Savvy Travelers Club Presentation February 7

Jeanette Rajamaki

Join us in the Cottonwood Country Club Saguaro Room at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, for a special presentation on “What’s New with Norwegian.” Norwegian has launched two new ships (a little smaller in size) in late 2022 and the Summer of 2023, the Prima and the Viva. Fabulous Broadway production shows, new lounges, and many fabulous restaurants for dining. Their casinos and game rooms with jackpots (smoke-free) draw lots of folks to play and watch.

Arizona Director of Sales Noshane King will be here in Sun Lakes for this special presentation. Their sailings include $50 excursion credit per stateroom, free wi-fi, specialty dining, and adult beverage package.

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

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. Sails out of Los Angeles round trip. Hosted by Mel Moss.

June 13, 2024 – AMAWaterways – France – 8-day/7-night Rhone River from Lyon to Avignon with optional pre three nights in Geneva – one solo room left, two 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 three nights in Bilbao, Spain, is optional. Wine and beer included at lunch and dinner. Vic Hermann is hosting.

Aug. 30, 2024 – Norwegian Cruises – 10-night on the Sun out of Seattle round trip. Great pricing for balcony.

Sept. 14-7, 2024 – Night Alaska Inside Passage – Princess Discovery – a full moon cruise. Includes sailing Glacier Bay – round trip 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. Includes gratuities. The Bogdanoffs are hosting.

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-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 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.