Saga Sapphire

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Saga Cruises

Current cruise:
26 nights / 27 days, round-trip Springtime in the Adriatic
18 Mar, 2017 - 13 Apr, 2017

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Saga Sapphire Review and Specifications

Specifications of Saga Sapphire

Flag state Malta
Builder Bremer Vulkan Werft (Bremen, Germany)
Year built 1981
Building cost USD 120 million
Owner Saga PLC
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 2014

Review of Saga Sapphire

Launched in 1981 as ms Europa, Saga Sapphire is one of the Saga Cruises ships, together with Saga Pearl II. Her first owner was Hapag-Lloyd. The ship was transferred to Saga in 2011 and debuted in March 2012. Saga Sapphire cost US $120 million to build and was last refurbished in 2015.

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 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 Croisieres de France’s Bleu de France, immediately beginning a multimillion-pound overhaul of the 706-passenger ship. 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.

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.

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 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 -  ms SuperStar Europe (1999), ms Superstar Aries (2000), ms Holiday Dream (2004), Bleu de France (2008). 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).

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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
11 January 66 nights / 67 days, round-trip Central American Discovery
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11 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
23 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
24 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
26 Jan     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Jan     Cartagena, Colombia   
29 Jan     Colon, Panama   
30 Jan     Panama Canal   
01 Feb     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
03 Feb     Acajutla, El Salvador   
07 Feb     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
08 Feb     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
10 Feb     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
12 Feb     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
13 Feb     Corinto, Nicaragua   
16 Feb     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
17 Feb     Panama Canal   
18 Feb     Puerto Limon, Costa Rica   
21 Feb     Trujillo, Honduras   
22 Feb     Belize City   
24 Feb     Havana, Cuba   
28 Feb     Santiago de Cuba   
01 Mar     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
03 Mar     Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   
05 Mar     Bridgetown, Barbados   
12 Mar     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
15 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
18 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   
11 January 66 nights / 67 days, round-trip Central American Discovery
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11 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
23 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
24 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
26 Jan     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Jan     Cartagena, Colombia   
29 Jan     Colon, Panama   
30 Jan     Panama Canal   
01 Feb     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
03 Feb     Acajutla, El Salvador   
07 Feb     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
08 Feb     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
10 Feb     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
12 Feb     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
13 Feb     Corinto, Nicaragua   
16 Feb     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
17 Feb     Panama Canal   
18 Feb     Puerto Limon, Costa Rica   
21 Feb     Trujillo, Honduras   
22 Feb     Belize City   
24 Feb     Havana, Cuba   
28 Feb     Santiago de Cuba   
01 Mar     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
03 Mar     Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   
05 Mar     Bridgetown, Barbados   
12 Mar     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
15 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
18 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   
11 January 66 nights / 67 days, round-trip Central American Discovery
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11 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
23 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
24 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
26 Jan     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Jan     Cartagena, Colombia   
29 Jan     Colon, Panama   
30 Jan     Panama Canal   
01 Feb     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
03 Feb     Acajutla, El Salvador   
07 Feb     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
08 Feb     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
10 Feb     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
12 Feb     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
13 Feb     Corinto, Nicaragua   
16 Feb     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
17 Feb     Panama Canal   
18 Feb     Puerto Limon, Costa Rica   
21 Feb     Trujillo, Honduras   
22 Feb     Belize City   
24 Feb     Havana, Cuba   
28 Feb     Santiago de Cuba   
01 Mar     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
03 Mar     Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   
05 Mar     Bridgetown, Barbados   
12 Mar     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
15 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
18 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   
11 January 66 nights / 67 days, round-trip Central American Discovery
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11 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
23 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
24 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
26 Jan     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Jan     Cartagena, Colombia   
29 Jan     Colon, Panama   
30 Jan     Panama Canal   
01 Feb     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
03 Feb     Acajutla, El Salvador   
07 Feb     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
08 Feb     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
10 Feb     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
12 Feb     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
13 Feb     Corinto, Nicaragua   
16 Feb     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
17 Feb     Panama Canal   
18 Feb     Puerto Limon, Costa Rica   
21 Feb     Trujillo, Honduras   
22 Feb     Belize City   
24 Feb     Havana, Cuba   
28 Feb     Santiago de Cuba   
01 Mar     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
03 Mar     Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   
05 Mar     Bridgetown, Barbados   
12 Mar     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
15 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
18 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   
11 January 66 nights / 67 days, round-trip Central American Discovery
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11 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
