Savvy Travelers to meet May 14

Savvy Travelers in Aruba heading to Panama

Savvy Travelers in Aruba heading to Panama

The next Savvy Travelers Meeting is May 14 in the Phoenix Room of Cottonwood Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Come join us for the last meeting until fall!

Van Newille – Phoenix Summer Staycations! Van teaches over at the local college and is a walking book of knowledge on Arizona and its little hideaways. Should be a fun evening.

Upcoming meetings:

No meetings June, July, August or September

October TBA – November 12 – Celebrity Cruises

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. Free Spirit pays the club a token amount which helps cover cookies and wine and miscellaneous expenses. Book with us. Please contact Vic Hermann at 480-883-3897; e-mail [email protected]; or contact Jeanette Rajamaki, our resident travel agent in Oakwood at 602-909-2000; or email [email protected] for any questions or brochures.

Princess has great 50th anniversary promotions all year. Call Jeanette for details and brochures at 602-909-2000. Princess now provides me weekly with last minute deals. If interested e-mail to be put on the list at [email protected]

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

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

West Coast – Seven nights getaway out of Los Angeles – both Princess and Royal Caribbean have some space available for October 2. These are very popular and sell out.

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

November 15 – 15 days Hawaii on Ruby Princess – Thanksgiving Cruise round trip out of Los Angeles – Larry Noser to host.

Cuba – Possible date November 14-22 – Call Vic or Jeanette to advise if this works and we will finalize. Fly to Miami for one night then to Cuba.

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

May 22, 2016 – Eastern Mediterranean – Oceania’s new ship Sirena (648 passengers) – 12 nights – Rome to Istanbul and the Greek Isles – included is air, gratuities, specialty dining, water, sodas and $200 onboard credit.

July 24, 2016 – Viking’s new ship – All balcony 900 passengers – Bergen to Stockholm – 15 nights; most beverages included – hosted cruise with Vic and Joanna Hermann.

August 6, 2016 – Bordeaux Region of France – Seven nights – Viking Forseti; 12 people already booked; extend either pre or post in Loire Valley.

South Africa 2017 – 18-21 days – March 27; finalizing details.