Savvy Travelers Club Meeting: Thursday, April 14

Rich and Barb Castro in St. Lucia

Jeanette Rajamaki

Norwegian Cruise Lines will be hosting a Cruise Night in Sun Lakes with Noshane King, business development manager.

We will meet in the Saguaro Room, Cottonwood Country Club, at 6:30 p.m. Noshane will provide an update on new itineraries and the new ship, the Prima, to launch Aug. 17, 2022. We have a good-sized “gang of Sun Lakers” and others starting in Amsterdam and going to Norway and ending in Iceland on Aug. 25, where we will spend a couple days doing private tours. This ship accomodates approximately 3,000 passengers and is dramatically different from anything we have seen with Norwegian. The new Bliss and Encore will be coming to the West Coast for the late spring and summer in Alaska. Some Mexican Riviera cruises, as well, sailing out of Los Angeles. We will have refreshments, door prizes, and some brochures.

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By land or by sea, contact Jeanette at 602-909-2000 or Tami at 425-359-4852.

Travel currently scheduled:

May 21, 2022 – Seven-day Alaska with Holland America out of Seattle – “Have It All” is an adult beverage package, free wi-fi, specialty dining, discounts on shore excursions. Starting at $1,999 per person for balcony.

Aug. 17, 2022 – Norwegian’s brand-new ship The Prima – Amsterdam to Reykjavik on Aug. 17 to Aug. 25. Two ports in Norway. Ship 98% sold out; 16 folks booked. We will do a couple nights pre in Amsterdam and two nights post in Reykjavik. Call for pricing. Beverage package available, and specialty dining included.

Oct. 14, 2022 – Columbia River Cruise – American Cruise Lines – One night pre in Portland – four nights on the river to The Dalles, Ore., from $3,200 per person – adult beverages included – nightly entertainment. Small paddle-wheeler – 100 passengers.

Jan. 19, 2023 – Egypt with option to Jordan and Petra – 11 days Egypt, four nights on the Nile River. Approx. pricing for double $4,799 includes economy air – $5,599 single includes economy air – intra flights are included in the price – single – $3,999 excludes air if you have miles. Lots of extras included. Jordan and Petra extra $899 double and $1,199 for single. Intra-air from Cairo into Jordan not included. Approx. $500 per person.

June 11, 2023 – Turkey and the Holy Lands with Oceania Cruises – 14 days – new ship – Vista – 1,200 passengers – free gratuities – culinary class included – free wi-fi – specialty dining included – currently have 13 people booked – all rooms are now waitlisted.

July 5, 2023 – Greece and two days in Turkey ending in Venice on new Vista – 10 days – 1,200 passengers – free gratuities – three shore excursions – specialty dining.

Sept. 29, 2023 – 15 days – New Oceania Vista with 1,200 passengers – Montreal to Miami – most rooms are waitlisted – free gratuities – four shore excursions and specialty dining included. Fabulous itinerary with one full day in Martha’s Vineyard, two full days in New York City, and full day in Charleston, S.C.