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Meet our Captains

At the helm of every Saga small-ship cruise

Find out more about our Captains and their lives on the ocean waves

Our Captains are such a big part of the Saga cruise experience, taking charge of our small ships as they seek out remarkable destinations around the world.

Find out more about the lives and careers of our Captains, and to see which of our upcoming cruises they will be leading. You can also watch new video interviews, for a glimpse of what life at sea is really like!

Captain Julian Burgess

Captain Burgess hails from East Sussex, and was first inspired to try life at sea by his brother.

Captain Stuart Horne

Captain Horne has enjoyed a varied and interesting career in the cruising industry. Captain Horne took command of Saga Sapphire in July this year.

Captain Nick Sunderland

After being the youngest Staff Captain in the entire cruising industry., Captain Sunderland is taking on a new challenge as Master aboard Saga Pearl II – and we are delighted he has joined our Saga small-ship cruising family.

Captain Kim Tanner

Our newly-appointed Master, Captain Tanner, has been a Staff Captain for Saga Cruises since February 2016. And we’re delighted he has chosen to stay with Saga for the next stage in his seagoing career.