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22nd August, 2012


Our last port of call for this cruise was to the beautiful port of Stavanger. Famous for its typical Norwegian style of architecture, the clapboard buildings and cobbled streets created an enchanting old world feeling set amongst the hustle and bustle of a modern city.

It was a short walk into the centre of town, for those who felt the urge to go off and explore by themselves. The waterfront was dotted with cafes and bars, and plenty of souvenir shops to while away the hours ashore. Plenty of shopping was done by all, and I’m sure a number of wallets returned a tad lighter then when they set out.

Back on board the ship the morning was spent playing the nautical favourite shuffleboard. This was followed up by fun round or two of deck quoits hosted by our fabulous fitness host Emma. Later on in the afternoon there was a chance to test the grey matter with our daily quiz, and of course there was the opportunity to enjoy our fantastic afternoon tea, an event for which Saga is famous for, with our Social Hostess, Carol.

The evening saw the last of our formal nights for the cruise. Everybody was dressed up to the nines for a special 'Farewell Dinner' in the Pole to Pole, or for those after a more relaxed affair, there was the wonderful Verandah Restaurant, or East to West on deck 9.

In the main lounge tonight there was a perennial favourite of Saga passengers performing live on stage: the phenomenal Clare Langan. The talented Flutist dazzled the audience for just under an hour with an interested mix of classical favourites interspersed with popular masterpieces. Or for alternative, the male vocalists from our production team, Duncan McManus and Michael George wowed all with a cabaret in the Drawing Room that turned into a disco as the hours drifted away.

All in all it was another night of fun and frivolity on board the floating palace that is Saga Sapphire.

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