SAGA SAPPHIRE – small ship, big cruise

Built in 1981 The Sapphire had an extensive refit in Italy from November 2011 to March 2012, the vessel was renamed Saga Sapphire. Work included refurbishing the interior, creating new cabins (including additional balcony accommodation to her superstructure), an overhaul of the machinery, also repainting and maintenance of the hull. Now she is a very popular ship with SAGA CRUISES. Her past names have been exciting, MS Europa, MS SuperStar Europe, MS Superstar Aries, MS Holiday Dream and Bleu de France. She has been and still is quite a lady!

The Sapphire has no more than 720 passengers and 415 offices and crew, fantastic attention to you at that ratio. You will feel like they know you and they care about you. There are ten passenger decks, the main fixed dining is the Pole to Pole restaurant and there is an informal Grill as well as alfresco dining on the Veranda. There are two pools, crazy golf and a gym.

Look and book. Look at the ship on the SAGA web site and check availabilitySAGA Spirit of Discovery to have first Jools Holland night club at sea THE CLUB BY JOOLSSAGA SHIPS – ADULT ONY – 


It is worth noting that we often send cruisers to the SAGA site because it is an easy place to find the other cruise lines adult only cruises, because they sell those through SAGA. So a Princes, Regent Seven Seas, or Celebrity Adult only cruise can be found easier their than looking though the different site. Other Adult only ships include Marella Explorer 2, and P&O Arcadia.

Our good friend Marty Kristain of The New Seekers fame is often on board as a celebrity guest and he loves the ship. Say hi to him for us. Click here to go to the site for the full description, prices and availability.

Also take a look at the 2017 tour of the ship and a drone chasing it out to sea. We list them all on our site.

If you are worried how to choose which cruise, which ship and where to go, take a look at our how to choose a cruise blog. Doris Visits allows you to SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share. Most cruise operators will offer the Baltic as a cruise.