Final farewell to Saga Rose

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There’s still time to get on board the final cruise of the much-loved Saga Rose, which is being retired in December.
Capt David Warden-Owen will be at the helm and the entertainment includes Des O’Connor, Ronnie Corbett, Katherine Jenkins, Nicholas Parsons and Tom O’Connor.
The full 37-night cruise, departing Southampton on October 30, costs from £7,199 a head, while a 19-night sector as far as Limassol, Cyprus, is priced from £3,899.
Alternatively, fly to Barcelona on November 4 and sail for 22 nights before flying home from Malta, for £4,599, or 18 nights from Limassol on November 18, sailing home to Southampton for £3,899. Saga Cruises are for passengers aged 50-plus.
Fares include all meals and entertainment on board, insurance and cancellation cover, all gratuities and travel to and from your departure and arrival points. Details: 0800 056 5880 or
Take a five-night Christmas Markets cruise on Fred Olsen’s Black Watch, departing Southampton on December 14, and calling at Bremerhaven, Amsterdam and Zeebrugge. Latesaver fares, with cabins allocated on boarding, from £359 pp. or call 0147 374 2424.
Fly to Venice to join Costa Serena for a lively seven-night cruise to the historic cities of Bari, Olympia, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik. Cruise-only fares for the October 18 sailing start at £569 based
on two sharing. See or call 0845 351 0552.
Relive the golden age of transatlantic cruising with a more sedate eight-day crossing from Southampton to New York aboard Saga Ruby. Fares for the October 10 departure start at £1,099, including return flights. 0800 056 5880 or travel-shop.
Take a seven-night Canary Islands cruise on the informal Island Escape from just £519. Departs Santa Cruz De Tenerife and calls at Santa Cruz De La Palma, Madeira, Agadir in Morocco, Lanzarote and Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Fares from £519, including return flights. or call 0800 280 2614.
No flying involved in a 10-night cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria
leaving Southampton on December 9 and visiting Hamburg, Germany;
Stavanger and Oslo in Norway, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Zeebrugge,
Belgium. Fares from £699. Go to or call 0808 202 6104.

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