Press release


Monday 2 September 2013

Solo passengers will be able to skip the single supplement on several Saga cruises from October to December. Even better, some cruises are all-inclusive so it is a great time to make savings, make new friends and make the most of sailing into the winter sunshine.

Saga Sapphire

Brendan Lynch, a finalist in TV’s the Great British Bake-Off will be cooking up a treat with talks and demonstrations during the Western Mediterranean Explorer cruise.As well as fun on board, destinations are steeped in history and offer the opportunity to discover remnants of Cartagena’s Roman remains in Spain to Lisbon’s stunning architecture in Portugal.

This 16-night cruise also includes the ports of Tunis, Tunisia; Valletta, Malta; Palermo, Sicily and Algiers, Algeria.
All-inclusive price from £1899, departing Southampton on November 15.

Saga Ruby

Have some fun and meet the monkeys when you visit Gibraltar on the Classic Mediterranean Cities cruise. Photography is the theme for this trip so you can practise your skills by taking pictures of beautiful cities including Rome, Florence and Barcelona. This 15-night cruise also includes ports of call to Lisbon, Portugal; Toulon, France and Vigo, Spain. Price from £2,149 for 15 nights, departing Southampton on October 10.

Contrast the untouched greenery of La Gomera against the fascinating ‘lunar landscape’ of Mount Teide, in Tenerife, during this 14-night Autumn in the Canary Islands cruise. Colin Bryant’s Hot Rhythm Orchestra will be on board to add some lively music to the evening entertainment. Price from £1,999, departing Southampton on October 25, visiting the ports of Funchal, Madeira; Santa Cruz, La Palma; San Sebastian, La Gomera; Santa Cruz, Tenerife; Arrecife, Lanzarote; Agadir, Morocco and Lisbon, Portugal.

Trade in the darker nights for sun-kissed shores on a Voyage to the Canaries. There are pretty villages to discover, volcanoes to explore and colourful gardens to enjoy on this 12-night cruise from Southampton. All-inclusive price from £1599, departing on November 23 to visit the ports of Funchal, Madeira; Santa Cruz, Tenerife; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria; Arrecife, Lanzarote and Agadir, Morocco.

Stop, Look, Listen – to Motown music as you sail away on the Portugal, Madeira and the Azores cruise. Sandy beaches, lush landscapes, wine-tasting and dolphin-spotting will fill your day and in the evening dance to the best sounds from Berry Gordon’s Motown music machine. All-inclusive price from £1,599 for 15 nights, departing Southampton on November 8.

Saga Pearl II

Choose the full 24-night Adriatic Homecoming classic cruise or take an 11-night outward journey or 13-night return. Saga Pearl II sails from Southampton on November 22 and arrives in Venice on December 3 where passengers can extend their stay in a 4Q-rated hotel for three nights. On this melodic cruise there will be a Venetian masked ball, performances from soprano Hayley Westenra, The Operababes, The Three Tenors tribute act and The Gondolier Trio plus the opportunity to visit the ancient ruins of Cartagena, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, mythical Corfu, historic Split and, of course, the beautiful city of Venice.

Prices start from £1679 for 11 nights (Nov 22-Dec 3), £1999 for 13 nights (Dec 3-16) or £2749 for 24 nights. Three-night stay in Venice from £399 including breakfast.

Fancy Christmas at sea? Boxing Day in Rome? If you would prefer someone else to cook the turkey sail away from all the cooking and spend your time discovering the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostella and exploring the fortifications of Almeria and Ciutadella on a 22-night Christmas in the Mediterranean cruise. Price from £3344, departing Southampton on December 16.

All holidays include UK door-to-door travel service, all meals, room service, entertainment, gratuities and travel insurance.
All-inclusive cruises also include soft drinks and house-branded alcohol.

To book call freephone 0800 051 3355 or visit


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