Cruise Liner News – Liner SAGA SAPPHIRE Sold to Turkey – 16.06.2020

The 1981 built liner SAGA SAPPHIRE was recently sold to Anex Tour, Turkey and she will emerge as BLUE SAPPHIRE in 2021.

SAGA SAPPHIRE leaving Grand Harbour on 22nd April, 2013.

Turkish based tour operator Anex Cruise took ownership of SAGA SAPPHIRE last Thursday 18th June where she will serve the company’s new cruise line under the name BLUE SAPPHIRE.

‘I am thrilled to have our first cruise ship which is getting prepared to sail in the eastern Mediterranean after a thorough renovation’, says Neset Kockar, chairman of Anex Tour.

The ship, which joined the Saga fleet in April 2012, was scheduled to make an 8,050-nautical-mile farewell cruise, which was cancelled owing to COVID-19.

SAGA SAPPHIRE berthed at Valletta Cruise Port on 6th December 2018.

SAGA CRUISES are represented in Malta by Malta Cruise Services, a division of Mifsud Brothers Ltd –

Watermarked Photos are by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –

Published – Monday 22nd June 2020