Press release

Katherine Jenkins to give exclusive performance

Wednesday 1 October 2008

Following the news that Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will be departing the UK for her new multi-million pound recording contract, Saga, the leading cruise specialist for the over 50s, are delighted to announce that Katherine will be playing an exclusive concert on November 21 2008 onboard Saga Ruby during the Ancient Egypt and Suez Canal cruise next month.

Katherine has recently signed the most lucrative contract ever awarded to a classical musician. She has also performed at the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House and is the recipient of two consecutive Classical BRIT Awards. Her debut album, released when she was just 23, topped the classical charts for eight weeks, making her the fastest-selling female opera singer since Maria Callas.

The 29-night cruise departs from Southampton on November 18, 2008, and explores southern Italy before travelling to Alexandria and Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt followed by the 'lost city' of Petra in Jordan. From there it takes in the ancient ruins of Leptis Magna, the magnificent Palace of Knossos before finally travelling on the Suez Canal and returning to Southampton via Libya, Malta and Spain on December 17, 2008. Prices for this cruise start at 2831* per person.

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Notes to Editors

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 our new shared car service for passengers living between 76 and 250 miles of the port with a maximum of four people sharing; OR return travel by rail or coach or car parking nearby; all visas; porterage of luggage at port; captain's cocktail party.

Photography of both ships is available on request.

* Prices based on two people sharing a guaranteed inside j-grade cabin, with the usual terms and conditions associated with a guaranteed cabin.

Please note:

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

* All prices quoted are subject to availability and are the lowest available at time of going to press.

* Saga cruises are available direct and through branches of Thomas Cook.

For further press information please contact the Saga Press Office on: 01303 771118.



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