A Story of Ireland

18 April - 28 April 2019

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

6 Ports

18 April

Setting sail from Dover

White Cliffs Country is a fascinating region, one packed with history and natural beauty. We think there is no sight like that of the stunning cliffs rising from the sea, topped by the fortifications of Dover Castle, and surrounded by lush green countryside. But the nearby area is also packed with charm, and not so further afield are captivating pretty villages, fascinating towns such as Sandwich (one of the original Cinque ports), and of course Kent's glory, Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral. A final thought must go to the many castles including Deal, Walmer and the magnificently photogenic Leeds Castle.

Our tip

You will be amazed how much there is to see and do, so drive down early, pick a base such as Canterbury to explore, and join your cruise completely relaxed.

19 April

At sea

20-22 April

Ireland: Cobh

23 April

Ireland: Killybegs

24 April

United Kingdom: Belfast

25-26 April

Ireland: Dublin

27 April

At sea

28 April

Arriving in Dover

Don't miss

Perhaps our favourite restaurant in the South is The Sportsman at Seasalter, an extraordinary isolated pub on the bleak estuary coast. A Michelin Star, fantastic food and astonishing value.

The Ship

Your home from home

Saga Cruises - Saga Sapphire
Saga Sapphire cabin
Saga Sapphire - Restaurant

Stylish and comfortable, with attractive public areas, Saga's flagship offers a welcoming atmosphere on board and some excellent excursions ashore.

What we love

With a number of sailings from either Dover or Southampton, this ship might not be the most luxurious but it certainly delivers an outstanding customer experience and looks after guests as if they were family.

Capacity 720 Guests
Crew 415 International Staff
Style A largely British feel onboard with a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Wine with meals
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Lectures and onboard entertainment
  • Welcome cocktail party
  • WiFi
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Return chauffeur service to the port
Year Built 1980
Last Refurbished 2012
Tonnage 37,301 grt
Length 655 feet
Breadth 94 feet
Cruising Speed 21 knots
More about Saga Sapphire

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Walletts Court, Kent

Extend your stay in Kent

We love historic Walletts Court, just ten minutes outside Dover but feels like another world – cosy, welcoming, and great food too.

Seals on the beach in Kent

Our recommended private tour

An extraordinary trip up the coast by RIB to the mouth of the Stour River and the orange seals basking on the mudflats.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP