After almost forty years of service, Saga Sapphire will be retiring from the Saga fleet following her final voyage in May 2020.
A timeless ship with a modern twist, Saga Sapphire offers a classic yet modern cruising experience. The contemporary and informal atmosphere onboard the Saga Cruises' ship is a pleasant delight for many guests, especially coupled with the incredible amenities and all-inclusive luxury that Saga showcases on Saga Sapphire.
Accommodating no more than 720 guests and with a crew to guest ratio of 2:3, Saga Sapphire's dedicated staff provide a welcoming and personalised service for all onboard.
As you cruise far and wide through the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Fjords and beyond, spend your time onboard relaxing by the quirky Beach Club swimming pool, getting a treatment at the state-of-the-art Aqua Spa with its steam rooms, sauna and heated pool, or even watch a film in your generous and spacious cabin, where suite owners can enjoy an extra special mini-bar and butler service.
Pole to Pole - A large 620 seat restaurant styled to represent four different continents - Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Enjoy elegant and open or fixed seating, simply choose your zone and try a menu of finely prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner options.
East to West - The ship's specialty restaurant with a mere 40 seats available for reservation at no extra charge. Experience sumptuous Oriental flavours in a traditional Asian-themed environment.
Verandah and Grill - Enjoy casual dining at the Verandah and Grill, a restaurant that serves continental breakfasts, buffet lunches and waiter-served dinners to a total of 200 guests - 100 inside the restaurant, and another 100 outside on the alfresco verandah.
For a special treat, enjoy a delicious selection of sandwiches and cakes for afternoon tea and relax onboard with unlimited tea, coffee and fruit juices in selected venues.
Excellent activities and entertainment can be found onboard Saga Sapphire with a host of things to see and do. Daytime entertainment consists of dance classes, quizzes and music recitals in the Britannia Lounge, and the evening comes to life with live music and theatre.
During a day at sea feel the sea breeze with crazy golf on top deck or sit back with a book and a cocktail with some soothing live music in the classic Drawing Room.
Saga Sapphire's gym will ensure you can keep up your daily routine, while a number of different sports and games are available for lighter exercise and fun, such as crazy golf, table tennis or shuffleboard.
The Aqua Spa is a luxurious haven for relaxation, including the full experience. From treatment and steam rooms, to the sauna and heated pool, you'll feel completely pampered by the selection of body wraps, manicures and hairdressing options available to you.
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.
Best of the Baltic cruise, Saga Sapphire, 8th - 23rd September, 2016 Checked in at 3.15 in Dover. A very nice outside cabin, 7038, and just a short walk to Reception, the Aviators bar, and the Pole to Pole restaurant. We sailed at 4.00 and, not long after clearing Dover harbour, we were treated by Saga to a 15 minute flying display by two Spitfire fighter aircraft from Biggin Hill. Amazing! This was our third voyage on Saga Sapphire in 2 years, and it was rather nice to see familiar faces amongst the staff and to be greeted by name. Our prior (excellent) experiences were repeated on this 15 day voyage.....excellent service, good food and quality complimentary wines. If you wished, you could order wines from the standard wine list, with a £10 per bottle discount,but the complimentary wines were so good that this would only be necessary for celebrating a very special occasion. We visited seven ports, Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallin, Ventspils, Gdansk and Wismar.....all interesting destinations although Ventspils is probably still climbing the learning curve for tourism. It was our second visit there and my wife and quite like its quirkiness (especially the bovine street art!) We were also impressed with the flower displays all around town. With calm seas and slight winds for the whole voyage, we could not have wished for better on this cruise holiday. Just a few spots of rain for 20 minutes in St Petersburg, and that was the totally of 'bad' weather. I have to mention the efforts of the catering staff and the hard work they put in for lunchtime events outdoors on the Verandah terrace, and for the fabulous Russian Buffet that was put in place in the Pole to Pole restaurant on our overnight stop in St Petersburg. The entertainment was of high quality. We enjoyed the Greek classical guitarist, Dimitris Davakallis, and the Polish violinist. Michael Bacala who each gave two excellent performances. Also aboard were the Think Pink Duo (Marta and Gabi Onali) from Rumania and, along with many other guests, enjoyed dancing to their music late at night in the Drawing Room. They very kindly burnt us a CD of some of their recordings so that we can continue enjoying their music post-cruise. This was a truly enjoyable holiday. Thankyou Saga.