Saga Introduces All Inclusive Booze Deal
Saga has today announced that its first new luxury boutique cruise ship, spirit of Discovery, will become all-inclusive in January 2020 and her sister ship Spirit of Adventure will also be all-inclusive when she joins the fleet in August 2020.
In response to customer demand, this strategic decision by Saga means that guests enjoy all house spirits, wine, beer and soft drinks as part of Saga’s comprehensive cruise package which already includes gratuities, a UK travel service and free Wi-Fi onboard.
Chief Operating Officer Nigel Blanks said the decision to go all-inclusive in 2020 had been made to ‘reaffirm our position as a niche luxury cruise operator’.
He said: “Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure are the only boutique small ships being built with the British market in mind. I firmly believe that our decision to move to all-inclusive cruising will not only sit well alongside our ‘Boutique Cruising’ proposition, it will also distance us further from the competition whilst giving those that choose to cruise with us an exclusive and value for money experience.”
The new all-inclusive drinks package from January 2020 adds to the number of complimentary services already enjoyed by Saga Cruises’ guests:
UK travel package to and from departure port
All on-board gratuities
All meals and entertainment
24-hour room service
Welcome cocktail party
Unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues
Shuttle bus to nearest town centre from a port
Optional travel insurance
Saga’s first purpose-built cruise ship Spirit of Discovery is the first of two new passenger ships being constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenberg, Germany.
She will replace Saga Pearl II in July 2019 while the second ship, Spirit of Adventure, is planned to enter service in August 2020, replacing Saga Sapphire. Both ships will host 999 guests and 530 crew members.
The ships will be a 58,250 gross ton vessels measuring 774.3ft in length and a maximum beam of 102.4ft.
Saga Introduces All Inclusive Booze Deal, 13th September 2018, 23:00 PM