel Canal, Germany   
20 Jun      Arriving in Dover, England   

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24 June 2018 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Adventure to the North Cape
Prices starting
from $3807
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24 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
26 Jun     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
29 Jun     Tromso, Norway   
30 Jun     Hammerfest, Norway   
01 Jul     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
03 Jul     Bodo, Norway   
05 Jul     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
09 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   

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09 July 2018 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Harbours of Western France
Prices starting
from $2179
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09 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
11 Jul     Lorient, France   
13 Jul     Saint-Nazaire, France   
14 Jul     Bordeaux, France   
15 Jul     La Rochelle, France   
17 Jul     Le Havre, Paris, France   
18 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   

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19 July 2018 19 nights / 20 days, round-trip A Musical Mediterranean
Prices starting
from $3952
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19 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
22 Jul     Lisbon, Portugal   
24 Jul     Cartagena, Spain   
25 Jul     Ibiza, Ibiza Island, Spain   
27 Jul     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
29 Jul     Monte Carlo, Monaco   
30 Jul     Barcelona, Spain   
01 Aug     Castellon de la Plana, Spain   
03 Aug     Gibraltar, UK   
07 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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07 August 2018 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Baltic Adventures
Prices starting
from $3099
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07 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
10 Aug     Karlskrona, Sweden   
12 Aug     Helsinki, Finland   
13 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
16 Aug     Riga, Latvia   
17 Aug     Liepaja, Latvia   
18 Aug     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
20 Aug     Kiel Canal, Germany   
22 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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22 August 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Edinburgh Fringe at Sea
Prices starting
from $976
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22 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
23 Aug     Newcastle, Port of Tyne, England   
25 Aug     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
27 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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27 August 2018 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip Rhythms of the Baltic
Prices starting
from $3519
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27 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
29 Aug     Skagen, Denmark   
30 Aug     Kalundborg, Zealand Island, Denmark   
01 Sep     Stockholm, Sweden   
03 Sep     Helsinki, Finland   
04 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
06 Sep     Kotka, Finland   
07 Sep     Tallinn, Estonia   
09 Sep     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
10 Sep     Kiel, Germany   
13 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   

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13 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Scandinavian Seascapes
Prices starting
from $1569
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13 Sep      Departing from Dover, England   
15 Sep     Stavanger, Norway   
16 Sep     Kristiansand, Norway   
17 Sep     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
18 Sep     Skagen, Denmark   
20 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   

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21 September 2018 28 nights / 29 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton
Prices starting
from $6137
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21 Sep      Departing from Dover, England   
25 Sep     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
30 Sep     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
02 Oct     Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   
04 Oct     Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, Canada   
05 Oct     Quebec City, Canada   
07 Oct     Montreal, Quebec, Canada   
10 Oct     Gaspe, Quebec, Canada   
12 Oct     St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada   
19 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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19 October 2018 21 nights / 22 days, round-trip Italy and a Mediterranean Discovery
Prices starting
from $4873
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19 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
23 Oct     Gibraltar, UK   
25 Oct     Alghero, Sardinia, Italy   
27 Oct     Naples, Italy   
28 Oct     Messina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy   
29 Oct     Corfu Island, Greece   
30 Oct     Sarande, Albania   
31 Oct     Taranto, Italy   
02 Nov     Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy   
04 Nov     Cartagena, Spain   
06 Nov     Lisbon, Portugal   
09 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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09 November 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Flavours of Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $674
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09 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
10 Nov     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
11 Nov     Amsterdam, Holland   
13 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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13 November 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Sunshine in the Canaries
Prices starting
from $2588
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13 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
17 Nov     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
18 Nov     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
19 Nov     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
20 Nov     El Hierro, Canary Islands   
21 Nov     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
24 Nov     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
27 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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19 December 2018 33 nights / 34 days, round-trip Festivities in the Caribbean
Prices starting
from $7199
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19 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
23 Dec     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
28 Dec     Hamilton, Bermuda   
31 Dec     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
03 Jan     Grand Turk Island   
05 Jan     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
06 Jan     St Johns, Antigua   
07 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
08 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
09 Jan     Bridgetown, Barbados   
17 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
21 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Saga Sapphire Itineraries 2019

The below listed Saga Sapphire cruise prices on 2019 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
Southampton cruise port

21 January 2019 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Southampton to Dover
Prices starting
from $2199
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21 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
25 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
27 Jan     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
28 Jan     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
29 Jan     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
30 Jan     Agadir, Morocco   
01 Feb     Casablanca, Morocco   
03 Feb     Vigo, Spain   
06 Feb      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

06 February 2019 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Maritime Cities of the Continent
Prices starting
from $922
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06 Feb      Departing from Dover, England   
08 Feb     Hamburg, Germany   
09 Feb     Wilhelmshaven, Germany   
10 Feb     IJmuiden, Holland   
11 Feb     Antwerp, Belgium   
12 Feb      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

