Saga Sapphire

Saga Sapphire cruise ship
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Cruise line
Saga Ocean Cruises (Saga Cruises)

Current cruise:
19 nights / 20 days, round-trip A Musical Mediterranean
19 Jul, 2018 - 07 Aug, 2018

Saga Sapphire Review and Specifications

Specifications of Saga Sapphire

Year built1981  /  Age : 37
Flag state Malta
BuilderBremer Vulkan Werft (Bremen, Germany)
Building costUSD 120 million
OwnerSaga PLC
OperatorSaga Cruises
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)199 m / 653 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage37049 gt
Passengers706 - 748
Crew415
Passengers-to-space ratio45
Decks12
Cabins374
Decks with cabins10
Last Refurbishment2015
Former namesMS 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 was transferred to Saga Holidays (UK) in 2011 and inaugurated 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NEWS: Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl 2 will both be withdrawn from service (leave the fleet) after the two new Saga cruise ships - Spirit of Discovery (2019) and Spirit of Adventure (2020) - are delivered.

History - construction & ownership

Saga Cruises (Saga Shipping) is an UK-based company, division of Saga Group. By purchasing Saga Rose, Saga Group started its passenger shipping operations. The boat operated as flagship until 2005 when was added Saga Ruby (bought from Cunard Line). For the 2003 summer Saga Cruises chartered mv Minerva (built 1989), which was renamed Saga Pearl. Saga Rose was retired after a final 37-night Mediterranean voyage. Subsequently, the ship was scrapped in China. Saga Ruby departed for Gibraltar out of Southampton for the last time on Jan. 10, and was handed over to the new shipowner on January 13, 2014.

Saga Sapphire cruise ship

Saga Sapphire was originally built for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises as ms Europa (link to the HP ship). "MS Europa" was the 5th ship for Hapag-Lloyd with that name. 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 UK, but remained on charter by CDF-France (Pullmantur subsidiary) for the next year. After an extensive refit in 2012, the ship received the name "MS Saga Sapphire".

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 was originally built for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises as ms Europa (link to the HP ship). "MS Europa" was the 5th ship for Hapag-Lloyd with that name. 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 UK, but remained on charter by CDF-France (Pullmantur subsidiary) for the next year. After an extensive refit in 2012, the ship received the name "MS Saga Sapphire".
  • Saga cruise passengers are 50-60+ , mainly British and repeaters (known as "saganauts"). This typical UK cruise ship is adults-only (child-free environment).
  • Ship's Captain is Julian Burgess.
  • 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).
  • In 2018, the ship had scheduled "Isle of Man and the TT" (motorcycle race) themed cruise (7-day itinerary May 29 - June 5) leaving rounddtrip from Dover to Dublin, Liverpool, Isle of Man (Douglas, June 2) and Isle of Portland (June 4). The all-inclusive ticket prices started from GBP 1000 pp (double-occupancy Inside Cabin fare). Saga Cruises all-inclusive deals on the voyage included UK land travel (to / from homeport Dover), 24-hour room service, welcome aboard cocktail party, onboard meals and entertainment, table wine (at lunches and dinners), house-brand alcohol, cocktails, beers, mixers, soft drinks (all served complimentary in onboard bars and lounges), Afternoon Tea service, unlimited tea and coffee, Wi-Fi, all gratuities, porterage, free transfers (shuttle bus to / from the ship in call ports).

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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
Dover cruise port

24 June 201815 nights / 16 days, round-trip Adventure to the North Cape
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24 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
26 Jun 09:00 - 16:00     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
29 Jun 08:00 - 18:00     Tromso, Norway   
30 Jun 08:00 - 18:00     Hammerfest, Norway   
01 Jul 07:00 - 21:00     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
03 Jul 08:00 - 16:00     Bodo, Norway   
05 Jul 11:00 - 21:00     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
09 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

