‘We are delighted to be launching our all-inclusive, round-Britain summer cruise itineraries taking in destinations from the Orkney Islands to the Norwegian Fjords,' said Nigel Blanks, ceo, Saga Cruises.
‘We take their [passengers'] health and well-being incredibly seriously... We are asking all our guests to have had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to joining our cruises and, as they rightly expect, all necessary precautions and the highest standards of cleanliness will be observed on board.
The inaugural cruise of our brand-new boutique ship, Spirit of Adventure, will be a real highlight. Like Spirit of Discovery, she has a spacious… modern, contemporary feel.’
The Scottish Highlands and Islands sailing will depart Tilbury on June 27 with Spirit of Discovery for six nights, calling Lerwick on the Shetland Islands, followed by Scrabster and Invergordon before returning to Tilbury. Sight-seeing tours of Lerwick and Invergordon are included.
The Great British Isles Adventure voyage leaves Tilbury July 11, also aboard Spirit of Discovery for 14 nights, calling Falmouth, Holyhead, Belfast, Greenock, Ullapool, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Newhaven and Newcastle and disembarking back in Tilbury. Sight-seeing tours of Belfast, Kirkwall, Edinburgh and Newcastle are included.
From the Northern Isles to the Fjords departs from Tilbury aboard Spirit of Discovery on July 3 or July 25 for six nights, calling Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, cruising Sognefjord in Norway, Lerwick in the Shetland Islands and Stornoway followed by Scrabster in Scotland before returning to Tilbury. Sight-seeing tours of Kirkwall and Lerwick are included.
The Inaugural Cruise of Spirit of Adventure sails from Tilbury on July 26 for 15 nights, calling Newcastle, Newhaven, Dundee, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Ullapool, Cruise St Kilda, Greenock, Belfast, Douglas, Holyhead, Bristol and Falmouth before disembarking in Dover. Sight-seeing tours of Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast and Bristol are also included.
Cabins on all vessels feature a balcony.
Passengers whose Saga Cruises were previously cancelled due to COVID-19 offered the option to rebook ahead of general sale, today.
All cruises include a choice of complementary UK travel to and from the port, including a private door-to-door chauffeur service up to 250 miles each way, car parking near the port, domestic flights or standard class rail or coach travel.
Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery
Both vessels can carry a maximum of 999 passengers each and offer guests the option of five restaurants, bars and entertainment facilities, theatre, salon and sports amenities. Outdoor facilities include an observation deck, impressive wraparound promenade and terrace, pool, games area, sports court and deck games.
All dining and house drinks are included, together with Wi-Fi, on-board gratuities, fitness facilities, 24-hour room service, sightseeing tours in selected ports, entertainment (from lectures to recitals), porterage of luggage, shuttle buses to nearest town centres and travel insurance with up to £5m coronavirus cover included.