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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
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  • 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

Did what it said on the tin!

The ship also did lunches in two out of the three restaurants on the two sea days on a 'first come, first served' basis which was well used.Dining on the first evening on any Saga cruise is often rather unsatisfactory as, to my knowledge, the speciality restaurants are not open and Saga give you an allocated slot to dine in the Main Dining Room or the Grill (identical menus).Read More
AdeAfloat

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Eventful

Allocated time for first night dinner, then open dining for remainder of cruise.Passenger had to be airlifted off ship due to medical emergency on first night.Read More
Crooser65

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Excellent cruise all round

The included excursions were not that great so we needed to pay extra for better ones.The food was great, although the speciality restaurants were not as good as the two standard ones.Read More
nomask4me

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Treated ourselves to a deluxe cabin

When at a destination, we know when the others are getting off via our news sheet given to us and find the restaurants so lovely and quiet.Shame really as I am sure they felt uncomfortable when seeing gents in evening dress suits and ladies in beautiful dresses, We did a Med cruise which was Flavours of France, Spain and Portugal, which was very pleasing especially Santander which was so busy but what a beautiful, clean place.Read More
meerkats

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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