ROSE Reprieve? — Updated

Saga Holiday's radiant MV SAGA ROSE at Malta. Photo copyright Peter Knego 2009.

After months laying off Gibraltar awaiting sale or charter, Saga Holiday’s recently retired MV SAGA ROSE (ex SAGAFJORD) has left her anchorage and  is currently heading south along the coast of West Africa but her final destination is yet to be confirmed.  Saga Holidays has not released any sort of official statement about the ship’s possible charter or sale.  Reports about a charter to serve as accommodation in Cape Town for the World Cup Games appear to have been premature.  Originally, the vessel was to have been sold to West African interests to become an accommodation ship following her retirement last December.  More as the story continues to develop…

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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