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Saga Cruises launches first 2024 ocean cruises

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The Caribbean island of St Lucia - a stop on Spirit of Discovery's 30-night sailing in January 2024
Saga Cruises launched its first quarter 2024 itineraries which feature the Canary Islands, Africa, Norway, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Adriatic.

The cruises depart between January 4 and March 19, 2024 on Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery. Both ships will sail from and return to the UK south coast port of Portsmouth.

Nigel Blanks, CEO of Saga Cruises, said: ‘With demand well and truly back for cruising and 2023 already selling incredibly well, we’re looking ahead and launching the first of our 2024 ocean cruises now. There really is something for everyone from Africa’s Atlantic coastline to spotting the Northern Lights in Norway.

Africa’s Atlantic coast

Highlights include Spirit of Adventure’s Africa’s Atlantic Coast cruise departing on February 3 for 30-nights, visiting Morocco, Senegal and The Gambia, as well as the Canary Islands, Madeira, Gibraltar and parts of mainland Spain.

There will include excursions in Cadiz, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Funchal and Coruna.

Caribbean bound

In January, Spirit of Discovery will head to the Caribbean on January 18 for a 30-night cruise calling first at Tenerife and then onto Antigua, and the smaller islands of Nevis, Martinique, Grenada, Bequia and Dominica before returning via St Lucia, Barbados and Sao Miguel.

Canary Islands

The cruise includes tours of Santa Cruz (Tenerife), St John’s (Antigua), St George’s (Grenada), Castries (St Lucia) and Ponta Delgada (Sao Miguel).

Northern Lights

In March, each ship will undertake a 15 night Northern Lights cruise visiting Flam, Bergen, Tromso, Alta and Alesund in Norway with three included excursions.


On March 4, Spirit of Adventure will sail to the Mediterranean, visiting Gibraltar, Spain, France, Minorca, Majorca and Portugal with four included excursions.

On March 17 Spirit of Discovery will head off on a 22-night Easter cruise of the Adriatic visiting Gibraltar, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Sardinia and Portugal.

All-inclusive plus travel insurance

Early bookers can earn up to 35% discount on full fare prices which include complimentary door-to-door chauffeur service, Wi-Fi, gratuities, entertainment and excursions in selected ports  and shuttle buses to nearest town centres. Saga also throws in travel insurance with up to £5m coronavirus cover included.

Pricing also covers all dining and house drinks including a selection of cocktails, draft beers and lagers, wines, spirits, mixers and soft drinks. New this year and in response to guest feedback, a selection of premium label spirits are also available at no additional cost.