Life on board Saga Ruby

Workout in the gym

The time you spend on board Saga Ruby is just as important as the destinations she takes you to. For those days and evenings you spend at sea, we provide first-class entertainment and a wide range of daily activities.

There is always plenty to choose from and you can do as much or as little as you like.

Relax in the spa or work-out in the gym

Saga Ruby has a gym where you can enjoy an invigorating work-out. Qualified staff can advise you how to use the gym equipment and will be able to devise a personalised fitness programme for you.

Alternatively, take a swim in one of the pools, join a yoga or pilates class, or try out the golf simulator. You could challenge someone to a game of table tennis, deck quoits or shuffleboard, while keen players may wish to take part in a tournament.

For something a little more laid-back, visit the Aquarius Spa and enjoy a massage or relax in the sauna.

Attend talks and demonstrations

Practice your golf

Guest speakers will be on board to provide fascinating talks on a wide variety of topics. There will often be cookery demonstrations and art classes taking place too.

During the morning there might be a port talk, wine tasting or a fun trivia quiz and for those who love to dance, there are many opportunities to learn a few new steps at one of the pre-dinner practice classes with our experienced dance hosts.

Enjoy a film, book or card game

Watch a modern film or silverscreen classic, perhaps borrow a film to watch in the privacy of your cabin or use one of the computers in Saga Ruby’s computer centre to catch up with family and friends.

The library on board Saga Ruby features hundreds of reference books and novels to choose from. For something a little more sociable, you could visit the card room and join other players for a game of bridge, whist or cribbage.

Live entertainment

Entertainment on Saga Ruby

Throughout your cruise you can enjoy performances from high-quality cruise entertainers, such as singers, instrumentalists and cabaret performers. The bands on board can play a variety of styles and are happy to take requests, while the resident pianists can often be heard entertaining guests enjoying a late-night cocktail.

You can also look forward to a varied programme of classical music spanning Bartok and Schumann, the waltzes of Austria and the tangos of Argentina. There are also productions by the resident musical theatre companies.

On some cruises you may be joined by well-known personalities too – Katherine Jenkins, Neil Sedaka, Chris Tarrant and Chris Beardshaw are just a few of the celebrities to have joined Saga Ruby in the past.

Captain’s Cocktail Party

At the beginning of your cruise you will be invited to the Captain’s Cocktail Party, where you can join the Master of the ship in toasting the start of your holiday.

It is always a great social occasion and a wonderful opportunity to get to know fellow passengers and crew.

The day’s events

Each evening, a programme for the following day’s events will be posted to your cabin, informing you of the next port of call or day at sea, as well as classes, lectures and activities available on board for that day.


See Life on the Ocean Wave for useful information about your cruise onboard Saga Ruby (and Saga Sapphire).