18 April 2016, 01:00

Saga releases four new short cruises for 2017

Four to six-night sailings from Dover and Southampton to attract first-time cruise passengers

Prices from £499 and highlights include:
Overnight calls in Rouen and Falmouth
Time to explore pretty St Peter Port in Guernsey
Christmas markets in Germany, Holland and Belgium
Gardens theme with visits to Giverny and the Eden Project
Saga’s new 2017 cruise calendar includes four short sailings to tempt new-to-cruise passengers to
jump aboard for a taste of life on the small and welcoming Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II.

Several of the cruises include Bank Holiday weekends so passengers who need to keep an eye on their annual leave have an even better chance to squeeze in a short break.

Prices start from £499 and include UK travel to and from the port, accommodation and meals, a choice of wines at lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, Wi-Fi, all gratuities, on board entertainment and optional insurance cover.


Easter Escape, April 14, from £499
Chic Saga Sapphire sails from Southampton to Cherbourg, France; St Peter Port, Guernsey and Le Havre, France to enjoy a day in Honfleur or Paris, before returning to Dover.


A French Interlude, August 12, from £769
720-passenger Saga Sapphire sails from Dover to St Peter Port, Guernsey and Cherbourg and Brest, France, before returning to Dover. Optional tours include a visit to see the Bayeux Tapestry and the pretty villages of La Hague.

Continental Christmas Markets, December 3, from £649
Guests can soak up the festive spirit with a return sailing from Southampton to some of Europe’s loveliest Christmas markets. Saga Sapphire calls at Bremerhaven for Bremen, Germany; Ijmuiden for Amsterdam, Holland and Zeebrugge for Bruges, Belgium.


May Bank Holiday Getaway, April 30, from £861
This spring mini-cruise to the Continent on 449-passenger Saga Pearl II features overnight calls in Rouen, in Normandy, and Falmouth, in Cornwall, to offer added time to explore these lovely ports, plus there is a call to St Peter Port, in Guernsey. The cruise has a gardens theme with options to visit Monet’s garden at Giverny and the Eden Project or Trebah Gardens in Cornwall.


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

Price is per person based on two people sharing the lowest available Inside cabin, and includes any relevant booking discount. Fares were correct at the time of sending and is subject to availability and change. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for details.

Optional travel insurance is provided by Cigna Insurance Services (Europe) Limited and additional cancellation rights.

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 aged 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.



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