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Top 5 reasons to join a longer cruise

Time to enjoy everything the ship has to offer

On a long cruise you can look forward to relaxing days at sea, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the facilities and entertainment on board. Saga’s sister ships, Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery, feature multiple venues offering live music and sparkling shows to keep you entertained. You can pick and choose from a variety of talks, crafts, activities and sociable quizzes during your cruise too. Other facilities include swimming pools, hot tubs and a spa, and there are various classes that you can join. Every cabin has its own balcony, so you can also look forward to your own private view of each destination on your itinerary.

Enjoy relaxing time by the Lido

Exciting itineraries with more ports of call

Embarking on a longer cruise means that you can venture further afield and experience more exotic ports of call. Whether you’re cruising to the tropical Caribbean, Central America, Arctic Greenland or to the USA and Canada, a long cruise enables you to fully immerse yourself in the culture of each destination with visits to more ports of call. Plus, with Saga’s all-inclusive cruises you won’t have to fly, as they all set sail from the UK. In fact, joining a Saga cruise of any duration couldn’t be easier, as a return chauffeur service and unlimited luggage allowance is included in the price.

A view of the Pitons in St Lucia

Plenty of R and R

A longer cruise is guaranteed to leave you feeling even more relaxed and will give you time to fully enjoy the all-inclusive venues on board. There’s a great choice of restaurants serving world-class dishes day and night, plus you can reserve a table at one of the speciality restaurants too. Whenever possible, local produce is sourced to create individual dishes inspired by the region you’re visiting, giving you an authentic taste of the area. All-inclusive drinks are available at any time of day in a variety of bars too. And to top it all there’s 24-hour room service with in-cabin dining at no extra charge.

Enjoy all-inclusive drinks all around the ship

Meeting the crew and making new friends

With a longer cruise you’ll have more time to socialise and get to know your fellow travellers better; often cruise goers return from month-long cruises with life-long friends. You’ll also find that you’ll get to know the friendly crew better too, and in turn they’ll get to know your favourite drink or how you take your tea. Travelling solo? Saga’s smaller-sized ships are the ideal choice for those travelling on their own too, as they provide a warm welcome and sociable atmosphere, without being overwhelming.

Meet the crew

Special savings when you cruise for longer

On top of all the benefits detailed above, if you choose to join consecutive cruises you’ll receive a 10% discount off the price of each cruise. The discount is off the current fare at the time of booking, after any other offers have been applied. It makes a longer voyage greater value for money and gives you one more reason to embark on a longer cruise.

Discover our long cruises and start planning your next adventure.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.