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Saga Cruises launches round Britain sailings for summer 2021: Saga British Isles cruises - Spirit of Discovery

29 March 2021, 10:02

Saga Cruises launches round Britain sailings for summer 2021

Saga Cruises has launched its summer 2021 UK cruise programme with four all-inclusive itineraries to choose from: ‘Scottish Highlands and Islands’, ‘Great British Isles Adventure’ and ‘Northern Isles to the Fjords’ will all be hosted by Spirit of Discovery while, for the first time, guests can also book the ‘The Inaugural Cruise on Spirit of Adventure’, Saga Cruises’ brand-new boutique ship.

Saga Cruises has today launched its summer 2021 UK cruise programme with four all-inclusive itineraries to choose from: ‘Scottish Highlands and Islands’, ‘Great British Isles Adventure’ and ‘Northern Isles to the Fjords’ will all be hosted by Spirit of Discovery while, for the first time, guests can also book the ‘The Inaugural Cruise on Spirit of Adventure’, Saga Cruises’ brand-new boutique ship.

Nigel Blanks, CEO of Saga Cruises, said:

“We know how much our guests want to get travelling again so we are delighted to be launching our all-inclusive, round-Britain Summer cruise itineraries taking in destinations from the Orkney Islands to the Norwegian Fjords*.

“The inaugural cruise of our brand-new boutique ship, ‘Spirit of Adventure’ will be a real highlight. Like Spirit of Discovery, she has a spacious feel and every detail has been designed with our guests in mind, from the modern, contemporary feel to the fantastic range of facilities and our incredibly high service standards.

“I can confidently say that our guests are in for a really exceptional experience and they can board with peace of mind, knowing we take their health and well-being incredibly seriously. We are asking all our guests to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine prior to joining our cruises and, as they rightly expect, all necessary precautions and the highest standards of cleanliness will be observed on board.”

Guests will be able to choose from four all-inclusive itineraries over five travel dates:

  • Scottish Highlands and Islands departing Tilbury on June 27th, 2021 aboard Spirit of Discovery** for six nights calling at Lerwick on the Shetland Islands, followed by Scrabster and Invergordon before returning to Tilbury. Sight-seeing tours of Lerwick and Invergordon are included. All cabins feature a balcony and prices start from £1,154 per person.
  • Great British Isles Adventure departing from Tilbury on July 11th, 2021 aboard Spirit of Discovery for 14 nights, calling at Falmouth, Holyhead, Belfast, Greenock, Ullapool, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Newhaven and Newcastle and disembarking back in Tilbury. Sight-seeing tours of Belfast, Kirkwall, Edinburgh and Newcastle are included. All cabins feature a balcony and prices start from £3,375 per person.
  • From the Northern Isles to the Fjords* departing from Tilbury aboard Spirit of Discovery on July 3, 2021 or July 25, 2021 for six nights, calling at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, cruising Sognefjord in Norway, Lerwick in the Shetland Islands and Stornoway followed by Scrabster in Scotland before returning to Tilbury. Sight-seeing tours of Kirkwall and Lerwick are included. All cabins feature a balcony and prices start from £1,539 per person.
  • The Inaugural Cruise on Spirit of Adventure*** departing Tilbury on July 26th for 15 nights and heading to Newcastle, Newhaven, Dundee, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Ullapool, Cruise St Kilda, Greenock, Belfast, Douglas, Holyhead, Bristol and Falmouth before disembarking in Dover. Sight-seeing tours of Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast and Bristol are also included. All cabins feature a balcony and prices from £3,458 per person.

As a gesture of thanks for their loyalty, guests whose Saga Cruises had been cancelled due to Covid were proactively offered the option to rebook on to the British Isles cruises prior to them going on general sale today.

Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery are both small by today’s ship standards, hosting a maximum of 999 guests each. They have a modern, contemporary look and feel and offer guests the choice of five restaurants, bars and entertainment facilities including the signature Britannia lounge with a dance floor and live entertainment, theatre, salon and sports amenities. Outdoor facilities include an observation deck, impressive wraparound promenade and terrace, pool, games area, sports court and deck games.  

These exciting new summer cruises all include a choice of complementary UK travel to and from the port including a private door-to-door chauffeur service up to 250 miles each way, car parking near the port, domestic flights or standard class rail or coach travel. 

There are no hidden costs on-board either. Saga Cruises come with all dining and house drinks including a selection of wines with lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi, on-board gratuities, fitness facilities, 24-hour room service, sightseeing tours in selected ports, entertainment (from lectures to recitals), porterage of luggage, shuttle buses to nearest town centres and travel insurance with up to £5m coronavirus cover included. All of this backed up by the Saga Cruise Promise - in the event that a cruise price is reduced guests will be the given the value of the difference back.

And as guests would expect from Saga Cruises, a company with the Lloyd’s Register Shield+ accreditation for health and hygiene, health and well-being is at the forefront of the planning for the resumption of services. Saga is asking all guests to have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine prior to boarding the ships and the company’s dedicated health and safety team are ensuring rigorous standards are set and adhered to on board.

Guests can view the full brochure online and can book now at saga.co.uk/cruise, on 0800 50 50 30 or through their travel agent.

Contact information:

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Notes to editors

Notes to editors:

  • All prices include travel insurance (coronavirus cover included) and cancellation cover, or a reduction if they are not required
  • Terms and conditions apply. Please check saga.co.uk/cruise for details
  • All cruises subject to availability
  • *In line with Government restrictions, guests will only be able to disembark at British ports. The Fjords cruising is purely scenic.
  • **Spirit of Discovery has 10 passenger decks and can carry up to 999 passengers. It has 554 all-balcony cabins including 109 single balcony cabins, five global restaurants including The Grand Dining Room, The Grill, Coast to Coast (seafood speciality), East to West and The Club by Jools (steakhouse). The Living Room also offers coffee, snacks and a full bar service and South Cape Bar is the ship’s main bar. Outdoor facilities include an observation deck, full wraparound promenade and terrace, pool, games area, sports court and deck games. Entertainment and wellbeing facilities include The Playhouse (a 444-seat theatre with raked seating, home to Saga Cruise’s resident performance company), the signature Britannia Lounge with a dance floor and live entertainment, The Library with café, craft and card rooms, The Spa with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam and treatment rooms, The Salon, a gym, shop and medical centre.
  • ***Spirit of Adventure has 10 passenger decks and can carry up to 999 passengers. It has 554 all-balcony cabins including 109 single balcony cabins. Restaurants include the Dining Room main restaurant, The Grill, Amalfi (Italian speciality), Khukuri House (Nepalese speciality), The Supper Club, (steakhouse and live entertainment venue). The Living Room offers coffee, snacks and full bar service and the North Cape Bar is the ship’s main bar. Outdoor facilities include an observation deck, full wraparound promenade and terrace, outdoor pool, games area, sports court and deck games. Entertainment and wellbeing facilities include The Playhouse (a 444-seat theatre with raked seating, home to Saga Cruise’s resident performance company), the signature Britannia Lounge with a dance floor and live entertainment, The Library with café, craft and card rooms, The Spa with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam and treatment rooms, The Salon, gym, a shop and medical centre.

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