With the launch of their stunning new ship, Spirit of Adventure, Saga now offers more boutique experiences than ever before
The only small ships built for the British market and offering inclusive value, Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery are inspired by the world’s finest boutique hotels – with cuisine and superior service to match.
Spirit of Adventure’s inaugural season is now underway; this 999-passenger ship features all-balcony cabins, an Art Deco-style lido, five restaurants including three speciality dining venues, a supper club, spa and thoughtfully designed theatre. It’s no wonder that Saga CEO Nigel Banks has referred to it as “a five-star hotel that happens to float”.
Boutique ships sail where other cruise lines can’t, and Spirit of Discovery is also on course to visit an array of enticing destinations, from Greenland to the Gulf of Bothnia and, of course, the Caribbean. Take a look below at some of the routes you can enjoy over the coming months.
Spirit of Adventure
Taste of the Continent
Departing from Dover, this five-night cruise gives you the opportunity to explore a trio of European ports including Rotterdam and IJmuiden in the Netherlands, and Zeebrugge in Belgium. Along with your included excursion in IJmuiden (for Amsterdam), a choice of optional excursions allows you to discover the modern skylines and architectural gems of Rotterdam and the canal network in the Unesco-listed city of Amsterdam. You’ll then sail to the busy port of Zeebrugge, the gateway to Bruges and Flanders’ second largest city, Ghent.
October 5, 2021; from £1,033pp based on two passengers
Flavours of Western France and Spain
This 14-night voyage covers the length of France and the Iberian Peninsula, and includes four excursions in Brest (France), Santander and Vigo (Spain) and Leixões for Porto (Portugal). Calling at seven ports in total, you’ll trace the coasts of Brittany and the Iberian Peninsula, and indulge in local culture and culinary highlights. Foodies will relish the chance to discover the famed vineyards of the Loire Valley and Douro River, along with the gourmet gastronomy of ‘Green Spain’.
October 10, 2021; from £2,995pp based on two passengers
Treasures of the Croatian Coast
Departing from Southampton and with six included excursions in Spain, Malta, Croatia, Italy and Menorca, this rewarding 22-night cruise is a treat for those looking to soak up Mediterranean culture. You’ll enjoy an extended stay in captivating Venice with its piazzas and myriad of waterways, and explore the Adriatic coast, discovering the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik and the Roman Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Other itinerary highlights include the islands of Malta and Menorca, as well as lesser-visited Kotor.
October 24, 2021; from £4,849pp based on two passengers
This is the perfect mini boutique cruise, with five nights sailing round-trip from Southampton to IJmuiden, Netherlands; Zeebruge (for Bruges), Belgium and Cherboug, France, plus two included excursions to Unesco-listed Bruges, which was founded by the Vikings, and the port town of Cherbourg, steeped in maritime history. There’s also the chance to visit historic Ghent, characterful Amsterdam, the Normandy D-Day landing beaches and the famous Bayeux Tapestry.
November 15, 2021; from £1,065pp based on two passengers
Charming Canary Islands
Embark on a sun-filled island-hopping adventure on this stunning 16-night voyage. Featuring five included excursions in Madeira, La Palma, Gran Canaria, Morocco and Spain, you’ll take in colonial treasures, bustling markets, verdant forests and lunar-like landscapes. You’ll also stop in lesser-frequented La Gomera, before visiting Casablanca en route back to Southampton. This is a great option for nature lovers, with opportunities to spot whales in Santa Cruz or rare wildlife in the Garajonay National Park in San Sebastián, the capital of La Gomera.
November 20, 2021; from £3,899pp based on two passengers
Spirit of Discovery
Rhythm of the Caribbean
Departing Southampton, this 30-night no-fly cruise allows you to swiftly tick off your winter getaway wish list, as it includes eight Caribbean islands and two visits to discover the stunning natural beauty of the Azores. Stops include Antigua, St Lucia and Grenada, as well as the colourful capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, while no Caribbean voyage would be complete without a call at vibrant Barbados. Along with Saga’s signature chauffeur service to and from your ship, you’ll also enjoy six excursions in six different islands.
January 21, 2022; from £10,891pp based on two passengers
For intrepid travellers looking even further ahead in 2022, Spirit of Discovery will also be sailing around Greenland for an up-close encounter with incredible natural wonders and world-class wildlife, while its Baltic cruises to the Gulf of Bothnia offer culture vultures a blend of world-class art, architecture and history, in cities such as Stockholm and Copenhagen.