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Compare dates and prices on Saga Cruises Saga Sapphire cruises itinerary 2014itinerary 2015 and itinerary 2016 programs. Saga Sapphire schedule calendar includes Baltic, Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Caribbean leaving out of Southampton, UK.

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Saga Cruises Sapphire was launched by as the line’s new flagship in March 2012. Saga Sapphire is the largest ship operated by Saga Group company- a corporate giant, providing financial services and running travel company for people older than fifty.

Many of Saga’s passengers are frequent repeaters- they are more adventurous than it might be imagined. They seek for high level of comfort and service while they are careful not to squander pensions on gambling- no casinos on Saga’s ships – they also demand fine food, that is well-prepared, from varied menus. Some of the mainstream cruise lines may get away with fortnightly or weekly menu cycles. That wouldn’t be welcomed by Saga Cruises customers who are free to stay on-board for back-to-back cruises.

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adults only cruise ship Saga SapphireSaga cruise line is 50-and-older and kid-free- in November 2011 it took ownership of Croisieres de France’s Bleu de France, immediately beginning an overhaul, multimillion-pound, of the 706-passenger ship. The vessel changed hands a few times since its debut in 1981 as Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa. Saga Cruises successfully created stylish but contemporary ship with lovely British touches. A part of the refurb was the stunning 7 metre installation of 1,395 stainless steel fishes- this is the centrepiece of the atrium-lobby. Saga Sapphire gained 46 balconies, added to the cabins on Deck 8. This way the number of balcony cabins became 65. Amenities include personal safe, DVD player, flat-screen TV, direct-dial telephone, hair dryer, mini-fridge, air-conditioning. Public spaces were redesigned and include the use of iPads and Wi-Fi connectivity- the first for Saga.

Saga Cruises is specialized in providing holidays for people older than fifty. The company sells directly to public, not counting on travel agents. Traveling companions who are forty or older are allowed on-board- this is beneficial to couples who want to be on-board together with grownup families and in-laws, or those who need assistance and personal care. Clientele are elderly and exclusively British, with occasional passengers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, rarely Japan. Saga Cruises provide free chauffeur service, door-to-door, for passengers who live within 75 miles of departure ports, and also shared chauffeur for up to 250 miles distances. The alternative is coach, rail transport, or domestic flight which can be fare included. Saga Cruises offers free parking to passengers who choose driving.

Saga Sapphire cabins

Saga Sapphire is not a cruise ship with identical, production-line cabins. There is a range of twenty-five categories- standard inside singles, six royal suites, the Owner’s Suite, three rooms categorized as suites, standard outside cabins (a singular Grand Suite, two singles, 21 doubles) with views that are obstructed by the lifeboats. Six of the cabins are for passengers with special needs. 179 of the cabins are accommodated with baths, twenty of them also have showers. There are totally 58 single cabins; two balcony cabins are for single occupancy. The 65 balconies are quite narrow for stretching out in the sun but big enough for sitting, reading, enjoying a cocktail. 24-hours room service is available at no extra charge. The televisions are flat-screen, equipped with DVD players- films are available from the Academy, free of charge.

Saga Sapphire dining

Dining venues on Saga Sapphire are fare included. Saga Sapphire’s main Pole to Pole restaurant is situated on Deck 7, accommodating a maximum of 620 people. Pole to Pole is split into separate themed areas on seven continents, with intimate impression. The windows are down each of the room’s sides and geographical variation is provided by enlarged photographs. Dinner is open-seating. It is served between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The passengers choose to dine as couples or join a table of four or six. Traditionalists prefer eating at same table at same time each day, with same companions. They can be accommodated by speaking to the maitre d’ on request on cruise’s first day. They are expected to use the same table throughout the cruise. Each morning, a continental buffet is being set out in the restaurant, with waiter service for tea and coffee, fresh toast or cooked items. Waiter-service lunch is provided also in Pole to Pole. The Grill is Saga Sapphire’s alternative dining area on Deck 9. Full waiter service is also available throughout the day, with self-service salad section during lunch. At lunchtime, if weather permitting, a barbecue grill is being set up on Verandah. The Grill stays open 30 minutes after Pole to Pole at breakfast. Continental buffet and daily cooked specialties are served at breakfast. Saga Cruises has decided to increase the number of self-serve buffet offerings. Make a reservation for specialty restaurant East to West- no extra charge! The restaurant offers Asian fusion menu of Thai, Chinese, Sri Lankan and Indian. Lunchtime burgers, hot dogs, fish and chips, are served poolside at Beach Club – it offers soft ice cream too – it is unlimited!

