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Saga Cruises 2021 summer UK season aboard new ship revealed

Saga Cruises has announced four all-inclusive cruise itineraries from the UK aboard its new ship Spirit of Adventure and her sister ship Sprit of Discovery.

The Saga Cruises 2021 summer UK season will feature visits to Scotland, the Orkney Islands, Norwegian Fjords and cruises around the British Isles.

The cruise line has announced a ‘Scottish Highlands and Islands,’ ‘Great British Isles Adventure’ and ‘Northern Isles to the Fjords’ aboard Spirit of Discovery while its new ship will sail the ‘The Inaugural Cruise on Spirit of Adventure’.

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“We know how much our guests want to get traveling again so we are delighted to be launching our all-inclusive, round-Britain Summer cruise itineraries taking in destinations from the Orkney Islands to the Norwegian Fjords,” said Nigel Blanks, CEO of Saga Cruises.

“The inaugural cruise of our brand-new boutique ship, Spirit of Adventure will be a real highlight,” he added. “Like Spirit of Discovery, she has a spacious feel and every detail has been designed with our guests in mind, from the modern, contemporary feel to the fantastic range of facilities and our incredibly high service standards.”

Saga Cruises, which is tailored at cruise passengers over 50 years old, is requiring that all its guests have had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to joining the cruises and will be ensuring social distancing, mask wearing and enhanced cleanliness onboard.

As a gesture of thanks for their loyalty, guests whose Saga Cruises had been canceled due to COVID-19were proactively offered the option to rebook on to the British Isles cruises prior to them going on general sale on March 29.

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The Spirit of Adventure and the Spirit of Discovery are both small by today’s ship standards, hosting a maximum of 999 guests each.

They have a modern, contemporary look and feel and offer guests the choice of five restaurants, bars and entertainment facilities including the signature Britannia lounge with a dance floor and live entertainment, theatre, salon and sports amenities.

Outdoor facilities include an observation deck, impressive wraparound promenade and terrace, pool, games area, sports court and deck games.

Saga Cruises 2021 summer UK season will feature four itineraries:

Scottish Highlands and Islands departing Tilbury on June 27, 2021, aboard Spirit of Discovery for six nights calling at Lerwick on the Shetland Islands, followed by Scrabster and Invergordon before returning to Tilbury. Sight-seeing tours of Lerwick and Invergordon are included. All cabins feature a balcony and prices start from £1,154 per person.

Great British Isles Adventure departing from Tilbury on July 11, 2021, aboard Spirit of Discovery for 14 nights, calling at Falmouth, Holyhead, Belfast, Greenock, Ullapool, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Newhaven and Newcastle and disembarking back in Tilbury. Sight-seeing tours of Belfast, Kirkwall, Edinburgh and Newcastle are included. All cabins feature a balcony and prices start from £3,375 per person.

From the Northern Isles to the Fjords departing from Tilbury aboard Spirit of Discovery on July 3, 2021, or July 25, 2021, for six nights, calling at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, cruising Sognefjord in Norway, Lerwick in the Shetland Islands and Stornoway followed by Scrabster in Scotland before returning to Tilbury. Sight-seeing tours of Kirkwall and Lerwick are included. All cabins feature a balcony and prices start from £1,539 per person.

The Inaugural Cruise on Spirit of Adventure departing Tilbury on July 26, for 15 nights and heading to Newcastle, Newhaven, Dundee, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Ullapool, Cruise St Kilda, Greenock, Belfast, Douglas, Holyhead, Bristol and Falmouth before disembarking in Dover. Sight-seeing tours of Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast and Bristol are also included. All cabins feature a balcony and prices from £3,458 per person.

Shaun Ebelthite

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