One of the leading tour operators in central and eastern Europe, ANEX Tour, is entering into cruise shipping business via acquiring the Saga Sapphire cruise ship.
According to Neset Kockar, Chairman of ANEX Tour, with changing travel and vacation trends, travelers had to adapt their product offering accordingly and by acquiring Saga Sapphire, they would be able to create "a unique eastern Mediterranean cruise experience."
MrKockar stated that the vessel would be delivered to ANEX Tour in mid-2020. The maiden voyage of Saga Sapphire is to be scheduled from Antalya Turkey (homeport).
The 37,000 GT Saga Sapphire has passenger capacity ~800 and 382 cabins. The ship has 12 decks, restaurants, outdoor swimming pools, wellness (spa-gym) complex, retail shopping arcade and other popular facilities.