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Saga Cruises is a British-owned cruise line specialized in voyages exclusively for mature passengers. The Saga Group decided to start operations of a holiday branch by purchasing the Saga Rose. She operated generally as Saga's flagship until her fairly similar ex fleet mate the Saga Ruby was purchased from Cunard Line in 2005.

For the summer of 2003, Saga Cruises chartered the 1989 built MV Minerva which sailed as the Saga Pearl. The Saga Rose was retired after a final 37 night Mediterranean cruise. She was subsequently laid up at Gibraltar and later scrapped in China.

While on her final cruise a planned 31 night Caribbean cruise, the Saga Ruby had one of its generators fail which disabled the ship's air-conditioning plant. It was then decided cancel the cruise and sail a revised Western Mediterranean itinerary, returning to Southampton on January 9, 2014 due to poor weather. While in Funchal, Madeira the Saga Ruby met up with the Saga Sapphire for a New Year's Eve fireworks display. After her cruise, she departed for Gibraltar leaving Southampton for a final time on January 10, she was handed over to her currently unknown new owners on January 13, 2014. Currently Saga Cruises operates the Saga Sapphire and the MS Saga Pearl II

Cruise ships and itineraries:

Saga Pearl II (formerly Astor of HADAG, Arkona of Deutsche Seereederei, Astoria of Transocean Tours and Quest for Adventure of Saga Cruises); registration - Malta; inaguration - 1981; 18,591 gross tons, 602 passengers, 220 crew members.
Itineraries: Northern Europe; Norwegian Fjords; Meditarranean; Western Europe; Canary Islands; South Americ; Baltics.
  Saga Pearl 2 cruise ship
Saga Sapphire (formerly MS Europa; MS Superstar Aries; MS Holiday Dream and Bleu de France); registration - Malta; inaguration - 1981, 37,301 gross tons, 1,158 passengers, 406 crew members.
Itineraries: Norway out of Southampton and Dover - UK; Baltic Countries/Scandinavia/Russia out of Dover - UK; British Isles/Ireland out of Dover - UK; Iceland out of Dover - UK;  Eastern Canada; Mediterannean/Iberian Peninsular out of Dover - UK; Mediterranean/Adriatic Sea out of Southampton - UK; Portugal/Madeira/Azores out of Southampton - UK; Western Europe out of Southampton - UK; Grand Canaria/Madeira/Northern Africa out of Southampton - UK.
  Saga Sapphire cruise ship

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