About This Line
Saga Holidays, the U.K.-based tour company founded in 1951 and designed to offer vacation packages to mature travelers, started its cruise program in 1975 with charter sailings. After building a 20-year reputation for comfortable cruise travel, Saga purchased its first ship in 1996, the venerable Sagafjord, and renamed it Saga Rose. Following the success of Saga Rose, her former sister ship Vistafjord was acquired in 2004 and sails as Saga Ruby. Itineraries brim with longer sailings to far-flung corners of the globe, making Saga voyages destination oriented.
Classic cruisers in every sense of the word, Saga's passengers are travelers who expect inspiring itineraries coupled with traditional onboard amenities and comfortable surroundings. In the style of Saga Holidays' land-based tours, Saga Cruises takes care of the details that discerning passengers don't wish to leave to chance—from providing insurance and arranging visas to placing fruit and water in every cabin.
Activities and entertainment range from dance lessons to presentations of West End-style productions, from computer software lessons to lectures on wide-ranging topics. Wine-tasting, deck game competitions, classical concerts, and even Bingo are found on the daily programs. Both ships have card rooms, but you won't find casinos.
With numerous accommodations designed for solo cruisers, Saga Cruises are particularly friendly for senior singles. Especially convenient on lengthy sailings, each ship features complimentary self-service launderettes and ironing facilities. The Sage Building, Folkestone, CT20 3SE. 1303/771-111. www.sagacruises.com. Cruise Style: Premium.
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