Saga Rose’s farewell

This item appears on page 77 of the April 2009 issue.

The Saga Rose, built in 1965 (as the Sagafjord), will depart Southampton, England, for its 44th and final cruise, a 37-night voyage through the Mediterranean, on Oct. 30, 2009. The 587-passenger ship will visit Barcelona, Venice, Rome, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Rhodes, Alexandria and Casablanca.

Highlights include the Pyramids of Giza, a Venetian masked ball and a celebration in Vigo, where the Saga Rose will be joined by her sister ship, Saga Ruby. Fares run £8,999-£16,629 (near $12,260-$22,655).

Contact Saga Holidays (Folkestone, Kent, UK; phone 0800 096 0081,