Press release

Go shopping with the chefs!

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Join Saga Sapphire’s new cookery cruise in the Western Mediterranean

Calling all foodies! Join Saga’s chefs when they buy local produce in Barcelona’s wonderful La Boqueria market, off Las Ramblas, one of the biggest markets in the world.

The fresh produce will be prepared at cookery demonstrations and there will be Q&A sessions to help passengers solve their culinary dilemmas.

For those who like to learn about new wines there will also be blind-tasting sessions – with wines bought ashore by the ship’s wine expert.

Top culinary tips and recipes will also feature in the Daily Programme and passengers will have the chance to win the on-ship competition ‘A day in the life of a chef’. To enter, guests just put their name in a draw for an opportunity to don whites and join chefs in the galley.

The winner will experience life in a professional kitchen and work alongside pastry chefs and bakers to learn tricks of the trade.

Saga Sapphire, a chic and comfortable ship, will call in at Almeria, Alicante, Valencia and Palma so passengers can jump off ship to explore vibrant ports and cities – and build up an appetite to choose from the ship’s mouth-watering lunch, afternoon tea and dinner menus.

There will also be an opportunity to explore glamorous Monaco on this A Lap of the Western Med and visit Gibraltar to stand on the iconic rock and soak up the sunshine!

15 nights from £2,792 departs Southampton on September 30

Price includes VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, all meals, 24-hour room service, entertainment, porterage, tour manager, travel insurance and cancellation cover.

For details call free on 0800 056 8986 or visit

La Boqueria, fruits. World famous Barcelona market