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River cruise experience

What to expect

Whether you’re cruising on board our Spirit ships or one of our hand-picked ships, you can still expect the same great value.

Experience a river cruise in 2024

Book with confidence

When you book a Saga river cruise, you can trust that all the details are taken care of.

Rabelo boats in Oporto, Portugal

Our 2024 season is now on sale

Join us on board our collection of river cruise ships in 2024 and enjoy an all-inclusive experience as you visit a host of European destinations. Sail the Danube, Rhine and Dutch waterways or the Douro on board our latest ship, Spirit of the Douro.

Plus, book before April 28 and fly from an airport closer to home at no extra cost.#

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Spirit of the Rhine sailing through Netherlands

Book early and save up to 25%

When our cruises first go on sale, we offer early bookers the highest discounts of up to 25% off the full fares on selected cruises and cabin grades.†

A couple in Belvedere Lounge aboard Spirit of the Danube

Our Cruise Price Promise

Book early for the top savings – up to 25%. And should we ever drop the price in the future, you'll get the value of the difference back.^

A couple on Sun Deck aboard Spirit of the Danube

Love your first cruise or your money back

Quality is at the heart of everything we do. In fact, we're so sure you’ll enjoy your first river cruise with us, that if you don’t, we’ll bring you home early free of charge and give you a refund.*

Return UK travel service

Our complimentary Saga return UK travel service includes a return chauffeur service from your home to your international airport, return chauffeur service to your local airport for an included domestic flight to your main departure airport, return chauffeur service to your UK departure point (such as a Eurostar or ferry terminal) or complimentary parking at the airport if you’d prefer to drive yourself. Included economy class domestic flights are subject to availability in our designated booking class. If this is not available at the time of booking, we’ll advise you of the additional flight supplement. Depending on the time of your domestic or international flight you may need overnight accommodation, which will be at your own additional cost.

Our Saga return UK travel service is available to anyone in mainland England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. We’re not currently able to offer the service to those in the Scottish islands, Isle of Man, Sark or the Isles of Scilly.

Saga reserves the right to select the most appropriate form of transport and/or domestic airport for your journey.

You can choose to have the vehicle for just you and your travelling companions at a price of £2.50 a mile.

The right to refuse the chauffeur service is at our discretion.

†Early bookers save up to 25%

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

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

Available to guests that have not previously cruised with Saga Cruises on a river cruise. We guarantee you will love your first cruise, or will refund your fare! To take advantage of the guarantee you must state your intention on board to the Cruise 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. Further terms and conditions may apply.