Saga Cruises

Saga Ocean Cruises

In the world of cruising, it seems that ships just keep getting larger and larger. But rather than think that bigger is better, Saga couldn't be more different. Their ships are smaller, more intimate and welcoming than a super-sized cruise ship. With no more than 720 guests onboard, you'll always be treated as their welcome guest, not 'just another passenger' in a crowd of thousands. It's just another aspect of the Saga experience that make their cruises really special.

Saga River Cruises

Discover the fascinating myths and legends surrounding the Rhine… Explore the historic cities surrounding the Danube… Admire the sweeping landscapes along the Douro, and much more… If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday where the scenery changes every day, then a river cruise aboard one of their exclusive-to-Saga chartered ships is the perfect choice.

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Boutique cruising: the best of all worlds

You might be familiar with the concept of boutique hotels. We’ve taken it to a new level, by applying it to cruising. That’s what you can look forward to when cruising on Spirit of Discovery or Saga Sapphire. All the service, personality and character you expect, but in a new enchanting destination, virtually every day.

Smaller ships have big benefits

As well as having all the high-end features you’d expect from larger cruise ships… ours are in fact, far smaller. And their chic size has another distinct advantage. They can slip right into the heart of ports like Seville and Bordeaux with ease. So you’ll have easy access to more of the world’s great destinations.

Boutique service too

Aboard both Spirit of Discovery and Saga Sapphire there are a minimum of two staff to every three passengers. So there will always be someone on hand to attend to you and make you feel at home. It’s everything you know and love about cruising with Saga, perfected.

A whole new way to make memories

Another exciting new development is Explore Ashore. It’s led by a team of destination experts on every cruise, who will be on hand to make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunities to explore, discover and tailor your holiday just how you want it. Wherever you are in the world.

On-board luxuries and service every bit as good as you remember.

Only better. Our hallmark chauffeur service 

Many guests like the luxury to begin at home, with a chauffeur driving you to the port at Dover or Southampton, totally hassle free. It’s included up to 250 miles each way, or you can choose included rail/coach travel if you prefer. Want to drive yourself? That’s no problem either. We’ll provide free parking for the duration of your cruise. Just choose the option that’s best for you, and leave the rest to us.

The little things matter

Once you’re back on board, you can enjoy some of the other facets of our boutique service. Such as not having to carry your bags, and the invitation to the sailaway party out on deck.

And the other things that really do add up, such as including wine with your meals, and a nightly turndown service. Not forgetting 24-hour room service too. We like to think that when it comes to your comfort, nothing’s been overlooked.

Book today. Save tomorrow.

Worried about booking early? Don’t want to miss out on any late deals? With our Price Promise, you have complete peace of mind. Book now, and we promise if the price comes down after you’ve booked we’ll automatically work out how much you would have saved, and pass the value of the saving back to you. 

20 Cruises · 16 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Africa
  • Atlantic Islands
  • Caribbean
  • Mediterranean
  • N Europe
  • World-wide

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Reasons to Book

Saga Ocean Cruises

  • First-class Service  With Saga, fantastic service starts long before you even get to the ship. It’s 100% free to call and plan your cruise with their friendly Cruise Consultants – all are based right here in the UK at their Head Office. They will also take care of your pre-travel plans, from optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights to tourist visas. And when the big day arrives, a chauffeur will meet you at home and whisk you off to the port. So just sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Life on board – Joining a craft or hobby class… working up a sweat in the gym... enjoying a talk or quiz… playing deck games… borrowing an iPad and surfing the internet with their free Wi-Fi… taking in the sea air as you sail to another fabulous destination… Life on board can be as active or relaxing as you want it to be. And when the evening arrives and your gem of a ship is sparkling in the night, there are more taxing decisions to make. Will it be a cocktail party and dinner in the main restaurant followed by a cabaret show? Or a quick bite, then more low-key entertainment such as a classical recital or film in the cinema?
  • A choice of dining options – Deciding when and where to dine is all part of the Saga cruise experience. From world-class dishes of game, meat and fish to fine wines and a selection of irresistible desserts, they give their talented chefs free rein to shop, plan and prepare their own menus. This means food can go from the market to your table in a matter of hours. There’s always the freedom to eat in their alternative venues too, such as East to West on Saga Sapphire. And where other cruise lines would charge extra for this special experience, they wouldn’t dream of it – all meals are included in the price, with no added supplements or charges.
  • Comfortable cabins – Step inside your own private space where you can relax in peace or catch the latest films on the free in-cabin movie channel. All while enjoying en-suite facilities with fresh fruit and water, complimentary luxury toiletries, fluffy bathrobes and a nightly turndown service. Plus, free 24-hour room service means you can dine-in or have drinks delivered whenever you choose, day or night.
  • Value for money – It’s long been a Saga hallmark to include a full package in the price of every cruise. Their generous range of inclusions means you’ll be free to budget for your holiday without worrying about the costs mounting up later on.

