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8th November, 2015

Southampton, England

Another day in Southampton and another turnaround day that brought with it the usual mix of hard work and excitement. Having said good-bye to over 600 passengers from our ‘Spanish Adventure’ cruise, we were able to spend a bit of time looking back on what a good cruise it had been. As my first cruise in charge of Saga Sapphire I was understandably nervous, but I’m happy to report it was a resounding success. We held our farewell cocktail party last night and I felt so proud to hear the compliments being passed on by our passengers about the ship’s company. The officers, staff and crew onboard Saga Sapphire excelled themselves as always, and truly gave our passengers a voyage to remember. The food, of course, was also excellent, and the service impeccable. Our passengers, needless to say, were friendly and fun and I do hope they enjoyed getting to know us just as much as we enjoyed getting to know them.

Having taken time reflecting on what a good cruise we had just had, our attention naturally turned to how we would make the ‘Canary Island Contrasts’ cruise just as special. As we embarked our passengers, we once again felt that sense of anticipation and excitement that grows and grows the closer the time comes to casting off the lines and setting sail, and with a 14 day cruise featuring visits to Morocco, four different Canary Islands and beautiful Madeira, it’s not hard to understand why everybody is looking forward to the voyage so much.

Captain Wesley Dunlop

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