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Britain and Ireland…

If you’ve ever wanted to discover the beauty of Britain and Ireland, we have a fantastic range of cruises for you to choose from. You can explore historic cities such as Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Newcastle, but the very nature of cruising means you’re not limited to the mainland – it’s a fantastic experience being out on the deck of our small ships, seeing unrivalled views of the coastline.

Captivating coasts and islands

Captivating coasts and islands

On many itineraries you’ll also get to anchor at the surrounding islands too, from the Orkneys to the Channel Islands.

Perhaps step onto the unique basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway, or discover stunning Tresco on the Isles of Scilly.

Hot air balloons over Vale de Cambra, Portugal

Explore new heights

For 2018 there’s a fantastic array of experiences to choose from, including the Isle of Man TT road races, Edinburgh’s famous Fringe Festival, the ‘Round the Island’ yacht race and the Bristol Balloon Festival which is one of the largest in the world attracting over a hundred hot-air balloons!

So what will you experience on your Saga cruise?

A Story of Ireland

April 18, 2019

Discover the cultural and musical delights of Ireland on this full board cruise on Saga’s small ship Sapphire. Enjoy an Irish party and the music of an harpist on board. Then sample stouts and local delicacies at Cobh’s Hayfield Manor and dance a jig to traditional songs in Dublin’s infamous Abbey Tavern. Other optional excursions include studio visits with artist Philip Grey and master weaver Cyndi Graham and learning the tricks of baking from the professionals in Ballycanoccan.


The colourful charms of Cobh

Saga Sapphire departing Dover

10 nights

Irish Coasts and Cities

March 8, 2020

Discover the beauty and culture of Ireland on this seven-night small ship cruise.


Sunset on Crosby Beach

Saga Sapphire departing Dover

7 nights