Savvy Travelers to Meet October 18—Oceania Cruises

Jeanette Rajamaki and Vic Hermann at the culinary experience on Oceania Vista (photo by Tami Bogdanoff)

Jeanette Rajamaki

Join us in the Saguaro Room of the Cottonwood Country Club on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. for a Cruise Night with one of your favorites, Oceania Cruises. Great unique itineraries. Port intensive. Fabulous small ships.

Their new program called “Simply MORE” includes on-board credit for shore excursions from $300 per person to $1,000 per person, depending on length of voyage. The program includes specialty dining in all restaurants, free coach air with transfers, and unlimited wi-fi. Champagne, wine, and beer are included with lunch and dinner.

Arizona Director of Sales Kari Roach will be here in Sun Lakes. She will talk about the Culinary Center and new ports and longer sailings for the Oceania family. Also, the smaller Oceania ships now have 16 solo cabins. Vista and Allura have six solo cabins.

Kari Roach will talk about the launch of the new ship, Allura, in June of 2025 and her sailings in Europe before coming to Caribbean. Bookings opened on Sept. 13 for the new Allura.

We will have brochures, door prizes, and refreshments. Join us!

The schedule of Savvy Travelers meetings is as follows (there are no dues and there are always presentations by various vendors):

Nov. 16, 2023: Princess Cruises

Dec. 7, 2023: Insight Vacations and Tours

Jan. 17, 2024: – (Wednesday) Viking Cruises

Feb. 7, 2024: (Wednesday) Ponant Cruises

March 13, 2024: (Wednesday) Holland America

Group travel scheduled for 2024 and 2025 (join us as we travel the world):

April 1, 2024 – 12 nights – Japan with Oceania Cruise – large group already booked, and staterooms are limited. Gratuities included.

June 13, 2024 – AMAWaterways – France – 8 days/7 nights, Rhone River from Lyon to Avignon – optional pre three nights Geneva and Optional two-night post in Nice, France. Two solo rooms left, five French balconies left. AMA will provide great optional air and include transfers. Wine and beer with lunch and dinner included and free happy hour each evening on ship. Bicycles and bike tours are included at no extra charge. Shore excursions included. Jeanette will be hosting this cruise.

March 10, 2025 – Oceania Cruises Regatta – 680 passengers – 20 nights Sydney to Singapore – cruising down under up the side of Australia to Newcastle, Cairns, Darwin. Visiting parts of New Guinea like Alotau, Port Moresby. Then on to Indonesia for Komodo, Bali, Surabaya, ending in Singapore. We plan to add a couple days in Sydney at the beginning and a couple days in Singapore at the end. Lots of sea days, so not as port intensive. Overnight in Bali. Gratuities included. The Bogdanoffs will be hosting this cruise.

Sept. 17, 2025 – AMAWaterways – 8 days/7 nights – Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle. Optional pre in Amsterdam and optional post in Reims and Paris. Savvy Travelers have a special $250 off current pricing plus 5% discount until Dec. 31, 2023. Solo rates available. Daily free cocktail hour with wine and beer at lunch and dinner. Bicycles free on board with daily bike tours. Excursions included daily.