The perfect welcome for solo guests
Around a fifth of our guests sail solo. They enjoy the sociable atmosphere aboard our small, friendly ships, which will instantly put you at ease. With fewer people on board you’ll never feel lost in a crowd of thousands, and it’s so easy to find your way around. Also, being greeted by the same faces each day makes it simple to strike up friendships with your fellow guests and crew.
In addition to the packed programme offered by all our cruises, we plan many exclusive events and activities for our solo guests. So why not discover our special style of cruising for yourself? We’d love to welcome you aboard! We’ve reserved a wide range of cabins for you, where you’ll be able to relax in your own space with no extra supplement to pay on a double cabin.
A special ‘Singles Mingle’ drinks party takes place early in each cruise, which is a great opportunity to meet and socialise with your fellow solo cruisers. There is also an exclusive Singles Lunch where you can get to know them better.
On port days, when everyone is heading out to explore, we also arrange a special singles meet up. This is your chance to link up with other solo guests for your shore excursion or to explore the destination together. If you’ve booked an excursion and find you know someone else who’s going, simply tell us and we’ll ensure you’re on the same bus together.
We also have a variety of holidays exclusively for solo travellers.
With up to a fifth of cabins aboard Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II reserved exclusively for solo guests, you won’t have to compromise on personal space or facilities. There are even a few Single Suites available if you really fancy treating yourself.
Whichever grade you choose, it will be well-appointed with an en-suite bathroom, dressing table or writing desk, a wardrobe, flat-screen TV and DVD, safe, a 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 – all at no extra charge.
Every day on board, a Daily Programme brings 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 you get together with like-minded people to join in the fun.
Exquisite cuisine is also a big part of the cruising experience and we want you to dine the way you prefer. All restaurants have an open seating arrangement, so you can choose to sit with other solo guests, reserve a table to share with new friends, or join one to dine with different people each night. Our helpful maître d’ will arrange everything for you – just tell them what you prefer.
And if you fancy a little ‘me time’ during your cruise, rest assured that 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!
Our included chauffeur service makes it easy to journey to and from the port, which is especially reassuring when you’re travelling on your own. When the big day arrives, the chauffeur will meet you at home, load your luggage and whisk you off to Dover, Southampton or Portsmouth. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!
The service is private up to 75 miles each way; or shared between 76 and 250 miles, which means you may well make new friends even before you reach the ship! And when you arrive your bags will be taken to your cabin for you – talk about hassle free!
Alternatively, if you prefer to drive yourself, we offer free car parking at or near the port – again included in the price.
As soon as you step on board, you’ll feel at ease. The sailaway cocktail party is a great place to meet some of your fellow guests, and its 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.
By including all the essentials in the price, we save you the time and trouble arranging things yourself. You won’t have to worry about any hidden costs, or overlooking something important
For example, our friendly Cruise Consultants can take care of the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required. They can also arrange your travel to the port or car parking, and any tourist visas that may be necessary – and it’s all included at no extra charge.
Other things we include are all meals and entertainment, wine with lunch and dinner, on-board gratuities, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and more. With so much included upfront, you’ll be free to budget without worrying about the costs mounting up later.