SMS helped to provide a rousing send-off for Saga Cruises’ Saga Pearl II as she sailed on her farewell cruise from Portsmouth.
The classic ship, nearly 40 years old, embarked 384 passengers for her final cruise, which takes in the Canaries and calls in West Africa before sailing south. SMS also handled the disembark of over 300 passengers from a Canaries cruise before loading baggage and stores for the farewell trip.
Adding to the celebration was a firework display as Saga Pearl II set off on the 54-night cruise that will bring the curtain down on a successful career for a vessel built in 1980. She joined the Saga fleet in 2009 and has been based in Portsmouth throughout the past winter.
Saga Pearl II will return to Portsmouth in April when she will disembark her final passengers and de-store before being retired from Saga’s service.