Jewels of the Mediterranean - Saga’s Ruby and Pearl II Provide the Perfect Way to Explore the Mediterranean this summer

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Thoughts of the Mediterranean immediately conjure up images of relaxing days and enjoyable evenings, with great food and fantastic company to match – a lot like a Saga cruise!

Mediterranean Cruises from Saga

Mediterranean Cruises from Saga

Taking time out on a cruise offers the perfect opportunity to see more of what the Mediterranean has to offer

Thoughts of the Mediterranean immediately conjure up images of relaxing days and enjoyable evenings, with great food and fantastic company to match – a lot like a Saga cruise!

This summer and in to the early autumn, the cruise operator is offering the very best that the Mediterranean has to offer on a selection of itineraries, providing the ultimate experience for its customers both on and off the shoreline.

Taking time out on a cruise offers the perfect opportunity to see more of what the Mediterranean has to offer, with Saga Cruise customers waking up to a new port of call almost every day.  Not only do they get the opportunity to experience unparalleled levels of service on board, but also the chance to discover a range of destinations, from the most popular beach resorts to off the beaten track gems.

With availability still remaining on a selection of itineraries, here’s the cruise company’s top tips for those seeking sea, sun… and Saga in 2011.

Mediterranean Explorer

21 nights departing 14 June 2011 from £2,787 per person on Saga Ruby
Discover the artistic treasures of the Mediterranean, home to a tantalising array of attractions from the sophisticated charms of Barcelona and Renaissance Rome to romantic Venice and chic Lisbon. Saga Ruby will also seek out the rustic islands of Corfu and Sicily, and will stop for the first time at Split, the capital of the Dalmatian coast.

14 Jun             Dover, England          
19 Jun             Barcelona, Spain       
21 Jun             Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy         
22 Jun             Salerno, Italy  
24 Jun             Split, Croatia  
25 Jun             Venice, Italy   
27 Jun             Corfu, Greece            
28 Jun             Syracuse, Sicily         
01 Jul              Gibraltar         
02 Jul              Lisbon, Portugal         
05 Jul              Dover, England

Price includes: Travel insurance, all on-board gratuities, entertainment and activities, welcome party and Captain’s Dinner, all meals onboard, including 24-hour room service, table wine with lunch and dinner, all port taxes and visas, UK mainland travel service to your departure point

Western Mediterranean Discovery

15 nights departing 19 September 2011 from £2,355 per person on Saga Ruby
Step aboard Saga Ruby for this classic voyage to Iberia and the Western Mediterranean. Enjoy a leisurely sailing to the warm shores of Italy to explore the beauty of Florence and breathtaking Rome while visiting more of the region's fascinating ports en route, including Lisbon, Gibraltar, Marseilles and Tarragona.

19 Sep             Dover, England          
22 Sep             Lisbon, Portugal         
23 Sep             Gibraltar         
26 Sep             Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy         
27 Sep             Livorno (for Florence), Italy   
28 Sep             Marseilles, France     
29 Sep             Tarragona, Spain       
02 Oct             Vigo, Spain     
04 Oct             Southampton, England

Price includes: Travel insurance, all on-board gratuities, entertainment and activities, welcome party and Captain’s Dinner, all meals onboard, including 24-hour room service, selected drinks free of charge, all port taxes and visas, UK mainland travel service to your departure point

Beauty of the Mediterranean

16 nights departing on 26 September 2011 from £2,264 per person on Saga Pearl II
This autumnal cruise takes in a host of unforgettable destinations, from ancient Rome, Barcelona and Lisbon, to historic Gibraltar, charming Sorrento and untouched Castellón de la Plana on the Orange Blossom Coast of Spain. You also visit the beautiful sun-kissed islands of Sardinia and Corsica.
26 Sep             Dover, England          
30 Sep             Gibraltar         
02 Oct             Cagliari, Sardinia        
03 Oct             Sorrento, Italy            
04 Oct             Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy         
05 Oct             Ajaccio, Corsica         
06 Oct             Barcelona, Spain       
07 Oct             Castellón de la Plana, Spain  
09 Oct             Lisbon, Portugal         
12 Oct             Southampton, England

Price includes: Travel insurance, all on-board gratuities, entertainment and activities, welcome cocktail party and Captain’s Dinner, all meals onboard, including 24-hour room service, all port taxes and visas, UK mainland travel service to your departure point.

For further details on Mediterranean cruise itineraries, as well as information on Saga’s complete holiday offering, please call 0800 056 5880 or visit http://www.sagaholidays.co.uk

For further press information please contact:
Carl Catterall at Saga Holidays on 01303 771118 or carl.catterall(at)saga.co(dot)uk

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