Savvy Travelers summer news

Jeanette Rajamaki

Join us in the fall on October 11 at 6:30 p.m. at one of our Savvy Traveler’s Meetings. We bring like-minded travelers together to share experiences, to join one of our organized trips or cruises which might be going anywhere in the world or just to meet other travelers. Each month, there are travel programs, travel brochures, interesting people and refreshments. We invite you to join us. Tell us about your travels, which might have included renting an RV similar to one found There are no dues.

Meetings are held at the Cottonwood Country Club on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the Saguaro Room. Just look for the Savvy Traveler Suitcase on the sidewalk outside the room. Contact Vic Hermann at 480-883-3897 or Jeanette Rajamaki at 602-909-2000 – ask to be added to the meeting reminder email.

Our last meeting was a Cruise Night with Royal Caribbean. District Manager for Arizona updated us on new itineraries – the new Symphony of the Seas coming to the USA in November 2018… offered on board credit for all booking done over the summer for future cruises. Savvy Travelers has group space February 23 sailing in the Caribbean. Call Jeanette for pricing – details as this new ship is 75% sold out. The only balcony rooms left are in the Savvy Travelers group.

No meeting until October when Uniworld River Cruises will kick off the fall season on October 11, 2018

Viking River & Ocean Cruises – October 25 at 6:30 p.m. – November 8 – Oceania Cruises

Upcoming Travel Scheduled:

October 6 – Princess Coastal Cruise – 7 Nights – Round trip Los Angeles –Ports of call – San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego, Ensenada

November 10 – Mississippi River Cruise 9 days/8 nights New Orleans to Memphis – Fly into New Orleans on 11/9 and spend the night at Intercontinental Hotel included. Adult beverages included – gratuities included. Hosted by Ray and Jeanette Rajamaki

November 30 – Panama Canal – Norwegian Star – Miami to Los Angeles – gratuities and beverage package included. Vicki McKenna to host 10 couples booked already.

December 14 – Christmas Markets in Europe with Uniworld River Cruises. We have a group set up with five staterooms already booked. Terry Clark to host from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Call for details.

December 29 – New Year’s Eve Cruise -Princess Cruises to Mexican Riviera out of Los Angeles 7 nights

February 23, 2019 – Symphony of The Seas – 7 Nights Western Caribbean – Royal’s Newest and largest ship. Broadway productions “Hairspray” – Ice shows – Aqua Shows and more. 20 people already booked – Jeanette and Ray to host

March 10 to April 8, 2019 – Celebrity Eclipse – South America – join Vic and Joanna – Buenos Aires around the horn to San Diego w/Celebrity Cruises – great dining – lots of extra amenities

Norwegian Bliss just launched and is now in Alaska for the Summer – 4000 passengers – Jeanette had an opportunity to view the ship while in Los Angeles, and it is outstanding. Savvy Travelers has group space for August 18, 2019 – 7-night Alaska out of Seattle and &, Mexican Riviera. This is the hottest, most beautiful ship in years and it will be on the west coast.