Savvy Travelers Club News: No Live Meetings Until October

Havurah Chai cruise on the Dolly Steamboat in April

Jeanette Rajamaki

Our last in-person meeting was held April 14. Norwegian Cruise Line hosted the meeting with wonderful updates on their new ship launching this summer. The Prima is a new class of ship for Norwegian and very upscale. Norwegian has The Haven, which is an exclusive, adults-only sanctuary. This ship hosts approximately 3,000 passengers and is dramatically different than 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 as sailing out of Los Angeles. Norwegian will be launching a sister ship in 2023, The Viva.

There are lots of great promotions currently with Norwegian and Princess and Celebrity

We are trying to coordinate with Quark Expeditions to present a Zoom meeting sometime in June to discuss their amazing new Ultramarine to Antarctic and the Arctic and review their itineraries. We have a couple solo ladies booked for March of 2024, and some of you may want to join them.

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We can offer you help with all aspects of travel, whether by land or by sea. Contact Jeanette at 602-909-2000 or Tami at 425-359-4852.

Travel currently scheduled:

Aug. 17, 2022 – Norwegian’s brand-new ship The Prima – Amsterdam to Reykjavik on Aug. 17 to Aug. 25. Now sold out

Oct. 14, 2022 – Southern Charm land tour with Globus Vacations – pre-night in Atlanta Oct. 14 – Charleston – Beaufort – Savannah – Jekyll Island, and St. Simons Island end Oct. 21 back in Atlanta – late afternoon flight.

Oct. 14, 2022 – Short Columbia River Cruise – American Cruise Lines – one night pre in Portland – four nights on the River to The Dalles, Ore., from $2,975 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. We have 20 people already booked.