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Saga Sapphire - Maiden Liverpool Call

Photographs  Ian Collard, Adrian Sweeney & Kevin Bennett 2012

MS SAGA SAPPHIRE made her maiden Liverpool call on July 03, 2012 arriving around 09:00 assisted by SMIT SANDON and SMIT BARBADOS.

She was originally built by Bremer Vulkan of Germany for Hapag Lloyd as EUROPA in 1981. She was sold in 1999 to Star Cruises and was renamed SUPERSTAR EUROPE and a year later was renamed SUPERSTAR AIRES. Pullmantur acquired her in 2004 and renamed her HOLIDAY DREAM. Four years later she was transferred to CDF Crioisieres de France and renamed BLEU DE FRANCE. She was sold to Saga in in November 2011 and extensively refitted.

The onboard views by Adrian Sweeney were taken during her Liverpool call during a WSS Merseyside Branch ship visit,


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