Sara Rose final travel through Panama Canal
The ship arrived at the Canal February 5, following an initial departure from Southampton, England January 5. The ship will travel for m...
The ship arrived at the Canal February 5, following an initial departure from Southampton, England January 5. The ship will travel for more than 104 nights to destinations in the Caribbean, South America, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, before returning to Portsmouth, April 20.
Built in 1965 in France by the Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, who received the original plans and specifications for the vessel from the the Norwegian America Line during the summer of 1960.
The Saga Rose is dedicating its last world tour to the 60th anniversary of the modern British Commonwealth, an association of 53 states including former British colonies and territories. Beginning in late October 2009, the Saga Rose will embark on a farewell voyage in the Mediterranean before retiring December 6, 2009.
MS Saga Rose is a cruise ship owned and operated by Saga Cruises on worldwide cruises targeted at the senior market out of the United Kingdom. Plans for her to be turned into a floating hotel at the ExCel Conference Center in London are in discussion.