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European cruises

Our own continent is packed with endless sights to discover

In addition to our longer itineraries, we've introduced a selection of ‘mini cruises’ – ideal for trying a Saga cruise at a great-value price, or perfect if you’re simply looking for a short break aboard our boutique ships Spirit of Discovery or Spirit of Adventure.

Hop aboard for just four, five or six nights and you’ll be surprised by how much you can see and do. Highlights include the chance to delve into the history of Brest, visit the golden sands in Santander, or enjoy a cruise along the French coast to the famed wine region, Bordeaux.

These are some of the ports that you can visit when sailing with us to the Continent

Zeebrugge - Bruges

Zeebrugge is Belgium’s major cruise port and is only 10 miles away from the city of Bruges - linked by the Baudouin Canal.

It’s also the gateway to uncovering the picturesque medieval town of Damme and the wonders of Ghent. Ghent is most renowned for its public squares filled with marketplaces and medieval monasteries.


Hamburg claims the crown when it comes to the city with the most bridges. This popular city has been a vital port since the days of the Hanseatic League and is located on the fascinating river Elbe. The river promenade is perfect for a stroll to take in the views of traditional tall ships and the ultra-modern Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

Hamburg, Germany

IJmuiden - Amsterdam

Ijmuiden is the gateway to exploring Amsterdam and the scenic towns and villages in in Haarlem and Volendam - in the North of Holland.

Amsterdams narrow network of streets and secluded parks lead to attractions like the Anne Frank Museum. Fields here are filled with tulips and flat cycle paths and a serene aura patent to Holland.


France’s naval port, Brest, is home to the world’s oldest castle which is still in current use. As well as its rich maritime history, Brest is known for its scenic coastal areas which can be viewed at the Plateau des Capucins, or maybe admire art at the Musée des Beaux-Arts?

Brest, France


The wine-growing region, Bordeaux is surrounded by vineyards and vast countryside; there is even an iconic French museum, Cite du Vin which is located on the edge of the Garonne River.

As well as being a famed wine destination, it’s known for its cuisine, art museums, the Gothic Cathedral Saint-Andre and public gardens.


Santander is a Spanish city with a combination of historic heritage and expansive beach landscapes - home to a total of 13 beaches. The heritage here is combined with modernity due to a fire disaster in 1941. This current privileged city on the Northern coast, is also visited for the iconic Palacio de la Magdalena, which housed the Spanish Royal Family.

Santander, Spain