Saga Sapphire entertainment

The Drawing Room up on Deck 11 provides computers for travelers’ access to the Internet. Wi-Fi is also available. The Academy on Deck 4 is used as an addition to Brittania Lounge for onboard lectures. There and in the library are many books to borrow, as well as DVD’s and iPads. The two shops on Deck 8 supply formalwear, resort clothes, confectionery, souvenirs, travel necessities, pharmaceuticals. No passenger launderette on-board Saga Sapphire.

Daytime lectures and evening shows are held in Britannia Lounge which is on Deck 8. It serves also as meeting point for the departures to shore excursions, afternoon teas and cocktail parties. Britannia Lounge is furnished with soft chairs and sofas- it is Saga Sapphire’s main entertainment venue with array of musicians and cabarets in the evening, hosting lectures and dancing lessons throughout the day. Opposite is situated the Card Room, decorated in gold leaf, open to Saga Sapphire’s card-game enthusiasts. The Drawing Room up on Deck 11, with expansive observation windows and panoramic views, is furnished with furniture eclectic collection and knick-knacks- an entertainment venue that is alternative with vessel’s second dance floor. The Drawing Room is also a perfect place for daytime retreat. Cooper’s Bar on Deck 8 is a popular pre-dinner bar, themed around the comedian Tommy Cooper. The flat-screen TV is used for half-hour comedy shows. The Aviators Bar is one deck down, adjacent to Reception Desk. Drinks are available also from Beach Club on Deck 11 by the pool. The Clubhouse is also adjoining pool area- an indoor room with games like table football and tennis. A small troupe of singers and dancers are carried on-board Saga Sapphire. They perform productions of show tunes that are popular. The afternoon tea is accompanied by classical trio or string quartet, playing for pre-dinner dancing. Comedians, guest singers, virtuoso instrumentalists take part in cabaret performances, although Saga Sapphire is not late-night clubbing vessel. Saga Sapphire’s outdoor cinema “View from the Top” is situated above the Beach Club. It is first of the kind for Saga cruise line. The mini-golf course St Andrews is on Deck 12, at front of the ship. Saga Cruises pays much attention to vacation shore excursions. Trips are usually led by local guides and they prove to be popular because of the reasonable price.

The Saga Sapphire beauty and spa salon is situated deep down on Deck 2. Alongside the hair salon and the treatment rooms are the steam room and the sauna. A rudimentary gym also awaits for you. There is a whirlpool bath and a heated indoor pool. The main pool is situated on Deck 11 and it is surrounded by sun loungers and deckchairs. Saga Sapphire View from the Top is an outdoor cinema above the Beach Club- the first of the kind for Saga Cruises. Also on Deck 11 is a small golf course, called St Andrews.

Saga Cruises passengers are not comfortable with the concept “resort casual”. Saga sapphire is not dedicated to the 21st -century fashion. Most of the men wear ties and jackets even on casual evenings; suits are for informal nights. Also frequently used are the cravats and blazers, particularly among Britannia Club members. Women usually wear blouse-and-skirt combinations, dresses, light and airy or elegant cocktail outfits. The seven-night cruises have two formal nights; the two weeks voyages have three.

Tips for cabin stewards and waiters are included in fares. There are no gratuities added automatically on bar bills or spa treatments. The pound sterling is the currency on-board.

Follows the list of ShipCruise.org pages with related to Saga Sapphire ship information:

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  • Saga Sapphire deck plans
  • official website page.

Saga Sapphire ship cruise prices

The Saga Sapphire cruise schedule listed below shows all departures and tickets prices Per Person (double occupancy, USD). These are only the cheapest Saga Cruises Saga Sapphire cruise prices on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking.

