Saga Cruises welcome guests to the world of boutique cruising, complete with chauffeur service, all-balcony cabins, speciality dining, drinks and room service all included in the fare. Specialising in adult-only cruises, the impeccable attention to detail is what makes luxury cruises onboard Saga’s ships so popular, with the intimately sized vessels ensuring a truly unique experience everywhere from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean. Tailoring cruises to guests' tastes, from fine dining and excellent entertainment to attentive crew and varied shore excursions, Saga Cruises lets you make the most of your holiday from the moment you step onboard.
While many cruise lines charge for speciality dining, thanks to Saga Cruises, the main restaurants and alternative venues are all available free of charge, meaning that guests can enjoy the delicious cuisine without having to think about picking up the bill at the end of the meal.
Food onboard is prepared to the highest standard and with local ingredients handpicked by Saga Cruises chefs from markets all over the world, your taste-buds are in for a real treat. From superb game, meat and fish dishes to decadent desserts and perfectly paired wines, the expert team of chefs have free rein to prepare their own menus, meaning that no mealtime is the same thanks to the ever changing list of dishes.
In addition, all dining venues onboard have flexible seating, meaning that you can eat whenever you want or reserve the same table every evening. What's more, with a single sitting from 7-9pm, you'll never feel rushed to finish your dinner.
If you find yourself getting hungry at any other time, there are afternoon teas, late-night snacks and room service available throughout the day meaning you can indulge in the exquisite cuisine whenever you fancy.
Once night falls, the atmosphere onboard a Saga Cruises' ship is both elegant and lively. Each ship boasts a main show lounge where guests can take a seat and make the most of an ever-changing programme of vibrant entertainment. Featuring everything from live bands and classical recitals to cabaret performances, there's a show to suit everyone. Alternatively, why not sit back and relax with a drink in hand while you chat to other guests?
In addition, onboard Saga Sapphire, guests have the opportunity to enjoy live comedy at Cooper's Bar or alternative entertainment in the Drawing Room which is transformed into a late-night jazz club.
With its fleet of smaller, boutique ships, Saga Cruises can transport guests to some of the lesser visited ports around the worlds which are inaccessible for larger cruise lines, meaning you can explore these beautiful destinations without the crowds. Destinations include: the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Norway and the Middle East.
To help you make the most out of your time spent at each destination, an Explore Ashore Team is available on each ship to help you plan your trips off the ship. Brimming with local knowledge, this team will help you get exactly what you want out of your holiday at no extra charge.
On days that you're at sea, or if you simply decide to remain on the ship, Saga ensures there's no limit to the activities available to you. Enjoy a choice of an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, the amazing facilities of the Aqua Spa, spectacular entertainment in the lounges, extensive choice in sports and even a cinema with classic and latest releases on screen.
For those looking to further enrich their cruising experience, guest speakers regularly appear in the ship's lounge, giving guests the opportunity to learn more from experts about their field of interest.
Saga Ocean Cruises have partnered up with one of the nation's favourite entertainers: hootenanny host Jools Holland. The collaboration means that not only will Jools make appearances on selected sailings, but he has also been involved in the creation of an exciting onboard venue: The Club, debuting on Spirit of Discovery. This glamorous spot acts as a restaurant and entertainment space, think something along the lines of a 1950's London music hall. Here guests will be able to dine on exquisite dishes while being entertained by skilled singers and musicians.
For more information on Saga river cruises, please see our dedicated page.
I looked forward to the Spirit of Discovery, after cruising on the Saga Sapphire, I was interested in a cabin with a proper balcony. The Discovery has by desgn a positive tick, being all balcony. Also having on all decks a passenger stern verandah. I chose the October 18 day cruise to the Med. My review summarises the good and not so good. The good, plenty of space, both in public areas and corridors. Dining choices, at no extra charge. Of special mention breakfast and lunch in the Grill, especially Sunday roasts. Evening meals above average in the Club, rack of lamb was the best. Interested to have on board working wifi at no extra charge. I also liked the arts and crafts sessions. For the first time on a cruise no long waits for lifts. Now for the not so good. The hardest bed I have slept on, even 2 overlays did not help , so 18 nights without proper sleep. Very poor embarkation over 2.30 hours wating time, and disembarkation, a shambles 3 hour wait and then they could not find the driver. Entertainment unsatisfactory. Theatre not designed to cater for 6ft plus passengers. Quality of entertainments, not good except for the quartet. Missed the after diner drinks with soft music, such as guiter, piano or the quartet. The Brittania lounge after dinner was deserted with no atmosphere. Finally October sailing we met gales going and coming back in the Bay, so would I go again on Saga? No, I think the negatives outway the positives when one considers the cost.
Transport to the ship excellent and on time.Reception friendly and efficient, introduction to staff and guidance to room good ,Cabins spacious and spotless with all added extras ie a kettle and supply of tea exc.,Fruit supplied a great touch Being a larger ship it takes several days to ascertain where you are and where you want to go map supplied. Food an excellent choice of restaurants to suit ones taste how ever main restaurant portions smaller than usual. Problems The lift operating board indicated deck numbers the map indicated deck names not numbers The main complaint was the theater did not commence until 2200hours far to late for many people especially if you had to rise early the next day for an organize trip thank you for organizing it.
Wonderful fairy tale cruise. Amazing staff. very comfortable cabin - tea in bed in the morning. Fantastic sights. Food was out of this world and we loved dressing up for the formal nights. Lots to do, good shopping on board. Met loads of lovely people. Door to door service was excellent. Our cabin steward was very attentive This cruise was faultless , thank you.
The most wonderful service from a Phillipino crew who were unbelievably attentive and polite. The cabin was excellent, The food was the best I've ever had on a ship. We were lucky with the weather too.