Savvy Travelers to meet March 9

Tami Bogdanoff on the Ice Glacier - Iceland in January

Tami Bogdanoff on the Ice Glacier – Iceland in January

Our March meeting on the 9th will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Saguaro Room at Cottonwood Country Club. Our speaker will be Kate Heath, Sales Manager for Apple Vacations, Land tours to Caribbean – Hawaii – Panama – Costa Rica – Mountains.

Apple has never held an event in Sun Lakes, so it will be an interesting evening. In addition, Jeanette Rajamaki, our resident travel agent, along with her business partner Tami Bogdanoff, will host a briefing on their recent nine-day visit to Iceland. They are putting together a custom land tour for late August 2018. This tour will start in Norway for a few days and end in Nova Scotia; seven to nine days in Iceland with many options for shorter or longer. There are many options on activities as well, such as riding the Icelandic horses, touring ice caves, climbing onto the glaciers and exploring the black volcanic beaches. The presentation will be having lots of photos taken by the ladies of their recent journey! This custom tour will be limited to 20 people.

Everyone is welcome to join us for information, refreshments and door prizes at our meetings.

River Cruises: Lots of deals for 2017 with reduced air or free air; 2018 has already opened up. Call Jeanette for details at 602-909-2000.


April 29, 2017 – Hawaii – Pride of America out of Honolulu 7 Nights on Cruise with Overnight in Kauai, Overnight in Maui, 2 days on the Big Island – Special Promo may include 1 night in Honolulu. Balcony $2799 plus air of $399 – includes free hotel on 28th -Join Shirley and Marvin Still on this sailing

April 19, 2017 – E. Mediterranean – Oceania’s Riviera – 1250 passengers – 10 Nights – Round trip from Athens – 3 Days In Jerusalem – Port intensive with many Greek Isles – Air, Gratuities, Specialty Dining, Free Internet – 3 free shore excursions – $100 on board credit – Barbara Schink to host

April 23, 2017 – Celebrity Silhouette – Trans Atlantic from Ft. Lauderdale to Amsterdam – 14 days On board credit – Vic and Joanna Hermann to host

June 17 – Royal Caribbean Newest ship Harmony of the Seas – 7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Jim and Peggy Hall – Ice shows – Jazz Club – Comedy Club

July 12, 2017 – Viking River Cruise – 8 day/7 Night – Paris to Normandy Beaches – Wine, beer and Air for $595 – free Wi-Fi – Vic and Joanna Hosting; cocktail party and on board Credit! $2699 PP

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 – 7 Night Alaska on Holland America – ports include Sitka, Juneau, Ketchikan – Special presentation by wellness author, Cherie Calbom “The Juice Lady” $50 On board Credit – cocktail party. Ocean View $1304 pp

February 16, 2018 – Panama Canal Cruise – Norwegian Cruises – Miami to Los Angeles – 14 nights – Beverage package included and All Gratuities included – $100 on board credit – cocktail party hosted by Sally and Larry Walby – 6 couples already booked