Ancient Wonders of the Mediterranean

12 October - 30 October 2018

Duration

18 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

9 Ports

12 October

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.

13-14 October

At sea

15 October

Portugal: Lisbon

16 October

At sea

17-18 October

Spain: Barcelona

19 October

At sea

20 October

Italy: San Remo

21 October

Italy: Florence / Pisa (Livorno)

22-23 October

Italy: Rome (Civitavecchia)

24 October

At sea

25 October

Spain: Cartagena

26 October

At sea

27 October

Gibraltar: Gibraltar

28-29 October

At sea

30 October

Arriving in Portsmouth

Perfectly located on a magnificent harbour on the south coast of England, Portsmouth boasts a rich maritime and naval heritage. In addition, it has a glorious sea front, and theatres, art galleries, cathedrals and museums. The new Spinnaker Tower gives you a fine perspective on the area with stunning views from the top, and an interactive introduction to local history, including the Mary Rose wreck and Nelson's Victory. You can visit the house where Charles Dickens was born, and learn more about D-Day and Operation Overlord.

The Ship

Your home from home

Saga Pearl II
Saga Pearl II - Cabin
Saga Pearl II - Dining Room

Saga Pearl II is the smaller of Saga's two ships, carrying just 450 guests, and offers a relaxed, informal atmosphere on board.

What we love

With a number of sailings from either Dover or Southampton, this intimate and comfortable 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 450 Guests
Crew 252 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 2010
Tonnage 18,591 grt
Length 539 feet
Breadth 74 feet
Cruising Speed 20 knots
More about Saga Pearl II

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.

Where to stay in Portsmouth

Fortitude Cottage, just 50 steps from the water’s edge in the Old Town, is a great B&B. Try to get the Penthouse Room.

Chichester

Day trips from Portsmouth

Portsmouth is gateway to so many Hampshire gems, but the best must be Chichester, perfect for a day tour.

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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