Saga Holidays has released its 2015 cruise itinerary offering 30 new cruises, from a 32-night transatlantic voyage to coincide with Canada’s spectacular autumn fall to sailing through the idyllic Åland archipelago which bridges Finland and Sweden. Sunworshippers are not forgotten with a glorious Grecian Odyssey sailing.
Canada in the Fall – Saga Sapphire
Take in the east coast’s picture postcard scenery, visit isolated rural communities and watch out for wildlife on this action-packed 32-night cruise.
Highlights include two full days to explore Quebec City; cruising the 60-mile Saguenay Fjord to watch the sun rise and visiting St John's, in Newfoundland, which lays claim to being Britain's oldest colony.
Say Bienvenue to Montreal, the dynamic UNESCO City of Design, and explore vibrant Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. Throughout the cruise watch out for sealife with the experts on board and join nature-focused shore excursions to make the most of this incredible journey.
32 nights from £7199 per person departing Southampton on September 21, 2015
The Gulf of Bothnia - Saga Pearl II
Cruise from Dover to the furthest reaches of the Baltic and admire frosty Nordic landscapes bathed in day-long sunlight. Revel in Scandinavia's fascinating past by following the Vikings to Visby, where they were the first to settle on the Swedish island of Gotland. Wonder at the 6,500 islands of the Åland archipelago which bridge Sweden and Finland, as well as learning about exceptional Finnish craftsmanship in the historic towns of Rauma and Lulea on this sailing which offers such fascinating destinations.
15 nights from £2574, departing Dover on June 23, 2015
A Grecian Odyssey – Saga Pearl II
Bask in the Mediterranean sunshine on a voyage to Greece and its beautiful islands which are steeped in ancient history and legends. Passengers can immerse themselves in Greek culture, from classic mythology to modern day literature, with lectures on board and a choice of excursions.
In Ioannina, view Byzantine and Ottoman treasures in the enchanting old quarter beside Lake Pamvotida. Visit Delphi, once considered the centre of the world, and marvel at the ancient ruins at the foot of Mount Parnassus.
Kefalonia was the setting for Louis de Bernières' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin and here on this beautiful island passengers can try the dry, white lemony wines made from the Robola grape and take a tour to look out for endangered loggerhead turtles.
Igoumenitsa, Itea, Pylos, Gythelon and Katakolon await as well as vibrant Lisbon, in Portugal; the Roman ruins of Cartagena, in Spain; the gorgeous beaches of Sardinia; historic Trapani, in Sicily and Sarande, a hidden gem on the Adriatic Coast, which follows the curve of an emerald sea in Albania.
25 nights from £3345 departing Southampton October 5, 2015
Prices include travel service to and from ports, all meals and entertainment, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, free wifi (subject to availability) welcome cocktail party, all gratuities, porterage, shuttle bus to town centres from the port of call, plus travel insurance and cancellation cover.
For details call free on 0800 056 8986 or visit saga.co.uk/cruises
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