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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 – 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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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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Goodbye Saga Ruby

Today, Captain Greybeard reports Saga will be retiring Saga Ruby in early 2014. Now while this isn’t a surprise, it makes me a little sad. I went down for all but one of her and Saga Rose’s world cruise sailings … 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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