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Saga Cruises

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Saga Cruises' new ship, Spirit of Discovery, is set to be christened by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall in Dover
  • Saga Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

  • Who goes on Saga Cruises cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Saga Cruises cruise?


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Saga Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Saga Cruises cruise ships?

Saga firmly targets over-50 cruisers, although a companion can travel if they're over 40. In reality, most passengers are retired and over 65 and almost all are British, with a smattering of North Americans and Australians who enjoy the vibe of a ship geared to British tastes. Saga is especially friendly to solo travelers, with around 20 percent of accommodations dedicated to singles. Expect fellow travelers to be relatively well-heeled (this is a high-end cruise) and to have a sense of curiosity and an interest in good food, culture and the arts.

Do I have to dress up on a Saga Cruises cruise?

Yes. There are one to two formal nights on every seven-night voyage, and dressing for dinner on these is one of the reasons people book. Expect long dresses and lots of sparkle for ladies and tuxedo with bow tie for men -- although a dark suit with tie is acceptable. On other nights, the dress code is elegant casual, with no jacket and tie required but an expectation that people will make an effort in the evenings.

Is everything free on Saga Cruises cruises?

No, but a lot is. Crew tips, all specialty dining, Wi-Fi, a selection of wines with meals, a chauffeur service to the port, classes in the gym, specialty coffee and shuttle buses in port are included.

What you will pay extra for are bar drinks, shore excursions, spa treatments and retail shop purchases.

What are Saga Cruises’s most popular activities?

Daytimes on a Saga cruise are spent by the Lido pool, or curled up with a book in the library, which has more than 3,500 volumes. There's also a popular arts and crafts room, and lectures, musical recitals and dance classes in the Britannia Lounge always draw a crowd. In the evenings, cruisers enjoy live music all around the ship and ballroom dancing in the Britannia Lounge, with gentleman dance hosts to escort single ladies.

An extensive range of excursions is offered at reasonable prices, and when the ship is in port, you'll find most passengers partaking in these.

Why go with Saga Cruises?

  • Impressive cuisine, with all specialty dining included in the cruise fare.
  • Traditional English tea served every afternoon.
  • Experienced crew with a genuine interest in serving mature passengers, many of whom travel alone.

Best for: Foodies over 50 with a desire to see the world in luxury

Not for: Families or anybody looking for wild nightlife

Saga Cruises Cruiser Reviews

An entertaining trip with an entertaining Captain

Although our cruise choices are by no means exclusively with Saga, we chose this cruise as we have enjoyed several cruises with them in the past and this one particularly suited us having recently had a few health issues to cope with.Adventure had had a pretty bad cruise prior to ours owing to the weather but Captain Kim Tanner was back aboard for this one and proved to be a genial and entertaining host.Read More

10+ Cruises

Age 75s

Not what we expected

The problems started the first night as we had to stay in Port because of an impending storm.When we finally set sail there was suddenly a 'problems' spent the night circling Lyme Bay.Read More

10+ Cruises

Age 76s

An Accessible Canarian Christmas on Saga’s Spirit of Adventure

As first timers we were not aware of Saga’s early booking system with its large discounts so we ended up paying £17,202 for a deluxe adapted cabin.We lost certain deluxe features: walk in wardrobe, table and 2 easy chairs/ sitting area by having the adapted cabin so ended up sitting/ eating on the bed when we had room service etc.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 74s

A cruise of two sections

Saga provide an extremely polished cruise service only let down by the marketing and allowing far to many large electric mobility scooters driving by inexperienced drivers who endanger the welfare of crew and other passengers, on more than one occasion they were reversed out of elevators’ at high speed nearly running waiting folk over , the company should take immediate action to not allow such dangerous vehicles on board , they block walkways and in an emergency would pose severe issues .The bars are well located although when the Britannia lounge was busy service was extremely slow waiting on one occasion over 45 minutes for a couple of drinks , I did mention this in the mid cruise questionnaire and then never waited more than a couple of minutes for the last 7 days .Read More

10+ Cruises

Age 64s

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