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Cruising for over-50s

Our verdict:

Cruise holidays are perfect for solo travellers, with plenty of opportunity to enjoy your own company on board or meet new people as you travel. And with dedicated single cabins and UK sailings, Saga's fleet offers a choice of more traditional or contemporary informal cruising including four-night trips and beginners cruises, all for over-50s only.

Recommended tour operator: Saga Travel

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Saga Travel says

We offer a wide range of cruises worldwide on our own ships – Saga Sapphire and the fabulous new Spirit of Discovery, all of which have a generous number of single cabins.

  • dedicated single cabins
  • over-50s only
  • sailings from Southampton & Dover

On both ships, we offer a singles meet up on each port day morning so you can team up with others and explore together. There’s also a Singles Mingle drinks party early in the cruise and a Singles Luncheon – all designed for you to meet up with other independent travellers without any formality.

Saga Sapphire is the smaller of the two, with a maximum capacity of 720 passengers. There’s a wide choice of restaurants with open seating and more casual dining options including our poolside Beach Club.

You’ll find lots of deck space with two pools and hot tubs plus there’s a gymnasium, crazy golf course, academy computer and learning centre with guest lecturers, a Club House games room and Aqua Spa. Relax in the drawing room, library and cocktail bars and feel free to dip in and out of the low-key evening entertainment.

Saga Sapphire has year-round sailings from 4 to 33 nights.

Spirit of Discovery is truly contemporary and stylish – we call it “boutique cruising”. All cabins, including those for solo travellers, have a balcony and there’s a choice of speciality restaurants with no supplement. Two pools, a luxurious spa, theatre and our new Explore Ashore expert-led shore excursions all add to the unique experience on board and on land.

Spirit of Discovery’s maiden voyage in July 2019 will be followed by year-round sailings ranging from 4 nights to 21 nights and more.

All our cruises begin and end at either Southampton or Dover.  Prices include gratuities, entertainment, meals, a welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner. We even include transfers between your home and the port (up to 250 miles) or free car parking.

Find out more about cruising with Saga Travel.

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