Savvy Travelers Club: News You Can Use

Jeanette Rajamaki

Note: Oceania World cruise is opening for 2026 – newest ship, Vista, will host the inaugural 180-day 2026 Around the World voyage. Oceania Cruises is setting a new bar with unparalleled comfort and convenience. Vista will be visiting 101 ports across 43 countries. You can also book segments on the world cruise. Call Jeanette for details at 602-909-2000.

Celebrity continues with wonderful discounts of 75% for second guest and includes adult beverages.

Holland America includes adult beverages, $100 excursion credit per person, and one specialty dining event.

Viking has many ongoing offers, but call for details. Free excursion in each port. We always add a little on-board credit to their offers.

Princess has adult beverages and gratuities included in their Princess Plus offers.

Norwegian Cruise includes adult beverages, $50 shore excursion credit for each port, specialty dining, 2 for 1 airfare.

Oceania Cruise includes free airfare with transfers; specialty dining; wine, beer, and champagne with lunch and dinner; sodas, water, and specialty coffee always included; shore excursion credits from $200 to $500 per person.

There are no meetings until fall.

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

Oct. 17: Azamara Cruises

Nov. 14: AMAWaterways

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

Aug. 10, 2024 – Viking Bordeaux to Bordeaux 7-night – wine and beer included at lunch and dinner. Vic Hermann hosting.

Aug. 30, 2024 – Norwegian Cruises – Alaska – 10-night on the Sun. Round trip out of Seattle. Great pricing for balcony. Includes beverage package and specialty dining. Super 10-day itinerary visiting Sitka, Haines, Icy Strait Point, Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan. Hosted cruise! Cocktail party included.

Sept. 14, 2024 – 7-night Alaska Inside Passage – Princess Discovery – a full moon cruise includes sailing Glacier Bay – round trip Seattle – includes gratuities, alcoholic drinks, free wi-fi. The balcony priced at $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, Bali, New Guinea. We plan to add a couple of days in Sydney at the beginning and a couple of days in Singapore. The Bogdanoffs are hosting. Includes gratuities.

Sept. 17, 2025 – AMAWaterways – 8-day/7-night Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle. Optional pre in Amsterdam and optional post in Reims and Paris. 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.

Oct. 29, 2025 – 15-day Oceania Cruise Montreal to Miami – gratuities included – culinary experience – beer, wine, and champagne with lunch and dinner. Great pricing. Hosted cruise.