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14th August, 2014

Dover, England

MV Saga Sapphire docked in Dover this morning, marking the end of our two week cruise to the Baltic. Once all of the passengers had disembarked, the ships’ company set to work to prepare the ship for our next cruise. Embarkation began at 1:00pm and new passengers started to arrive.

Once we had finished loading our supplies for the upcoming cruise and all passengers and their luggage were on board, we made our final preparations to set sail and embark on this seven day voyage to Scotland aptly named ‘A Highland Fling’.

As we set sail, Captain Rentell was on the bridge and in communication with the pilot of a Spitfire built in 1945 which Saga had organised as a surprise for passengers as we sailed out of Dover. The Spitfire put on an awesome display and the pilot demonstrated the speed and manoeuvrability of the aircraft which was certainly impressive as he flew straight towards the ship and diverted off course just at the last second. Passengers definitely witnessed the precision and skill of the pilot and it was a great surprise. It was a beautiful afternoon and evening as we sailed from Dover and headed up the East coast of England on our way to Scotland.

Passengers settled into their cabins and were made to feel welcome in the Dining Room for their first dinner on board. Tomorrow we will spend the day at sea as we head up North. I’m sure there will be a packed programme of entertainment to keep passengers occupied not to mention the Captain’s Cocktail Party tomorrow evening.

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