Savvy Travelers to meet January 12 in the Saguaro Room

Jeanette Rajamaki

Our next meeting will be on January 12 in the Saguaro Room of Cottonwood Country Club with guest speaker from Oceania Cruises Susan Mullen, Regional Sales Manager.

What’s new, what’s changing – How you can earn a free stateroom – changes to the O Life Program. Also, Vic Herman will address global entry so you can have pre-check at the airport and bypass passport control when re-entering the country.

We will also have a brief discussion on Amtrak Vacations – there is lots of interest in train travel these days.

Everyone is welcome to join us for information, refreshments, lots of brochures and door prizes. No dues

River Cruises: Lots of deals for 2017 with reduced air or free air; call Jeanette for details at 602-909-2000 with AMA Waterways, Viking, Uniworld and Emerald Waterways. Some of these companies have rooms for singles. Sorry to say our June 8 sailing with Uniworld ship totally sold out!


March 3, 2017 and April 15, 2017 – Hawaii on Pride of America out of Honolulu; seven nights on cruise with overnight in Kauai, overnight in Maui, two days on the Big Island. Special promotion may include one night in Honolulu; $1299 pp inside, $1699 pp for ocean view $2099 pp. Dennis and Marilyn Harkins will host the April 15 sailing.

April 19, 2017 – Eastern Mediterranean on Oceania’s Riviera; 1250 passengers; 10 nights with round trip from Athens; three days in Jerusalem; port intensive with the Greek Isles of Patmos, Cyprus, Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos. Included – air, gratuities, specialty dining, free Internet; three free shore excursions, water, sodas and $100 onboard credit. Barbara Schink to host.

April 23, 2017 – Celebrity Silhouette – Trans Atlantic from Ft. Lauderdale to Amsterdam – 14 days; ports of call are Lisbon, Portugal; Le Havre, France; and Bruges in Belgium; inside stateroom $959 and ocean view $1099 plus taxes of $109.63; $50 onboard credit with wine tasting party and a bottle of wine. Vic and Joanna Hermann to host.

May 9 and June 17 – Royal Caribbean Newest ship Harmony of the Seas; seven nights; Eastern Caribbean groups on both sailings. Jim and Peggy Hall to host on June sailing. Grease is the production show; ice shows, jazz and comedy clubs.

July 12, 2017 – Viking River Cruise – eight days/seven nights Paris to Normandy Beaches; wine, beer and soda included with lunch and dinner; air for $595; free Wi-Fi. Vic and Joanna hosting a cocktail party and onboard credit; $1099 pp and up for ocean view!

August 8 – Trafalgar Land tour – 13 days – canyons and national parks; $2075 – starts in Las Vegas ends in Denver. Sue Stevenson hosting.

September 2, 2017 – seven nights Alaska on Holland America – ports include Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan with a special presentation by wellness author, Cherie Calbom “The Juice Lady” – $50 onboard credit with a cocktail party. Ocean View $1304 pp.