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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?

Maritime Heritage

June 20, 2018

Discover the Gallic charms of Guernsey, uncover the maritime heritage of Portsmouth, and circumnavigate the Isle of Wight.


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The race is on

Saga Sapphire departing Dover

4 nights

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

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

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

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

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