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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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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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My 2014 Highlights

It’s been a funny old year for me, most notably because only did TWO cruises! Since my back, which has been bad since June 2010, was a good 90% better, it was time to start looking for a job and … Continue reading

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The Joy of Saga!

Saga Cruises, a name synonymous with ocean going voyages for far longer than many would think. In fact, it has been 18 years since the Saga Group ventured into what is now familiar territory. The first ship was Saga Rose … Continue reading

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New Adventure For Spirit

It’s been announced today by FTI Group of Germany that, from the 21st May 2012, the current Spirit of Adventure will be sailing for them so gets another lease of life. The name given is MS FTI Berlin, which is … Continue reading

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Goodbye Saga Pearl II (Updated)

On the 22nd April 2012, this multi-million pound Saga pain will set sail on a 14 night farewell cruise after just over two years of service under this name. So where is she going? Reverting to the original plan to … Continue reading

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Saga Sapphire

Yes Saga have released the name of the new beauty joining their fleet next year! Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily as my friend Dirk’s Saga Diamond, which he named on a rendering he did last March, but … Continue reading

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