12 February 2019 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Arctic Norway and the Northern Lights
Prices starting
from $3045
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12 Feb      Departing from Dover, England   
14 Feb     Bergen, Norway   
16 Feb     Tromso, Norway   
18 Feb     Alta, Norway   
21 Feb     Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway   
22 Feb     Narvik, Norway   
23 Feb     Bodo, Norway   
25 Feb     Stavanger, Norway   
27 Feb      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

27 February 2019 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Magic of the Northern Lights
Prices starting
from $2595
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27 Feb      Departing from Dover, England   
02 Mar     Bergen, Norway   
03 Mar     Andalsnes, Norway   
05 Mar     Tromso, Norway   
06 Mar     Alta, Norway   
09 Mar     Narvik, Norway   
12 Mar     Stavanger, Norway   
14 Mar      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

14 March 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton
Prices starting
from $2307
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14 Mar      Departing from Dover, England   
18 Mar     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
19 Mar     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
20 Mar     La Gomera, Canary Islands   
21 Mar     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
22 Mar     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
23 Mar     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
25 Mar     Lisbon, Portugal   
28 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

28 March 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Southampton to Dover
Prices starting
from $2571
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28 Mar      Departing from Southampton, England   
31 Mar     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
02 Apr     Gibraltar, UK   
03 Apr     Motril, Spain   
04 Apr     Melilla, Spanish Morocco   
05 Apr     Cartagena, Spain   
06 Apr     Malaga, Spain   
07 Apr     Cadiz, Spain   
11 Apr      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

11 April 2019 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip A Norwegian Saga
Prices starting
from $849
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11 Apr      Departing from Dover, England   
13 Apr     Bergen, Norway   
14 Apr     Rosendal, Norway   
15 Apr     Stavanger, Norway   
17 Apr      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

18 April 2019 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip A Story of Ireland
Prices starting
from $1299
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18 Apr      Departing from Dover, England   
20 Apr     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
23 Apr     Killybegs, Ireland   
24 Apr     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
25 Apr     Dublin, Ireland   
28 Apr      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

28 April 2019 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Sounds of the Baltic
Prices starting
from $2279
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28 Apr      Departing from Dover, England   
29 Apr     Kiel Canal, Germany   
01 May     Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden   
02 May     Riga, Latvia   
04 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
06 May     Kotka, Finland   
07 May     Tallinn, Estonia   
08 May     Stockholm, Sweden   
10 May     Kiel, Germany   
13 May      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

13 May 2019 30 nights / 31 days, round-trip Emerging Canada
Prices starting
from $5273
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13 May      Departing from Dover, England   
20 May     St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada   
22 May     Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   
23 May     Gaspe, Quebec, Canada   
24 May     Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada   
26 May     Montreal, Quebec, Canada   
28 May     Quebec City, Canada   
31 May     Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada   
02 Jun     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
07 Jun     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
12 Jun      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

12 June 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Norway Quest
Prices starting
from $899
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12 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
14 Jun     Stavanger, Norway   
15 Jun     Haugesund, Norway   
16 Jun     Jondal, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
17 Jun     Bergen, Norway   
19 Jun      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

19 June 2019 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Grand Baltic
Prices starting
from $2279
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19 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
22 Jun     Copenhagen, Denmark   
24 Jun     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
26 Jun     Stockholm, Sweden   
27 Jun     Helsinki, Finland   
28 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
30 Jun     Tallinn, Estonia   
02 Jul     Kiel Canal, Germany   
04 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

04 July 2019 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Highland Heritage
Prices starting
from $1529
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04 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
05 Jul     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
06 Jul     Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   
08 Jul     Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
10 Jul     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
11 Jul     Invergordon, Scotland   
12 Jul     Dundee, Scotland   
13 Jul     Newcastle, Port of Tyne, England   
15 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

15 July 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Norwegian Menu
Prices starting
from $899
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15 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
17 Jul     Bergen, Norway   
18 Jul     Alesund, Norway   
19 Jul     Geiranger, Norway   
22 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

22 July 2019 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Wild About Iceland
Prices starting
from $3464
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22 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
24 Jul     Dublin, Ireland   
27 Jul     Reykjavik, Iceland   
29 Jul     Grundarfjordur, Iceland   
30 Jul     Siglufjorour, Iceland   
31 Jul     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
01 Aug     Djupivogur, Iceland   
04 Aug     Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales   
07 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

07 August 2019 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Secrets of the Baltic
Prices starting
from $2279
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07 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
09 Aug     Kiel Canal, Germany   
11 Aug     Stockholm, Sweden   
13 Aug     Helsinki, Finland   
14 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
16 Aug     Tallinn, Estonia   
18 Aug     Klaipeda, Lithuania   
20 Aug     Skagen, Denmark   
22 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

