06 December 2018, 10:01

The ultimate fairy tale

The ultimate fairy tale: USA 2

Broadway, Bermuda and Barbados feature in 35-night festive voyage aboard Spirit of Discovery

  • Overnight stays in New York and Bermuda
  • Alligator seeking in the Everglades and a trip to Cape Canaveral
  • Take part in a Broadway-style show performance

Experience the magic of the festive season in New York and see in the New Year with a deck party beneath the stars in Bermuda on Spirit of Discovery’s historic 35-night Fairy Tale of New York voyage.

After her maiden Atlantic crossing from Southampton, the luxury boutique ship sails into the Caribbean with calls to Barbados, Dominica, St Maarten and Puerto Rico for days on palm-fringed powder-white sandy beaches or sunshine tours.

The journey continues to the USA with highlights including an optional helicopter ride over Key West, looking for alligators on an airboat through the Everglades from Miami and visiting the space centre at Cape Canaveral.

Christmas Day is spent at sea before a call to Norfolk, home to the oldest US naval port, and a legendary sail in to New York where festive lights sparkle over the city.

An overnight stay in the Big Apple offers time to join city tours while the ship’s Explore Ashore team can assist with independent exploration from helicopter flights to sourcing Broadway show tickets.

The next stop is St George, in Bermuda, with another overnight mooring to see in the New Year as well as lazing on pink-sand beaches or touring the oldest English colonial town in the New World.

During days at sea there are lectures and entertainment including Latin music, talks on current affairs by experts, and the chance to rehearse and perform in a Broadway-style show.

For relaxation the spa, pools, observation lounge and library await – and there’s even a secret terrace for dreamy times on deck.

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

35 nights from £9,529 per person departing Southampton Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Price includes all meals and entertainment on board, VIP return transfers‡ 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 an Inside Guarantee cabin where guests receive their cabin number shortly before sailing (or at embarkation) and not at the time of booking. Your cabin may be located anywhere on the ship and twin cabins may have two single beds or one double bed. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for further details. Fare was correct at the time of going to print and is subject to availability and change.


Saga is a specialist in the provision of products and services for life after 50. The Saga brand is one of the most recognised and trusted brands in the UK and is known for its high level of customer service and its high quality, award winning products and services including cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and publishing. Visit saga.co.uk

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

‡ Private chauffeur service up to 75 miles each way, shared chauffeur service from 76-250 miles



Alex Brazier