Savvy Travelers summer news

Rich and Barb Castro on the Island of Rhodes in June.

Rich and Barb Castro on the Island of Rhodes in June.

Jeanette Rajamaki

Savvy Travelers are traveling at home and abroad this summer. Viking River Cruises is offering some fabulous discounts and free air for late fall and winter sailings in Europe, so get in touch with Jeanette at 602-909-2000 for details. Also Viking Ocean Cruises was recently named the best cruise line beating out Crystal Cruises who has held the title for 20 years. Viking is in the Caribbean this fall and winter. Past passengers get discounts as well.

The club is supporting Free Spirit Vacations by promoting their wonderful summer, fall and winter getaways. These little two, three and four-day getaways (mostly from Sun Lakes) offer you singles the opportunity to travel with your locals and be part of a group. 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. When you book with the club, Free Spirit will pay the club a few $$ which helps support the club refreshments and other miscellaneous expenses. Thus, no club meeting dues.

We are planning a singles social to get any singles together who are just looking for travel partners that would like to meet folks and travel together. The plan is September between the 12th and the 21st. Advise if you are interested by calling Jeanette at 602-909-2000 or Donna at 480-861-3652.

The Travel Club has a number of group trips scheduled so call to get more details. Call Jeanette at 602-909-2000 or Donna at 480-861-3652.

September 26 – Four nights Pacific Coastal includes Santa Barbara; Jeanette and Ray to host; round trip out of Los Angeles on Ruby Princess.

Holiday Cruises: 10 nights with Princess – December 20 on Royal Princess – Eastern Caribbean; Gary Vacin to host; roundtrip out of Ft. Lauderdale

14 nights on Holland America Rotterdam December 19; roundtrip out of Ft. Lauderdale; Linda Schulte to host.

March 27-April 10, 2017 – Africa Land tour; Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cape Town; hosted by Jeanette and Ray Rajamaki

End of May/early June – Duro River Cruise in Portugal; 10 days; will finalize in a few weeks.

June 11, 2017 – Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship – seven nights western Caribbean; New Productions shows, Ice shows; largest ship to sail; onboard credit; Jim and Peggy Hall to host.

July 12, 2017 – Viking River Cruise – Paris and Normandy Beaches; Vic and Joanna Hermann to host.

October 2017 – Panama Canal – 10 days; roundtrip out of Ft. Lauderdale