Treasures of the Canaries and Morocco

21 January - 6 February 2019

Duration

16 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

9 Ports

21 January

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.

22-24 January

At sea

25 January

Portugal: Funchal

26 January

At sea

27 January

Canary Islands: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

28 January

Canary Islands: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

29 January

Canary Islands: Lanzarote

30 January

Morocco: Agadir

31 January

At sea

1 February

Morocco: Casablanca

2 February

At sea

3 February

Spain: Vigo

4-5 February

At sea

6 February

Arriving in 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.

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
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.

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