Published: March 17, 2021 - 12:01 AM

Annex Tours - Selectum Blu Cruises Blue Sapphire
Annex Tours and Selectum Blu Cruises to Operate the Blu Sapphire.

Anex Tours announced has announced that the Saga Sapphire formerly of Saga Crioses, now the Blue Sapphire, will operate in the Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern Mediterranean markets. The new company will be called "Selectum Blu Cruises".

Annex Tours has big ambitions of purchasing 2 additional ships in the near future.

The Blue Sapphire was originally built as Hapag-Lloyd's Europa of 1981 and later became the Europe and SuperStar Aries for Star Cruises in 1999; 2004 became the Holiday Dream for Pullmantur; Sailed as the Blue de France for France's CDF; in 2011 she was purchased by Saga Cruises, renamed the Saga Sapphire until 2020 when she was sold to Turkish interests Anex Tours.

The Blue Sapphire remains idle in Altinova, Turkey.


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