Where is Saga Pearl 2 now?

2021-04-28 by No Comments

Where is Saga Pearl 2 now?

In 2019 Saga Pearl II was sold to Aqua Explorer Holdings (who are located in the British Virgin Islands) and renamed Pearl II. Currently, she is based at the Greek port of Perama and is recorded as being laid up.

Who owns Saga cruise ships?

Saga Group
In 2014, Saga’s parent company, Saga Group, went public via an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. In 2015, Saga announced it had signed a memorandum of agreement for its first-ever new-build from Meyer Werft for a 2019 delivery, with an additional option for a sister ship expected in 2021.

Where are Saga cruise ships registered?

Saga has shown its firm commitment to Britain as Spirit of Discovery has been registered in the UK and will proudly display London as her port of registry on her stern. Her sister ship, Spirit of Adventure, will also fly the Red Ensign when she launches in 2020.

How many cruise ships does saga have?

two ships
Saga Cruises currently operates two ships, the 446-passenger Saga Pearl II and the 706-passenger Saga Sapphire, both set for an eventual phase out.

Why is saga called saga?

Etymology and meaning of saga It is cognate with the English words say and saw (in the sense ‘a saying’, as in old saw), and the German Sage; but the modern English term saga was borrowed directly into English from Old Norse by scholars in the eighteenth century to refer to Old Norse prose narratives.

Is Saga part of acromas?

Acromas Insurance Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saga Group plc.

Are Saga Cruises good value?

Once guests have cast off with Saga Cruises for the first time on a high seas adventure, they’re very likely to return. Indeed, 99 percent of passengers rate their cruise experience as good or excellent. At times, the starting price for Saga Cruises may appear more expensive than other ships.

How did Saga get its name?

The Old Norse word saga means ‘story’, ‘tale’ or ‘history’ and normally refers specifically to the epic prose narratives written mainly in Iceland between the 12th- and 15th centuries CE, covering the country’s history as well as Scandinavia’s legendary past.

Are Saga cruise ships sailing now?

Saga Ocean Cruises suspended its fleet’s passenger shipping operations by cancelling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 15, 2020, through early-July 2021. Operations are currently planned to resume in 2021 with Spirit of Discovery (June 27) and Spirit of Adventure (July 26/Maiden Voyage).

What is saga short for?


Acronym Definition
SAGA Straight and Gay Alliance
SAGA Southeast Alaska Guidance Association
SAGA Stochastic Algorithms, Foundations, and Applications
SAGA South African Geophysical Association

What is the most famous saga?

The most famous saga-genre is the Íslendingasögur (sagas concerning Icelanders), which feature Viking voyages, migration to Iceland, and feuds between Icelandic families.

Who owns the AA and Saga?

Saga was acquired by staff (20%) backed by the private equity firm Charterhouse in October 2004. Saga merged with The AA (owned by CVC and Permira) to form Acromas Holdings. In July 2011, Saga acquired Allied Healthcare.

What was the original name of Saga Pearl?

The ship was given the name Saga Pearl II before embarking on her first cruise for Saga in March 2010. In May 2012, she was renamed as Quest for Adventure. In November 2013 the name reverted to Saga Pearl II. In 2019 Saga replaced Saga Pearl II with Saga Cruises’ first ever new-build ship, the Spirit of Discovery.

When did Saga Pearl 2 come out in Estonia?

Saga Pearl II in Tallinn, Estonia, on 20 September 2014, with blue funnel.

Where did Saga Pearl II go on her last voyage?

For her last voyage Saga Pearl II sailed from Portsmouth (UK) on 16 February 2019 for a 54-day cruise to South Africa. This was a coming-home cruise, as it is where the ship spent many of its earlier years, when it sailed the South Atlantic waters for Safmarine.

What’s the name of the new Saga cruise ship?

The cruise ship Saga Pearl II (formerly Astoria and Quest for Adventure) has been operating for more than 28 years, making cruises worldwide. Saga Cruises acquired the ship, at auction, in August 2009. Saga Pearl II effectively replaced the MS Saga Rose which was decommissioned in 2009. Both ships were formerly operated by Transocean Tours .