Saga Sapphire to Leave Fleet in 2020

Saga Sapphire

Saga Cruises today announced the Saga Sapphire will leave its fleet, with the last cruise heading to Norway on a “Musical Norway” sailing in spring of 2020.

“For Saga Sapphire’s last foray to the Norwegian fjords, we’re cruising off the beaten track for an in-depth exploration of this country’s beautiful fjords, mountains and villages,” the company said.

The 10-night cruise leaves from Dover on April 11, 2020, and offers live jazz performances onboard while sailing 2,376 nautical miles through the Norwegian fjords.

Sailing roundtrip from Dover, calls include Alesund, Trondheim, Geiranger, Ulvik and Haugesund, along with four days at sea.

The Sapphire leaving Saga’s fleet complete’s the British company’s fleet renewal program. The Pearl II will depart the Saga fleet in early 2019, making way for the Spirit of Discovery, a 1,000-guest newbuiild that joins the fleet in summer 2019.

As the Sapphire leaves in early 2020, the Spirit of Adventure, a second newbuild, joins the fleet in summer 2020.

Disney Magic makes inaugural calls at Norwegian ports

Disney Magic’s Inaugural Visit To Norway
Rebecca GibsonDisney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic made inaugural calls at the Norwegian ports of Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen on 27 May, and 9, 10 and 11 June respectively.

Disney Magic visited the ports as part of her first-ever Norwegian Fjords itinerary, enabling guests to visit the destinations that inspired the kingdom of Arendelle in Disney’s animated movie Frozen. While in Alesund, guests also had the opportunity to meet with Anna, Elsa and Kristoff, characters from the film.

The ship will return to Bergen on 27 June and make two further visits to Stavanger on 22 June and 2 July.

Disney Magic will return to Norway in summer 2016, making three calls at Stavanger.

Disney to cruise Norwegian fjords

By Jerry Limone
Norwegian fjords - DisneyDisney Cruise Line will for the first time sail the Norwegian fjords on three cruises departing Copenhagen, Denmark, in June 2015.

A seven-day cruise on the Disney Magic visits Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen, Norway. A nine-day cruise calls at the same Norwegian ports, plus Molde and Olden.

An 11-day cruise includes calls in Kristiansand and Stavanger, Norway; Akureyri and Reykjavik, Iceland; and Torshavn, Faroe Islands. The cruise ends in Dover, England. The Reykjavik call is an overnight visit.

In addition to the Norwegian fjords itineraries, Disney is returning to the Baltic for all-new itineraries, including sailings from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Cruises to the Mediterranean, Alaska, Caribbean and Bahamas also are also in Disney’s summer lineup.

Bookings open to the public on March 27.