21 January 2016, 00:00
Dance with the stars!
• First Time Cruisers receive up to £400 discount*
Guests on Saga Sapphire’s all inclusive Mediterranean Odyssey cruise will be able to watch dazzling dance performances by the stars of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing this springtime. The professional dancers including current stars Kevin & Karen Clifton and former star Robin Windsor will be on board during the 30-day cruise which departs on March 12, 2016.
There will also be special dance workshops led by the professionals and Q&A evenings where guests will be able to learn more about the dancers’ training and careers including on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing where the show enjoyed ratings of 8.4 million viewers at the end of 2015.
After-dinner dances, from the waltz to the cha-cha, will follow the dancing stars' inspirational lead and everyone from beginners to keen dance enthusiasts will be able to dance the night away in the Britannia Lounge.
This all-inclusive, no-fly cruise will depart from Southampton, visiting 17 ports of call including the sun-kissed islands of Sardinia, Crete, Rhodes, Gibraltar and Malta as well as fabulous ports on the Spanish, Greek, Turkish and Portuguese coastlines.
Saga Sapphire is a small ship that’s all about fun. She carries no more than 720 passengers and the friendly crew offer an exceptionally professional and attentive service. As well as dancing, guests can enjoy the quirky outdoor Beach Club with its crazy golf course and pool which is just the place for an ice cream cone or traditional British fish and chips served in special Saga Sapphire ‘newspaper’!
For details visit saga.co.uk/cruises or call 0800 50 50 30
30 nights from £4,899 departing March 12, 2016. Price includes UK travel package to and from Southampton, all meals and entertainment, all-inclusive drinks - selected wines at lunch and dinner, house-branded spirits, draught beer and lager and soft drinks, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, 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 of £53 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 located anywhere on the ship and twin cabins may have either two single beds or one double bed. Further terms and conditions apply.
* Savings of up to £400 per person are available when booked on or before January 31, 2016. Savings are off the current fare at the time of booking and exact saving depends on chosen cabin grade. Greater savings are available to those who have previously sailed with Saga Cruising. Offers are applicable to new bookings only and as cabins at the offer fares are limited, Saga reserves the right to extend, reduce or withdraw offers at anytime without notice.
Saga Cruises offer small, elegant ships that are cosy and intimate, yet spacious enough to provide all the amenities passengers need. Due to the size of Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II, they can sail to the heart of destinations beyond the reach of larger ships in comfort and style. Saga Sapphire carries more than 720 passengers and Saga Pearl II just 449. All Saga cruises include Door-to-door chauffeur service, Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required, All onboard gratuities, 24 hour room service, a free shuttle bus to take you to the nearest town centre and porterage of luggage.
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.