Category Archives: Saga Cruises

Saga Sapphire & Spirit of Discovery in Dover

The 4th July 2019 had the former Saga flagship meeting the new one in their only time in either of their homeports before Sapphire leaves the fleet in May 2020. Since I had seen Sapphire and Ruby on the same … Continue reading

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What Next For The Astor Sisters?

News today that CMV Travel & Leisure Group has purchased Pacific Eden from Carnival Corporation to summer for Transocean Kreuzfahrten in Germany and winter in Australia. This is currently done by Astor so you have to wonder what future she … Continue reading

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Saga Goes Retro

When Saga started ocean cruising in 1996, the ships had dark hulls with yellow funnels. After purchase of Bleu de France in 2011, they decided to go with a light blue funnel, the new logo spread across both sides, despite … Continue reading

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Goodbye Vistafjord

Today, the very last UK built passenger liner arrived at her final resting place at plot 58, owned by Malwi Breaking Co. in Alang, to join her former fleet mate, Sagafjord in maritime memories and history.  Every time I mention … Continue reading

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Saga’s New Spirit of Discovery

It’s been a while since I wrote anything on this blog due to work then health issues when a routine operation went wrong, leaving me fighting for my life. My last was about the history of Saga Cruises after the … Continue reading

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Saga – From Humble Cruise Beginnings to Newbuildings

Today Saga Cruises ended years of speculation regarding their fleet. Rumours had been around suggesting they would build two new ships, rather than buy older tonnage. That was dismissed when I asked during my original visit to Saga Sapphire in … Continue reading

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2015 Solar Eclipse

On the 20th March, parts of the northern hemisphere will have a solar eclipse. In the UK, it will only be partial, unlike 1999, but the farther north you head, the more of the sun will be covered, varying from … Continue reading

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