Press release

Saga awarded Top Cruise Company by readers of Which? Magazine

Monday 10 January 2011


2011, the year Saga has promised to 'get people talking', has begun on the winners podium. Which? Magazine's annual cruise review has awarded Saga the top cruise line company in the country for the second year in a row. Saga has selected its top cruises for the year, showing why Saga Ruby and Saga Pearl II are consistently ranked as the leading cruise company.


Value for money 

Every cruise includes all meals, entertainment, and service tips. Port taxes, travel insurance and a chauffeured car service to port or car parking are also included in the price and customers can save up to 35% by booking early. Saga’s Price Promise automatically passes on the value of any savings if the price of a cruise decreases once a booking has been confirmed and for one couple this meant a cheque in the post of over £10,000.

Saga Pearl II - Nordic Discovery

7 nights from £860 per person, departing Dover on 05 September 2011.

Discovering Norway's dramatic fjords, waterfalls and quaint towns. Visit UNESCO heritage sites and if paid in full at the time of booking, a further 5% saving can be made.

Exciting new destinations

Saga Ruby and Saga Pearl II will be visiting a number of ports that are completely new to Saga this year, including Halmstad in Sweden, Ørsta on Norway’s west coast and the historic city of Split in Croatia. Saga Pearl II also crossed the Atlantic for the first time on an in-depth voyage around the Caribbean and South America at the beginning of the year.

Saga Ruby – Australasia’s Highlights

20 nights from £4636 per person. Fly from UK to Freemantle on 22 February 2011 to embark Saga Ruby.

Cruise along Australia’s beautiful western coast exploring four great cities and a host of unusual wildlife before crossing the Tasman Sea to New Zealand where captivating scenery and unique Maori heritage will make this a trip to remember.

Get the most out of cruising

Attention to detail is key for Saga, with top customer service and carefully planned itineraries that make journeys unforgettable. Designed to offer customers a deeper insight into the destinations the ships call at, Saga has a new programme of study and themed cruises, led by expert hosts and speakers focusing on topics such as wildlife, archaeology, music, art and gardens.

Saga Pearl II –To the Land of Fire and Ice

14 nights from £1949 per person, departing Dover on 28 June 2011.

On this exciting voyage passengers can learn about the marine mammals and birdlife of the region, as the cruise explores Iceland’s fascinating landscapes and hot spots.

Great for going solo

With a high number of single cabins on board both ships, Saga cruises are ideal for solo travellers and not pay double. Those who haven’t cruised alone before need not worry either as they will be properly looked after throughout the cruise – the ships have sociable atmospheres and welcome parties so it is easy to meet new people and Saga has dance hosts for those who wish to take to the floor.

Saga Pearl II – Heart of the Caribbean

15 nights from £2324 per person. Fly from Gatwick to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on 7 March to embark Saga Pearl II

There is no single supplement on this leisurely cruise which explores the crystal clear seas and soft sandy shores of the Caribbean, visiting the Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands and Saint Maarten.




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