This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
classic cruising


A Classic Experience


A Saga cruise evokes the golden age of cruising where fine food, wonderful company and superior service are all part of the tradition


S


aga specialises in small ship cruising rather than the anonymity of a mega-liner, and Saga Sapphire and Saga Ruby have been designed to give you a ‘classic’ cruise experience which begins the moment you board. Crew and passengers soon know your name – and your favourite drink and preferred spot to dine. Both Sapphire and Ruby sail from Dover or Southampton, so there’s no need to worry about the hassle of airports (plus, you can take as much luggage as you like on board).


The ships sail to classic destinations such as the Mediterranean and the Baltic as well as to some less-explored destinations, such as Iceland and Morocco and as far north as the Arctic Circle to see the midnight sun.


Above The Amalfi Coast is a classic cruise region Below Ålesund in Norway


Days on board


can be as active or lazy as you wish


Bygone elegance From bow to stern, Ruby exudes class and captures the romance of a bygone era of cruising. The last cruise ship to be built in Britain, her elegant profile is reflected in the décor and design, from opulent dining rooms to beautifully appointed cabins. The ship’s showpiece Ballroom puts on varied performances, from live music and dancing to theatre and comedy, while the cinema shows both classic films and new releases. Saga Ruby maintains the classic tradition of fixed seating for dinner in the grand dining room, so you’ll have the same seats reserved for you and the same table companions. When the weather is fine you can dine alfresco for a special treat or in the cosy View restaurant, which seats just 28 guests (booked onboard).


Days on board can be as active or lazy as you


wish – Ruby features everything from yoga to golf (on a simulator). Or you could challenge someone to a game of table tennis, deck quoits, shuffleboard, or get active in the fully equipped gym. Alternatively, if you want to keep in touch with friends and family back home there is an internet café; you may choose to play cards with other guests, pick up a book or a DVD from the library, or indulge in a treatment at the spa.


A gem of a ship Saga Sapphire is Saga’s latest ship and sets sail on her inaugural cruise on 26 March, 2012. She is currently undergoing a multi million pound refurbishment. Radically different from any previous Saga ships, Sapphire will redefine small ship cruising, with six restaurants and bars, two pool areas and a number of unique entertainment venues. A key part of the refurbishment has been the cabins, which will have contemporary furniture, a stylish colour palette, flat-screen TVs and refitted bathrooms. ››To find out more about Saga Sapphire’s refit please turn over; for details of her inaugural cruise calendar, please turn to page 11.


April/MAy 2012 saga.co.uk/cruises | 7


7


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120