Saga To Sell Saga Sapphire

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 T...

First Look: Spirit of Discovery

The first ship in a new class for a cruise lines first newbuild.The Spirit of Discovery has just set sail for England's Saga Cruises. This is the wholly owned cruise division of the U...

Spirit of Discovery Delivered

Saga Cruises first newbuild has been delivered.That's their first newbuild, ever! The British line has line has always used second or thirdhand tonnage from British or German lines. While this 38,350gt newbuild won't be setting records in any size cat...

Saga Cruises Announces Second Newbuild

Britain's Saga Cruises have announced they have agreed to take a second newbuild. The first ship ordered, Spirit of Discovery, will begin her construction in Germany shortly with a planed arrival of June 20...

Saga Orders New Ship

I can honestly say I'm a bit surprised by this. Saga seemed like they were content with secondhand tonnage. I guess there were no viable options for them.  from Saga:Exciting news! After lots of...

Saga Cruises Rumored to be Planning Fleet Expansion

Saga Cruises, the cruise brand of Saga plc, is rumored to be exploring the market for a new ship. Their fleet currently consists of the 1981 built, 18,627gt Saga Pearl II (ex-Astor, Arkona, Astoria) and the 1981 built, 37,049gt Saga Sapphire (ex-Europa, SuperS...

BREAKING: Cruise Ship Targeted by Pirates

The Spirit of Adventure, a British cruise ship, was sailing across the Indian Ocean, when a small speed boat approached the 9,000grt ship. The 350 passengers were told to hide below decks by the ships captain...