Savvy Travelers Club Virtual Meeting on June 10

Left to right: Nick Bogdanoff, Mike Melnyk, Tami Bogdanoff, Ilona Melnyk, Jeanette Rajamaki, Ray Rajamaki, Barb Castro, Pam Johnson, Rich Castro, and Ray Johnson

Left to right: Nick Bogdanoff, Mike Melnyk, Tami Bogdanoff, Ilona Melnyk, Jeanette Rajamaki, Ray Rajamaki, Barb Castro, Pam Johnson, Rich Castro, and Ray Johnson

Jeanette Rajamaki

The June 10 meeting will be a virtual meeting at 4:30 p.m. If you wish to join and are not receiving our monthly newsletter with links, call Jeanette at 602-909-2000 or email [email protected] CIE Tours will be our guest. Their focus will be Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, United Kingdom, and Wales. Dan Dorn, our local business development manager, will be our presenter on the webinar. We will send a link in our newsletter on how to join.

Looking forward to more travel in the latter part of 2021. The Caribbean and Mexico are already open at the all-inclusive resorts. Many countries are starting to open their doors. The cruise companies are home porting in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, and other Caribbean Islands and will start cruises this summer, since the CDC is not allowing cruising currently out of the United States. Alaska appears to be shut down again for the summer, as the Canadian government does not want foreign ships in their waters.

Many companies like Tauck, Globus, and Insight Vacations, are all open and taking reservations for U.S. getaways. We are hearing that Italy will open in a month, and land tours are starting to fill many of the top hotels in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece. There are flights out of JFK and Newark to Dubrovnik now.

Current travel: Folks are booking The Copper Canyon eight-day land tour with small groups. We have a group scheduled for March 12, 2022. Currently, 12 people are booked from Sun Lakes. If interested, contact Jeanette. Pricing is $1,895 per person based on double occupancy.

The other group cruise we have planned is for Oct. 4, 2021, on Oceania Cruises, Lisbon to Venice. This is the artist series, with gratuities and specialty dining included, along with lectures and mosaic class with Stan Price and Tami Bogdanoff. Lots of special events and private tours. We have 20 people currently booked on the Marina for this group cruise. Call Jeanette for more details.

Jan. 5, 2022—World Cruise with Cunard—118 days—New York round-trip—you may book all or part. I have a single lady looking for a travel mate. Hosted by Cherie and Jim Kennedy.

April 24, 2022—American Queen Steamboat Company—Sailing Memphis to New Orleans. Nine days, eight nights. Includes one night in Memphis. Thirty-eight people have already booked. Hosted by Patty and John Kear.

July 24, 2022—Iceland land tour—six days/five nights with CIE Tours, $2,795. Call Jeanette for more information at 602-909-2000.