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Saga Cruises Spirit Of Discovery Cruise Reviews

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22 Saga Cruises Spirit Of Discovery Cruise Reviews


Julian Bown avatar

Julian Bown

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

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First cruise with Saga after two excellent Saga touring holidays (US national parks and Borneo)previously. Chose this cruise because we had never been to the Canaries and that this ship has balconies for all, not ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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tallant10

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Norovirus for 4th cruise in row

We had saved for 2 years for this cruise to celebrate our 35th wedding .Two days before Saga wrote to us to advise the ship had the virus on board so they were doing a deep clean and therefore the cruise was to be ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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The Synman

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but norovirus meant many activities cancelled

We wanted to try a smaller ship, and in that regard things were good: it's much easier to get around. We'd never been with Saga before and we weren't expecting such a high average age: a senior member of the crew ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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SueFrankuk

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We were disappointed

We were disappointed that our embarkation was delayed, the transport was great and we got straight on the ship as they made such a mess of our start, lifeboat drill was put back to 10 pm, so we basically lost our ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Fleurie78

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship . . . but

We wanted to try the new Saga ship Spirit of Discovery, having been sent numerous mailings about its design, facilities and the pleasures of 'boutique cruising'. So we decided to book a four-night cruise to Rouen ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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stormdennis

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Third consecutive cruise with Norovirus and no warning.

Brand new ship and wanted to see Northern lights, plus all inclusive. Trouble started when a stop at Narvik was cancelled and then our pickup was deferred twice, On arrival we waited an hour and 20 minutes before we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Disappointed in Saga

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Saga Spirit of Discovery

This cruise was advertised as a 'boutique cruise' with all facilities included. It started badly with our (included) taxi being delayed twice - on enquiry we were told 'the ship had a bug and was being deep ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Altaj Maroj

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointing - we really had hoped to like it!

We always try to take a break at this time of the year to avoid some of the UK winter. We chose this trip as it included 4 ports we'd never been to to while also visiting ports that would be likely to be overcrowded ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Sailor Kev

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, only minor niggles

Having cruised with Saga before (on Saga Pearl 2) we were keen to try Spirit of Discovery. We chose a Canaries cruise for some winter sun and weren’t disappointed. Warm and sunny from Madeira to all 4 stops in the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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silversurf

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise on beautiful ship

We managed to get the last accessible cabin on this sailing. Even if you use a small foldable wheelchair, as I do, Saga insist that you have an accessible cabin (elf and safety), and there aren’t many. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ceejayt

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

The Spirit of Discovery is a very stylish ship, the staff friendly, helpful and in the main always smiling, the food excellent. However though the cabins are nicely decorated as you would expect from a brand new ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mgjohn

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

The downside to chauffeur transport

Having cruised quite extensively with Cunard, Royal Caribbean, P&O and MSC etc my wife and I were drawn to the idea of a smaller all-inclusive ship and thought we’d try a taster cruise with Saga and grin and bear ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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nosapphire

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Saga Discovery New York Christmas and New Year

People here are wondering why nobody has yet reviewed the Christmas/New Year Spirit of Discovery cruise. It is probably because a high percentage of us found it disappointing. The ship made every port it was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Dottie2

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Impressive - BUT!!!

Initially my husband and I were very impressed with the interior of this modern ship. Cabins are a good size with fruit, carton of milk, water etc in cabin. Room service excellent. Service round the ship also ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Tibbytoes

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The good and not so good

I usually cruise with P&O or Cunard but thought I would give Saga a try on this beautiful new ship. Although Saga is advertised as for the over 50's, I would say it is more suitable for the over 75's (I'm 68). ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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worthing kiwi

4 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Saga Spirit?

I looked forward to the Spirit of Discovery, after cruising on the Saga Sapphire, I was interested in a cabin with a proper balcony. The Discovery has by desgn a positive tick, being all balcony. Also having on all ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Host Sharon

9 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Pretty much perfect

Saga Cruises have been on my radar for a while now. I have visited Saga Sapphire and overnighted on Saga Pearl II but my friend and I both felt we weren’t ready for the Saga experience at the time. However, the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Aslaw1

2 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Superb new Ship.

My wife and I have frequently sailed with Saga and much enjoyed the charm of her smaller ships, Pearl and Sapphire so it was, with some uncertainty, that we sailed on her new Ship Spirit of Discovery. As we ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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hermioneb

1 Review Written

55 Helpful Votes

Gourmet Spain

My husband and I are both in our seventies and we have never considered a cruise with Saga before. The last five cruises we have have taken have been with Azamara or Oceania, but we were attracted by the idea of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Julie Stock

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for Solo Travellers

Being a solo traveller I normally holiday with companies who specifically target this market and I had been wary of cruising since I split up with my ex about 8 years ago. We had done about 20 cruises but I know ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Roseswim

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Norovirus Cruise

A beautiful ship but cruise was ruined by catching norovirus and being confined to cabin. The previous cruise had norovirus and I was assured the ship would be deep cleaned. Obviously not well enough as a lot of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Exsagacustomer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Never again

We wanted to celebrate our 70 th birthdays this year and to see the Northern lights if possible. The Norovirus situation ruined the cruise. For it to happen is unfortunate. To happen on two consecutive cruises ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Spirit Of Discovery Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.03.9
Dining4.04.3
Entertainment4.53.3
Public Rooms5.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.03.4
FamilyN/A
Enrichment4.03.1
Service4.04.5
Value For Money4.02.9
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