20 March 2024, 09:27

From Classical Greece to Ancient Egypt - Experience the best of the Eastern Mediterranean this September

From Classical Greece to Ancient Egypt - Experience the best of the Eastern Mediterranean this September: DST Greece EXT 17552b

Saga Cruises, the UK’s leading cruise line for the over 50s, is promoting its From Classical Greece to Ancient Egypt cruise on Spirit of Discovery, with a new special offer of £7,550 per person (previously it was £7,950pp).  The 26 night all-inclusive cruise sails from Dover this September and includes opportunities to visit some iconic world sites such as the Acropolis in Athens, Egypt’s Sphinx and Pyramids, and the Tomb of the Kings in Paphos, Cyprus.

Guests on this unforgettable cruise of the eastern Mediterranean will discover all about the rise and fall of the great civilisations of this region, as well as experience its rich culture and heritage. 

The itinerary includes highlights such as Sicily, Crete, Rhodes, the Turkish port of Antalya, which is steeped in Roman and Ottoman influences, and Paphos in Cyprus, with its archaeological treasures.  It also includes Alexandria in Egypt, plus Piraeus, which offers a gateway to ancient Athens, as well as Nafplion, which is a new port of call for Saga Cruises and offers the opportunity to visit Epidaurus.  The voyage continues to Valletta in Malta, the Knights of St John’s ‘Golden City’, before experiencing the exotic fusion of Spanish and Moroccan culture in Ceuta.

From Classical Greece to Ancient Egypt departs Dover on 9th September 2024.  The cruise is priced from £7,550 per person, based on two people sharing a guaranteed standard balcony cabin.

There are seven excursions available in: Gibraltar; Syracuse, Sicily; Rhodes Town, Rhodes; Paphos, Cyprus; Alexandria, Egypt; Athens (from Piraeus), Greece and Valletta, Malta.

Saga’s Ocean cruises are all-inclusive, with a complimentary door-to-door chauffeur service, or Saga can arrange car parking near the port, or domestic flights. There are no hidden costs on-board and included are speciality dining options in a choice of restaurants, as well as house drinks including a selection of cocktails, draft beers and lagers, wines, spirits, mixers and soft drinks. Also complimentary are the Wi-Fi, gratuities, fitness facilities, 24-hour room service, sightseeing tours in selected ports, entertainment (from lectures to recitals to shows), porterage of luggage, shuttle buses to nearest town centres and travel insurance.

Additionally, guests will be joined by wildlife experts from ORCA, the foremost European whale and dolphin conservation charity, devoted to studying marine wildlife and protecting it for future generations and have the chance to spot whales, dolphins, seabirds and an array of other wildlife throughout the voyage.

Book online at saga.co.uk/sd145 or call 0808 273 6463.

Saga’s brand-new season of 2025 all inclusive no-fly cruises launches in the coming weeks, sailing aboard sister ships Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery. To find out more about Saga’s award-winning boutique ocean cruises, visit www.saga.co.uk/cruise.




Sarah Lloyd-Morrison

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About Saga


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 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.