19 July 201819 nights / 20 days, round-trip A Musical Mediterranean
Prices starting
from $3368
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19 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
22 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
24 Jul 13:00 - 19:00     Cartagena, Spain   
25 Jul 08:00 - 18:00     Ibiza, Ibiza Island, Spain   
27 Jul 08:00 - 19:00     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
29 Jul     Monte Carlo, Monaco   
30 Jul 13:00 - 18:00     Barcelona, Spain   
01 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Castellon de la Plana, Spain   
03 Aug 09:00 - 17:00     Gibraltar, UK   
07 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

07 August 201815 nights / 16 days, round-trip Baltic Adventures
Prices starting
from $2817
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07 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
10 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Karlskrona, Sweden   
12 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Helsinki, Finland   
13 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
16 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Riga, Latvia   
17 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Liepaja, Latvia   
18 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
20 Aug     Kiel Canal, Germany   
22 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

22 August 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Edinburgh Fringe at Sea
Prices starting
from $849
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22 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
23 Aug 13:00 - 15:00     Newcastle, Port of Tyne, England   
25 Aug 03:00 - 23:00     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
27 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

27 August 201817 nights / 18 days, round-trip Rhythms of the Baltic
Prices starting
from $3199
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27 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
29 Aug 08:00 - 19:00     Skagen, Denmark   
30 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Kalundborg, Zealand Island, Denmark   
01 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Stockholm, Sweden   
03 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Helsinki, Finland   
04 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
06 Sep 08:00 - 19:00     Kotka, Finland   
07 Sep 08:00 - 23:00     Tallinn, Estonia   
09 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
10 Sep 17:00 - 07:00     Kiel, Germany   
13 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

13 September 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Scandinavian Seascapes
Prices starting
from $1230
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13 Sep      Departing from Dover, England   
15 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Stavanger, Norway   
16 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Kristiansand, Norway   
17 Sep 08:00 - 22:00     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
18 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Skagen, Denmark   
20 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

21 September 201828 nights / 29 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton
Prices starting
from $4614
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21 Sep      Departing from Dover, England   
25 Sep 13:00 - 18:00     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
30 Sep 08:00 - 13:00     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
02 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   
04 Oct 09:00 - 17:00     Saguenay, Quebec, Canada   
05 Oct 08:00 - 19:00     Quebec City, Canada   
07 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Montreal, Quebec, Canada   
10 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Gaspe, Quebec, Canada   
12 Oct 08:00 - 19:00     St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada   
19 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

09 November 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Flavours of Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $749
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09 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
10 Nov 09:00 - 17:00     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
11 Nov 08:00 - 08:00     Amsterdam, Holland   
13 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

13 November 201814 nights / 15 days, round-trip Sunshine in the Canaries
Prices starting
from $2436
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13 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
17 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
18 Nov 11:00 - 22:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
19 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
20 Nov     El Hierro, Canary Islands   
21 Nov 12:00 - 06:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
24 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
27 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

19 December 201833 nights / 34 days, round-trip Festivities in the Caribbean
Prices starting
from $6399
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19 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
23 Dec 08:00 - 16:00     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
28 Dec 08:00 - 07:00     Hamilton, Bermuda   
31 Dec 13:00 - 17:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
03 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Grand Turk Island   
05 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
06 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     St Johns, Antigua   
07 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Castries, St Lucia Island   
08 Jan 09:00 - 19:00     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
09 Jan 09:00 - 20:00     Bridgetown, Barbados   
17 Jan 08:00 - 16:00     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

19 December 201833 nights / 34 days, round-trip Festivities in the Caribbean
Prices starting
from $6399
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19 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
23 Dec 08:00 - 16:00     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
28 Dec 08:00 - 07:00     Hamilton, Bermuda   
31 Dec 13:00 - 17:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
03 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Grand Turk Island   
05 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
06 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     St Johns, Antigua   
07 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Castries, St Lucia Island   
08 Jan 09:00 - 19:00     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
09 Jan 09:00 - 20:00     Bridgetown, Barbados   
17 Jan 08:00 - 16:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
21 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

21 January 201916 nights / 17 days, one-way from Southampton to Dover
Prices starting
from $2876
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21 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
25 Jan 12:00 - 23:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
27 Jan 08:00 - 23:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
28 Jan 08:00 - 19:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
29 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
30 Jan 09:00 - 23:00     Agadir, Morocco   
01 Feb 09:00 - 18:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
03 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Vigo, Spain   
06 Feb      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

