Savvy Travelers summer news

Jim and Peggy Hall and family on Harmony of the seas in June 2017

Jim and Peggy Hall and family on Harmony of the seas in June 2017

Savvy Travelers are traveling at home and abroad this summer. If you are still looking to get away, there is space September 2, Labor Day week, seven days out of Seattle to Alaska on Holland America. Jeanette and Ray Rajamaki are hosting. There is on-board credit and a cocktail party.

Our schedule this fall/winter for the Savvy Travelers Club is as follows (These vendors give good promotions at the meetings; either $$ off and/or on-board credit.):

October 12 – Collette Vacations

November 9 – Viking Cruises – Discussion on both River and Ocean going Itineraries

December 14 – Africa – Photos and testimonies from the 2017 Spring Trip – Bev and Len Herring, Judy Mical

January 11 – Holland America

Viking River Cruises is offering some fabulous discounts and free air for late fall and winter sailings in Europe, so get in touch with Jeanette at 602-909-2000 for details. Viking Ocean Cruises are in the Caribbean this fall and winter. Past passengers get discounts as well.

The club is supporting Free Spirit Vacations by promoting their summer, fall and winter getaways. These little two-, three- and four-day getaways (mostly from Sun Lakes) offer you singles the opportunity to travel with your locals and be part of a group. Big events upcoming include the Albuquerque Balloon Festival and Rose Bowl Parade over New Years.

The Travel Club has a number of group trips scheduled, so call Jeanette for more details at 602-909-2000.

October 7 – Caribbean Princess – 14 days Roundtrip out of Ft. Lauderdale – Trinidad, Curacao – Aruba – Barbados – Martinique – St. Kitts – Antigua – very good pricing – $75 on-board credit – Mike and Donna Andrews to host.

December 19 – 15 Nights with Princess on the STAR – Roundtrip out of Los Angeles to Hawaii – Bottle of wine included and $50 on-board credit.

February 16, 2018 – Panama Canal – 14 Nights Miami to Los Angeles, very limited availability. Beverage package and gratuities included – $100 on-board credit. Hosted by Sally and Larry Walby.

June 26, 2018, to July 14, 2018 – Iceland for four nights – Two nights in Stockholm – Board the Oceania Marina on July 2 for a 12-Night Baltic Cruise – Sweden; Finland; three days/two nights St. Petersburg, Russia; Estonia; Lithuania; Poland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Warnemunde, Germany; Amsterdam. Iceland is optional as is Stockholm, Sweden; If you wish just Iceland, we can add Norway for a couple days at the beginning and extra days in Iceland.

August 4, 2018 – Viking Sky Ocean Cruise – 14-day British Isles Explorer; Vic and Joanna Hermann to host – All balcony Ship with Wine and Beer included at lunch and dinner and free tours each day in every port.

October 27, 2018 – Mississippi River Cruise – Nine days New Orleans to Memphis – Limited Availability, so booking ASAP is important. We have a few Ocean View Suites – Balcony staterooms on various decks. Discounts of $300 off current pricing. Wine and beer with lunch and dinner – Free hotel Night October 26 in New Orleans included.