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Why cruise with Saga?

Book with confidence

Founded in 1997, at Saga Cruises we’ve been welcoming guests aboard our very own ships for over 20 years. Along with great value, we’re also proud to make the following guarantees, including our famous Cruise Price Promise.

The Saga Difference

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A brand-new fleet

Our state-of-the-art sister ships are the newest on the ocean, built and delivered in 2019 and 2020.

Built with our guests in mind, our boutique ships carry no more than 987 guests, so you will never see large crowds or queues on board.

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Flying the British flag

Meeting the highest standards in maritime regulations, our ships are registered here in Britain and proudly fly the Red Ensign.

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UK door-to-door service

No need to stress about getting to and from your port or parking – we’ll take care of it all for no extra cost. Choose from a chauffeur service of up to 250 miles each way, domestic flights, coach or train travel, or free parking at the port.

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Sailing from the UK

Saga ocean cruises leave from the UK ports of Dover or Southampton, so you won’t have to fly.

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Your own private balcony

All cabins on our ships have a private balcony. So you’ll have a front-row seat for the ocean views.

An early bird with a worm

Book early and save up to 35%

When our cruises first go on sale, we offer early bookers the highest discounts of up to 35% off the full fares on selected cruises and cabin grades.

Terms and conditions apply.

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Our Cruise Price Promise

With the Saga price promise you’ll never lose out. If we drop the price after you’ve booked, you'll get the value of the difference back. And that’s a promise.

Terms and conditions apply^.


All prices in £s sterling

There’s no need to worry about currency or exchange rates on board. Our British ships use pounds sterling throughout.

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Sightseeing excursions included

Get a true flavour of what a port has to offer – every cruise also includes sightseeing excursions in the price.

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Always all inclusive

Every Saga cruise includes all the food and drink you need. So that’s meals in every one of our speciality restaurants and drinks in every bar – beer, wine, cocktails, soft drinks and everything in between.

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Dine whenever you wish

In all our restaurants, meals are served in a single sitting with open seating so you can sit wherever you wish. Plus, you’ll never be rushed to leave your table for other diners.

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Coronavirus cancellation cover included

With Saga travel insurance you’re covered if your trip’s cancelled because of coronavirus. It includes up to £5m coronavirus emergency medical and repatriation cover for cruises outside the UK or a price reduction if you don't need it.

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Gratuities taken care of

Before you even step aboard the ship, everyone receives the same 5‑star service with all gratuities included.


Thoughtful little extras

From help with your bags to free Wi-Fi, room service and afternoon tea – we include a host of extras with all our cruises.

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Love your first cruise

Enjoy every moment of your first Saga ocean cruise, or we will refund your money.

Terms and conditions apply*.

Celebrating 70 years


Founded in 1951, Saga began as a small hotel in the seaside town of Folkestone. Noticing a gap in the market for off-peak holidays, entrepreneur Sidney De Haan launched breaks for retired holidaymakers. The idea took off, and soon he expanded the Saga concept to hotels and tours around the globe.

Under the leadership of Sidney’s son, Roger De Haan, we grew into a complete lifestyle brand for the over 50s. And we haven’t looked back. In 1997 Saga Cruises was launched, our very own cruise line, which started with a single ship, the much-loved Saga Rose.

We’re still based in Folkestone, our hometown for 70 years, and are proud of our heritage as a company who really cares about our customers, and who champions them in all aspects of their life.

Early bookers save up to 35%

These cabins are sold on a first come, first served basis. As cabins are sold, the discount begins to reduce until those selected cabins are sold. This means that the earlier you book, the higher the chance of securing a greater discount.

Please note: During busy periods for holiday bookings, the early booking discount can reduce rapidly. When promoting new cruises for the first time, we contact customers on our Advanced Registration list first, allowing then to secure the cabin of their choice and benefit from the best savings.

^Our Cruise Price Promise

Please note: This applies as long as the discounted holiday is the same package offered under the same terms of sale (which means the full terms that apply to your holiday contract, including your cabin grade and whether your cabin is allocated at the time of booking or at embarkation). Ad-hoc services are excluded. In calculating any possible saving due, we’ll take into consideration all offers and discounts that were applied at the time of booking and compare the overall price that you’ve been charged with the current price. We will pass on the value of the saving in the form of a higher-grade cabin, or other added value benefit.

*Love your first cruise or your money back!

Please note: This guarantee is available to guests that have not previously cruised aboard Saga Rose, Saga Pearl, Saga Ruby, Quest for Adventure, the original Spirit of Adventure, Saga Pearl II or Saga Sapphire, and are booking their first Saga ocean cruise aboard Spirit of Discovery or Spirit of Adventure. To take advantage of the Guarantee you must state your intention on board to the Hotel Director during the first 72 hours of your cruise at the latest (for cruises seven nights or over; during the first 48 hours for cruises under seven nights). They will endeavour to resolve any issues; if a solution cannot be agreed, Saga will cover costs for your return transport home at the next available port, and refund the fare that you have paid for your cruise (we will not refund any costs you have incurred for items not purchased directly through Saga, such as overnight accommodation or third-party insurance). The Guarantee does not affect Saga’s standard booking conditions or pre-departure cancellation policy.