Saga Sapphire


Cruise line
Saga Cruises

Current cruise:
14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Canaries to Casablanca
01 Dec, 2016 - 15 Dec, 2016

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Saga Sapphire Review and Specifications

Specifications of Saga Sapphire

Flag Malta
Year built 1981
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.


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.

Saga Sapphire wiki

Year built 1981

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2012

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 706 (720 max) / 415

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 37,301 tons / 655 ft (200 m)

Flag State (registered in) Malta

Ship builder Bremer Vulkan (Germany)

Building cost USD 120 mill

Ship owner Saga PLC

Operator Saga Cruises

Christened by -

Official website link

Accident reports and news

  • Passenger decks: 10
  • 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. This typical UK cruise ship is adults-only (child-free environment).

Saga Sapphire related cruise news

Saga Sapphire Itineraries 2016

The below listed Saga Sapphire cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Saga Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
01 December 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Canaries to Casablanca
Prices starting
from $2109
01 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
05 Dec        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
06 Dec        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
07 Dec        La Gomera, Canary Islands
08 Dec        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
10 Dec        Agadir, Morocco
11 Dec        Casablanca, Morocco
13 Dec        Ferrol, Spain
15 Dec        Arriving in Southampton, England
15 December 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Christmas Markets
15 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
17 Dec        Bremerhaven, Germany
18 Dec        IJmuiden, Holland
19 Dec        Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium
20 Dec        Arriving in Southampton, England
20 December 21 nights / 22 days, round-trip A Mediterranean Christmas
Prices starting
from $3879
20 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
22 Dec        Ferrol, Spain
24 Dec        Cadiz, Spain
26 Dec        Valencia, Spain
27 Dec        Barcelona, Spain
29 Dec        Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
30 Dec        Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
31 Dec        Valletta, Malta
03 Jan        Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain
05 Jan        Gibraltar, UK
07 Jan        Porto, Portugal
10 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England

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.

Itinerary ports
11 January 66 nights / 67 days, round-trip Central American Discovery
Prices starting
from $10931
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 $3669
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
14 April 4 nights / 5 days, one-way from Southampton to Dover
Prices starting
from $799
14 Apr        Departing from Southampton, England
15 Apr        Cherbourg, France
16 Apr        Guernsey, Channel Islands
17 Apr        Le Havre, Paris, France
18 Apr        Arriving in Dover, England
18 April 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip On the Trail of the Vikings
Prices starting
from $1399
18 Apr        Departing from Dover, England
20 Apr        Kiel Canal, Germany
21 Apr        Aalborg, Denmark
22 Apr        Aarhus, Denmark
23 Apr        Copenhagen, Denmark
24 Apr        Oslo, Norway
26 Apr        Skagen, Denmark
27 Apr        Arriving in Dover, England
28 April 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip A Taste of France and Spain
Prices starting
from $1999
28 Apr        Departing from Dover, England
29 Apr        Guernsey, Channel Islands
02 May        Porto, Portugal
03 May        La Coruna, Spain
04 May        Santander, Spain
06 May        Bordeaux, France
08 May        Saint-Nazaire, France
10 May        Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales
12 May        Arriving in Dover, England
12 May 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Springtime in the Fjords
Prices starting
from $1334
12 May        Departing from Dover, England
14 May        Bergen, Norway
15 May        Olden, Norway
16 May        Flam, Norway
17 May        Stavanger, Norway
19 May        Arriving in Dover, England
20 May 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Anniversary Cruise
Prices starting
from $2883
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 $1649
06 Jun        Departing from Dover, England
07 Jun        Guernsey, Channel Islands
09 Jun        Cork, Ireland
10 Jun        Glengariff, 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 $2929
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 $599
03 Jul        Departing from Dover, England
04 Jul        Amsterdam, Holland
06 Jul        Guernsey, Channel Islands
07 Jul        Arriving in Dover, England
07 July 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Magic of the Fjords
Prices starting
from $1383
07 Jul        Departing from Dover, England
09 Jul        Bergen, Norway
10 Jul        Geiranger, Norway
11 Jul        Olden, Norway
12 Jul        Jondal, Hardangerfjord, Norway
13 Jul        Stavanger, Norway
15 Jul        Arriving in Dover, England
15 July 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Tall Ships in the Baltic
Prices starting
from $3351
15 Jul        Departing from Dover, England
18 Jul        Goteborg, 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 $2352
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
12 August 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip A French Interlude
Prices starting
from $839
12 Aug        Departing from Dover, England
13 Aug        Guernsey, Channel Islands
14 Aug        Cherbourg, France
15 Aug        Brest, France
17 Aug        Arriving in Dover, England
17 August 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Fabulous Fjords
Prices starting
from $1624
17 Aug        Departing from Dover, England
19 Aug        Stavanger, Norway
20 Aug        Flam, Norway
21 Aug        Olden, Norway
22 Aug        Bergen, Norway
24 Aug        Arriving in Dover, England
24 August 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Bank Holiday Escape
Prices starting
from $903
24 Aug        Departing from Dover, England
25 Aug        Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium
26 Aug        IJmuiden, Holland
27 Aug        Bremerhaven, Germany
29 Aug        Arriving in Dover, England
29 August 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton
Prices starting
from $3349
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
15 Sep        Departing from Southampton, England
19 Sep        Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
24 Sep        St Johns, Antigua
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 $2239
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 $2889
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 $824
03 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
05 Dec        Bremerhaven, 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 $1883
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 $3921
21 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
24 Dec        Oslo, Norway
26 Dec        Copenhagen, Denmark
27 Dec        Goteborg, Sweden
29 Dec        Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
31 Dec        Stockholm, Sweden
05 Jan        Bremerhaven, 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.

Itinerary ports
07 January 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Canary Island Constellations
Prices starting
from $2411
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 $6321
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 $3611
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 $1992
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
28 Mar        Departing from Southampton, England
29 Mar        Falmouth, England
30 Mar        Guernsey, Channel Islands
01 Apr        Bremerhaven, Germany
03 Apr        Arriving in Southampton, England