Sunday, 19 January 2014

Saga Offer Now Or Then

When it comes to the best deals of the New Year, many companies are featuring short-terms offers, while others are offering tempting bonuses and rates if you book in advance for next year, the Now or Then option, as we like to call it.
But Saga Cruises are featuring a bit of both, with two excellent contrasting offers - either book now for winter sun next year or, if you can’t wait, get packing this Easter. Take your pick from:

Easter in the Adriatic
Spend Easter Sunday in Venice to attend mass in the Basilica, stroll around St Mark’s Square or take a gondola along the canals - it's all on offer in La Serenissima. Pageants and concerts take place all through Holy Week, so Saga Sapphire passengers will be able to soak up the atmosphere during this special port of call.
The 23-night cruise offers many further highlights, from a chance to unearth Tunisia’s Roman heritage in Carthage; cruising to Hvar on the Dalmatian Coast; and enjoying Sardinia’s white beaches. There is also the additional onboard theme of Food and Wine, with baking demonstrations from Great British Bake-off finalist Brendan Lynch, a bake-off competition plus a wine-tasting session with expert Julie Jackson.

It departs on April 9 and costs from £4,199.

Treasures of the Caribbean
Saga Pearl II offers exciting new ports of call in January 2015, including Montserrat - where passengers can observe the volcanic landscape - and Anguilla, an island that is perfect for snorkeling, plus Hillsborough in Carriaciou for a rum punch on the beach and watersports in the warm, clear sea.
Passengers will also get to soak up more of the sun and culture on Barbados and Grenada, with options to swim with stingrays on a diving trip in Antigua or visit St Vincent’s botanical garden, the oldest in the tropical world.­

This grand 35-night voyage costs from £4,799, departing Southampton on January 13, 2015.

The Saga Cruises bonus is that these prices include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, all meals, all drinks (house-branded spirits), entertainment, 24-hour room service, travel insurance and cancellation cover.

More info: call 0800 056 8986 or visit

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