06 February 20196 nights / 7 days, round-trip Maritime Cities of the Continent
Prices starting
from $984
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06 Feb      Departing from Dover, England   
08 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Hamburg, Germany   
09 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Wilhelmshaven, Germany   
10 Feb 13:00 - 21:00     IJmuiden, Holland   
11 Feb 09:00 - 22:00     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
12 Feb      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

12 February 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip Arctic Norway and the Northern Lights
Prices starting
from $3088
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12 Feb      Departing from Dover, England   
14 Feb 09:00 - 16:00     Bergen, Norway   
16 Feb 18:00 - 17:00     Tromso, Norway   
18 Feb 08:00 - 08:00     Alta, Norway   
21 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway   
22 Feb 12:00 - 20:00     Narvik, Norway   
23 Feb 10:00 - 16:00     Bodo, Norway   
25 Feb 12:00 - 17:00     Stavanger, Norway   
27 Feb      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

27 February 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip Magic of the Northern Lights
Prices starting
from $2941
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27 Feb      Departing from Dover, England   
02 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Bergen, Norway   
03 Mar 09:00 - 17:00     Andalsnes, Norway   
05 Mar 10:00 - 17:00     Tromso, Norway   
06 Mar 08:00 - 06:00     Alta, Norway   
09 Mar 09:00 - 19:00     Narvik, Norway   
12 Mar 09:00 - 18:00     Stavanger, Norway   
14 Mar      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

14 March 201914 nights / 15 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton
Prices starting
from $2614
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14 Mar      Departing from Dover, England   
18 Mar 10:00 - 18:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
19 Mar 13:00 - 23:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
20 Mar 08:00 - 23:00     La Gomera, Canary Islands   
21 Mar 08:00 - 23:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
22 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
23 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
25 Mar 12:00 - 18:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
28 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

28 March 201914 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 08:00 - 17:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
02 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Gibraltar, UK   
03 Apr 08:00 - 21:00     Motril, Spain   
04 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Melilla, Spanish Morocco   
05 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Cartagena, Spain   
06 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Malaga, Spain   
07 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Cadiz, Spain   
11 Apr      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

11 April 20196 nights / 7 days, round-trip A Norwegian Saga
Prices starting
from $849
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11 Apr      Departing from Dover, England   
13 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Bergen, Norway   
14 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Rosendal, Norway   
15 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Stavanger, Norway   
17 Apr      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

18 April 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip A Story of Ireland
Prices starting
from $1499
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18 Apr      Departing from Dover, England   
20 Apr 08:00 - 12:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
23 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Killybegs, Ireland   
24 Apr 09:00 - 19:00     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
25 Apr 07:00 - 18:00     Dublin, Ireland   
28 Apr      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

28 April 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip Sounds of the Baltic
Prices starting
from $2805
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28 Apr      Departing from Dover, England   
29 Apr     Kiel Canal, Germany   
01 May 09:00 - 17:00     Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden   
02 May 09:00 - 20:00     Riga, Latvia   
04 May 08:00 - 18:00     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
06 May 08:00 - 17:00     Kotka, Finland   
07 May 08:00 - 16:00     Tallinn, Estonia   
08 May 09:00 - 18:00     Stockholm, Sweden   
10 May 08:00 - 06:00     Kiel, Germany   
13 May      Arriving in Dover, England   

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Dover cruise port

13 May 201930 nights / 31 days, round-trip Emerging Canada
Prices starting
from $5273
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13 May      Departing from Dover, England   
20 May 08:00 - 17:00     St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada   
22 May 08:00 - 17:00     Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   
23 May 13:00 - 19:00     Gaspe, Quebec, Canada   
24 May 08:00 - 17:00     Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada   
26 May 08:00 - 17:00     Montreal, Quebec, Canada   
28 May 08:00 - 08:00     Quebec City, Canada   
31 May 08:00 - 17:00     Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada   
02 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
07 Jun 13:00 - 20:00     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
12 Jun      Arriving in Dover, England   