23 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
24 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
26 Jan     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Jan     Cartagena, Colombia   
29 Jan     Colon, Panama   
30 Jan     Panama Canal   
01 Feb     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
03 Feb     Acajutla, El Salvador   
07 Feb     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
08 Feb     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
10 Feb     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
12 Feb     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
13 Feb     Corinto, Nicaragua   
16 Feb     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
17 Feb     Panama Canal   
18 Feb     Puerto Limon, Costa Rica   
21 Feb     Trujillo, Honduras   
22 Feb     Belize City   
24 Feb     Havana, Cuba   
28 Feb     Santiago de Cuba   
01 Mar     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
03 Mar     Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   
05 Mar     Bridgetown, Barbados   
12 Mar     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
15 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
18 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   
11 January 66 nights / 67 days, round-trip Central American Discovery
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11 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
23 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
24 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
26 Jan     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Jan     Cartagena, Colombia   
29 Jan     Colon, Panama   
30 Jan     Panama Canal   
01 Feb     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
03 Feb     Acajutla, El Salvador   
07 Feb     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
08 Feb     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
10 Feb     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
12 Feb     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
13 Feb     Corinto, Nicaragua   
16 Feb     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
17 Feb     Panama Canal   
18 Feb     Puerto Limon, Costa Rica   
21 Feb     Trujillo, Honduras   
22 Feb     Belize City   
24 Feb     Havana, Cuba   
28 Feb     Santiago de Cuba   
01 Mar     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
03 Mar     Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   
05 Mar     Bridgetown, Barbados   
12 Mar     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
15 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
18 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   
11 January 66 nights / 67 days, round-trip Central American Discovery
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11 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
23 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
24 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
26 Jan     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Jan     Cartagena, Colombia   
29 Jan     Colon, Panama   
30 Jan     Panama Canal   
01 Feb     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
03 Feb     Acajutla, El Salvador   
07 Feb     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
08 Feb     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
10 Feb     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
12 Feb     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
13 Feb     Corinto, Nicaragua   
16 Feb     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
17 Feb     Panama Canal   
18 Feb     Puerto Limon, Costa Rica   
21 Feb     Trujillo, Honduras   
22 Feb     Belize City   
24 Feb     Havana, Cuba   
28 Feb     Santiago de Cuba   
01 Mar     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
03 Mar     Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   
05 Mar     Bridgetown, Barbados   
12 Mar     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
15 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
18 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   
11 January 66 nights / 67 days, round-trip Central American Discovery
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11 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
23 Jan     Castries, St Lucia Island   
24 Jan     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
26 Jan     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Jan     Cartagena, Colombia   
29 Jan     Colon, Panama   
30 Jan     Panama Canal   
01 Feb     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
03 Feb     Acajutla, El Salvador   
07 Feb     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
08 Feb     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
10 Feb     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
12 Feb     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
13 Feb     Corinto, Nicaragua   
16 Feb     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
17 Feb     Panama Canal   
18 Feb     Puerto Limon, Costa Rica   
21 Feb     Trujillo, Honduras   
22 Feb     Belize City   
24 Feb     Havana, Cuba   
28 Feb     Santiago de Cuba   
01 Mar     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
03 Mar     Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   
05 Mar     Bridgetown, Barbados   
12 Mar     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
15 Mar     Ferrol, Spain   
18 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   
18 March 26 nights / 27 days, round-trip Springtime in the Adriatic
Prices starting
from $3931
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18 Mar      Departing from Southampton, England   
21 Mar     Lisbon, Portugal   
23 Mar     Malaga, Spain   
25 Mar     Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain   
27 Mar     Valletta, Malta   
29 Mar     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
31 Mar     Venice, Italy   
01 Apr     Rijeka, Croatia   
02 Apr     Zadar, Croatia   
03 Apr     Hvar Island, Hvar, Croatia   
06 Apr     Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy   
09 Apr     Gibraltar, UK   
13 Apr      Arriving in Southampton, England   
20 May 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Anniversary Cruise
Prices starting
from $3652
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20 May      Departing from Dover, England   
23 May     Lisbon, Portugal   
25 May     Malaga, Spain   
27 May     Marseille, France Riviera   
28 May     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
29 May     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
30 May     Ajaccio, Corsica, France   
02 Jun     Gibraltar, UK   
05 Jun      Arriving in Dover, England   
06 June 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Celtic Charms
Prices starting
from $1903
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06 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
07 Jun     Guernsey, Channel Islands   
09 Jun     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
10 Jun     Glengarriff, Ireland   
12 Jun     Killybegs, Ireland   
13 Jun     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
14 Jun     Dublin, Ireland   
16 Jun     Ilfracombe, England   
18 Jun      Arriving in Dover, England   
18 June 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Land of Ice and Fire
Prices starting
