Impressions of the Mediterranean

23 February - 15 March 2018

Duration

20 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

11 Ports

23 February

Setting sail from Southampton

Southampton is the UK's leading port. Bustling modern cruise terminals, as well as wharfs and commercial harbours, line the waterfront, whilst the city itself is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern, with a picturesque old town, the original city walls still standing, and super-modern shopping centres and office complexes. On all corners you will see tributes to the city's rich history and maritime heritage. Henry V marched his troops through the Westgate on his way to the battle of Agincourt, The Mayflower sailed from here with a cargo of settlers to the New World, and the Titanic started her fateful voyage here.

Our tip

Get a copy of the Old Town Walk map from the tourist information centre, a perfect (and free!) way to explore Southampton at a leisurely pace.

24 February

At sea

25 February

Spain: Bilbao

26-27 February

At sea

28 February

Spain: Málaga

1 March

At sea

2 March

Spain: Barcelona

3 March

Spain: Palamos

4 March

France: Sète

5 March

France: Toulon

6 March

At sea

7 March

Italy: Florence / Pisa (Livorno)

8 March

At sea

9 March

Spain: Palma de Mallorca

10-11 March

At sea

12 March

Spain: Cádiz

13-14 March

At sea

15 March

Arriving in Southampton

Don't miss

Just a short drive from Southampton is the magical New Forest with its quaint hamlets, historic towns and seaside villages. Look out for the ponies too.

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
The Pig in the Wall, Southampton

Overnight in Southampton

Stay at the Pig in the Wall, stylish with great food. Very small so book early.

Winchester

Day trips from Southampton

Visit historic Winchester, home to King Arthur’s Round Table, the Great Hall and Winchester Cathedral.

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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