Saga has completed the sale of Saga Sapphire to Turkish holiday firm Anex Tour.
Sapphire joined the Saga fleet in April 2012 and spent eight years in service.
It will re-enter service in 2021 as Blue Sapphire, sailing under the banner of Anex’s new cruise operation.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Saga was unable to give Sapphire its planned send-off.
Guests and colleagues are instead being asked to each complete a 2.6 challenge to reflect the 8,050 nautical mile trip the ship was due to sail for its farewell cruise.
The 2.6 challenge is a fundraising effort requiring participants to complete a challenge linked to the numbers two, six, 2.6 or 26, or any variation on the theme.
Details of the challenge will be shared on Saga’s Facebook page in the coming weeks.