from $3112
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18 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
20 Jun     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
22 Jun     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
23 Jun     Akureyri, Iceland   
25 Jun     Isafjordur, Iceland   
26 Jun     Reykjavik, Iceland   
29 Jun     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
30 Jun     Liverpool, England   
03 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   
03 July 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cafes and Canals of Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $856
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03 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
04 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
06 Jul     Guernsey, Channel Islands   
07 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   
15 July 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Tall Ships in the Baltic
Prices starting
from $3360
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15 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
18 Jul     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
19 Jul     Kalundborg, Zealand Island, Denmark   
21 Jul     Stockholm, Sweden   
22 Jul     Turku, Finland   
24 Jul     Ventspils, Latvia   
25 Jul     Riga, Latvia   
27 Jul     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
29 Jul     Kiel Canal, Germany   
30 Jul     IJmuiden, Holland   
31 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   
31 July 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Highland Fling
Prices starting
from $2614
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31 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
02 Aug     Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales   
03 Aug     Liverpool, England   
04 Aug     Isle of Man, Douglas, UK   
06 Aug     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
07 Aug     Peterhead, Scotland   
08 Aug     Dundee, Scotland   
09 Aug     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
12 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   
24 August 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Bank Holiday Escape
Prices starting
from $968
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24 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
25 Aug     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
26 Aug     IJmuiden, Holland   
27 Aug     Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
29 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   
29 August 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton
Prices starting
from $3535
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29 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
30 Aug     Kiel Canal, Germany   
01 Sep     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
03 Sep     Stockholm, Sweden   
04 Sep     Helsinki, Finland   
05 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
07 Sep     Tallinn, Estonia   
08 Sep     Saaremaa Island, Kuressaare, Estonia   
09 Sep     Riga, Latvia   
11 Sep     Wismar, Germany   
12 Sep     Kiel Canal, Germany   
14 Sep      Arriving in Southampton, England   
15 September 31 nights / 32 days, round-trip Canada in the Fall
Prices starting
from $6153
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15 Sep      Departing from Southampton, England   
19 Sep     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
24 Sep     St Johns, Newfoundland Island, Canada   
25 Sep     Saint Pierre Island, France   
27 Sep     Corner Brook, Newfoundland Island, Canada   
28 Sep     Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, Canada   
29 Sep     Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada   
30 Sep     Saguenay, Quebec, Canada   
01 Oct     Quebec City, Canada   
02 Oct     Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada   
02 Oct     Montreal, Quebec, Canada   
05 Oct     Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada   
06 Oct     Gaspe, Quebec, Canada   
08 Oct     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
16 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   
16 October 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Madeira and the Canaries
Prices starting
from $1899
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16 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
20 Oct     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
21 Oct     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
22 Oct     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
23 Oct     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
26 Oct     La Coruna, Spain   
28 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   
28 October 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip A Spanish Adventure
Prices starting
from $3989
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28 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
31 Oct     Lisbon, Portugal   
01 Nov     Huelva, Spain   
03 Nov     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
04 Nov     Barcelona, Spain   
05 Nov     Valencia, Spain   
06 Nov     Cartagena, Spain   
07 Nov     Motril, Spain   
08 Nov     Gibraltar, UK   
11 Nov     La Coruna, Spain   
13 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   
03 December 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Continental Christmas Markets
Prices starting
from $849
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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   
08 December 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Canary Island Medley
Prices starting
from $2287
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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   
21 December 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip A Scandinavian Christmas
Prices starting
from $4249
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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   

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
07 January 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Canary Island Constellations
Prices starting
from $2805
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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   
22 January 32 nights / 33 days, round-trip Murder Mystery in the Caribbean
Prices starting
from $7945
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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   
23 February 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Impressions of the Mediterranean
Prices starting
from $3852
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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   
15 March 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Canary Island Adventure
Prices starting
from $2134
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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   
28 March 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Easter Getaway
Prices starting
from $945
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28 Mar      Departing from Southampton, England   
29 Mar     Falmouth, England   
30 Mar     Guernsey, Channel Islands   
01 Apr     Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
03 Apr      Arriving in Southampton, England