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Discover the coastal gems of the Emerald Isle

Visit the charming island of Guernsey en route to the Emerald Isle, where a number of coastal gems await you. Perhaps head to lively Cork from Cobh, and enjoy an overnight stop in Dublin, where you're sure to soak up the friendly atmosphere. Your cruise ends with a visit to a new port of call for Saga cruising, Ilfracombe.

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Destination 1

St Peter Port, Guernsey

St Peter Port, Guernsey

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800. Land by launch or tender.

Destination 2

Cobh (for Cork), Ireland

Cobh, Ireland

Once known as Queenstown, the beautiful seaside town of Cobh (pronounced “Cove”) is a County Cork treasure. A major transatlantic port, it was the final stop for the HMS Titanic before it headed across the Atlantic on its ill-fated voyage. Once a shipbuilding mecca and steel town, today Cobh entices visitors with its brightly-colored seaside houses, a much-visited heritage center, the picturesque Colmar Cathedral, a busy arts area, and plenty of spectator sports.

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Destination 3

Glengarriff, Ireland

Glengarriff, Ireland

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800. Land by launch or tender.

Destination 4

Killybegs, Ireland

Killybegs, Ireland

The largest fishing port in Ireland, Killybegs has a storied connection to the sea. Her people have long thrived here thanks to the fishing and processing industries and the exporting of species like herring and mackerel to Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Killybegs’ golden-sand beaches also attract visitors and add to the town’s coffers; it’s a popular day-trip destination for locals who are seeking some time in the sun. Don’t miss a chance to visit the Carpet Making and Fishing Center, which provides a nod to both industries that have helped Killybegs prosper.

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Destination 5

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Northern Island’s capital city, Belfast is best known as the birthplace of the ill-fated HMS Titanic, constructed at the city docks in this shipbuilding town. But besides plenty of Titanic-related attractions and the spectacular Titanic Belfast exhibit, which is a must-visit for any history buff, the city has much more to offer. Avid gardeners will want to visit the historic Hillsborough Castle, which boasts one of the most beautiful gardens in Northern Ireland, or the Bangor Castle Walled Garden. Belfast Cathedral is stunning as is the city’s iconic City Hall. The waterfront district provides a lively arts and entertainment scene with bars and restaurants that welcome visitors with open arms. Shopping’s not too shabby either, with stores that range from upscale retailers and trendy boutiques to gift shops, art galleries, and historic marketplaces. Are you a Game of Thrones fan? If so, you might see some familiar sights in Belfast, where the popular show is filmed.

Arrive 0900. Depart 1900.

Destination 6

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

The largest city in Ireland, Dublin is a mix of old and new, bright green and stark gray, bustling and bucolic. Offering one of Europe’s trendiest food scenes and enjoying a reputation as an important center for arts and culture, Dublin embraces tradition but revels in the present. From coastal beaches and fishing villages to breathtaking religious sites, from castles, towers, and historic mansions to ultra-modern skyscrapers, Dublin offers plenty of reasons to ooh and aah as you explore her cobblestoned streets, modern roadways, enticing shops, and lively entertainment district.

Arrive 0700 on June 14. Depart 1800 on June 15.

Destination 7

Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe, England

The seaside resort of Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast is a new port of call for Saga cruising. You could be among Saga Sapphire's first passengers to step ashore and stroll along the promenade with its shops, cafes and tea rooms. Discover a charming harbour overlooked by the 14th-century St Nicholas Chapel, and perhaps explore the unique Tunnels Beach where passages carved by Welsh miners in the early 19th century lead to Victorian bathing pools.

Arrive 0900. Depart 1800. Land by launch or tender.

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