2022 Saga Cruise Applications Open

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2022 Saga Cruise Applications Open

Information on how to apply for the 2022 Saga cruises and an update on the ferry surveys

Dear All, 

I hope you are keeping safe and well. 

We are delighted to be getting in touch to provide you with an update about our surveying plans for 2022. 

Saga Cruises 

I am pleased to announce that Saga have once again offered ORCA Survey Team places on board their cruise ships for the 2022 season. There are nine itineraries taking place on the Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure, with the first cruise departing on February 22nd. 

Saga cruises cater predominantly for individuals aged 50 years and over, however, ORCA has special dispensation so our survey teams can include people from 21 years of age and above. Teams of four from ORCA have been invited on board Saga’s ships since 2007 and since then we have built up a reputation for enhancing the enjoyment of guests' trips and their understanding of marine wildlife through delivering presentations, running deck-watches whilst surveying and generally being on hand to talk about any wildlife seen on the trips.  Many guests book on specific cruises just because an ORCA team is going to be on board.

Full details of the cruises, how to apply and what is required of ORCA volunteers on board can be found on the Applying for Surveys page on the Surveyor Network. 

Please note applications will close at 11pm on Saturday 20th November 2021.

Ferry Surveys

The good news is we have some ferry surveys and routes confirmed for 2022! And we are continuing to liaise with all of our ferry partners to provide more surveying opportunities for you.

Applications for the ferry surveys will be open in the New Year and we will continue to keep you updated on the progress of this. 

As always, a huge thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support and loyalty. 

With best wishes,


Lucy Babey

Head of Science & Conservation

Deputy Director