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Spirit Of Discovery: A Great British Adventure Part 3

Spirit of Discovery would next call to Portland and it was a hot and sunny day, perfect for my Jurassic Coastline excursion, or so I thought. Our first stop was at Charmouth to admire the incredible coastline. It looked like

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Spirit Of Discovery: A Great British Adventure Part 1

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of events, including a short preview cruise, a rather splendid naming ceremony and then to top it all off, a maiden voyage around the British Isles. All on SAGA’s newest ship, Spirit

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Spirit Of Discovery: A Great British Adventure Part 2

Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands was our next stop and we arrived on a blustery and rather wet morning, but to the wonderful sound of bagpipes. I hadn’t planned much for our visit here, but I ended up at the

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Emerging Canada Aboard Saga Sapphire: Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing, Ponta Delgada And An Inflatable Liferaft

The next 4 days were enjoyed at sea, heading across the Atlantic and towards Ponta Delgada. I spent one day reading a book about Titanic and its connection to Halifax. I know, I could have picked a better subject, but

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SAGA’s New Spirit Of Discovery Arrives At Her Home Port Of Dover

Saga today sails into its future, as the first of two bespoke new build ‘boutique’ cruise ships, Spirit of Discovery, arrives at her home port of Dover for the first time. Sailing past the iconic White Cliffs and into Dover’s

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British Quayside Garden Party Planned For The Royal Naming Ceremony Of Saga’s Spirit Of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery’s Naming Ceremony will see 500 invited guests joining HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, the Saga management team, crew and employees to pay homage to one of the great British traditions of summer,  a contemporary Garden Party. The

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Emerging Canada Aboard Saga Sapphire: Corner Brook, Sydney And Halifax

I had a short morning tour in Corner Brook that was simply titled ‘Corner Brook City Highlights’. It was a relatively small place, so the tour was only 2 hours in duration, but it suited me. There’s nothing worse than

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Emerging Canada Aboard Saga Sapphire: Montréal And Quebec City

We arrived in Montreal on the morning of May 26th and I was soon ashore, beginning my private tour courtesy of Tourisme Montréal. My guide’s name was Rene and he met me promptly in the terminal building at 9:30am. We

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Saga Sapphire Emerging Canada: St John’s, Gaspé And Sept-Iles

After 6 days on the open ocean and not seeing any other form of human life for days, land was a welcome sight, but in true Danielle-style, I was heading straight back out to sea on a tour to Puffin

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Emerging Canada Aboard Saga Sapphire: Westbound Transatlantic Crossing

I’m back on dry land following yet another outstanding cruise aboard Saga Sapphire, and now I’m going to tell you all about it! This will be in several parts, so just sit back, relax and enjoy. I joined the ship

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