Press release

Calling all Saga virgins

Monday 16 September 2013

Everyone knows Saga passengers are looked after really well so a four-night mini-cruise offers first-time cruisers the chance to sample a Bank Holiday weekend on board Saga Sapphire in the lap of the luxury.

Saga Sapphire passengers start their holiday in style with a chauffeur service to the ship. They arrive relaxed and ready to spend their first evening dancing to 60s music or watching a movie under the stars after their five-course dinner on the Taste of the Continent cruise.

During the day, there are shop-until-you drop opportunities to buy chocolate treats in Belgium, cheese in Amsterdam and dairy delights in Guernsey or simply explore pretty villages and historic cities.
Saga Sapphire is a stylish ship with contemporary décor where passengers feel at home because it is so comfortable and friendly. The ship has a choice of bars including Cooper’s, a tribute to comedian Tommy Cooper, and the Aviator Lounge dedicated to heroes of the skies.

The ship sails from Southampton on Friday, May 2 at 5pm, overnight to St Peter Port, Guernsey. Passengers can either walk off breakfast along the port’s cobbled streets or take a tour of the island. In the evening, there’s time to for pre-dinner cocktails or a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool.

From Zeebrugge, tour medieval Bruges or just wander in square and stop for a coffee or hot chocolate. Back on board, fish and chips are served by the poolside every day and a help-yourself ice cream machine and sweet shop are a tempting treat.
Crazy golf, deck games and keep fit classes are available for those wanting to make every minute count. A beauty spa, loungers and room service are options for those who prefer less haste.

In Amsterdam, it is hard to choose whether to take a canal ride or visit one of the many art galleries, hire a bike or stop off at the flower market. For those who would prefer to just relax on board there’s afternoon tea on board and a spa for some serious pampering.

A farewell dinner and music from tribute band the Mersey Beats promises a memorable night before the ship docks at Southampton on the morning of May 6.

Price from £519 includes chauffeur service to port, all meals, room service, entertainment, all gratuities, travel insurance and cancellation cover.

For details call free on 0800 056 8986 or visit