Savvy Travelers Club summer news

Pam and Ray Johnson in Cartegena in April

Pam and Ray Johnson in Cartegena in April

Van Newille was our last speaker for the summer. He spoke about little getaways in and around Arizona. He knows this state intimately – lots of suggestions for getting away.

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. Free Spirit pays us a little token which helps defray the cost of refreshments. And no dues! If you book directly with them, the Savvy Travelers Club receives nothing, so give the girls a call.

Holiday sailings are filling fast especially the December 20 10-day sailings in the Caribbean on the Royal Princess, where the fabulous Perry the Piano Man has transferred from Celebrity. This is the 50th anniversary for Princess so everyone booking a Princess cruise will receive additional $50 stateroom credit.

Viking: Has September and October space on select sailings with free air; you just pay the taxes. Most are on the Danube River.

Cuba: Dates for Cuba have been finalized; departing from Miami on December 4 for seven nights. Singles can join with a small supplement. $3595 is a great price for the tour; includes most meals, the Cuban Visa, Cuba Health Insurance and includes the charter plane from Miami to Havana and return. Cuba only allows so many Americans in the country at a time. Call Jeanette at 602-909-2000 for details.

Upcoming Travel:

September 23 – 10 night Holland America fall foliage cruise; includes air, one night in New York City and all transfers; price is ocean view $3795 pp New York to Quebec.

November 15 – Thanksgiving cruise; 15 days Hawaii–roundtrip Los Angeles. Larry and Margaret Noser to host. Extra onboard credit and cocktail party.

February 14, 2016 – Seven night RCCL Caribbean Sweetheart’s cruise; Galveston to Belize, Honduras and Cozumel – Saturday Night Fever Broadway show.

May 22, 2016 – E. Mediterranean – Oceania’s new ship Sirena (648 passengers); 12 nights Rome to Istanbul w/Greek Isles; Air included, gratuities, specialty dining, water, sodas – $250 credit.

Prices go up $300 per person July 1.

July 24, 2016 – Viking’s new ocean ship – All balcony 900 passengers; Bergen to Stockholm 15 nights; most beverages included. Hosted cruise with Vic and Joanna Hermann; specialty dining included. Wine and beer with lunch and dinner – tours included.

November 16, 2016 – Thanksgiving – 16 nights – Regent Seven Seas new ship Explorer; all inclusive, all balcony; 220 sq. ft. and up plus balcony of 88 sq. ft. Air, gratuities, all beverages, specialty dining in eight dining venues, $300 Internet credit; 47 shore excursions included. Ports of Call: Departs from Rome to Miami – Toulon, France; Barcelona, Cartagena, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal; Bermuda overnight.

Contact Vic Hermann at 480-883-3897 [email protected] Call Donna Andrews for information on Free Spirit Tours at 480-861-3652. Contact Jeanette Rajamaki at 602-909-2000 or e-mail [email protected] for questions or brochures.