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  1. I am on the ship at the moment and we have been able to get a table for two at every meal, as there are lots. We have also seen plenty of people on their own at these tables, so I haven’t heard of anyone being forced to share. I can assure anyone worried by negative reviews that there is a good age range on this ship. This is a two week cruise to the Baltic, so whether this makes any difference I don’t know.
  2. Had a great meal in the MDR this evening, on a table for two. Ended up in the Club with some fellow Facebookers for a drink, and have booked two speciality restaurants. Loving it so far. The ship is fabulous.
  3. Well, we are on the ship, and just attended the sailaway party. The ship is absolutely beautiful and we have already met some lovely people. We have already booked the Club and East to West. We’re leaving Coast to Coast until tomorrow to book. I have taken one long dress but mostly cocktail dresses (think Phase Eight) and black trousers and smart tops and short dresses for the other evenings. Loving it already.
  4. We went twice to East to West on a two week cruise on Sapphire and it wasn’t difficult to secure two bookings. We’re really looking forward to trying all of the speciality restaurants on Discovery in September. In fact, we’re looking forward to everything about it.
  5. So looking forward to our two week Baltic Cruise on September 12th. Hopefully we’ll have plenty of time for all the speciality restaurants. We loved East to West on Sapphire. I’ve been mentally picking out some outfits for the formal evenings, and my OH enjoys getting his bow tie out!
  6. When we were on a Holland America Alaska cruise last September, I was surprised how early most of the Americans were eating dinner. We Brits and Australians opted to eat around 7.30ish, but the Americans were in the MDR before 5.30. They were nowhere to be seen later in the evenings either.
  7. Yes, we were surprised about it, but it’s gestures like this that has attracted us back to another Saga cruise.
  8. We’ve still got our red jackets from our Northern Lights cruise with Saga three years ago. Great quality. The husky ride was the highlight of the cruise for me, and holding the husky puppies. They even brought some of the dogs to the ship’s side for people to get close to. Fantastic cruise.
  9. I have only been on one other Saga cruise, and that was a winter Northern Lights cruise to Norway. Yes, there were people on board with mobility difficulties, some of whom stayed on the ship because they still enjoyed the cruising. Some were even doing back to back cruises because they could afford to. There is no doubt that there is a significant minority of people aboard who are pretty well off. However, we didn’t ever encounter anyone with the issues described, so I think this is an unusual case. We are looking forward to September 12th and the Spirit of Discovery Baltic Cruise, because everything about the previous Saga cruise made us want to sample another. We are 66 and 67, and there were plenty of cruisers of our age and physically fit.
  10. You won’t be disappointed, I can assure you. We have cruised with four lines, and Saga remains our favourite for quality.
  11. Looking at the ship, I am really looking forward to our Baltic Cruise on the Discovery on September 12th. It looks beautiful.
  12. We did the Pacific Ocean segment of the Fred world cruise on Black Watch last year, and because of a cyclone in the area we missed Bora Bora and the Cook Islands, which was disappointing because there weren’t many ports of call on that stretch anyway. However, I got to Easter Island which was always going to be my highlight. Just one of those things.
  13. We have opted for the standard cabin. Not ones to spend much time in the cabin anyway, as there’s far too much to do elsewhere on the ship, we thought it looked quite roomy enough. We though the cabins on Sapphire large compared to other cruise ships.
  14. I would say that of the four cruise lines we have sailed with, Saga have been the most formal on their formal nights. Not a bad thing though, and my husband really enjoys it, and I get a chance to dress up for once, although as others have said, it doesn’t have to be long dresses.
  15. We are on our second cruise with Saga on September 12th to the Baltic, on Spirit of Discovery. Having sailed with four different cruise lines, Saga is our favourite so far, with Fred Olsen a close second. People always think Saga is too expensive, but they include an awful lot, unlike the American ships who fleece you on board. Anyway, sometimes it’s worth paying a bit extra for quality, and the Spirit of Discovery looks fabulous.
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