This year Saga Cruises is offering a 9-night Scandinavian Christmas Markets cruise that gets travellers home just in time for Christmas plus 2 sailings during Christmas and New Year – a 17-night Scandinavian cruise and 22-night sailing to the Mediterranean.
- Scandinavian Festive Markets on Saga Pearl II
9 nights from GBP 1,199pp departing Southampton on December 8, 2017
En route to Scandinavia, Saga guests can get in the Christmas mood during a call to Bruges to browse the festive market or join a chocolate maker’s workshop.
Scandinavia’s biggest winter-themed park, Liseberg Christmas village, near Gothenburg, awaits and guests can stroll under 5,000,000 sparkling lamps and drink warm Glögg. In Copenhagen, the magical Tivoli Gardens feature hundreds of Christmas trees and fir garlands, decorations and market stalls. Tempting treats include honey cake and mulled wine.
After transiting the Kiel Canal, guests visit Bremen market with 160 traditional stalls in front of the City Hall where the air is filled with aromas of roasted almonds, gingerbread and Glühwein.
- Christmas in the Mediterranean on Saga Pearl II
22 nights from GBP 4,183pp departing Southampton on December 17, 2017
Sailing in to Valletta, in Malta, is always a magical sight but it can get no better than arriving on New Year’s Eve for the port’s dazzling fireworks display. This Mediterranean cruise around the Iberian Peninsula and Italy also includes calls to La Coruna, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal, Cartagena, Spain; Ajaccio, Corsica; Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy and Gibraltar. After spending Christmas Eve in historic Cadiz, Saga guests can rejoice in Christmas Day festivities aboard Saga Pearl II.
- A Scandinavian Christmas on Saga Sapphire
17 nights from GBP 3,460pp departing Southampton on December 21, 2017
Saga guests can enjoy Christmas Eve in Oslo and celebrate Christmas Day on Saga Sapphire during this unique cruise. The New Year is in Stockholm, featuring a fireworks show during an overnight stay. On board, there’s music and comedy from Steve Galler and performances by the Timeless trio who cover high-octane songs and dance.
Price includes UK travel package to and from Southampton, all meals and entertainment, choice of table wines at lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, free Wi-Fi internet, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance.