Saga Cruises launched their fully renovated flagship, Saga Sapphire, in 2012. Saga Sapphire is the largest of their ships, and boasts a contemporary look with a laid back atmosphere - perfect for travelling to a selection of destinations.
Saga Cruises’ Saga Sapphire provides a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a variety of round-trip cruises. Departing from Dover and Southampton, options include the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, Canada, and the Caribbean as well as Transatlantic crossings. For a truly special experience, opt for Saga Cruises’ Norwegian Fjords getaway onboard Saga Sapphire, where your picture-perfect holiday awaits.
Saga Sapphire holds 720 passengers and offers an intimate and cosy atmosphere reminiscent of a private members club. The cabins come in different categories such as suites, including six royal suites, indoor cabins, balcony cabins and single cabins.
Outside of the cabins, there’s plenty to keep you busy – have a game of crazy golf or browse for a good book in the library. There’s even the Britannia Lounge with its deep sofas and luxury feel, where many tea afternoons, dance classes, lectures, and in the evenings live music and cocktail parties, are held. You can also settle down with a glass of wine in the Drawing Room, which offers fantastic panoramic views. Or for some pampering, head to the Aqua Spa or beauty and hair salon.
Cooper’s Bar, Aviator Lounge, and The Beach Club by the swimming pool are great choices for pre-dinner drinks. The elegant main restaurant Pole to Pole is split into continents – Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia, with open seating, though fixed times with the same companions can be arranged. Verandah and Grill is an alternative option offering continental breakfasts, a buffet lunch and waiter service through the day. Meanwhile singers, musicians and cabaret artists provide fantastic onboard entertainment. There’s also an outdoor cinema at View from the Top, where there are also hot tubs and sun-loungers for use during the day. The opportunities are certainly plentiful onboard this well-equipped ship.
All cabins aboard Saga Sapphire are light, bright and spacious, with air conditioning, en suite bathroom, bathrobes and toiletries.
Whichever cabin you choose, 24-hour room service is always included, which means you can have a meal, snack or refreshments brought to you at any time, for no charge.
Cabins include a dressing table/writing desk with seating, flat screen television with DVD player, direct-dial telephone and a personal safe and mini fridge. Rooms also feature a wardrobe, mirror and hairdryer. Cabins also benefit from a daily bowl of fresh fruit, a personal cabin steward and a nightly turndown service.
With views from a window or porthole, these cabins include a dressing table/writing desk with seating, flat screen television with DVD player, direct-dial telephone and a personal safe and mini fridge. Rooms also feature a wardrobe, mirror and hairdryer. Cabins also benefit from a daily bowl of fresh fruit, a personal cabin steward and a nightly turndown service.
These larger cabins (up to 270 square feet) have a window, French doors or a balcony and are located on Deck 8 or above for the best views. They include a dressing table/writing desk with seating, flat screen television with DVD player, direct-dial telephone and a personal safe and mini fridge. Rooms also feature a wardrobe, mirror and hairdryer. Cabins also benefit from a daily bowl of fresh fruit, a personal cabin steward and a nightly turndown service.
The most spacious cabin on the ship - up to 680 square feet, these suites have a balcony, and all feature living and dining areas. They include a dressing table/writing desk with seating, flat screen television with DVD player, direct-dial telephone and a personal safe and mini fridge. Rooms also feature minibar stocked with wines, spirits and soft drinks, and a wardrobe, mirror and hairdryer. Cabins also benefit from a full butler service, a daily bowl of fresh fruit, fresh flowers, pre-dinner canapés and a personal cabin steward and a nightly turndown service.
With so much culinary choice in a selection of venues, mealtimes onboard Saga Sapphire are a definite highlight of each day.
Pole to Pole, the main 620-seater restaurant, is a large space, but still retains an intimate atmosphere.
This is thanks to its 'zones' - each styled to reflect a different continent. Dine in:
Dotted with antiques and curios, it's a sophisticated space to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, all expertly served by own team of friendly waiters.
The majority of tables are open seating, but if your prefer a fixed-seating table, there are a number of these available.
For something a little different, reserve your table at East to West, the ship's 64-seater specialty restaurant - for no extra charge!
Here, experience a taste of Asia as waiters serve up the best Oriental flavours in a medley of Asian-influenced dishes.
Make sure you book in advance as its popularity ensures a full house on most nights!
If you're looking for a more casual dining experience, look no further than the Verandah and Grill.
Here you can pop in for a continental breakfast, buffet-style lunch, or waiter-served dinner prepared as you watch in the fabulous open kitchen.
Seating 100 guests inside and a further 100 on the alfresco verandah, this informal venue offers delicious meals that are light, healthy and fuss-free.
The Saga Sapphire has plenty onboard to keep her passengers entertained. From the energetic Britannia Lounge to the panoramic views from the Drawing Room, there's an area to suit all moods.
Visit The Beach Club, where you'll find beach huts and a decidedly British seaside vibe - it's the perfect place to soak up the sun!
Take a splash in the large outdoor pool, or sit and relax on one of the many deck chairs.
Grab an ice cream or a handful or sweets from the counter, or enjoy a gourmet spin on the classic British dish, fish and chips!
During the day, soak up the sun on one of the may sunloungers at View from the Top, or relax in one of the two hot tubs.
In the evening, sit back and watch a film under the stars on the big screen as it becomes an open-air cinema.
During the day the Britannia Lounge is the venue for dance classes, quizzes, music recitals and much more.
And although, she's every inch a modern ship, Saga Sapphire still retains the finest of cruising traditions - the lounge hosts a tempting afternoon tea each day.
But it's as the sun sets that this area is transformed, as singers, instrumentalists and the ship's own resident theatre company take to the stage for dazzling evening entertainment.
Unwind with friends in Cooper's Bar, styled as a tribute to the wit of comedian Tommy Cooper, with fez shaped lampshades and cushions brandishing his one-liners.
Plus, you'll be taken on a trip down memory lane to the classic humour of yesteryear with our picture gallery.
The Aviator Lounge is located midship and offers striking themed decor dedicated to the heroes of our skies.
If you're looking to put your feet up for some real 'me time' surrounded by all your home comforts, then head up to the spacious Drawing Room.
With plush seating and a larder stocked with homemade treats, you can sit back and watch the ever-changing views from the triple-aspect windows.
Enjoy quiet reflection in The Library - the perfect opportunity and atmosphere for a bit of escapism or to research your next port of call
Whether you want gentle exercise or a more vigorous workout, the Saga Sapphire has plenty to suit your fitness needs. If that's not your thing, then there's the Spa and Beauty Salon for those who just want to be pampered.
There are plenty of opportunities to get active whilst on Saga Sapphire:
Enjoy a spot of pampering
For moments of pure indulgence, visit the luxurious Aqua Spa. Here you can take a dip in the pool, soak in the hot tub. It features state-of-the art:
It's a refreshing oasis of pampering and indulgence with different treatments available:
For the ultimate treat - enjoy a massage of facial from Decléor, the world's leading aromatherapy skincare brand.
Plus, save money with our pre-bookable on-board spa packages.
A different take on the classic game, the crazy golf course can be challenging for even the most experienced professional.
Not just about cuisine and activities, the Saga Sapphire also hosts inspirational and captivating talks. Experts in a variety of areas, the guest speakers offer insight into specific subjects and upcoming destinations.
Saga offers a wide variety of guest lectures with experts in a variety of fields. Each speaker offers insights into the passenger’s upcoming destinations and accommodates anyone from beginner to expert within a chosen subject.
Learn a thing or two in The Academy, with informative lectures and interactive learning sessions available.
Or why not borrow an iPad and browse the web?