Savvy Travelers Club – summer news

Savvy traveler Len Herring in Brunei

Savvy traveler Len Herring in Brunei

Travel meetings are finished until October 13. Van Newville was our last speaker for the summer. He spoke about little getaways in and around Arizona. He knows this state intimately – between Vic Hermann and him, there were lots of suggestions for getting away during the hot summer months.

We had updated information for summer and fall getaways with Free Spirit Vacations as well. Remember, you must book these little trips with Donna Andrews at 480-861-3652 or Jeanette at 602-909-2000 for the club to receive a benefit.

Holiday sailings are filling fast. Holland America has a super sailing on December 19 for 14 days in the Caribbean. Out of San Diego, Holland has many sailings including the Mexican Riviera. Princess Cruises has two eight day holiday cruises out of Los Angeles and many out of Ft. Lauderdale to the Caribbean.

River Cruises: Many have space for August, September and October on select sailings with free air; you just pay the taxes. Most are on the Danube River. Call Jeanette for details on all the above travel 602-909-2000.

Upcoming travel:

September 16 – Royal Caribbean, Explorer of the Seas –seven nights roundtrip Seattle to Astoria, Oregon – two days in San Francisco – full day in Victoria, British Columbia – $75 onboard credit.

October 30 – Cruise to Cuba – seven nights out of Miami on the Adonia by Fathom

November 20 – Thanksgiving cruise – 15 days Hawaii – roundtrip from Los Angeles.

Africa 2017 – 17 days (can be 13 to 15 days) – Call for a copy of finalized itinerary.

Dates of tour – March 26, 2017 into April 2017. Fly into Johannesburg, arrive on March 27; five star properties with almost all meals included; wine included at all properties; three nights Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls which includes a half day canoe trip, elephant safari, Falls and Bridge tour; six nights in Botswana in the Bush, three nights in Cape Town with Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain and City tour; winelands tour, three nights at the Nature Preserve at Grootbos with five star accommodations. Optional – all inclusive – three nights at Sabi Sands Earth Lodge, five star accommodations.

April 19, 2017 – E. Mediterranean – Oceania’s Riviera 10 nights; roundtrip from Athens; three days in Jerusalem – Port intensive with the Greek Isles of Patmos, Cyprus, Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos.

Includes air, gratuities, specialty dining, free internet, four free shore excursions, water, sodas and $200 onboard credit.

August 8, 2017 – Scenic River Cruises – 10 nights Paris to Paris – Butler service in all staterooms; all inclusive, all drinks, all gratuities; air included in the lower level staterooms with room service and laundry service; air for $495 for balcony suites and above. Vic and Joanna hosting.

Contact Vic Hermann at 480-883-3897; [email protected] Call Donna Andrews for information on Free Spirit Tours at 480-861-3652 or contact Jeanette Rajamaki, resident travel agent in Sun Lakes at 602-909-2000 or email [email protected] for questions or brochures.