Savvy Travelers to meet April 9

Jim and Peggy Hall in Thailand

Jim and Peggy Hall in Thailand

The next Savvy Travelers meeting is April 9 in the Saguaro Room at Cottonwood Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Come join us –for a cruise night with Princess Cruises!

Our new District Sales Manager, Larissa Hass from Calgary, will update us on all the 50 year celebrations on the Princess Cruise Line. Norman Love, the International Chocolatier, has created tasty treats for all the 2015 sailings celebrating Princess’ 50th year; lots of specials with on board credit and specialty dining. Come join us – remember the nice three, four and seven day getaways with Princess out of Los Angeles – west coast sailings great for little family gatherings.

Upcoming meetings:

May 14 – Van Newille – Arizona Staycations

No meetings June, July, August, September

October – To be announced

November 12 – Celebrity Cruises – Richard Fox

There is a company in Tucson that would like us to look at participating in train journeys. Let us know your interest. Contact Donna Andrews at 480-861-3652 who is helping the club with the two, three and four day getaways provided by Free Spirit Vacations and West Coast Getaways.

Please Contact Vic Hermann at 480-883-3897; [email protected]; or contact Jeanette Rajamaki, our resident travel agent in Oakwood at 602-909-2000; or email [email protected] with questions or brochures.

Celebrity has some excellent promotions right now with choice of gratuities or beverage package but if sailing in Europe you get both plus onboard credit. Princess has great 50th anniversary promotions all year. Call Jeanette for details and brochures at 602-909-2000.

May 30 – Seven nights Eastern Caribbean; roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale on Oasis of the Seas – See CATS, the Broadway production and join Bob Duhon – eight people are booked.

June 11 – Russian river cruise – Viking Akun – 13 days – Moscow to St. Petersburg on Volga River with an optional extension to Helsinki, Finland for three days – Tami Bogdanoff to host.

September 23 – 10 nights Holland America fall foliage cruise – includes air, one night in New York City and all transfers; ocean view $3795 pp New York to Quebec.

September 26 – Seven nights – West coast sailing includes Monterey, CA – San Francisco overnight with Royal Caribbean – Jewel of the Seas; onboard credit.

October 2 – 14 nights – Spain and Portugal – Celebrity Cruises on Celebrity Infinity; gratuities, all beverages including spirits and $300 onboard credit for balcony stateroom – Vic Hermann to host.

October 15 – Israel and Petra, Jordan 13 days/11 nights Land Tour –includes two nights in Tel Aviv, one night in Haifa, one night in Tiberius, five nights in Jerusalem, one night in Petra and one night in Amman – join Ray and Jeanette Rajamaki.

Cuba – Possible dates – September 17-September 23 or December 3-9; call Vic or Jeanette to advise what works and we will finalize. Fly to Miami for one night then to Cuba for five nights – Thursday to a Wednesday

February 14, 2016 – Seven nights – Western Caribbean – Galveston to Belize, Honduras and Cozumel – Royal Caribbean; $50 onboard credit, cocktail party and Saturday Night Fever Broadway show.