Press release

Social networking takes to the high seas

Tuesday 23 June 2009

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Saga Zone, the social networking site for the over 50s, took to the high seas recently as members met up for an exclusive party on board one of Saga's cruise ships.

The party was organised on Saga Zone, and hosted on board the classic cruise liner, Saga Ruby. With 150 people, it was the largest gathering of members of Saga’s social networking site so far.

Members from all over the UK joined the cruise ship in Dover and then sailed over night experiencing a night of fine dining and '60s and '70s dancing, specially organised for the evening. The ship arrived in Newcastle the next morning where passengers disembarked and travelled home.

One of the Saga Zoners, Kathy from Dover said, "I've met some fantastic friends online and we now socialise together offline. We go out for dinner, on day trips and the Saga Zone has helped me make lots of new friends which in turn has given me a new lease of life."

Rupert Miles, Chief Executive of Saga Publishing commented: "We are very pleased with the success of this Zone-inspired event. The cruise was the perfect opportunity for members of Saga Zone to socialise together and we are looking forward to arranging another in the near future."

To join the most popular social networking site for the over 50s, visit

Notes for editors:

Saga Zone was launched in October 2007 and currently has more than 55,000 members.

The cruise took place on Wednesday-Thursday June 17-18 and included the following:

• Overnight accommodation

• Full board - afternoon tea, dinner, breakfast and lunch

• UK mainland travel by standard class rail only between the home station and Dover and Newcastle (with coach transfer between the stations and ports) (please note: the car service and parking are not available)

• A cocktail party

• Porterage of luggage at the port and onboard

• All onboard gratuities

• Entertainment, activities and 24-hour room service

For more information, please contact the Saga Press Office on 01303 771529.



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