Savvy Travelers Club—Oceania Cruises April 24

Sun Lakers in Cappadocia, Turkey

Jeanette Rajamaki

Join us in the Saguaro Room at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at Cottonwood Country Club for a Cruise Night, a special evening with Kari Roach, director of sales for Oceania. New ship launching Summer of 2025, Allura. We have a group booking for Fall of 2025 Montreal to Miami on this new ship, Oct. 29 to Nov. 13, 2025. Gratuities are included, cocktail party. Culinary class included. Oceania included $400 credit to book excursions. Wine and beer included with lunch and dinner. Three days at sea, so not so port-intensive. Overnight in New York for shopping at Macy’s before the holidays. Enjoy a day in Charleston on Nov. 11.

Note: Oceania World Cruise is opening for 2026—newest ship, Vista ship, 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.

This will be the last meeting of the season until Oct. 17. There will be refreshments, brochures, and door prizes.

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, pre 3-night in Bilbao, Spain, is optional. 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 Point Strait, 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. Savvy Travelers have a special $250 off current pricing. 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.