Press release

Saga announces departures from Liverpool

Friday 27 July 2007

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Saga, the UK's leading cruise operator for the over 50s, is offering Liverpudlians the opportunity to embark on adventurous and exotic itineraries onboard Saga Rose, with the introduction of two departures from the city's port for the first time ever.

Saga has put together a wide selection of new and unique itineraries for its 2008 Classic Cruising brochure, in what will be a sailing season full of intrigue, excitement and discovery.

Saga Rose will be making her inaugural departure from Liverpool's port on 11 July 2008 for a Voyage to Iceland and Greenland, an 18-night cruise where guests will discover the geological features of Iceland and extraordinary glacial landscapes of Greenland. The cruise will continue on to the Arctic Circle where guests can experience the phenomenon of the midnight sun. Other highlights include whale watching off Greenland and exploring the remote Faroe Islands. The theme of this cruise will be natural history during which guests can learn about the dramatic geological features that make Iceland and Greenland so unique. Prices start from 3059.

Magic of the Midnight Sun will be Saga Rose's second departure from Liverpool on 29 July 2008. This 15-night cruise will unveil the awe-inspiring splendour of the Arctic Circle, where guests will experience the famed "midnight sun", Norway's Svalbard archipelago and the breathtaking Arctic scenery around Magdalena bay before heading south towards the Norwegian towns of Bergen, Molde and Alta. Prices start from 2249 per person.

All prices are based upon two people sharing an inside cabin, include relevant discounts and are subject to change and availability.

Contact Saga Cruises: 0800 056 5880 – all calls are free


Notes to Editors:

* All Saga cruises include:

Insurance and cancellation cover; All port taxes; All meals on board, entertainment and 24 hour room service; All gratuities on board; Private chauffeur car service for passengers living within 75 miles of their departure port or airport, OR return travel by rail or coach or car parking nearby OR our new shared car service if you live between 76 and 250 miles of the port, there will be a maximum of four people sharing; All visas; Porterage of luggage at port; Cocktail party.

* Photography of both ships is available on request.

* Saga holidays and cruises are exclusively for people aged 50 and over. A travelling companion may be aged 40 plus.



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