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Captain Julian Burgess

If you get up early, when most of the guests are still asleep, you might see Captain Burgess walking around the deck, in the gym, or a little later, cycling around that day’s port. He really is our keep fit Captain!

The newest member of the Saga Cruise family, Captain Burgess hails from East Sussex, and was first inspired to try life at sea by his brother, who was already working on ships as a Communications Officer. Beginning as a cadet aged just 17, he has gone on to a prestigious career working for P&O Cruises, Cunard and Princess, with the past 12 years spent in command as a ship Captain.

And those sports he’s passionate about? Not only does Captain Burgess love exploring the destinations on his bike, but is also a big fan of golf, tennis and skiing, while a newer interest is exploring Central Europe with his family in a motorhome!

With his wealth of experience, passion for travel and warm personality, we’re delighted to welcome him on board Saga’s small ships for the next stage of his career.

Captain Burgess will take command of Saga Sapphire for the first time on the Canaries to Casablanca cruise, sailing out of Southampton on December 1, 2016 headed for Madeira, Tenerife, La Gomera, Gran Canaria, Morocco and mainland Spain.

 

Join Captain Burgess onboard...

Departure Date Holiday Name Number of Nights Departure Point  
January 22, 2018 Murder Mystery in the Caribbean 32 nights Southampton
May 10, 2018 Scandinavian Cities 10 nights Dover
May 21, 2018 Scenic Springtime Fjords 8 nights Dover
May 29, 2018 Isle of Man and the TT 7 nights Dover
June 5, 2018 Treasures of the Baltic 15 nights Dover
June 20, 2018 Round the Island Regatta 4 nights Dover
June 24, 2018 Adventure to the North Cape 15 nights Dover
September 13, 2018 Scandinavian Seascapes 7 nights Dover