Jools Holland teams up with Saga for new steakhouse and bar

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The music legend will be the face and voice of the new food and live music venue on board Saga’s brand new ship Spirit of Discovery and will join guests on sailings in 2019.


Guests sailing on Saga’s elegant new ship, Spirit of Discovery, will be treated to the incredible sounds of music legend Jools Holland.

The pianist and presenter will become the face and voice of the ‘The Club by Jools’ steakhouse and bar on the company’s spectacular new ship, the first purpose-built vessel by Saga. The venue, which has been inspired by the great cabaret lounges of the 50s, will be graced by Holland himself as he joins guests on a number of sailings in 2019.

Rivalling London’s finest cabaret venues, the steakhouse will also serve a menu of delectable classic dishes. Classic starters include likes Cornish crab cakes and baked four onion soup, with grilled half lobster and surf’n’turf fillet among the mains. The Club, of course, will also serve classic steaks such filet and rib-eye, as well as less well-known cuts such as tomahawks.

Holland said: “I’m delighted that Saga is dedicating a space on their new ship for live music, which is something that is very close my heart. 

“There is nothing better than listening to live music in a small, intimate setting where you can really connect with the artists and their music. Food and music are two of my greatest passions and it’s great that Saga are combining the two”.

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Elegant spaces

Taking design inspiration from some of the world’s best boutique hotels, the spacious and contemporary Spirit of Discovery is packed with places to get active, relax and indulge. From the fully glazed Britannia Lounge to the inviting Living Room, the dramatic 400-seat Playhouse to the serene Spa, every detail has been designed to surprise and delight guests. 

At the heart of every luxury boutique hotel are the bedrooms and, with an average floor plan of 20 square metres as standard, your guests will really be able to stretch out. Every cabin also has a balcony there are more than 100 single cabins available.

Rivalling London’s finest cabaret venues, the steakhouse will serve a menu of delectable classic dishes. Classic starters include Cornish crab cakes and baked four onion soup, with grilled half lobster and surf’n’turf among the mains. The Club, of course, will also serve classic steaks including fillet and rib-eye, as well as less well-known cuts such as Tomahawks.

To complement The Club steakhouse, guests can also dine in the impressive Grand Dining Room or at the speciality Asian or seafood restaurants. For a more informal experience, the Verandah and Grill will serve world-class cuisine inside or al fresco. All meals in every venue – and a choice of wines for lunch and dinner – are included in the fare

Incredible places
Spirit of Discovery offers your customers a luxurious way to experience classic destinations such as Norway, the Baltic, the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean, as well as further afield to New York, Canada and the Caribbean.

The innovative Explore Ashore concept enables guests to holiday however they like – whether they’d like to choose from a programme of tailor-made, small-group excursions, plan an independent tour, or just book a taxi and explore independently. 

From a helicopter ride over New York’s skyline and an airboat safari in the Everglades National Park, to walking behind a waterfall in Norway’s Geriangerfjord, Saga promises once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Amazing value
Spirit of Discovery continues Saga’s tradition of award-winning value. Every cruise includes:

  • All meals; wines with lunch and dinner
  • A chauffeur to the port from up to 400km each way
  • All on-board gratuities
  • A full programme of live music, entertainment and talks
  • 24-hour room service
  • A free shuttle at most ports of calls
  • Free wi-fi and much more

For more details call free on 0800 074 8021 or visit saga.co.uk/agents online

Sailing with Jools

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Jools Holland will be performing on board the following Spirit of Discovery cruises: 

A Channel Island Hop, July 23, 2019,
four nights from £959 per person*

Gourmet Spain, August 3, 2019,
14 nights from £4,257 per person*

Natural Scandinavia, August 17, 2019,
15 nights from £5,353 per person*

*Including optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, or a reduction if not required. Cover is subject to medical questions – call for details. All fares per person based on the lowest available balcony cabin, correct at time of going to print and subject to availability and change. This is not a brochure, terms and conditions apply. Saga’s holidays and cruises are exclusively for the over 50s (but a travelling companion can be 40+). NHA-SC0042.

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