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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?

Isle of Man and the TT

May 29, 2018

Visit great ports and tiny islands on this cruise through British waters. See the TT races, find out more about the Fab Four on a visit to Liverpool, spend time in the great city of Dublin and the tiny Isle of Portland.


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Lap speeds of 130mph are reached at the TT

Saga Sapphire departing Dover

7 nights from


Western Skies and Scottish Isles

August 8, 2018

Cruise around the UK and discover Jersey in the Channel islands, marvel at the sight of up to 130 balloons at the Bristol Balloon Festival and thrill to the Edinburgh Tattoo


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The causeway to Elizabeth Castle

Saga Pearl II departing Dover

13 nights from


Edinburgh Fringe at Sea

August 22, 2018

It’s all about the arts on this lively cruise to Newcastle and Edinburgh in time for the world-famous Festival Fringe and Royal Military Tattoo.


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Edinburgh’s Georgian elegance

Saga Sapphire departing Dover

5 nights from


A Summer Regatta

August 25, 2018

Explore some of England’s summertime ports, cross to the Isles of Scilly and visit Dartmouth in time for the Royal Regatta.


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Colourful houses in Cork

Saga Pearl II departing Dover

6 nights from


A Story of Ireland

April 18, 2019

Discover the cultural and musical delights of Ireland on this all-inclusive 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 from


Highland Heritage

July 4, 2019

Cruise around Scotland aboard the small ship Saga Sapphire to discover its rich heritage, including art, design, music and food. Shore excursions include a culinary and cultural tour of Orkney, visits to Balmoral and Alnwick Castle and the chance to discover the wonders of the V&A collection of Dundee.


A beautiful Scottish landscape in Aberdeenshire’s Loch Mulck

Saga Sapphire departing Dover

11 nights from


A Channel Island Hop

July 23, 2019

Contrast a trio of ports connected by the Channel on this mini cruise and enjoy a taste of life aboard Spirit of Discovery.


Grey Seal

Spirit of Discovery departing Dover

4 nights from


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 from