Volcanic Isles

Overview

Volcanic Isles

Canarian adventure meets exotic North Africa experience the magic of Marrakech – the colours, scents, sights and sounds – with an overnight hotel stay in this ebullient city!

Hand Picked By

Mandy Shilling

"As a main agent for Saga we are excited about the launch of the new ship, Spirit of Discovery, in summer 2019. She will feature cuisine and levels of service you can expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels and her luxurious world class design heralds a new era for Saga Cruises. Every cabin has a balcony and Spirit of Discovery boasts an array of restaurants from the grand dining room, to oriental and seafood eateries too and the best news is that there are no cover charges for them and they are all included in the price."

Mandy Shilling

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 24th November 2019
  • Duration: 15 nights
  • Highlights: Canarian adventure meets exotic North Africa experience the magic of Marrakech – the colours, scents, sights and sounds – with an overnight hotel stay in this ebullient city!

Ship Overview

Saga Sapphire

Elegant, timeless, relaxing... Saga Sapphire is all these things, but with a few little surprises too. A small ship carrying no more than 720 passengers, she is delightfully intimate and welcoming. Enjoy the informal atmosphere, spacious cabins and a host of exciting features.

At sea there is plenty to see and do on board, whether you choose to relax and soak up the sun by the pool or get active at some of the facilities, there's plenty on offer. Relax with a good book in The Library, visit the fully equipped gymnasium, pamper yourself at the Aqua Spa, or play a round of crazy golf at St Andrew's on the Top Deck.

With a variety of different dining experiences, there's something for every mood. Before or after dinner, you can relax and enjoy a drink in one of the relaxing bars or lounges, or even visit The Beach Club, with a quirky British seaside vibe, you can enjoy an ice cream or a handful of sweets by the pool. Savour a delicious dinner at the main restaurant, Pole to Pole, styled to reflect different continents including Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Speciality restaurant, East to West, offers a taste of Asia, with the best Oriental flavours and Asian-influenced dishes, while the Verandah and Grill is a casual buffet style dining.

Saga Sapphire Profile

  • 37,301-ton ship
  • 27.6-foot draft
  • Air conditioned & stabalised
  • Ten passenger decks
  • 720 passengers
  • 415 officers and crew
  • 4 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • 2 pools
  • Crazy Golf, Aqua Spa, Library, Hair Salon, Gymnasium & Games Room
  • 4 passenger lifts
  • UK & European electoral sockets

Saga Sapphire Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Southampton, England.

Embark Sapphire. Depart 1600.

Day 2: At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

Day 3: At Sea

Day 4: At Sea

Day 5: Funchal Madeira

The approach to Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is tipped as one of the best in the world. Furnished with rich soils the island is a veritable botanical garden and supports a world-renowned wine industry. Join an exclusive wine tasting at the Duarte and Sons family estate and discover the fine food and flower markets of the capital. Alternatively, stretch your legs on one of the many walking routes of the capital and discover colonial neighbourhoods that would not be out of place in Lisbon.

Day 6-7: Santa Cruz de la Palma, Palma

Santa Cruz de La Palma, with its colourful patchwork of balconied homes strung along the azure Atlantic, is a gateway to hiking and biking paradise. Supporting lush emerald forests and dotted with volcanic cones an electric mountain bike is a great way to master the inclines to incredible views over the island. There are also over 600 kilometres of hiking paths and trails to discover, allowing you to get close and personal with the diverse terrain and scenery of this fantastic island.

Day 8: Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz is the capital of the Canary Islands and one of the most important ports of the Atlantic. As such, the city has a long maritime history, represented by the sail design of the modern Auditorio de Tenerife, while in the Museum of Nature and Man you can find artefacts and mummies of the Guanche people who settled here 2000 years ago. Treat yourself to a pampering session at the Oriental Spa Garden, which is considered one of the best spas in Europe, for its innovative wellbeing and beauty therapies.

Day 9: Arrecife, Tenerife

Step ashore in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote. Here, you can explore the castles of San Gabriel and San Jose, built to guard the natural harbour against roving pirates, or enjoy El Charco, the city’s picturesque hub. For a little adventure discover the island’s wild interior on an off-road Lanzarote adventure.

Day 10: Agadir, Morocco

Step ashore in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote. Here, you can explore the castles of San Gabriel and San Jose, built to guard the natural harbour against roving pirates, or enjoy El Charco, the city’s picturesque hub. For a little adventure discover the island’s wild interior on an off-road Lanzarote adventure.

Day 11: Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca has a long and rich history for you to explore on your visit. Established in the 7th century by Berbers, then conquered by consecutive foreign powers, its fabric is truly cosmopolitan. Visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, the only Jewish museum in the Arab world or head to the sea and the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world. Alternatively, you could have a truly Moroccan experience with a traditional scrub at a Hamman or relax in Rick’s Café, a romantic watering hole run by a former diplomat.

Day 12: At Sea

Day 13: Leixoes, Portugal

The port of Leixoes is the gateway to Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Take a stroll through the medieval Ribeira district, explore the lavish Baroque interiors of Sâo Francisco Church or discover the newly opened Museu da Misericordia do Porto, where 15th to 17th-century sacred art and portraiture meets modern architecture.

Day 14 & 15: At Sea

Day 16: Southampton

Disembark Sapphire after breakfast

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 24th November 2019
  • Duration: 15 nights
  • Highlights: Canarian adventure meets exotic North Africa experience the magic of Marrakech – the colours, scents, sights and sounds – with an overnight hotel stay in this ebullient city!

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Outside CabinFrom £2,283ppIncludes return chaffeur service, all inclusive, SAVE up to £458 per coupleView Cabin

Outside Cabin

All cabins aboard Saga Sapphire are light, bright and spacious, with adjustable lighting, plush fabrics and crisp white linen. Whichever cabin you choose, 24-hour room service is always included, which means you can have a meal, snack or refreshments brought to you at any time, for no extra charge. Please note: cabin size and layout may vary from the picture displayed.

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View Cabin

Outside Cabin

All cabins aboard Saga Sapphire are light, bright and spacious, with adjustable lighting, plush fabrics and crisp white linen. Whichever cabin you choose, 24-hour room service is always included, which means you can have a meal, snack or refreshments brought to you at any time, for no extra charge. Please note: cabin size and layout may vary from the picture displayed.

Enquire Now