All Saga Sapphire cruise prices shown below are indicative. Know, that Saga prices may change with departure dates approaching, discounts and promotions, deals inclusive of onboard credit, different travel agencies offers, etc.

Saga Sapphire itineraries 2014

Departure Itinerary / Schedule / Timetable Lowest price from
Dec 21 (Sun)
20-day from
Dover
Dec 21 (Dover, dep), Dec 24 (Lisbon), Dec 27 (St Cruz De La Palma), Dec 28 (Tenerife), Dec 29 (Gran Canaria), Dec 30 (Arrecife), Dec 31 - Jan 01 (Funchal), Jan 03 (Agadir), Jan 04 (Casablanca), Jan 07 (Porto), Jan 08 (Ferrol), Jan 10 (Southampton).

Saga Sapphire itinerary 2015 / cruises schedule

Departure Itinerary / Schedule / Timetable Lowest price from
Jan 10 (Sat)
15-day from
Southampton
Jan 10 (Southampton, dep), Jan 14 (Funchal), Jan 15 (St Cruz De La Palma), Jan 16 (Tenerife), Jan 17 (Gran Canaria), Jan 18 (Arrecife), Jan 19 (Agadir), Jan 20 (Casablanca), Jan 22 (Lisbon), Jan 25 (Southampton).
Jan 25 (Sun)
21-day from
Southampton
Jan 25 (Southampton, dep), Jan 29 (Casablanca), Jan 30 (Agadir), Feb 03 (Dakar), Feb 05 (Praia), Feb 06 (Mindelo), Feb 09 (Tenerife), Feb 10 (Funchal), Feb 12 (Lisbon), Feb 15 (Southampton).
Feb 16 (Mon)
19-day from
Southampton
Feb 16 (Southampton, dep), Feb 20 (Praia Da Vitoria), Feb 21 (Horta), Feb 22 (Ponta Delgada), Feb 25 (St Cruz De La Palma), Feb 26 (Gran Canaria), Feb 27 (Tenerife), Mar 01 (Funchal), Mar 03 (Casablanca), Mar 07 (Southampton).
Mar 07 (Sat)
4-day from
Southampton
Mar 07 (Southampton, dep), Mar 08 (Jersey), Mar 09 (Cherbourg), Mar 10 (Le Havre (Paris)), Mar 11 (Southampton).
Mar 11 (Wed)
12-day from
Southampton
Mar 11 (Southampton, dep), Mar 14 (Bergen), Mar 15 (Geiranger), Mar 16 (Andalsnes), Mar 18 (Lerwick), Mar 19 (Thorshavn), Mar 21 (Kirkwall), Mar 23 (Southampton).
Mar 23 (Mon)
13-day from
Southampton
Mar 23 (Southampton, dep), Mar 26 (Lisbon), Mar 28 (Agadir), Mar 29 (Arrecife), Mar 30 (Gran Canaria), Mar 31 (Tenerife), Apr 01 (Funchal), Apr 05 (Southampton).
Apr 05 (Sun)
31-day from
Southampton
Apr 05 (Southampton, dep), Apr 07 (Ferrol), Apr 10 (Cartagena), Apr 11 (Palma de Mallorca), Apr 13 (Tunis), Apr 16 - Apr 17 (Piraeus (Athens)), Apr 18 (Syros), Apr 19 (Thessaloniki), Apr 20 (Myrina), Apr 21 - Apr 22 (Canakkale), Apr 23 - Apr 24 (Istanbul), Apr 25 (Anzac Cove), Apr 27 (Iraklion), Apr 29 (La Valletta), May 02 (Gibraltar), May 06 (Southampton).
May 06 (Wed)
16-day from
Southampton
May 06 (Southampton, dep), May 08 (Kiel Canal), May 09 (Ronne), May 11 (Stockholm), May 12 (Helsinki), May 13 - May 14 (St Petersburg), May 15 (Tallinn), May 16 (Saaremaa), May 17 (Riga), May 19 (Warnemunde), May 20 (Kiel Canal), May 21 (IJmuiden), May 22 (Dover).
May 22 (Fri)
7-day from
Dover
May 22 (Dover, dep), May 24 (Stavanger), May 25 (Flam), May 26 (Skjolden), May 27 (Bergen), May 29 (Dover).
May 30 (Sat)
25-day from
Dover
May 30 (Dover, dep), Jun 02 (Porto), Jun 04 (Malaga), Jun 06 (Port Mahon), Jun 08 (La Valletta), Jun 10 (Hvar), Jun 11 (Zadar), Jun 12 (Venice), Jun 14 (Dubrovnik), Jun 15 (Corfu), Jun 17 (Cagliari), Jun 20 (Gibraltar), Jun 24 (Dover).
