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Posted on 4th June 2016
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Cheese? Yes please…

Cheese? Yes please…

To celebrate National Cheese Day on June 4, travel writer Ben Gibson looks back at the smorgasbord of cheese on his recent Saga cruise… OK, I have a confession. “My name is Ben, and I am a cheeseaholic!” It’s true, I am completely and utterly smitten with it. From firm cheddar to squishy Brie, zingy […]

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Posted on 1st June 2016
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Get the Gadget Habit!

Get the Gadget Habit!

Although your first instinct when on holiday might be to unplug, some technology can actually enhance your time away. Cruise writer Ben Gibson suggests some gadgets you might like to pack when joining a cruise… Travel apps We all seem to have smartphones these days, and they can be especially handy for keeping in touch […]

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Posted on 30th May 2016
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Caribbean cruises – the classic status symbol

Caribbean cruises – the classic status symbol

Every once in a while you should do something in life that is invigorating and life defining. In your salad days, this can be something like a gap year or starting your own business. As time progresses, these special moments may include starting a family or joining a club. As your golden years unfold, you […]

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Posted on 28th May 2016
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Constellations of Wonder

Constellations of Wonder

If you’re looking for added interest on a cruise to the Canaries – what could be more exciting than stargazing from the foothills of Mount Teide? Saga’s expert team of Shore Excursion Executives have been out on the road, finding exciting new tours to add to their programme of Canary Island cruises. And this one […]

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Posted on 22nd May 2016
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Grand Mediterranean cruise – a spectacular way to see out the summer

Grand Mediterranean cruise – a spectacular way to see out the summer

As the sun starts to set on summer, why not prolong the sunshine months with a cruise around some of the warmest spots in southern Europe? Spanning one calendar month, and taking you to some fascinating areas, the Grand Mediterranean Voyage is a spectacular way to gradually draw the curtains on summer. What’s more this […]

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Posted on 14th May 2016
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Cruises worth celebrating

Cruises worth celebrating

Hopping on a cruise ship and setting off to explore new horizons is always a special occasion. But on selected Saga cruises throughout the year there are even more reasons to celebrate! Here’s a look at some of the one-off itineraries you won’t want to miss in 2017. A cruise with real ‘craic’ In March […]

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Posted on 12th May 2016
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Christmas in May

Christmas in May

Christmas is the perfect time to indulge friends and family, but maybe this year it’s time to treat yourself – to a small-ship Christmas Markets cruise. OK, I know talking about Christmas in May might seem a tad premature, but we all know how it creeps up on you… so why not make some plans […]

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Posted on 10th May 2016
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Streets ahead!

Streets ahead!

Writer Ben Gibson was given the chance to head below decks to see Saga Pearl II’s kitchens and storerooms – guided by Saga’s affable Executive Chef, George Streeter. Take a dip in Saga Pearl II’s pool, and you’ll actually be in the heart of the kitchen! How? Well, to make sure every nook and cranny […]

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Posted on 27th April 2016
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UK cruises – the comfort of home away from home

UK cruises – the comfort of home away from home

Thinking of a holiday, but concerned about straying too far from home? Why not consider a cruise on the seas around the UK and Ireland? It’s an excellent solution for those who are in need of a well-earned break from everyday life, but don’t want to bother with the hassle of immunisation injections, passport renewals, […]

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Posted on 22nd April 2016
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Whale watching with the experts

Whale watching with the experts

For over a decade, Saga has invited experts from marine charity ORCA on board their small ships. These wildlife specialists enhance the cruises with whale and dolphin watching, guided excursions, talks and lots more! WHO ARE THEY? Formed in 2000, ORCA is dedicated to studying and protecting whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK and European […]

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