Saga Cruises


Saga Shipping, also known as Saga Cruises, is a British based cruise line, headquartered in Folkestone, Kent and is a division of the Saga GroupSaga built its highly successful British business on niche marketing and exclusively serving the needs of people aged 50 and over. Saga Cruises Limited was founded in 1997 to offer cruises exclusively to the over 50’s. The company currently has two ships on order from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany due for delivery in the Summer of 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Saga Cruises Archive

© Edson de Lima Lucas

MV Minerva – Past and Present

MV Minerva – ex Saga Pearl, Okean – Steel twin screw motor vessel originally part-built in 1990 at Okean Shipyard, Nikolayev, Soviet Union (Yard No 1) as a research ship, the partially completed the hull being which was sold to Swan Hellenic Cruises, Nassau, Bahamas, in 1994 and fully completed at T. Mariotti Yard, Genoa, Italy (Yard No 595)

© Willem Oldenburg

MV Saga Sapphire – Past and Present

MV Saga Sapphire, ex Bleu De France, Europa – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Bremer Vulkan,Vegesack, Bremen, Germany (Yard No 1001) for Hapag-Lloyd AG, Bremen, Germany