Yorkshire Times
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Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
11:00 AM 9th March 2021

Saga Extends Suspension of Travel Operations

Saga has written to its Cruise and Holidays guests to inform them of its decision to extend the current suspension of travel operations following publication of the Government’s new roadmap out of lockdown.

Saga’s holiday and cruise operations will now begin on 17th May and 27th June respectively.

A spokesperson for Saga said: “The health and safety of our guests and crew has been our number one priority and throughout the pandemic we have made all decisions with their wellbeing in mind.

Following the release of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we have taken the decision to delay the resumption of our Holiday and Cruise operations until the 17th May and 27th June, respectively.

As part of this decision, the inaugural cruise of Spirit of Adventure has been moved to 26th July. We have contacted all our guests who have been impacted by these changes and are discussing their options with them.”

Summary of what Saga has told its customers:

After careful consideration, Saga has made the decision to extend the suspension of its travel operation in line with Government’s new roadmap out of lockdown announced on the 22nd of February.
Saga’s cruise operations have now been suspended until 27th June.
The inaugural cruise of Spirit of Adventure has been moved to 26th July
The suspension of Saga’s holidays business has similarly been extended until 17th May
Saga has reached this decision in order to ensure the health and safety of its guests, and in accordance with the Government’s updated guidance on travel.
Saga’s previous announcements relating to the improved health and safety protocols across both cruises and holidays remains unchanged. Saga’s policy of full vaccination for all its guests, as announced in January, similarly remains unchanged.