Savvy Travelers Club to meet Dec. 12

Jan and Jerry Vickery at Monkey and Sloth Hang Out in Roatan

Jan and Jerry Vickery at Monkey and Sloth Hang Out in Roatan

Jeanette Rajamaki

We will meet in the Saguaro Room at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, the 12th of December, in Cottonwood Country Club. There are no dues—just come for brochures, refreshments, and a fun hour of information. Paula Martori, Business Manager here in Phoenix for Crystal Cruises, River Cruises, Crystal Yachts, and now the expedition Crystal Ship the Endeavor, will be our presenter. Crystal also now has aircraft that we can charter for family or group getaways.

Our December meeting will be a fun holiday event with special gifts for all. This is another segment focusing on more upscale cruising choices as well as learning about yacht cruising and new adventures to the North Pole and South Pole on Expedition cruise ships.

Next Meetings:

Viking Ocean – Jan. 9 – Regent Seven Seas – Feb. 13

Contact Vic Hermann at 480-883-3897 or Jeanette Rajamaki at 602-909-2000 – ask to be added to the meeting reminder email. If you are a single and looking for a travel mate, contact Jeanette at 602-909-2000. We have lots of single folks looking to find travel companions.

Many deals in the Caribbean for winter—Celebrity has great amenities with Beverage package – Norwegian has Beverage/dining packages. Call re all the Black Friday specials.

The River Cruise companies all have specials. Now is the time to book for 2020/2021. Oceania, Crystal, and Regent have opened sailings for 2021. Call Jeanette, your local travel agent, at 602-909-2000 for brochures.

Upcoming Travel Scheduled:

March 25, 2020 – COPPER CANYON – 8 days – Pick up in Sun Lakes. Explore the Largest Canyon in North America. Included Train Ride in the sky which travels through 86 tunnels. $1595

April 2 to 7,2020 – Washington, D.C. – Explore America’s Capital – World War II Memorial, Smithsonian Institution, Arlington National Cemetery, and more. Air included from Phoenix, accommodations at Marriott, most meals and transfers $2649 – Collette Tours

April 3, 2020 – Crystal 7 Night Tulips River Cruise in Amsterdam – On board credit – all adult beverages and gratuities included. Two couples currently booked.

July 12, 2020 – Viking’s All Balcony – Ocean Ship the Jupiter – Into the Midnight Sun – start in London, end in Bergen, 15 nights – $200 on board credit – we have nine people booked. Tours included. Wine, beer, and sodas included with meals – specialty dining included – The Rajamakis and Bogdanoffs hosting.

October 25, 2020 – Special Sailing with Oceania – Marina – Jacques Pepin Signature Sailing – Master Chef, Culinary Executive Director for Oceania Cruises; will be hosting lectures and culinary demos. In addition, Stan Price, Artist in Residence from Everett, Washington, will be hosting lectures on Glass and escorting tours throughout the itinerary to fabulous places to view and discuss Art in Glass. 10 days starting Venice with tour of Murano Glass factory, on to Croatia, Greece, Sicily, Naples, Rome… this sailing is going like wildfire. Gratuities included, Cocktail parties included, specialty dining included, wi-fi included – hosted by Tami and Nick Bogdanoff – 40 people booked