Jun 24 (Wed)
7-day from
Dover
Jun 24 (Dover, dep), Jun 26 (Bergen), Jun 27 (Geiranger), Jun 28 (Olden), Jun 29 (Jondal), Jul 01 (Dover).
Jul 01 (Wed)
18-day from
Dover
Jul 01 (Dover, dep), Jul 05 (Gibraltar), Jul 07 (Palma de Mallorca), Jul 09 (Civitavecchia (Rome)), Jul 10 (Livorno (Florence/Pisa)), Jul 12 (Barcelona), Jul 13 (Valencia), Jul 16 (Porto), Jul 19 (Dover).
Jul 19 (Sun)
8-day from
Dover
Jul 19 (Dover, dep), Jul 21 (Dublin), Jul 22 (Bangor), Jul 23 (Holyhead), Jul 24 (Cork), Jul 26 (Guernsey), Jul 27 (Dover).
Jul 27 (Mon)
16-day from
Dover
Jul 27 (Dover, dep), Jul 28 - Jul 29 (Kiel Canal), Jul 30 (Gdynia), Aug 01 (Stockholm), Aug 02 (Helsinki), Aug 03 - Aug 04 (St Petersburg), Aug 05 (Tallinn), Aug 06 (Saaremaa), Aug 07 (Riga), Aug 09 (Warnemunde), Aug 10 (Kiel Canal), Aug 11 (IJmuiden), Aug 12 (Dover).
Aug 12 (Wed)
11-day from
Dover
Aug 12 (Dover, dep), Aug 13 - Aug 14 (Kiel Canal), Aug 15 (Aalborg), Aug 16 (Fredericia), Aug 17 (Copenhagen), Aug 19 (Sandefjord), Aug 21 (Lerwick), Aug 23 (Dover).
Aug 23 (Sun)
18-day from
Dover
Aug 23 (Dover, dep), Aug 24 - Aug 25 (Kiel Canal), Aug 26 (Klaipeda), Aug 27 - Aug 28 (Stockholm), Aug 29 (Turku), Aug 30 (Helsinki), Aug 31 - Sep 02 (St Petersburg), Sep 03 (Tallinn), Sep 05 (Gdynia), Sep 06 (Sassnitz), Sep 07 (Warnemunde), Sep 08 (Kiel Canal), Sep 09 (IJmuiden), Sep 10 (Dover).
Sep 10 (Thu)
7-day from
Dover
Sep 10 (Dover, dep), Sep 12 (Oslo), Sep 13 (Kristiansand), Sep 14 (Bergen), Sep 15 (Stavanger), Sep 17 (Southampton).
Sep 17 (Thu)
4-day from
Southampton
Sep 17 (Southampton, dep), Sep 18 (Guernsey), Sep 19 (Le Havre (Paris)), Sep 20 (Cherbourg), Sep 21 (Southampton).
Sep 21 (Mon)
32-day from
Southampton
Sep 21 (Southampton, dep), Sep 25 (Ponta Delgada), Sep 30 (St Johns), Oct 02 (Iles de la Madeleine), Oct 03 (Corner Brook), Oct 04 (Havre St Pierre), Oct 05 (Sept-Iles), Oct 05 (Saguenay), Oct 07 (Quebec City), Oct 09 (Montreal), Oct 11 (Baie-Comeau), Oct 12 (Gaspe), Oct 14 (Halifax), Oct 16 (Sydney), Oct 23 (Southampton).
Oct 24 (Sat)
15-day from
Southampton
Oct 24 (Southampton, dep), Oct 27 (Lisbon), Oct 29 (Almeria), Oct 30 (Alicante), Oct 31 (Palma de Mallorca), Nov 01 (Barcelona), Nov 02 (Valencia), Nov 04 (Gibraltar), Nov 08 (Southampton).
Nov 08 (Sun)
14-day from
Southampton
Nov 08 (Southampton, dep), Nov 12 (Casablanca), Nov 14 (Arrecife), Nov 15 (Gran Canaria), Nov 16 (Tenerife), Nov 17 (St Cruz De La Palma), Nov 18 (Funchal), Nov 22 (Southampton).
Nov 22 (Sun)
15-day from
Southampton
Nov 22 (Southampton, dep), Nov 23 (Le Havre (Paris)), Nov 25 (Brest), Nov 27 (La Coruna), Nov 28 (Porto), Nov 29 (Lisbon), Nov 30 (Huelva), Dec 03 (Santander), Dec 04 - Dec 05 (Bordeaux), Dec 07 (Southampton).
Dec 07 (Mon)
34-day from
Southampton
Dec 07 (Southampton, dep), Dec 11 (Funchal), Dec 18 (Bridgetown), Dec 19 (Trinidad), Dec 20 (St Vincent), Dec 21 (Castries), Dec 22 (Pointe A Pitre), Dec 23 (St Johns), Dec 06 (Tortola), Dec 26 (Grand Turk), Dec 28 (Nassau), Dec 31 (Hamilton), Jan 06 (Ponta Delgada), Jan 10 (Southampton).

