Join us on board for a welcoming cruise experience
Our small-ship cruises are perfect if you’re travelling solo, and we pride ourselves on our friendly welcome and thoughtful service, every step of the way.
You’ll find that our smaller, classic ships have a sociable atmosphere that will instantly put you at ease. And with fewer people on board, you’ll never feel lost in a crowd of thousands either. It’s also makes it very easy to find your way around the ship – though if you’re ever in doubt, you’ll find our friendly crew are always eager to help out.
We also offer a fantastic range of cabins for those cruising solo, so you can enjoy your own space and won’t have to pay an extra supplement on a double cabin. Plus we plan many exclusive events and activities just for our single guests – in addition to the packed programme you can enjoy as standard on all our cruises.
So why not discover our special style of single cruising for yourself. We’d love to welcome you aboard!
Even if this is the first time you’ve been away on your own, you’ll be surprised at how easy and hassle-free it is to cruise with Saga.
It’s 100% free to call and plan your cruise with our friendly Cruise Consultants – all are based right here in the UK at our Head Office and can help you choose the perfect itinerary and ship for you.
They will also advise about the selection of single cabins that are available. But be quick, they’re very popular and tend to be snapped up fast!
We also have a freephone customer service line available seven days a week, handy if you have any questions about any aspect of your cruise later on. Or try our new live webchat, available by clicking ‘chat now’ on the orange button above.
Your Cruise Consultant will also take care of your pre-travel plans, from optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required, to travel to the port or car parking, even tourist visas (if you need them) – all included at no extra charge.
It’s just part of the great-value package you’ll enjoy when cruising with us. Other things included are all meals and entertainment, wine with lunch and dinner (for all cruises from April 2016), on-board gratuities, free Wi-Fi internet and so much more.
With so much included upfront, you’ll be free to budget for your holiday without worrying about the costs mounting up later on.
With Saga, you’ll never have to worry about travelling on your own to the port – as we include a return chauffeur service on every cruise.
So when the big day arrives, a chauffeur will meet you at home, load your luggage and whisk you off to Dover or Southampton. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! When you arrive, we’ll even carry the bags from the car, so you won’t see them again until you enter your cabin. Talk about hassle free!
Or if you want to drive yourself, we offer free car parking at or near the port – again included in the price.
And as soon as you step on board, you’re sure to feel at ease straight away. The sailaway cocktail party is a great place to meet some of your fellow guests – and the free drinks are sure to put you in the holiday mood!
Remember, our cruises are exclusively for those aged 50 or over, so you’ll be in the company of like-minded people every step of the way.
The first place on board you’ll get to know will be your cabin, where your luggage will be waiting for you.
Both Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II have been treated to extensive refits in recent years, a big part of which was making up to a fifth of the cabins exclusively for single cruisegoers. So you won’t have to compromise on your personal space or facilities just because you’re cruising solo. There are even a few Single Suites available on each ship, perfect if you really want to treat yourself.
Whichever grade of cabin you’ve selected, you can be sure that it will be well-appointed with an en-suite bathroom, dressing table or writing desk, a wardrobe, flat-screen TV and DVD, safe, mini-fridge and everything else you need. You can also enjoy your own personal cabin steward, 24-hour room service and a nightly turndown service to welcome you back at the end of every evening – all at no extra charge.
Throughout the cruise, your Daily Programme will bring you a great choice of free lectures, activities, quizzes, dance classes and entertainment. Just come along to anything you fancy: our Cruise Directors will make sure that you get together with like-minded people to join in the fun.
On the other hand, there are plenty of quiet corners on the ship where you can read a book from the library, listen to music, grab an iPad to make use of the free Wi-Fi, or simply relax on your own. It’s totally up to you.
Dining is also a big part of the cruising experience, and we’ve got this covered too. All restaurants have an open seating arrangement, so you can choose to sit with other single people or with a table of couples, meet new people every night or reserve a table to share with new friends. Our helpful maître d’ will arrange everything for you – just tell them what you prefer.
We also organise plenty of activities exclusively for our solo customers.
For example, there’s our ‘Singles Mingle’ drinks party so you can get together early on in the cruise, and a special Singles Luncheon, where you’ll meet many of your fellow independent travellers.
If it’s a port day and everyone is heading out to explore – either on an excursion or independently – we also arrange a singles meet up. This is great if you want to link up with others when you go ashore, but would rather not go alone.
And if you’ve booked a shore excursion and find that you know someone else who’s also going, just tell us: we’ll make sure you’re on the same bus so you can travel together.
We also have a variety of holidays exclusively for solo travellers.