Posted March 11th, 2007, 01:37 PM
Since some others have joined this wonderful conversation, I would like to add my brief message. I, too am ship daft, and it gets worse every day. Thanks to Cruise Travel magazine, which arrived this week, I fell in love with Saga Rose, and have been devouring any information about her. . . . If the designers have listened to us at all, they'll make sure that Victoria is stately and traditional, and that there won't be a rock wall or bungee jump in sight.Mrs Muir
You are most welcome to our small group. Anyone who admires the classic ships can pull up a chair and join us any time.
I do have one bit of information which may have been in the Cruise Travel article. Saga Cruises (Rose & Ruby) sail full most of the time because, in the UK, the ships appeal to a specific market which responds enthusiastically. UK citizens get free transport to the ship, free travel insurance (which costs me at least $500), and of course they deal in Pounds Sterling. At this time, the currency market is not in our favor from Pounds Sterling to US Dollars.
It is to your advantage that few cruisers in the States have heard of Saga. It is harder for Saga to fill their cabins for cruises along our Coasts. There are good sales available. Remember that you still have at least two years to sail on Rose and many more years to sail on Ruby.
I would refer you to "sagacruises.com" where you can ask to be put on the Saga mailing list. It is fun to receive Royal Mail containing the most lovely Saga brochures on metric paper. Even if you do not sail on Saga, you will certainly learn more about the Saga experience.
I hope that you and your husband can book passage on one of the Saga Sisters and am confident that you will enjoy them as much as I have.