Record breakerWednesday 2 September 2015
Saga Sapphire to call at 18 maiden ports on new 66-night Central American Discovery cruise Voyage includes two new ports to Saga fleet: Belize and Trujillo, Honduras
Saga Sapphire will call at a record-breaking 18 new ports of call on a grand voyage to Latin America which departs from Southampton on January 11, 2017.
Two of the maiden ports will also be completely new to the Saga fleet:
Trujillo, a privately-owned port in north-east Honduras, is on the country's Banana Coast and has a beautiful white sandy beach. Although the natural deep water harbour has a long history - it was the first place where explorer Christopher Columbus landed in the Central Americas - the port only opened to cruise ships in 2014.
Belize, a member of the Commonwealth, boasts some fine colonial architecture and passengers will arrive by tender to Fort Street in Belize City to enjoy a lively waterfront area. There will also be an option to visit Crooked Tree village, which was founded in the mid-1700s by wood cutters. The village has only been accessible since 1984, when three-mile causeway was created, and now walking trails give guests the chance to see birds and wildlife including Jabiru storks, osprey, black-collared hawks, howler monkeys, turtles and coatimundi.
The new ports on this 66-night cruise are:
Caldera, Costa Rica
Acajutla, El Salvador
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Flamenco Marina, Panama
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Belize, new to Saga
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Some of the many highlights include sailing through the Panama Canal on the outward and return journeys; an overnight call in Havana and boarding a restored Atlantic Railway passenger train to view wildlife in Costa Rica.
Further ports of call on Saga Sapphire’s record-breaking cruise include Castries, St Lucia; Port of Spain, Trinidad; Bridgetown, Barbados; Horta, Azores and Funchal, Madeira.
Details at saga.co.uk/cruises or call 0800 50 50 30
66 nights from £11,224 departing on January 11, 2017. Price includes UK travel package (including a chauffeur service or car parking at the port) to and from Southampton , 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 Wi-Fi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), tourist visa, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount of £385 if passenger has own insurance.
Price is per person, based on two people sharing the lowest available inside cabin, was correct at time of going to print and is subject to availability and change. Terms and conditions apply.
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