Saga releases river itineraries for 2023

Spirit of the Danube and Spirit of the Rhine will both operate all-inclusive sailings from 2023

Saga has unveiled its 2023 river cruise programme featuring three new itineraries on the Rhine and Danube.

Spirit of the Danube and Spirit of the Rhine will both operate all-inclusive sailings from 2023, and the line has also announced a string of other booking benefits.

Passengers will receive a 10% discount when they book back-to-back 2023 cruises, while a 25% early booking reduction is also available.

A number of cruises will be available with a 25% discount before the offer expires, the line said.

The Golden Age of Art on the Rhine, Autumn Colours of the Danube and Art of the Danube itineraries have all been added to next year’s programme.


The seven-night Golden Age of Art sailing on 8 May 2023 includes visits to galleries in Amsterdam, Utrecht and the Hague.

The 10-night Autumn Colours of the Danube sails on 11 November 2023 with stops in Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna.

The Art of the Danube, departing on 27 October 2023, features visits to the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest and Bratislava’s City Gallery.

Gardening expert Charlie Dimmock will join a seven-night cruise departing on 17 April 2023

Each cruise in the programme will have a number of dedicated cabins for solo travellers. The line stressed that single passengers should “book early to secure them as they are always very popular”.

Chief executive Nigel Blanks said: “We know our guests want an exceptional experience and real value for money so the river cruises will move to all-inclusive from 2023.

“We’re introducing back-to-back itineraries with 10% off and discounts starting from 25% off in response to their feedback. These are in addition to the complimentary chauffeur service, travel insurance and a range of included excursions we already offer.”

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