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Tuesday 3 October 2017

Saga Pearl II’s Maritime Mini Cruise will put a song in your heart

Rousing sea shanties, sea-themed menus and calls to important maritime ports celebrate life on the ocean wave during Saga Pearl II’s Maritime Mini Cruise.

Modern-day singers of traditional sea shanties entertain on board with lyrical folk songs and mighty voices during the four-day cruise which departs on April 3, 2018.

Saga Pearl II departs from Portsmouth, offering a view of HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and warships alongside the historic dockyard as she cruises across the English Channel.

The first call is to St Peter Port, in Guernsey, with its delightful blend of Gallic and British influences. Guests can experience life of a bygone era with a trip on a 1954 vintage Albion Victor coach to the Guernsey Folk and Costume or take a ferry to Sark, for a horse and carriage ride around the beautiful island.

Saga Pearl II then sails on to Honfleur, in Normandy, France. This pretty harbourside town has captured the imagination many artists thanks to Eugène Boudin, a local marine painter who was one of the first French landscape artists to paint outdoors. He encouraged others to paint in Honfleur, including Claude Monet.

Guests can also visit the Normandy beaches where Allied forces landed during Operation Overlord in World War II or visit Pegasus Bridge which was captured by British airborne forces in 1944.

For details visit saga.co.uk/cruises or call 0800 50 50 30

Four nights from £651 departing from Portsmouth on April 3, 2018. Price based on two people sharing an Inside Guarantee where you will receive your cabin number shortly before sailing (or at embarkation) and not at the time of booking. Your cabin may be located anywhere on the ship and twin cabins may have two single beds or one double bed. Further terms and conditions apply. Fare was correct at the time of going to print and is subject to availability and change. Please call for details.'

Price includes UK travel package to and from Portsmouth, all meals and entertainment, choice of table wines at lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, free wifi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount passenger has own insurance.

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.

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