Savvy Travelers to meet November 13

Ardy and Frank celebrating their anniversary

Ardy and Frank celebrating their anniversary

The next Savvy Travelers Meeting is November 13 in the San Tan Ballroom at 6:30 pm. At Cottonwood Country Club. Come join us – it’s a Cruise Night with Holland America kick off the fall season. Lots of brochures. No dues. Join us for some refreshments, door prizes and special offers. Laura Okonowski, Business Development Manager for Arizona will host this fun evening. Holland America is a classic in the cruise industry! Many of its cruises are 20 days or longer giving travelers a more immersive experience in the region they visit. Think about sailing from Valparaiso to San Diego or Miami to Buenos Aires. Come hear about all the changes and exciting itineraries.

Future Meetings: December: Sue Arko, Free Spirit Vacations – we are working with Sue to bring you some short getaways.

Donna Andrews has joined the Savvy Travelers team as our coordinator.

January 8 – Jerry Lankin, South African Airways Vacations.

February 12 – Viking Cruises: All about the new cruise ships launching in 2015 and new itineraries in river cruising. Also, Viking is coming to the Mississippi in 2016!

Please Contact Vic Hermann at 480-883-3897; e-mail [email protected]; or contact Jeanette Rajamaki, our resident travel agent in Oakwood, at 602-909-2000; or e-mail [email protected] for questions or brochures.

Below are travel plans:

The new Viking Sun launches in 2015 – many sailings are totally sold out so call Jeanette at 602-909-2000 and think about planning for 2016 when Viking Cruises will have a total of three of these 900 passenger all balcony ships.

January 31, 2015 – 14 nights – Caribbean Princess – East and Western Caribbean with $200 onboard credit; hosted by Kathy Kroupa.

March 9, 2015 –12 nights – Panama Canal Cruise– Unique sailing Miami to Caldera Costa Rica; $200 onboard credit with gratuities included! All beverages are included. You will have a full day to explore Panama City.

May 28, 2015 – 12 nights Mediterranean – Roundtrip Barcelona with overnight in Venice – $100 onboard credit – Hosted by Bob Duhon.

June 11, 2015 – Russian River Cruise – Viking Rurik – 13 days – Moscow to St. Petersburg on Volga; 14 people already booked; eight people are extending to Helsinki, Finland – Tami Bogdanoff to host.

September 26, 2015 – 7 nights – West Coast sailing includes Monterey, California – San Francisco overnight with Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas; four people booked.

October 15, 2015 – Israel and Petra, Jordan – 13 days/11 nights land tour includes two nights in Tel Aviv, one night in Haifa, one night in Tiberius, five nights in Jerusalem, one night in Petra and one night in Amman. Join Ray and Jeanette Rajamaki.

Cuba is on the drawing board for late fall 2015 or spring of 2016.