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Join a ‘mini cruise’ to the Continent

In addition to our longer itineraries, we've introduced a selection of ‘mini cruises’ – ideal for trying a Saga cruise for the first time at a great-value price, and perfect if you want to combine a cruise with visits to friends and family in Britain.

Bruges - the city of chocolate

So much to discover

Hop aboard our welcoming small ships for just four, five or six nights and you’ll be surprised by how much you can see and do!


There are so many interesting itineraries to choose from, whether you want to see a master Belgian chocolatier at work in Bruges, explore the cobbled streets of Amsterdam or enjoy a festive cruise shopping for gifts in famous Christmas Markets.

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Coastal France

Coastal France

Discover the ports on the north French coast and visit ancient Quimper, rustic Locronan, one of the “the most beautiful villages in France”, and to try the apple calvados brandy at a local distillery.


If you’re a history fan, we offer several tours of the poignant war sites of the region, such as the D-Day beaches, the town of Arromanches, and a tour of the Bayeaux Tapestry museum.

Jersey

Glorious Guernsey

On selected ‘mini cruises’ we make a welcome stop at Guernsey, a Crown dependency of Britain.


Spend the day in the glorious harbor of St Peter Port, head inland to the tiny yet fascinating Little Chapel, or if you’re feeling energetic, head for the hills on a walk with an expert local guide along the clifftops, from where on a clear day you can spot the neighboring Channel Islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm and Jersey.

Amsterdam Escape

November 30, 2018

Discover cruising on this short lively cruise to Belgium and Amsterdam, with entertainment, music and more.

Countries

Belgium Netherlands
Beautiful Bruges

Saga Pearl II departing Portsmouth

4 nights



Festive Hamburg

December 4, 2018

For the ultimate Christmas shopping experience hop aboard Saga Pearl II on this mini-cruise to Germany where you’ll explore the magical Christmas markets of Bremen and Hamburg.

Countries

Germany
The festive lights of Bremen's Christmas market

Saga Pearl II departing Portsmouth

6 nights



Spanish Morocco and Andalusia

January 18, 2019

Savour a Moorish taste of Spain at the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the coast of Africa, then cross the Strait of Gibraltar to the shores of Andalusia.

Countries

Algeria Spain
Ceuta’s stunning setting on the African coast

Saga Pearl II departing Portsmouth

15 nights



Maritime Cities of the Continent

February 6, 2019

Sail aboard Saga Sapphire on a mini-cruise to the Continent uncovering the maritime heritage of ports in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Belgium Germany UK Netherlands England
Waterfront views of historic Hamburg

Saga Sapphire departing Dover

6 nights



Flavours of the Iberian Peninsula

March 28, 2019

Sip port in Oporto, taste sherry in Jerez and sample paella in Andalusia on this cruise exploring Portugal and Spain.

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Portugal Gibraltar Spain UK England
Tapas offers a broad taste of Spain’s regional delicacies

Saga Sapphire departing Southampton

14 nights



Summer Soirées

September 1, 2019

Experience life aboard Spirit of Discovery on a mini cruise to the Continent.

Countries

A bird’s-eye-view of Heligoland

Spirit of Discovery departing Dover

4 nights



A French Hamper

September 17, 2019

Savour a range of taste sensations on this food-lovers cruise to France and Spain

Countries

Périgueux

Saga Sapphire departing Dover

10 nights



Dance to France

October 3, 2019

Cruise aboard Spirit of Discovery on a mini cruise to the Continent, visiting Le Havre, St Malo and Cherbourg.

Countries

Magical Mont Saint-Michel

Spirit of Discovery departing Dover

4 nights



Viva España!

October 9, 2019

Cruise the coast of Spain, dip into Spanish enclaves in North Africa, and relax on a Balearic island!

Countries

Xativa Castle

Saga Sapphire departing Dover

14 nights



Rendezvous in Rouen

February 12, 2020

This magical mini cruise to Rouen gives you the chance to explore Paris on Valentine’s Day.

Countries

The Notre Dame silhouetted against a sunset over Paris

Spirit of Discovery departing Southampton

4 nights