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The Saga Difference

The joys of river cruising with us

Discover what makes us stand out from other river cruise lines, including our exclusive sister ships, Spirit of the Rhine and Spirit of the Danube.

There are so many reasons why we deliver the perfect river cruise experience, every time.

Love your first Saga cruise, or we'll give you your money back

Love your first cruise, or your money back!

We’re so confident you’ll love your first cruise with us, that we’re happy to make a special guarantee. So if for any reason you don’t love your time on board, we’ll give your money back!

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The Saga Difference

A woman standing on the deck of Spirit of the Rhine, watching the passing scenery

Included travel insurance

Our fares also include comprehensive travel insurance and additional cancellation cover.

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A driver ready to pick up passengers outside a house, as part of our return UK travel service

Return UK chauffeur service

A nationwide return chauffeur service from front door to your point of embarkation is included at no extra cost.

A couple dining in the Delta Restaurant on Spirit of the Danube

Dining on board

Our exclusive ships include a main restaurant, while selected ships include a smaller alternative restaurant to, all included.

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A couple enjoying drinks on Spirit of the Danube

All-inclusive drinks

Our river cruises are all-inclusive with wine, cocktails and soft drinks included from day one.

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A standard twin cabin on Spirit of the Danube

A choice of cabins

Choose from a selection of cabins, with French balconies available on selected ships.

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A view across the Danube River towards the Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary

Included excursions

Spend days exploring new destinations on one of our collection of excursions that are included in the price – or opt to embark on a selection of optional tours.

And much more...

  • Return flights or Eurostar travel
  • Included car parking at the airport if you don’t require the chauffeur service
  • Return transfer between your overseas airport, train station, hotel and port, where applicable
  • Stay connected with free Wi-Fi on board
  • Cruise Director on board throughout the cruise
  • Drinks reception and farewell dinner
  • All on-board gratuities and service charges
  • Airport taxes, fees and charges if applicable

Book with confidence

Love your first cruise or your money back!

If for any reason you don’t love your first time aboard one of our river cruises, we’ll give your money back.

Our Cruise Price Promise

Book early for our top savings up to 25%. And our Cruise Price Promise means you’ll always enjoy the lowest fare. So if you book today and we lower the price tomorrow, we’ll automatically work out the difference and give you the value of the difference.

ABTA or ATOL bonded

Every booking is fully bonded by ABTA or ATOL, so your money is always protected.

Relax, it’s all inclusive

So much is included in the price of every river cruise, so you can relax and enjoy every moment.

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.

We guarantee you will love your first cruise, or your money back!

Available to guests that have not previously cruised with Saga River Cruises.

To take advantage, you must state your intention to leave your cruise early to the Hotel General Manager/Cruise Director during the first 72 hours for cruises seven nights or over; or during the first 48 hours for cruises under seven nights.

They will endeavour to resolve any issues within 48 hours, but if a solution cannot be agreed in this time, Saga will arrange and cover the cost of your return transport home at the next available port and refund the price of your cruise.

We will not refund costs incurred for items not purchased directly through Saga, such as, but not limited to, 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.