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SAGA SAPPHIRE CRUISE Dublin Liverpool Cobh nights in port Dover Portland 1,360 nautical miles March 8 - March 15, 2020 7 nights aboard Saga Sapphire March 8. Dover, England. Embark Saga Sapphire. Depart 1600. March 10. Liverpool, England. Arrive 0500. Depart 2000. March 11-12. Dublin, Ireland. Arrive 1000 on March 11. Depart 1600 on March 12. March 13. Cobh (for Cork), Ireland. Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. March 14. Portland, England. Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. March 15. Dover, England. Arrive 0800. Disembark Saga Sapphire after breakfast. Explore ashore Kissing the Blarney Stone Legend has it that if you lean backwards over the highest parapet in Blarney Castle and kiss a stone that the castle's builder, one Cormac McCarthy, had placed in an adjacent battlement, then the kisser will be graced with the gift of eloquence. Although the practice of dangling people by their ankle over the vertiginous gap has been replaced by an assisted stretch with safety bars, you might want to entertain yourself in the beautiful grounds if you have a fear of heights. Visit Kinsale, the Gastronomic Capital of Ireland Set out on a foodie adventure to the `the Gourmet Capital of Ireland,' Kinsale. Explore narrow winding streets of brightly painted shops, galleries and private homes, that lead off the yacht-filled medieval fishing port. After you've satisfied your appetite in one of the many fine restaurants, discover Charles Fort, described as one of the finest military structures in Ireland. Private Artist Studio Visit No other cruise will give you access to the artist's studio of painter Philip Gray. Born in Cork and a seasoned Navy diver, the sea and a passion for adventure course through Philips veins. He combines these passions in his paintings, travelling to far-flung destinations and painting the scenes he sees under the water. Please note: All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently. Days not detailed are at sea. 117