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12 June 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Norway Quest
Prices starting
from $1079
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12 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
14 Jun 08:00 - 21:00     Stavanger, Norway   
15 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Haugesund, Norway   
16 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Jondal, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
17 Jun 08:00 - 16:00     Bergen, Norway   
19 Jun      Arriving in Dover, England   

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19 June 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip Grand Baltic
Prices starting
from $2805
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19 Jun      Departing from Dover, England   
22 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Copenhagen, Denmark   
24 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
26 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Stockholm, Sweden   
27 Jun 11:00 - 18:00     Helsinki, Finland   
28 Jun 08:00 - 18:00     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
30 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Tallinn, Estonia   
02 Jul     Kiel Canal, Germany   
04 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   

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04 July 201911 nights / 12 days, round-trip Highland Heritage
Prices starting
from $1882
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04 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
05 Jul 08:00 - 19:00     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
06 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   
08 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
10 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
11 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Invergordon, Scotland   
12 Jul 12:00 - 23:00     Dundee, Scotland   
13 Jul 10:00 - 18:00     Newcastle, Port of Tyne, England   
15 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   

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15 July 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Norwegian Menu
Prices starting
from $1038
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15 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
17 Jul 09:00 - 17:00     Bergen, Norway   
18 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Alesund, Norway   
19 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Geiranger, Norway   
22 Jul      Arriving in Dover, England   

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22 July 201916 nights / 17 days, round-trip Wild About Iceland
Prices starting
from $3695
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22 Jul      Departing from Dover, England   
24 Jul 05:00 - 20:00     Dublin, Ireland   
27 Jul 12:00 - 27 Jul     Reykjavik, Iceland   
29 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Grundarfjordur, Iceland   
30 Jul 10:00 - 20:00     Siglufjordur, Iceland   
31 Jul 09:00 - 23:00     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
01 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Djupivogur, Iceland   
04 Aug 08:00 - 22:00     Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales   
07 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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07 August 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip Secrets of the Baltic
Prices starting
from $2630
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07 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
09 Aug 07:00 - 19:00     Kiel Canal, Germany   
11 Aug 12:00 - 13:00     Stockholm, Sweden   
13 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Helsinki, Finland   
14 Aug 08:00 - 14 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
16 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Tallinn, Estonia   
18 Aug 08:00 - 16:00     Klaipeda, Lithuania   
20 Aug 08:00 - 16:00     Skagen, Denmark   
22 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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22 August 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip Norwegian Legends
Prices starting
from $1245
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22 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
24 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Haugesund, Norway   
25 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Bergen, Norway   
26 Aug 12:00 - 23:00     Flam, Norway   
27 Aug 05:00 - 12:00     Skjolden, Sognefjord, Norway   
28 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Stavanger, Norway   
30 Aug      Arriving in Dover, England   

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30 August 201917 nights / 18 days, round-trip Arctic Norway
Prices starting
from $2999
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30 Aug      Departing from Dover, England   
01 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Bergen, Norway   
02 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Alesund, Norway   
05 Sep 08:00 - 12:00     Hammerfest, Norway   
07 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Kirkenes, Norway   
08 Sep 08:00 - 16:00     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
09 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     Tromso, Norway   
10 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     Narvik, Norway   
12 Sep 08:00 - 21:00     Kristiansund, Norway   
14 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Stavanger, Norway   
16 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   

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17 September 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip A French Hamper
Prices starting
from $1839
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17 Sep      Departing from Dover, England   
18 Sep 08:00 - 16:00     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
19 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Lorient, France   
21 Sep 08:00 - 16:00     Vigo, Spain   
22 Sep 08:00 - 21:00     La Coruna, Spain   
24 Sep 02:00 - 24 Sep     Bordeaux, France   
25 Sep 06:00 - 16:00     Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France   
27 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   

