Savvy Travelers Club—Viking Cruises

Liz Schubert and Judy Lehr in Monaco in September

Jeanette Rajamaki

Join us in the San Tan Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Cottonwood Country Club for a Cruise Night with one of your favorites, Viking Cruises. There are new itineraries with fascinating destinations.

Viking includes coach air with transfers and wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Includes one free shore excursion each day. Free Wi-Fi.

Arizona Director of Sales Reiner Marks will be here in Sun Lakes for this annual update and presentation. He always has lots of gifts for attendees and giveaways.

Viking now has two expedition ships that sail on the Great Lakes but also to the Arctic and Antarctic. The ocean ships have 960 passengers. River ships have 190 passengers. Come hear and learn for yourself. It will be a fun and informative evening. Join us!

The schedule of Savvy Travelers meetings and events is as follows. There are no dues and there are always presentations by various vendors.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Ponant Cruises, a first in Sun Lakes

Wednesday, March 13: Holland America

Wednesday, April 24: Oceania Cruises

Thursday, May 9: Azamara Cruises

Group travel scheduled for 2024 and 2025. Join us as we travel the world!

April 13, 2024 – 7-night Mexican Riviera on the new Princess Discovery. Great pricing starting at $1,540 for balcony with Princess Plus. Sails out of Los Angeles round trip. Hosted by Mel Moss and Chorale group.

June 13, 2024 – AmaWaterways – France – 8 days/7 nights Rhone River from Lyon to Avignon. Optional pre 3 nights Geneva. One solo room left, four French balcony left. Wine and beer with lunch and dinner, plus free happy hour each evening on ship. Bicycles and bike tours included at no extra charge. Shore excursions included. Jeanette will be hosting this cruise.

Aug. 10, 2024 – Viking Bordeaux to Bordeaux. 7 night – pre 3 night in Bilbao, Spain, is optional. Wine and beer included at lunch and dinner. Vic Hermann hosting.

Sept. 14, 2024 – 7 night Alaska inside passage – Princess Discovery – A full moon cruise includes sailing Glacier Bay – roundtrip Seattle – includes gratuities, adult beverages, free Wi-Fi. Balcony pricing $2,570 includes taxes and port fees. Great pricing for the last sailing of the season. Hosted by Christine Pertgen.

March 10, 2025 – Oceania Cruises Regatta – 680 passengers – 20 night Sydney to Singapore. Cruising down under up the side of Australia to Newcastle, Cairns, Darwin. We plan to add a couple days in Sydney at the beginning and a couple days in Singapore. The Bogdanoffs are hosting. Includes gratuities.

June 25, 2025 – Oceania Cruises – new ship Allura – 12-day voyage Barcelona to Athens with Egypt ports, Sardinia, Malta, and Tunisia. Gratuities included, cocktail party, culinary experience, $400 per person shore excursion credit. Wine, beer, and champagne included with lunch and dinner. Sailing is hosted by Barbara Marquette.

Sept. 17, 2025 – AmaWaterways – 8 days/7 nights Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle. Optional pre in Amsterdam and optional post in Reims and Paris. Savvy Travelers have a special $250 off current pricing plus 5% discount until Dec. 31, 2023. Solo rates available. Daily free cocktail hour with wine and beer at lunch and dinner. Bicycles free on board with daily bike tours. Excursions included daily.