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Life on board

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So much to enjoy on board

There’s a reason many of our first-time cruise customers return: life on board with Saga is fabulous in every way! So for those days at sea, a wonderful world of opportunities awaits you.

The brilliant thing is, you’re completely in control of your itinerary – and we make sure our daily programme of events has something to suit everyone.

Whether you want to get active, socialize, learn a new skill or simply relax, you’re able to pick and choose.

Everything is prepared fresh by our talented team of chefs

Fine dining…

Everything is prepared fresh, from local flavors served by our Executive Chefs to deck barbecues and live cookery demos from celebrity chefs.

All of this comes together to create a boutique experience that showcases the best of cruising on a small ship. Plus, we don’t charge extra if you wish to dine at our specialty restaurant, East to West, aboard Saga Sapphire.

Our versatile daily events diary has something to suit every mood


If you love to mingle, you’ll love the regular cocktail parties, deck barbecues and live music – everything from pop and jazz to classical. With a choice of bars to meet up with friends, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize throughout the day.

And every night you can join your fellow guests for a West-End style show or cabaret.

Every cruise features interesting lectures from expert guest speakers, and you can attend art and craft classes, enjoy whale watching and bird watching with experts or brush up on your computer skills.

Some itineraries explore a special theme, such as cuisine, art or gardening, with daily activities and entertainment to suit – often lead by a celebrity guest.

Unwind in pure bliss with a visit to the cruise spa

Health and wellbeing

Do a few lengths of the swimming pool, work out in the gym or join a keep fit class… try your hand at traditional deck games, join our popular deck walks and go dancing in the evenings… there’s plenty to keep you active both day and night.

…or if you prefer to escape

Both ships have plenty of peaceful areas where you can relax. You could find a quiet space on deck to read a book, or a secluded corner of the library to surf the web with our free Wi-Fi – it’s free to borrow an iPad on board!

Alternatively, enjoy some pampering in the spa or check out new releases and classic movies in the on-board cinema.

Comfortable cabins

Well-designed cabins

Once you’re back on the ship after a busy day’s sightseeing, there’s nothing better than returning to your own private cabin to rest and relax.

Our ships maybe smaller, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your own personal space – and you’re sure to be surprised just how light, bright and well designed the cabins are.