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Saga Rose makes her final call to the Isle of Man 11 June 2009

The 24,472 ton cruise vessel Saga Rose will be visiting the Isle of Man this Friday12th June 2009, which is of course the TT Senior Race Day.

Whilst many of the 440 passengers will be enjoying coach tours to those parts of the Island that can be accessed outside of the TT circuit, others will have an opportunity of viewing some of the race action.

The Saga Rose, which entered service in 1965 as the Sagafjord, is described as a ‘finely proportioned, traditional cruise ship’. However, this vessel with her ‘classic liner styling and profile’ is only months away from her final voyage and this call to the Isle of Man will be the final visit to our shores.

Her final voyage to the Mediterranean is in October and thereafter she sails off into retirement. She will possibly then head for a beach in Alang, India where many famous Ocean Liners and Cruise vessels are broken -up.

During the vessel's 13 years of cruising as the SAGA ROSE, guests on board have consumed 3,300,000 Twining’s everyday tea bags, 2,500,000 eggs, 850,000 tons of potatoes and 720,000 portions of Tiptree orange marmalade!

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