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Savvy Travelers Founder Thom Tschetter and his bride, Sue Widman

Savvy Travelers Founder Thom Tschetter and his bride, Sue Widman

Meetings will resume on October 9. We meet the second Thursday of the month October through May. The normal meeting is Phoenix Room at the Cottonwood Country Club at 6:30 p.m. No dues.

The October 9 meeting will be hosted by ISRAEL Tour Company ISRAM – Margie Bell, District Sales Manager, will be talking about Israel and Jordan and our planned land tour for fall of 2015.

We would like to hear from you this summer on topics or information you would like to know more about to support your travels. 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]

Savvy Travelers has partnered with Free Spirit to bring you a few fall and holiday bus trips. We have several trips in October; Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 7–10; or California from Huntington Beach to San Diego October 11-14. There will be lots of information at our October 9 meeting. Call Jeanette or Vic for more details or for a flyer.

Time to start your fall and holiday travel plans! Some ideas might be to think about a river cruise to the Christmas markets of Germany – great prices and reasonable air. Royal Caribbean has some great offers for the holidays or the week before the holidays in the Caribbean. Celebrity and Royal Caribbean have several beautiful Port intensive and reasonable cruises. Quantum of the Seas launching in November has space in December. Call Jeanette at 602-909-2000 or e-mail [email protected]

December 12, 2014 – Eight nights; Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship with bumper cars and the production show Mamma Mia. Balcony staterooms for $1349 plus tax.

December 20 – Quantum of the Seas holiday cruise – Seven nights; combine these two for 15 nights on the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Balcony for $1699 partial Obstructed.

February 1, 2015 – 14 nights; Celebrity Millennium – Singapore to Hong Kong with Vietnam. Great pricing, $200 onboard credit, hosted by Vic and Joanna Hermann.

March 9, 2015 –12 nights; Panama Canal Cruise – Unique sailing Miami to Caldera Costa Rica; $200 onboard credit, gratuities included! Plus water, soda, specialty coffees, wine, beer and cocktails all included. Special event exclusive – an AZamazing evening March 16 in Panama City and overnight – full day to explore Panama City – Golfito, Costa Rica overnight – Quepos, CR – ending in Caldera on the 21st; 18 people booked.

June 11, 2015 – Russian River Cruise – Viking Rurik – 13 days; Moscow to St. Petersburg on Volga – 16 people already booked; 8 people are extending to Helsinki, Finland.

September 27, 2015 – Seven Nights; west coast sailing includes Monterey, CA with Royal Caribbean – Jewel of the Seas.

October 15, 2015 – 13 days/11 nights land tour; Israel and Petra, Jordan includes two nights in Tel Aviv, one night in Haifa, one night in Tiberias, five nights in Jerusalem, one night in Petra and one night in Amman. Join Jane and Randy Roter.

Cuba – Waiting for fall/spring dates with Collette Vacations.

February 14, 2016 – Liberty of the Seas – Seven nights; Belize, Honduras and Cozumel. Fly into Houston and sail from Galveston. Liberty has been refurbished and now has the Broadway production Saturday Night Fever. Balcony is $1129, includes tax and gratuities, onboard credit and a cocktail party.