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15 August 2016, 01:00

Saga launches brand new Cruise Trade team

Saga has launched a brand new ‘Cruise Trade team’ focused on promoting Saga cruises to the trade. The team was launched on the 25th July 2016 and comprises 3 members of staff, Sukina Fagg - National Account Manager, Wayne Beard - Cruise Sales Executive for the North and Laura Croft - Cruise Sales Executive South

Sukina Fagg says “Initially we will be focusing on cruise specialists, ensuring our technology is in line with their needs, providing training for sales teams, arranging ship visits and attending as many trade shows as possible! We will also be working alongside retail teams that might be cruise focused.”

In 2015, the over 50s in the UK spent approx £2.2 billion on cruise holidays and a quarter* (25%) of over 50s say that they would go on a cruise if they could take a trip with no limitations (i.e. time, money or health). “Ship passenger days” have also increased by 6.7% to 336,000, cruising is fast becoming a favourite choice of holiday.

Saga currently has two ships in its fleet, Saga Sapphire carrying 720 passengers and Saga Pearl II carrying 449. In September 2015, Saga announced its intention to build its own ship, aiming for delivery in Autumn 2019.

All Saga cruises include:
• Return chauffeur service to the port, or free car parking
• Optional travel insurance provided by Cigna Insurance Services (Europe) Limited and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
• A choice of wines with lunch and dinner
• All on-board gratuities
• 24-hour room service
• Free shuttle bus to take you to the nearest town centre
• Free Wi-Fi internet
• Porterage of luggage

Contact PR Manager Naomi Thornton Email or call 01303 772499


*Populus interviewed 8,161 Saga respondents, all aged 50+, online between 19 and 25 July 2016.
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.

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