10 October 2018, 10:24

Party like it’s 199

Party like it’s 199: Italy

Try on a toga and dine at a Roman banquet while Spirit of Discovery sails into the Med

  • VIP door-to-door UK travel service*
  • Love it of your money back guarantee*
  • Explore Ashore team onboard every cruise to tailor trips ashore

A Roman banquet will put guests in the mood to explore Italy’s past and present aboard Saga’s new luxury boutique cruise ship.

The Spirit of Discovery cruise offers the chance to visit Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, as well as Gibraltar and the Spanish pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela.

There are lectures on the history of the Roman Empire, as well as dining on dishes that the Romans would have enjoyed.

Guests can take guided excursions to the attractions of Rome, from the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel, to the Forum, Colosseum and Spanish Steps or talk to Saga’s on board ‘Explore Ashore’ team who can help with arrangements for independent travel.

The cruise, Roman Italy and Sardinia, on November 18, 2019, also includes a Saga Cruises’ maiden call to Piombino, Tuscany, the base for an excursion to Pisa. Other ports of call include Porto Torres, said to have been founded by Julius Caesar, and Salerno, on the Almalfi Coast.

Gibraltar, Malaga, and Ferrol – for tours to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Santiago de Compostela – are also included on this alluring itinerary.

*Money back guarantee
Saga is so confident that first-time guests will love life on board its award-winning cruise ships that it is offering early flights home and a refund of the cruise fare to anyone who does not enjoy the sailing.

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

16 nights from £3,763 per person, departing Southampton on November 18, 2019. Price includes UK travel package, 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 wifi, 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.

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.

Price based on two people sharing the lowest available balcony cabin grade 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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**UK Travel service included up to 250 miles each way or choose included rail or coach travel if preferred.

Price Promise (Saga Pearl II, Saga Sapphire and Spirit of Discovery only): Should we ever reduce our prices or bring in a new special offer after you book (optional ad-hoc services are excluded), we’ll work out the difference and pass the value of the saving back to you. This applies as long as the discounted holiday is exactly the same package offered under exactly the same terms of sale (which means the full terms that apply to your holiday contract, including your cabin grade and whether your cabin is allocated at the time of booking or at embarkation). In calculating any possible saving due, we’ll take into consideration all offers and discounts that were applied at the time of booking and compare the overall price that you’ve been charged with the current price. We will pass on the value of the saving in the form of a higher grade cabin, on-board credit or other value added benefit




Alex Brazier