22 August 2019 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Norwegian Legends
Prices starting
from $899
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22 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
24 Aug     Haugesund, Norway   
25 Aug     Bergen, Norway   
26 Aug     Flam, Norway   
27 Aug     Skjolden, Sognefjord, Norway   
28 Aug     Stavanger, Norway   
30 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

30 August 2019 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip Arctic Norway
Prices starting
from $2999
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30 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
01 Sep     Bergen, Norway   
02 Sep     Alesund, Norway   
05 Sep     Hammerfest, Norway   
07 Sep     Kirkenes, Norway   
08 Sep     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
09 Sep     Tromso, Norway   
10 Sep     Narvik, Norway   
12 Sep     Kristiansund, Norway   
14 Sep     Stavanger, Norway   
16 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

17 September 2019 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip A French Hamper
Prices starting
from $1494
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17 Sep      Departing from Dover, England   
18 Sep     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
19 Sep     Lorient, France   
21 Sep     Vigo, Spain   
22 Sep     La Coruna, Spain   
24 Sep     Bordeaux, France   
25 Sep     Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France   
27 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

27 September 2019 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Stylish Scandinavia
Prices starting
from $1769
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27 Sep      Departing from Dover, England   
29 Sep     Skagen, Denmark   
30 Sep     Fredericia, Denmark   
01 Oct     Copenhagen, Denmark   
03 Oct     Aalborg, Denmark   
04 Oct     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
05 Oct     Oslo, Norway   
07 Oct     Kristiansand, Norway   
09 Oct      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

09 October 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton
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09 Oct      Departing from Dover, England   
13 Oct     Ceuta, Spanish Morocco   
14 Oct     Oran, Algeria   
15 Oct     Ibiza, Ibiza Island, Spain   
16 Oct     Barcelona, Spain   
17 Oct     Valencia, Spain   
19 Oct     Huelva, Spain   
21 Oct     La Coruna, Spain   
23 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

23 October 2019 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Adventure in the Canaries and Morocco
Prices starting
from $1847
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23 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
26 Oct     Lisbon, Portugal   
28 Oct     Agadir, Morocco   
29 Oct     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
30 Oct     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
31 Oct     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
01 Nov     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
02 Nov     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
06 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

06 November 2019 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip A Mediterranean Canvas
Prices starting
from $2150
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06 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
10 Nov     Gibraltar, UK   
13 Nov     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
14 Nov     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
15 Nov     Toulon, France Riviera   
16 Nov     Barcelona, Spain   
18 Nov     Motril, Spain   
20 Nov     Vigo, Spain   
24 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

24 November 2019 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip The Volcanic Isles
Prices starting
from $1979
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24 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
28 Nov     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
29 Nov     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
01 Dec     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
02 Dec     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
03 Dec     Agadir, Morocco   
04 Dec     Casablanca, Morocco   
06 Dec     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
09 Dec      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

19 December 2019 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip Canaries Christmas Cheer
Prices starting
from $3322
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19 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
23 Dec     Cadiz, Spain   
25 Dec     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
27 Dec     El Hierro, Canary Islands   
28 Dec     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
29 Dec     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
31 Dec     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
05 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Saga Sapphire Itineraries 2020

The below listed Saga Sapphire cruise prices on 2020 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
Southampton cruise port

05 January 2020 33 nights / 34 days, round-trip Tales of the Caribbean
Prices starting
from $5710
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05 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
09 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
16 Jan     St Johns, Antigua   
17 Jan     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
18 Jan     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
19 Jan     Basseterre, St Kitts Island   
20 Jan     Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe   
21 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
22 Jan     St Georges, Grenada   
23 Jan     Bequia Island, Grenadines   
24 Jan     Fort-de-France, Martinique   
25 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
02 Feb     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
07 Feb      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

07 February 2020 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Canary Island Paradise
Prices starting
from $1719
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07 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
11 Feb     Cadiz, Spain   
13 Feb     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
14 Feb     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
15 Feb     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
16 Feb     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
18 Feb     Lisbon, Portugal   
21 Feb      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

21 February 2020 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Southampton to Dover
Prices starting
from $2199
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21 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
24 Feb     Bergen, Norway   
25 Feb     Alesund, Norway   
27 Feb     Tromso, Norway   
29 Feb     Alta, Norway   
04 Mar     Kristiansund, Norway   
06 Mar     Stavanger, Norway   
08 Mar      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

08 March 2020 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Irish Coasts and Cities
Prices starting
from $949
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08 Mar      Departing from Dover, England   
10 Mar     Liverpool, England   
11 Mar     Dublin, Ireland   
13 Mar     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
14 Mar     Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   
15 Mar      Arriving in Dover, England   

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