Saga Sapphire wins 4 awards in the Cruisers Choice Awards

Friday 27 February 2015

Saga Cruises has sailed home with 4 awards at the Cruises Choice Awards* this month in the small ships category (for 1,199 passengers or fewer).

Saga Sapphire wins 4 awards in the Cruisers Choice Awards

Saga Sapphire, the largest ship of the Saga fleet carrying 706 passengers was voted top for:

  • Best Cruises Overall
  • Best Cruise Ship Cabins
  • Best Cruise Ships for Dining
  • Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation


Here’s 20 reasons to demonstrate that, while Saga ships may be small, they are big on value and why 75% of customers choose to sail with us time and time again:

1.  Door-to-door chauffeur service to the port and return, up to 250 miles each way

2.  Free shuttle bus from the ship’s port to the nearest town, if the distance is more than 500 yards

3.  Travel insurance and additional cancellation cover

4.  24-hour room service

5.  Ratio of two crew to three passengers

6.  All onboard gratuities included

7.  Free wifi

8.  Free fitness classes and use of fully equipped gym

9.  Daily classes, quizzes and activities

10. Free sauna and solarium

11. Inside and outside pools

12. Porterage of luggage

13. Full evening entertainment programme including guest musicians and comedians

14. Free lectures by A-list authors, historians, celebrity gardeners & wildlife experts

15. Bridge visits to meet the captain, plus captain’s welcome cocktail party

16. Themed cruises – including food, wine, music, literary, arts, gardens, architecture & history

17. Fine dining – choose from buffet or waiter service, plus barbecues when weather permits

18. Full afternoon tea each day 

19. Thermos-cooled water in each cabin and bottled water on all shore excursions

20. 24-hour quality tea and freshly ground-bean coffee

Robin Shaw, Chief Executive of Saga Shipping said “Being voted top in these categories is a real privilege, especially as Cruisers have taken the time to go to Cruise Critic’s website and post their reviews. We take pride in the cruises that we offer and like to think we have considered all the small details, to create magical moments.”

“The Cruisers’ Choice Awards recognise the top cruise lines, according to the review ratings submitted by cruisers over the past year, and because they are based on first-hand experiences, provide valuable insight to anyone researching a cruise holiday,” explained Adam Coulter, UK editor at Cruise Critic.


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