29 June 2016, 01:00

And now for something completely different ... Captain Rentell's Final Mystery Cruise

Cruise passengers looking for something completely different can join a voyage full of suspense and intrigue on Captain Rentell's Final Mystery Cruise.

Only Captain Rentell, the Chief Purser, watch-keepers and shore excursion staff are privy to the ports of call on this 24-night cruise and it’s kept under wraps - so there’s lots of guessing until the 720-passenger ship docks and the captain reveals the destination.

Cruise fans with a sense of adventure can enjoy trying to work out which destinations Saga’s longest-serving captain will choose next.

All passenger electronic charts on the ship are turned off to ensure there is no cheating and that each port really is a surprise!

Passengers can puzzle over the route to their hearts’ content or simply join in the myriad of activities and entertainment on the ship.

Guests can expect the atmosphere on board to be light-hearted because even the crew do not know where they are going.

Captain Rentell comments “My final mystery cruise?'....well, that is the only information that will be given that isn't a mystery! Considering that in previous similarly named cruises I have taken passengers to Murmansk, launched a hot air balloon at the top of Norway, seen horizontal snow in Oslo and at least half a dozen Christmas markets in various places on the continent, just what can I provide on this, my very last mystery?”

Saga Sapphire is an elegant ship with a friendly, informal atmosphere. The spacious public areas are chic, with a funky twist, and the cabins are spacious. The ship has her own Beach Club and pool, as well as a crazy golf course.

This all-inclusive cruise includes selected house-brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks plus wine with lunch and dinner and features fine dining and the speciality Asian restaurant, East to West, can be booked at no extra charge.

Travelling for more than three weeks opens up endless possibilities for Captain Rentell so North, South, East, West? Only Captain Rentell knows best!


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

24 nights from £4,929 departing from Southampton on November 7, 2016

Price includes UK travel package to and from Southampton, all meals and entertainment, selected house-brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 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.

Editors: Saga Holidays is the winner of 16 Gold British Travel Awards 2015 including Best Small Ships Cruise Line, Best Specialist Cruise Line (Ocean) and Best Cruise Line for Customer Service.

Saga is a leading provider of products and services primarily tailored for customers over the age of 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has been carefully developed over the past 60 years to become one of the most recognised and trusted brands among UK consumers aged over 50. Saga is synonymous in the UK with the over 50s market and is recognised for its high quality products and services. These include cruises and holidays, home and motor insurance, savings and share dealing and the UK’s award winning Saga Magazine.



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