Saga Sapphire itinerary 2016 cruises

Departure Itinerary / Schedule / Timetable Lowest price from
Jan 10 (Sun)
15-day from
Southampton
Jan 10 (Southampton, dep), Jan 14 (Funchal), Jan 15 (St Cruz De La Palma), Jan 16 (La Gomera), Jan 17 (Tenerife), Jan 18 (Gran Canaria), Jan 19 (Arrecife), Jan 20 (Agadir), Jan 22 (Lisbon), Jan 25 (Southampton).
Jan 25 (Mon)
32-day from
Southampton
Jan 25 (Southampton, dep), Jan 29 (Praia Da Vitoria), Feb 04 (St Johns), Feb 05 (Tortola), Feb 06 (Roseau), Feb 07 (Castries), Feb 08 (St Georges), Feb 09 (Trinidad), Feb 10 (Bridgetown), Feb 11 (St Vincent), Feb 12 (Fort de France), Feb 13 (Pointe A Pitre), Feb 14 (Basseterre), Feb 21 (Ponta Delgada), Feb 24 (Ferrol), Feb 26 (Southampton).
Feb 26 (Fri)
15-day from
Southampton
Feb 26 (Southampton, dep), Feb 29 (Bergen), Mar 01 (Andalsnes), Mar 03 (Tromso), Mar 04 (Alta), Mar 07 (Narvik), Mar 09 (Alesund), Mar 12 (Southampton).
Mar 12 (Sat)
30-day from
Southampton
Mar 12 (Southampton, dep), Mar 15 (Lisbon), Mar 17 (Cartagena), Mar 19 (Cagliari), Mar 21 (Argostoli (Kefallinia)), Mar 22 (Corfu), Mar 23 (Igoumenitsa), Mar 24 (Katakolon (Olympia)), Mar 25 (Piraeus (Athens)), Mar 26 (Canakkale), Mar 27 (Istanbul), Mar 29 (Cesme), Mar 30 (Kusadasi (Ephesus)), Mar 31 (Marmaris), Apr 01 (Rhodes), Apr 02 (Iraklion), Apr 04 (La Valletta), Apr 07 (Gibraltar), Apr 11 (Southampton).

Saga Sapphire accidents

 Date, location  Accident / Incident Report
May 16, 2014 Saga Sapphire accidents, incidents at ShipCruise.org

  • A fire aboard the ship left her stranded, with no power, off  Scotland’s west coast. No passengers were injured. After the repairs were completed, the ship resumed voyage.

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