UK-based Saga Cruises have sold their oldest vessel, Saga Sapphire.
The 1981-built, 37,049gt Saga Sapphire (ex-Europa, SuperStar Aries, Bleu de France), has been sold to a Eastern European group. ANEX Tour, which look to be based in Russia with offices and branches throughout Eastern Europe, will take delivery of the vessel next summer and plan to sail her in the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, with a possible homeport in Turkey. They are already an established package holiday operator, but have never operated a ship. This will be their first.