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Aerial trams, whale-watching & Hamlet’s Castle: Top 10 incredible 2025 holiday experiences

Saga cruises 2025 are perfect for creating unforgettable memories. Sail to a host of fantastic destinations and relish countless cherished experiences – just some of which we’ve rounded up below.

Luxury Saga cruises 2025 are now on sale and there are some true treasures to pick from. Whether you fancy tropical havens, breathtaking wildlife or buzzing cities, there’s an itinerary to suit you next year.

In fact, Saga is so confident you’ll love your first cruise that they’ve made a special guarantee. So if for any reason you don’t love your time on board, Saga will give your money back!

We’ve rounded up 10 incredible holiday experiences you can enjoy, whilst cruising in all-inclusive luxury…

Top 10 experiences on Saga cruises 2025


Cruise along the Italian Riviera

Wend your way down this gorgeous sliver of Italy known as the Amalfi Coast to soak up what we at Sailawaze HQ call simply, “Heaven.” Get your camera ready – winding roads cling to rugged cliffs, vineyards blanket the terraced slopes, pastel-hued buildings jostle amid colourful villages striated with narrow cobblestone streets and bustling piazzas.

On Saga’s Italian Highlights and the Mediterranean 2025 cruise you’ll sail into a new port of call for luxury ship Spirit of Adventure – Sorrento. Admire the turquoise sea; explore artisan workshops, boutiques and monasteries; and knock back a give-me-more glass of local limoncello.

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Call at the Croatian island of Korcula

You’ll have a corking good time in teeny Korcula – another a new port of call for Saga cruises. The island paradise is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, with the fortified town of Korčula often hailed as a mini-Dubrovnik.

The 15th-century Cathedral of St Mark is at the heart of the old town – and can be discovered on an optional Saga excursion on the Croatia and Gems of the Mediterranean 2025 cruise. More of an oenophile? Saga also offers an added tour for those looking to discover the wines of Korcula island.

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Discover iconic European cities by tuk-tuk

Spanish and Portuguese cities are awesome by two feet – but how does three wheels sound? Thanks to Saga’s optional shore excursions, holidaymakers can hop onboard a tuk-tuk and whizz around the gems of Valencia and Lisbon. Treat yourself to a close-up view of local life and attractions and bag a unique (and sometimes exhilarating) experience at the same time.

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Visit the Greek island of Mykonos

Take the Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean Saga cruise for 2025 and you can visit the beautiful isle of Mykonos. Renowned as a playground for the jet-set crowd, this sun-drenched spot is adorned with white-washed buildings, bougainvillea-draped walls, quaint churches and lie-on-me beaches. You’ll doubtless recognise the iconic, 16th-century windmills overlooking the island’s main town!

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Explore Hamlet’s Castle

Helsingør, a picturesque port town steeped in history and culture on the Danish island of Zealand, is another new port of call for Saga cruises 2025. It’s best known for 15th-century Kronborg Castle, famously depicted as Elsinore in Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet.

Today it’s one of the most impressive Renaissance castles in Europe. Visitors can explore lavish halls, intricate chambers and sprawling ramparts. Look out for a statue of Holger the Dane, an important figure in Danish legend, in the tunnels below.

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Join a New Orleans jazz cruise on a traditional steamboat

The 2025 Saga cruise Caribbean and Central America Discovery not only takes in a plethora of dazzling white beaches and cultural gems but it also gives guests an overnight stop in New Orleans.

Travellers will sail up ‘Ol’ Man River’ Mississippi to the Big Easy where you can immerse yourself in the historic French Quarter with its ornate architecture and bustling streets; revel in the happening atmosphere of Bourbon Street; and listen to brass bands. For more music, take an optional trip on a classic steamboat along the Mississippi accompanied by a traditional jazz band.

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Take an aerial tram above St Lucia’s rainforests

An all-inclusive luxury Caribbean cruise is many holidaymakers’ idea of paradise, and the Saga 2025 cruise A Caribbean Christmas doesn’t disappoint; you’ll call at Antigua, Tortola, St Kitts, Martinique, Barbados and beyond.

Halfway through the bucket-list escape, your boutique ship Spirit of Adventure will swing by St Lucia, complete with lush rainforests, dramatic volcanic peaks and pristine beaches. Fancy getting high? Take an aerial tram ride on an optional Saga shore excursion through the island’s verdant rainforest canopy, spotting exotic flora and fauna along the way.

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Kayak on the Norwegian fjords

A cruise is the best way to navigate the splendour of the Norwegian fjords – but downsizing for the day and jumping aboard a kayak offers a fun adventure amidst Norway’s breathtaking natural scenery. Towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, vast forests – these serene fjords serve it all up, and with each stroke explorers can witness the dramatic landscapes up close when your ship calls at Geirangerfjord on Saga 2025 cruises.

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Be wowed by the Pyramids of Giza

There’s no shortage of history and culture on the 2025 Saga cruise Ancient Treasures of the Eastern Mediterranean – but the Pyramids of Giza take the crown. The only remaining Ancient Wonder of the Ancient World, this trio stands as a testament to the ingenuity and grandeur of ancient Egyptian civilisation.

Saga guests can enjoy a full-day tour to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site from the port city of Alexandria, once home to the Library of Alexandria, the largest repository of knowledge in the ancient world.

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Join a whale-watching excursion in Iceland

On Saga’s Natural Wonders of Iceland cruise, you’ll sail from Dover straight to the North Atlantic island of fire and ice. First stop: Akureyri, nestled along the tranquil shores of Eyjafjörður fjord and just 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Here you’ll find a vibrant cultural scene brimming with museums, galleries and festivals.

Saga guests can take an extra whale-watching excursion – humpback whales, minke whales and orcas in their natural habitat can all be spotted on boat trips from Akureyri.

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What do Saga cruises include?

Every 2025 Saga cruise includes:

– Nationwide UK Travel Service with private chauffeur service
– Travel insurance covering up to £5m coronavirus, plus additional cancellation cover
– Dining in five speciality restaurants
– All onboard meals, afternoon tea, and snacks
– All-inclusive drinks
– Balcony cabins
– Unlimited luggage allowance with porterage
– Sightseeing excursions in select ports
– Free Wi-Fi
– Onboard gratuities and service charges
– 24-hour room service
– Entertainment including lectures, theatre productions, and recitals
– Classes, activities, and deck games
– Fitness classes and gymnasium access
– Spa access
– Group tourist visas, if needed
– Port taxes and fees included
– ATOL/ABTA protection
– Independent Shield+ accreditation for health and hygiene

Published 04.04.24