Savvy Travelers meeting notice

Randy and Jane Roter and Ray and Jeanette Rajamaki in Jerash, Jordan.

Randy and Jane Roter and Ray and Jeanette Rajamaki in Jerash, Jordan.01

Join us on Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room at Cottonwood Country Club.

Join Sue Arko, owner of Free Spirit Tours, along with Donna Andrews as they update you one their upcoming rips, tours and some cruises for 2016 and into 2017. Come for a glass of wine or a little holiday drink and toast.

If you need a copy of the complete list of the local trips, call Donna at 480-861-3652 or Jeanette at 602-909-2000 and request a copy and we will mail it to you. Copies will be at the meeting also.

January 12 meeting – Viking River Cruises with Reiner Marks, District Sales Manager. Please note the date as it is the second Tuesday instead of the normal second Thursday. We will hold the meeting in the San Tan Ballroom at 6:30 pm.

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!

January 28, 2016 – Costa Rica; nine nights, all land; $1493 pp includes taxes, all meals, guide and driver and four star hotels. We have eight people booked. Fly into San Jose (SJO); transfers included.

February 12 – 10 night Oceania Cruise; 1250 passenger Riviera, Eastern Caribbean; air, gratuities and $250 onboard credit. Ports of call are roundtrip out of Miami, includes the Grand Turks and Caicos Islands, San Juan, Puerto Rico, St Bart’s, St. Maarten, Tortola, Dominican Republic and Nassau. Cruise Hosted by Ann Turner

April 29 to May 11 – Viking Cruises on the Rhine Rhapsody; hosted by Janet Rose and Dianne Burns; 10 days with Paris

May 22 to June 3 – 12 nights, Rome to Istanbul on Oceania Cruises –Sirena, a new ship to Oceania with 650 passengers, $40 million refurbishment. Ports of call include Sorrento, Amalfi, Sardinia, Trapani, Sicily, Malta, Crete, Greek Isles including Santorini, and Mykonos and Ephesus, arriving in Istanbul on June 2 and overnight. Departure June 3; air and free internet included; four free shore excursions; gratuities included, $200 onboard credit as well as all specialty dining included. Hosted cocktail party included, currently have 14 people booked; Jeanette and Ray Rajamaki hosting

September 17 to October 6 – 17 days; Grand European River Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam with Belgium; – Viking Cruises. Hosted by John and Patty Kear. There is limited space, reduced air, with dollars off and $150 onboard credit; four people booked

Africa – Spring of 2017 – 17 days with nights in Zimbabwe, six nights in Botswana, two nights 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 2, 2016 for the first time ever a ship has been approved to travel to Cuba starting in May 2016.