The newest fleet on the ocean, Saga's beautiful and intimate boutique sister ships, have caused quite a stir and have quickly established themselves in a whole new and much needed luxury cruise sector.
For many years, Sovereign‘s Managing Director, Stefan Shillito, has believed that there is a sector of the UK luxury cruise market that has not being catered for. This is for passengers that wish to have a British luxury cruise experience on a smaller ship, with preferably with all balcony accommodation and operated on convenient roundtrip UK departures. So, we were very pleased when Saga released the details of their beautiful new ships that met all these requirements. We were fortunate that several the Sovereign team had the opportunity to sail on the brand-new Spirit of Discovery when she was launched in July 2019. This is when the below photograph was taken of some of us that were fortunate to be on board. We were all very impressed with the standards of service, cuisine, accommodation and facilities and we think you will be too. We cannot recommend Saga Ocean Cruises highly enough and they are now becoming a firm favourite with Sovereign’s discerning clientele.
The Head of Trade Sales for Saga, Iain Powell, sums up the relationship between Saga and Sovereign as follows, “All of us at Saga are delighted to continue our close working relationship with The Sovereign Cruise Club and we thank you for your interest in Saga for your next ocean cruise. I have personally been working as a partner of Sovereign for over 7 years now and in that time I've been incredibly impressed with their commitment to offering exceptional customer service, while ensuring their cruise offering suits the needs of their discerning customer. Nothing is too much trouble and I am confident that, when booking with them, their experienced team will ensure you are supported at every step through the journey, until you return from your cruise. Therefore Sovereign continues to be one of the leading travel agents for luxury cruise, working with so many fantastic cruise line partners.
Saga Ocean Cruises brand new, beautiful and intimate* boutique sister ships, the Spirit of Discovery and the Spirit of Adventure cater for just 999 fortunate guests, in all-balcony, spacious accommodations, include 109 balcony staterooms for solo guests.
Both of Saga's beautiful boutique ships are fully all-inclusive, including all your dining and drinks at no extra cost. They also include so much more, such as a chauffeur service from your home to the port. What better way to guarantee a relaxing cruise than knowing that all of your needs are taken care of? Whatever destination you choose, Saga will make sure that you have the trip of a lifetime on either of their charming brand-new ships.
Do you wish to avoid the hassle of flying? That is not a problem. Thanks to Saga‘s extensive array of ocean cruises from the UK, you can head to the port of your choice and be setting sail in no time - whether that’s a journey around Scandinavia, a taste of the Mediterranean, or a trip to the Caribbean for some winter sun. We even include the chauffeur service to get you to and from the port - ensuring the most convenient start and end to your sublime British boutique cruise experience.
Whether you‘re travelling with friends, loved ones, or embarking on a solo adventure, our ocean cruises ensure that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So why not let our range of ocean cruises from the UK help you tick a few more beautiful destinations off your bucket list, all while enjoying world-class restaurants, your very own balcony from your spacious cabin, and top-notch entertainment. We are confident that you will love taking to the oceans with Saga Ocean Cruises.
As soon as you arrive on one of our ships you will be welcomed aboard as our honoured guest, not “just another passenger” in a crowd of thousands. And do not be surprised if our very friendly staff soon get to know you - even little details like your favourite drink at the bar. These thoughtful touches are our cruising hallmarks, and they are aspects that you can always look forward to, on every Saga cruise.
We also think that Saga is great value for the quality that it provides, especially with all of the following wonderful benefits included in the fare:
Coronavirus cancellation cover included
Saga Cruises now include coronavirus cancellation cover, as well as optional insurance as standard, or a price reduction if you don't need it.
Cruise Price Promise
If we lower the price of your cruise, you'll get the value of the difference back.
All our cruises depart from the UK ports of Dover or Southampton, with no flying required.
Enjoy complimentary wines, beers, house-brand spirits, cocktails and soft drinks at no extra cost.
All cruises from April 2021 also include sightseeing excursions in the price at selected ports.
Door-to-door chauffeur service
We will pick you up from home and drive you to the port, included up to 250 miles each way.
Our boutique sister ships are some of the newest on the ocean and carry no more than 999 guests.
From free Wi-Fi to included porterage, 24-hour room service to afternoon tea, we include a lot of little extras too!
All cabins have a balcony as standard on both the Spirit of Discovery and the Spirit of Adventure.
Whichever Saga ship you sail on, you can always expect our hallmarks of first-class service, fine dining, sparkling entertainment and grand public rooms
When it comes to places to explore and discover, sailing on a small ship has many advantages. It means we can get you closer to lesser-known ports, little islands and out-of-the-way harbours that larger ships have to sail past - like our visits to Margarita Island in Venezuela, Pori in Finland and the Bay of Roses in Spain. Saga Cruises itineraries can also take you to more places than you could ever see on a land-based holiday, as you wake up in a new port almost every day.
At each port of call, you can select from an exciting selection of optional excursions. These are usually exclusively for Saga guests, so the guide can focus solely on your group and only needs to speak in English. It is a great value way to view the sights - with entrance fees and transport included. A few weeks before your cruise we will send you a detailed Shore Excursions booklet that gives you the opportunity to pre-book excursions.
Alternatively, if you would like to explore independently at some ports, you can use the shuttle bus service completely free of charge. This will take you from the ship to the nearest town or city centre, where you can walk in or use the local transport. The choice is always yours!
With over 50 varied and exciting itineraries to choose from, you might want a little help choosing the perfect Saga ocean cruise for you. There are a wide range of cruises available that vary by duration such as short cruises of 4 nights to longer voyages of over 80 nights. Whichever itinerary that appeals to you, the luxury cruise experts at The Sovereign Cruise Club are only a telephone call away and will be pleased to share their personal experience of Saga ocean cruises with you and to book your Saga cruise for you at the guaranteed best fare. We look forward to welcoming you to the world of British boutique cruising…