Saga River Cruises

  • An adults-only environment – River Cruising tends to offer a more mature atmosphere, and if you cruise aboard ships that are reserved exclusively for Saga guests, the entertainment, itinerary and food will be tailored to you. (But remember, just because river cruises are ideal for adults, doesn't mean you have to act grown up!)
  • You're never too far from land – If you’re more of a land lover, then a river cruise is still a great choice for you as land is always in sight! Rather than watching the endless rolling of the waves, you’ll be able to enjoy the gradual transition of beautiful scenery as you pass riverside towns, woodland and more.
  • No need to find your sea legs – Unlike on an ocean cruise, there are no rocking motions from the water, so if you do tend to feel a little green when sailing, a river cruise is an ideal alternative.
  • Visit a variety of destinations, but unpack once – One of the key advantages of a river cruise is that you can explore many towns and cities – sometimes travelling through a number of countries – without the need to unpack at every destination. You’ll have more time to make the most of the sights and life on board.
  • Moor in the heart of the action – For many centuries, the rivers have been the lifeblood for the growth of bustling communities and new cities, so you'll find many of the most famous places in the world are situated near a river. So it’s easy to explore the musical heritage of Vienna, discover the history of Budapest, or soak up the culture in Paris from your ship!
  • Itineraries created with you in mind – Our expert Holiday Creators know the world’s waterways very well, and love to create itineraries that combine the must-see sights with hidden gems they have discovered. We offer river cruises along the Danube, Rhine, Seine and the Volga, to name but a few, so you are sure to find the perfect river cruise for you.
  • A casual and comfortable environment – What could be more relaxing than sitting back on a Sun Deck with a refreshing drink as the scenery slowly slips by? We want your river cruise to be as laid-back as possible, which is why we have a casual dress code on board, though you will need to dress a little smarter for dinner in the evening
  • Not just another face in the crowd – Carrying less people than an ocean liner (usually no more than 200 passengers), you'll be able to enjoy a more personalised service on board a river cruise ship. As your cruise continues, it's not unusual for some crewmembers to not just remember your name, but also how you like your coffee at breakfast time!

Members Club

Once you have sailed with Saga for more than 35 nights you'll automatically become a member of their cruising loyalty club, the Britannia Club.

As a member you'll be eligible for a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Exclusive cruise discounts on selected cruises
  • Members' cocktail parties
  • A quality newsletter
  • Priority booking line

Levels of membership are as follows:

Bronze members (35 nights or more) receive:

  • Exclusive members' offers on selected cruises
  • A special on-board cocktail party
  • Welcome bottle of 'Hush Heath English sparkling wine' in your cabin
  • Members' lapel pin
  • Members' luggage label
  • Membership card
  • Regular newsletter
  • Priority brochure mailings so you can take advantage of early booking discounts
  • A dedicated Britannia Club booking line

Silver members (75 nights or more) receive:

  • Bronze level benefits
  • Exclusive 5% discount off selected items purchased on board
  • Dedicated check-in desk

Gold members (150 nights or more) receive:

  • Silver level befits
  • Exclusive 7.5% discount off selected items purchased on board
  • Priority embarkation and disembarkation (where possible, when travelling by car)
  • Free on-board laundry

Sapphire members (500 nights or more) receive:

  • Gold level befits
  • Exclusive 10% discount off selected items purchased on board
  • Extended private chauffeur service up to a 250-mile radius on all cruises
  • Private cocktail party for up to 16 people during each cruise you book or £100 credit towards your shore excursions (one per household)
  • Your name in the 'Hall of Fame'
  • One half-price cruise of up to 16 nights for you and a friend
  • When you have cruised more than 1,000 nights you will receive a further FREE cruise of up to 22 nights

Diamond members (1000 nights or more) receive

  • Sapphire level benefits
  • A FREE cruise of up to 22 nights (at Saga's discretion)
  • Gold plated lapel pin inset with a genuine diamond
  • Exclusive private dining experience (to be hosted by the Captain or a Senior Officer) - Diamond members will choose their guest list and be invited to liaise with the Chef to help choose the menu. They will also be offers a selection of complimentary fine wines to accompany dinner
  • Enjoy immediate embarkation on arrival (whenever possible)
  • Unlimited mileage for the private chauffeur service to the port and back
  • Complimentary cabin upgrade (at the time of booking - one cabin upgrade (subject to availability))
  • Late check-out of cabin on day of disembarkation (dependant on onward travel arrangements)
  • Advanced notice of new itineraries by phone before anyone else providing you have pre-registered