With over 60 years of experience providing a range of holidays, it’s no wonder that Saga River Cruises are experts in creating a holiday to remember. With a focus on river cruises for over-fifties, the many choices of itineraries explore a diverse selection of destinations and ports at an affordable price.
Saga River Cruises aim to create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere through non-crowded ships, with attentive staff and a Saga cruise escort or tour manager who is always on hand for guidance. This is stress-free, all-inclusive river cruising at its finest, with return economy flights from the UK, optional SAGA travel insurance and even hundreds of single cabins at no extra cost for solo travellers.
What's included on a Saga river cruise:
•Return economy flights from the UK
•VIP door-to-door travel on cruises of 11+ nights
•No fly Eurostar, coach or Ferry options
•Hundreds of single cabins at no extra cost
•All meals with drinks
•SAGA Travel Insurance available from only £19pp
•Saga Cruise Escort and a Saga Tour Manager
•Travel visa (if you are a full UK citizen)
Also included on selected cruises:
•Welcome reception and farewell dinners
•Hotel accommodation and meals
•Overseas transfers, all port charges and tipping
Saga River Cruises Ships
Over time Saga river cruise fleet has expanded from small beginnings. After starting with just three ships, Saga River Cruises now boast around twenty different luxury ships, each with top-class service from an expert team. The Saga Cruise Director is at the helm of this team and goes above and beyond to cater to all your needs and wishes on your cruise.
You will be welcomed with a drinks reception that provides the perfect opportunity to mingle with fellow guests, before settling into your stylish, spacious cabin where your luggage awaits. For ease of access many ships make use of a lift between decks, while intimate passenger spaces ensure you never feel overcrowded. Saga River Cruises firmly believe holidays should be the height of relaxation, and will do everything they can to assure your time with them reflects that from beginning to end.
Saga River Cruises are also proud to provide award-winning, locally-sourced dining that is included in the price through a variety of speciality restaurants. A team of expert chefs will create a menu tailored to the destination you choose to explore in a flexible manner, and for those in-between moments, enjoy various afternoon teas, buffets and even private dining served directly to your cabin. Whichever you choose, there are no hidden costs or supplements to worry about – all meals are included in the price.
By having ships that are exclusively for passengers aged 50 and over, Saga River Cruises create a programme of refined, relaxing entertainment and activities. Between fun-filled onshore excursions, unwind with a massage at the spa or settle down for a film in the cinema. Enjoy golf sessions on the sun deck, and wine tastings, lectures, classes and more when the weather may not be so forgiving. Whatever the destination, however you’re feeling, there is something perfect for you.
Saga River Cruises fleet
Saga River Cruises Destinations
Saga River Cruises have an extensive range of destinations to choose from. As well as the must-see gems of Europe – the Danube, the Douro and the Rhine – voyage through stunning Russian and Ukrainian waterways.
If you’ve been longing to see the iconic sights of one destination try the Italian, French, Dutch and Belgium waterways for a journey specific to one country. Meanwhile, for those looking to venture further afield, there’s even the world’s longest river, the river Nile.
- Danube – Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hugnary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine
- Douro – Portugal and Spain
- Elbe – Czech Republic and Germany
- Oder – Czech Republic, Germany, Poland
- Rhine – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, Netherlands
With excursions that bring you to the heart of the destination, you’ll get to know each town, city and waterway, and make memories to last a lifetime. Many excursions are included in the fare of your chosen river cruise while some are optional add-ons, giving you the freedom to customise your holiday to your preferences.
Best Saga river cruise excursions include:
- Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands
- Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music - Germany
- Elbe Sandstone Mountains – Germany and Czech Republic
- UNESCO Wachau cultural landscape - Austria
Smooth, secure cruising
To make your journey serenely smooth from start to finish, Saga River Cruises offer special extras that you won’t find everywhere. Travelling to your ship of choice will be taken care of by return economy flights from the UK, and for extra peace of mind, Saga River Cruises offer exclusive, optional travel insurance that caters especially to their customers over the age of 50.
- Cancellation cover
- Medical treatment cover
- Cover for most pre-existing medical conditions
- Missed or delayed departure cover
- Cover for personal item
With no hidden extra costs, this truly is traditional, relaxing river cruising at its finest. Sail with Saga River Cruises with the reassurance that all meals, drinks and travel is taken care of from start to finish, leaving you more time to make the most of your fantastic included excursions.
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Saga River Cruises 2019 / 2020
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