Skip to navigation Skip to content
< Back to Saga Sapphire blog

11th March, 2018


This morning we arrived at our last port of this cruise, Cadiz. Soon after our arrival some of our passengers set off on a visit to visit the historic city of Seville.

There was also a tour to watch some exhilarating Flamenco dancing. A number of our passengers even joined in, and all enjoyed the wine and Tapas.

I spent the day watching the weather forecasts as I wanted to avoid the worst of a storm off Portugal, but to get far enough ahead to avoid the next low coming in across the Bay of Biscay.

We left Cadiz on time and headed out into a rough head sea. The next day (12th) the wind had almost completely gone and as the swell slowly died away we increased speed to try and run ahead of the next low.

We entered the Bay of Biscay the next morning (13th) in relatively calm conditions, which was good for the Farewell Cocktail Party and formal Dinner.

By the morning of the 14th we had crossed “The Bay” avoiding the low and entered the western approaches. It was windy but as the wind was from behind us it was still comfortable. We then slowed down to arrive at Nab Tower to pick up the pilot at 0500 on the 15th.

May I say that it has been a real privilege to be the Master of Saga Sapphire for this cruise, but in Southampton I hand over the reins to Captain Stuart Horne.

Captain Richard Lambert

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.