Savvy Travelers meeting February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The Tambers, Kovars and Rajamaki couples in Cuba.

The Tambers, Kovars and Rajamaki couples in Cuba.

Jeanette Rajamaki

Join us Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Saguaro Room at Cottonwood Country Club. It’s a cruise night with Norwegian Cruise Line. District Sales Manager Roz Young will update us on all the new and exciting itineraries with Norwegian—new ships and special promotions, door prizes, discounts and extra onboard credit for Norwegian Cruise Line.

Upcoming meetings:

March 10 – Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – April 14 TBD – May 12 – Van Newville – Summer Staycations

The Travel Club has a number of group trips scheduled so call to get more details; Jeanette at 602-909-2000 or Donna at 480-861-3652. Wherever you want to travel we can help you to book all your travel needs!

April 29-May 11 – Viking Cruises; Rhine Rhapsody hosted by Janet Rose and Dianne Burns; 10 days with Paris; sail the Rhine River and spend a few nights in Paris.

May 22-June 3 – 12 nights; Rome to Istanbul on Oceania Cruises; Sirena, new ship to Oceania w/650 passengers; $40 million refurbishment. Ports of Call include Sorrento, Amalfi, Sardinia, Trapani, Sicily, Malta, Crete, Mykonos and Ephesus, arriving in Istanbul on June 2 and overnight. Departure June 3; air and free internet included. Four free shore excursions, $200 onboard credit as well as all specialty dining included. Hosted cocktail party included; currently have 16 people booked; Jeanette and Ray Rajamaki hosting.

August 26 – Alaska seven nights roundtrip out of Seattle on RCCL Explorer of the Seas, the largest ship to sail Alaska; Skagway, Juneau and a full day in Victoria, BC; $50 onboard credit

September 17-October 6 – 17 days; Grand European River Cruise; Budapest to Amsterdam with Belgium Viking Cruises. Hosted by John and Patty Kear. Limited space; reduced air, with $$$ off and $150 on board credit – six people booked.

September 16, 2016 – Royal Caribbean, Explorer of the Seas –seven nights roundtrip Seattle to Astoria, Oregon with two days in San Francisco; full day in Victoria, British Columbia and $75 onboard credit.

November 16, 2016 – 16 nights transatlantic Thanksgiving cruise – Rome to Miami on Regent Seven Seas; new ship Explorer with six star cruising; includes everything, air, gratuities, all beverages with 47 shore excursions included; $300 for internet service.

March 27, 2017 – Africa 17 days; three nights in Zimbabwe, six nights in Botswana, two nights in Cape Town, three nights at The Nature Conservancy and three nights at the Sabi Sands near Krueger. We are limited to 24 people.

The club is working on a cruise to Cuba – we are trying for October 30, 2016; for the first time ever a ship has been approved to travel to Cuba starting in May 2016.