It’s beginning to feel a lot like …the time to book a Christmas cruise

Wednesday 26 April 2017

  • Spend Christmas & New Year in Scandinavia
  • Make merry on three-week sailing in the Med
  • Join a pre-Christmas Scandi festive markets cruise

Christmas may seem some way off but if you want to secure a cabin on a festive cruise it’s wise to book now!

This year Saga is offering a nine-night Scandinavian Christmas Markets cruise which gets passengers home just in time for Christmas plus two sailings during Christmas and New Year – a new 17-night Scandinavian cruise and a 22-night sailing to the Med.

Scandinavian Festive Markets on Saga Pearl II

Nine nights from £1,199pp  departing Southampton on December 8, 2017
En route to Scandinavia, Saga guests can get in the Christmas mood during a call to Bruges to browse the festive market or join a chocolate maker’s workshop.

Scandinavia’s biggest winter-themed park, Liseberg Christmas village, near Gothenburg, awaits and guests can stroll under 5,000,000 sparkling lamps and drink warm Glögg. In Copenhagen, the magical Tivoli Gardens feature hundreds of Christmas trees and fir garlands, decorations and market stalls. Tempting treats include honey cake and mulled wine.
After transiting the Kiel Canal, guests visit Bremen market with 160 traditional stalls in front of the City Hall where the air is filled with aromas of roasted almonds, gingerbread and Glühwein.

Christmas in the Mediterranean on Saga Pearl II

22 nights from £4,183pp*  departing Southampton on December 17, 2017

Sailing in to Valletta, in Malta, is always a magical sight but it can get no better than arriving on New Year’s Eve for the port’s dazzling fireworks display. This Mediterranean cruise around the Iberian Peninsula and Italy also includes calls to La Coruna, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal, Cartagena, Spain; Ajaccio, Corsica; Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy and Gibraltar. After spending Christmas Eve in historic Cadiz, Saga guests can rejoice in Christmas Day festivities aboard Saga Pearl II.

A Scandinavian Christmas on Saga Sapphire

17 nights from £3,460pp departing Southampton on December 21, 2017

Saga guests can enjoy Christmas Eve in Oslo and celebrate Christmas Day on board Saga Sapphire during this unique cruise. There’s a chance to seek out Copenhagen's fairy-tale sights and explore Gothenburg before ringing in the New Year in Stockholm, while watching the fireworks during an overnight stay. On board, there’s music and comedy from Steve Galler and performances by the Timeless trio who cover high-octane songs and dance!

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Price includes UK travel package 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 internet, 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 if passenger has own insurance.

Price based on two people sharing an Inside Guarantee where guests receive their cabin number shortly before sailing or at embarkation and not at the time of booking. The cabin may be allocated anywhere on the ship and twin cabins may have either two single beds or one double bed. Further terms and conditions apply. 

*Price based on two people sharing the lowest available Inside cabin and includes any relevant booking discount. Fare was correct at the time of sending and is subject to availability and change. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for details.

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