MS Saga Sapphire

Saga Holidays Offers Itinerary of Cruises
Former Names:  Bleu de France,Holiday Dream, SuperStar Aries, SuperStar Europe, Europa

A contemporary ship celebrating classic traditions. For an ideal introduction into classic cruising, step aboard Saga Saphire. After a multimillion pound refurbishment, she now has fabulous public rooms, first-class reataurants & more spacious cabins.  Saga Sapphire passengers tend to be 50-60+ and Mainly British. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 49.9 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 1.3 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 49.9 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 1.3 passengers.
Size Medium
Built 1982
Refit 2012
Tonnage 37301
Passengers (Min/Max) 748/748
Crew 560
Officers British
Total  374
Cabins are reasonably spacious and are well equipped with DVD, minibar, fridge, safe and good sound insulation. Bathrooms have deep bathtubs or large showers. There is a small room service menu. 
Balcony  6
Ocean View  312
Inside  56
Single  0
Cabin Details Cabins  
Pools Out/In  2/1
Outdoor deck space for sunbathing is excellent and one of the 2 outdoor pools has a magradome. The indoor pool is quite large. It also features beauty salon, hydro therapy, sauna, spa bar, solariums and a fitness centre.
Jacuzzis  0
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Good
The Grand restaurant is called Pole to Pole. The a la carte Asian menu is available in the small, intimate "East to West" restaurant and the Clipper terrace is called the Veranda Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  No
Alternative Dining  1
The ship’s main entertainment venue, the Britannia Lounge, offers an array of musicians and cabaret artistes in the evenings, and is also a versatile daytime space for afternoon tea, lectures, dancing lessons and more.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino No
Casual and comfortable during the day. In the evening dress is semi formal (jacket and tie for gentlemen and casual elegance for ladies). Formal evenings require a dark suit or dinner jacket for men and a cocktail dress for ladies.
All tips (including porterage at airport and port) are within the price.
Wheelchair cabins 1
Wheelchair access is acceptable.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 4
The rating for children is Unsuitable. This is an older ship so facilities for disabled passengers are few. Saga cruises are for passengers over 50 with travelling companions of 40 and above, therefore there are no children on board 

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