Savvy Travelers Summer News

Chris Bethany, Peggy and Jim Hall, and Tami Bogdanoff on the Nile River (photo by Jeanette Rajamaki)

Jeanette Rajamaki

We had a great meeting on May 18 with Scott Horn, business manager for Celebrity Cruises. There are lots of special promotions currently and good discounts through the end of the year with Celebrity.

Think of the Galapagos and their amazing new ship in that part of the world that is all-inclusive.

Folks are traveling this summer to the Great Lakes region, many going to New England and Cape Cod. Lots of folks are doing River Cruises on the Danube, Seine River to Normandy Beaches, and with American Cruise Lines on the Hudson River. We look forward to seeing you all in fall, but if you want to get away this winter for a holiday cruise, now is the time to get that booked. Also, Alaska next summer—we should start to book those as well.

Savvy Travelers will meet again on Oct. 19. Have a wonderful summer. Jeanette is available to help you with all your travel needs at 602-909-2999.

The schedule of Savvy Travelers meetings is as follows: (There are no dues and there are always presentations by various land tour companies, river cruise vendors, and ocean-going vendors and refreshments.)

Fall Schedule:

Oct. 19: Oceania Cruises

Nov. 16: Princess Cruises

Dec. 7: Insight Vacations and Tours

Jan. 17: Viking Cruises

Group Travel Scheduled:

Sept. 23, 2023, on the new Norwegian Viva – 8-night – Rome to Lisbon – We have optional pre and post scheduled. Beverage package, on-board credit. Jeanette will be hosting.

March 1 to 14, 2024 – Quark Expeditions Antarctic – 14-day crossing the Circle – Southern Expedition with flights from Buenos Aires – two ladies booked – solo rates available

April 1, 2024 – Oceania Cruises – 12-day round trip – Tokyo, Japan – during Cherry Blossom Festivals and overnight in Kyoto – a full day in Busan, South Korea. We will go into Tokyo a few days early for pre cruise tours. Gratuities included – 36 people already booked.

June 10, 2024 – AMA Waterways – Rhone River – optional pre in Geneva and post in Nice. Solo rates available. Jeanette to host this sailing.

Aug. 17, 2024 – Viking Cruises – 14-day – Iceland, Greenland, and Canada. The cruise starts in Reykjavik and ends in New York. Jim and Peggy Hall to host.

March 10, 2025 – Oceania Cruises – Sydney to Singapore – 20 days – Oceania Cruises aboard Regatta – pre-paid gratuities – we will go into Sydney for a couple days early to do some touring.

Let us know where in the world you would like to travel, and let us help you plan. If you have friends you want to travel with, let us know, and we can pull a group together to get you extra benefits.

For questions, contact Sun Lakes travel advisor Jeanette at 602-909-2000 or [email protected] or Tami Bogdanoff at 425-359-4852 or [email protected]. In June we are doing extensive travel, so Elizabeth Vesely will be helping to cover bookings and address questions. She can be reached via text or phone at 843-834-7106.