Enjoy the ever-changing scenery from Rex Rheni’s partially shaded Sun Deck, or from the comfortable lounge and bar which features large windows to showcase the views. On the deck below you’ll find the elegant restaurant where you can look forward to buffet-style breakfast, a leisurely three-course lunch and four-course dinner served at a single sitting.
Late-night snacks are also served in the lounge. You won't have to worry about buying too many drinks on board, as you can help yourself to complimentary tea and coffee whenever you like; plus, the free bar, open from midday to midnight, serves non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. You can also look forward to wine, beer and soft drinks included at lunch and dinner.
The cabins are spread over three decks. All are en suite, compact, comfortable and air conditioned with a seating area, storage space and twin beds. Facilities include a satellite television, telephone, reading lights and wardrobe. A safe is available free of charge.
Please note: The steps between decks are steep. The lift serves the Sun Deck, Promenade Deck and Main Deck where you’ll find the lounge and restaurant, and a chair lift serves the forward Passenger Deck cabins (numbers 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111 and 112). All other passenger deck cabins can only be accessed by stairs.
If you have any mobility restrictions, disabilities or medical needs, you'll find the information you need here. It's important to check the suitability of any holiday before you book. Our Travel Advisors will be happy to discuss this with you.
Whether you book online or via our sales team, we will ask you if you have any need for assistance at the time of booking. It's best to let us know then if you have any special requirements. To take full advantage of the assistance available, you need to pre-book no less than 48 hours before departure unless specified otherwise.
If you've already booked and now need to notify us of any special requirements please contact our Customer Care team free on 0800 373 034.
River cruises and small ships
It is important to be aware that most river vessels and small ships do not have lifts and the stairs between decks can often be steep.
Some excursions involve a fair amount of walking, sometimes over uneven surfaces.
Please also note that on river cruises and small ships it's common for two or more ships to moor alongside each other at a berth, and on these occasions you'll need to walk through the other vessels when embarking or disembarking. We are not able to confirm in advance when this will be the case.
If you have a disability or reduced mobility and are considering a river cruise or a small ship cruise, please contact one of our advisors on 0800 300 400 to discuss the suitability before booking.
Excursions will vary in terms of how active they are. They can range from panoramic tours where the majority of sightseeing will take place from your vehicle, to strenuous activities covering uneven terrain and walking distances of over a mile.
We'll send you a detailed itinerary for your holiday at least eight weeks before departure with information regarding excursions. If you're in any doubt as to the suitability of the excursions, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss these with you.
If you require a wheelchair or scooter to take part in an excursion, this will need to be collapsible so it can be safely stored in the coach. You'll also need to be able to fold or dismantle your wheelchair or scooter yourself and lift it into the coach's luggage hold, or be accompanied by a travelling companion who can do this for you.
While we always try to use the most comfortable, well-equipped vehicles for our excursions, we are often limited by what's available in a particular destination. So regrettably, if you're unable to manage the steps on to a coach or other vehicle, you will not be able to join the excursion. This is due to the variety of vehicles used dependent on destination. In addition, as the vehicles used for excursions differ from place to place, there may be restrictions as to what mobility aids can be carried.
Fine dining is an integral part of the cruising experience and they cater for most dietary needs as long as you let them know in advance.
A big part of the cruising experience is what to wear and we know how important it is for many of our guests. During the day we advise casual wear, with the evening dress code starting from 6pm.
Ladies generally choose to wear a smart dress or an elegant blouse or top with trousers or skirt. Gentlemen can wear a smart open neck shirt and trousers. A jacket is optional, and we would ask that polo shirts, t-shirts, shorts and denim are kept for casual wear during the day.
You are welcome to dress up for the welcome drinks reception and Captain’s dinner.
Our river cruises are exclusively for over-50s. You can travel with a companion who is over 40 though.
On Saga's own ships, there is wi-fi onboard and best of all, it's free of charge!
Cabins are situated over three decks. They are compact, comfortable and air conditioned with a seating area, storage space and twin beds. Facilities in your cabin include a television, telephone to reception, reading lights, wardrobe, and shower room with wc. A safe is available for a small charge, plus Wi-Fi internet access is available for an extra charge.
Your time on Rex Rheni will be deliciously relaxed, and you won't have to do anything more taxing than gaze at the passing scenery, read a book and watch the scenery go by.
The Saga cruise director will always be mingling with guests and making sure everything's running smoothly. They'll no doubt organise a few impromptu games and quizzes too, for those who wish to join in. After dinner the pace remains just as leisurely. If the ship is berthed, you might like to take a stroll along the river bank – it's very easy to come and go as you please.
The large windows in the bar/lounge are ideal for viewing the landscapes you cruise through.
If you're staying on board in the evening, there might be a pianist playing, perhaps music to dance to, and occasionally local performers are invited on board to put on a show.
The sun deck's the place to be in fair weather, as you'll obviously get the best views from here (you can get ice creams too!)