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27 September 201912 nights / 13 days, round-trip Stylish Scandinavia
Prices starting
from $2041
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27 Sep      Departing from Dover, England   
29 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Skagen, Denmark   
30 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Fredericia, Denmark   
01 Oct 08:00 - 15:00     Copenhagen, Denmark   
03 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Aalborg, Denmark   
04 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
05 Oct 08:00 - 12:00     Oslo, Norway   
07 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Kristiansand, Norway   
09 Oct      Arriving in Dover, England   

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09 October 201914 nights / 15 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton
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09 Oct      Departing from Dover, England   
13 Oct 08:00 - 15:00     Ceuta, Spanish Morocco   
14 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Oran, Algeria   
15 Oct 10:00 - 18:00     Ibiza, Ibiza Island, Spain   
16 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Barcelona, Spain   
17 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Valencia, Spain   
19 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Huelva, Spain   
21 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     La Coruna, Spain   
23 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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23 October 201914 nights / 15 days, round-trip Adventure in the Canaries and Morocco
Prices starting
from $2188
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23 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
26 Oct 09:00 - 17:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
28 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Agadir, Morocco   
29 Oct 09:00 - 17:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
30 Oct 08:00 - 22:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
31 Oct 08:00 - 22:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
01 Nov 08:00 - 13:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
02 Nov 08:00 - 15:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
06 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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06 November 201918 nights / 19 days, round-trip A Mediterranean Canvas
Prices starting
from $2580
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06 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
10 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Gibraltar, UK   
13 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
14 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
15 Nov 09:00 - 17:00     Toulon, France Riviera   
16 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Barcelona, Spain   
18 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Motril, Spain   
20 Nov 13:00 - 17:00     Vigo, Spain   
24 Nov      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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24 November 201915 nights / 16 days, round-trip The Volcanic Isles
Prices starting
from $1979
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24 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
28 Nov 13:00 - 19:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
29 Nov 13:00 - 19:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
01 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
02 Dec 08:00 - 16:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
03 Dec 08:00 - 14:00     Agadir, Morocco   
04 Dec 10:00 - 18:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
06 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
09 Dec      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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19 December 201917 nights / 18 days, round-trip Canaries Christmas Cheer
Prices starting
from $3322
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19 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
23 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Cadiz, Spain   
25 Dec 13:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
27 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     El Hierro, Canary Islands   
28 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
29 Dec 08:00 - 12:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
31 Dec 08:00 - 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.

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19 December 201917 nights / 18 days, round-trip Canaries Christmas Cheer
Prices starting
from $3322
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19 Dec      Departing from Southampton, England   
23 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Cadiz, Spain   
25 Dec 13:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
27 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     El Hierro, Canary Islands   
28 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
29 Dec 08:00 - 12:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
31 Dec 08:00 - 31 Dec     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
05 Jan      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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05 January 202033 nights / 34 days, round-trip Tales of the Caribbean
Prices starting
from $6091
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05 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
09 Jan 08:00 - 13:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
16 Jan 09:00 - 17:00     St Johns, Antigua   
17 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
18 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
19 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Basseterre, St Kitts Island   
20 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe   
21 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Castries, St Lucia Island   
22 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     St Georges, Grenada   
23 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Bequia Island, Port Elizabeth, Grenadines   
24 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Fort-de-France, Martinique   
25 Jan 08:00 - 19:00     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
02 Feb 12:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
07 Feb      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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07 February 202014 nights / 15 days, round-trip Canary Island Paradise
Prices starting
from $1851
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07 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
11 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Cadiz, Spain   
13 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
14 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
15 Feb 08:00 - 12:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
16 Feb 09:00 - 17:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
18 Feb 08:00 - 14:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
21 Feb      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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21 February 202016 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 08:00 - 17:00     Bergen, Norway   
25 Feb 08:00 - 16:00     Alesund, Norway   
27 Feb 10:00 - 16:00     Tromso, Norway   
29 Feb 08:00 - 15:00     Alta, Norway   
04 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Kristiansund, Norway   
06 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Stavanger, Norway   
08 Mar      Arriving in Dover, England   

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08 March 20207 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 05:00 - 20:00     Liverpool, England   
11 Mar 10:00 - 16:00     Dublin, Ireland   
13 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
14 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   
15 Mar      Arriving in Dover, England   

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