Cruise with Confidence - Covid-19 Updates - Flexible Cancellations - Future Cruise Credits Covid-19 Travel Updates and FAQs

Saga River River Cruises

Cruise by month

Saga River Cruises
  • Overview

Choose Saga River Cruises for the best way to experience some of the world’s most wonderful waterways and destinations through expertly created itineraries at an affordable price. Everything onboard puts customer comfort to the forefront and with gratuities, WiFi, food and drinks all included in the price, you can rest easy in the knowledge that everything has been taken care of before you even step aboard the ship.


Beginning with a fleet of just 3, but now numbering around 20, Saga river cruise ships offer a luxury cruising holiday to suit every guest. For a more intimate cruising experience, choose one of the smaller ships with a capacity of only 50 guests, or hop onboard a larger ship for a more sociable holiday. There are several Saga River Cruise ships chartered exclusively for Saga guests, including Rex Rheni, Regina Rheni II and Filia Rheni II, providing high levels of customer service, top-class cuisine and sophisticated entertainment.

In addition, launching 2021, Spirit of the Rhine takes inspiration from the boutique cruise experience as Saga’s first purpose-built river cruise ship, guaranteed to provide guests with an unforgettable river cruise. Relax in your spacious cabin, marvel at the views from the Panoramic Lounge or enjoy the fresh air from the Sun Deck, all the while being waited on by approachable and attentive staff.


While Saga cruises are created exclusively for the over 50s, they also understand the diversity of this age bracket. This means that there are a range of excursions and entertainment options, both active and more leisurely, so each and every guest can embark on a holiday which is perfectly suited to them. To make their cruises even more accessible, many ships have lifts to ensure that everyone can enjoy their time onboard.

Solo travellers are very welcome and widely accommodated with a number of single cabins available at no extra cost. For those cruising alone, there are Saga river cruises for solo travellers which are tailor-made holidays providing the opportunity to explore the fantastic destinations alongside others cruising alone.


Destination highlights range from must-see sites to new discoveries off the beaten track and, with an extensive range of itineraries, guests have the chance to explore waterways all the way through Europe, such as on Saga Douro, Danube or Rhine cruises, and even Russia. If you’d like to go further afield meanwhile, there’s even the opportunity to take in some of Egypt’s ancient treasures on a Saga Nile cruise.

  • Danube- Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine
  • Douro-Portugal and Spain
  • Elbe- Czech Republic and Germany
  • Oder- Czech Republic, Germany, Poland
  • Scheldt-Belgium
  • Rhine- Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France Netherlands
  • Ijssel-Netherlands
  • Seine-France
  • Volga-Russia
  • Nile-Egypt


Shore excursions are the easiest way to make the most of the fantastic destinations on a Saga River Cruise. The standard shore excursion programme offers a choice of activities ranging from hikes to museum visits and city tours. However, if you’d prefer a more bespoke experience, the Explore Ashore teams onboard the ships are led by experts with local knowledge who can advise you on how best to spend your time on dry land.


Dining onboard a Saga River Cruise is tailored to the destination, meaning that experienced chefs use fresh and local ingredients to serve up delicious cuisine every day, paired with fine wine and beer. Guests can also vary where they eat by visiting the speciality restaurants onboard, all of which can be enjoyed free of charge.

Saga is pleased to provide diners with flexible eating options and with one dinner sitting from 7-9pm, there is no need to rush your meal. If you find yourself feeling hungry at any time of day, you are more than welcome to enjoy afternoon tea, late-night buffets and room service at no extra cost.


Entertainment onboard Saga River Cruises is second to none and guests will be sure to enjoy every evening they spend onboard. Each ship has a Main Show Lounge with a repertoire of live bands, classical recitals, guest speakers and cabaret shows taking place every day.

Alongside the entertainment, guests can take advantage of the other facilities available onboard, from a workout in the gym, taking part in an exercise class or some time winding down in the sauna.

What's included

Top Saga River Cruises deals

All Saga River Cruises ships

Destinations visited by Saga River Cruises

Cruise guides & features

Call us We're open

0239 327 7872