Posted November 10th, 2017, 04:37 PM
I am booked on the new Saga Discovery in Sept 2019! Very excited.
The pictures shown are obviously sales mock ups at this early stage but were good enough for us to bookYou are right, those pictures made the Spirit of Discovery look very enticing. I hope they paid the graphic design company well. They certainly seem to have found the best people for the job.
Is there any benefit in waiting to book once on board, or are we better off booking it now?The advice was book as early as possible if you want the best price. Saga offer a discount which reduces as the sail date gets nearer.
Does All inclusive mean exactly that or, are there restrictions as to the time of day you can drink alcohol?I have only had one cruise so far with Saga and therefore am no expert. My understanding is that Saga always included free wines with lunch and dinner so the all inclusive upgrade doesn't add those but in the past if you had extra drinks during the day you would pay for these, now they will be included in the cruise price. It also includes soft drinks and standard beers and I think standard cocktails, premium drinks would be extra probably.
The new ship should be really lovely, though for us rather too many passengers at almost 1,000.That was a useful post, thanks. We found on CMV Columbus with 1200 passengers it didn't seem any more crowded as there was more room to spread out. The big thing with the new ships is that they have been designed for the Saga clientel. I am looking forward to them. Mind you we are used to the 800 range whereas Saga Pearl is only 500. (We have yet to experience the Sapphire).
Hope this helps other people too.Yes, it should do, thanks. That puts it very clearly. I hadn't thought about wine other than at meal times, as that is only time I drink it apart from watching films at home, but some people take a glass of wine rather than a beer or a spirit in a bar.
Just heard directly from Saga that "all Inclusive" means that you can have any of the listed drinks, including wine, any time the bars are open.Thank you for posting this, just discovered that our Northern Lights trip in February is also now all-inclusive.
Also confirmed that decaffeinated coffee was available at all times.
Hope this helps other people too.