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Cruise the Douro for site seeing and wine tasting
Cruise the Douro for site seeing and wine tasting
Are you signed up for the 2018 Oakleaf River Cruise on the Douro in Portugal? If you’re a fan of wine tasting, you won’t want to miss this trip.
 
Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal recently returned from the Douro Valley in Portugal and reported on the “very good” wines in an article on March 23, 2017. Known for their port, Teague was pleasantly surprised with the “first-rate” dry reds and whites. Teague reported that little is known about the Douro reds and whites because they have only been around for a couple of decades but their Port dates back to 1756.

After two highly successful and enjoyable European river cruises, the Foundation is excited to offer a third cruise - exploring the Douro River in Portugal.  This eleven day cruise will begin on 3 August 2018, in Porto, Portugal, cruise along the breathtaking Douro River to Vega de Terron and return to Porto on 13 August 2018.  Please see the attached “Oakleaf Cruise UNFORGETTABLE DOURO” for detailed information.  Some highlights:
  • Open to Foundation members and their friends and families.
  • Reservations will begin on a first-come-first-served basis beginning at 0900 PST (1200 EST) 17 January 2017. 
  • If you intend on taking this cruise, you need to make your reservations early as there are only 48 cabins available on the 5-star Scenic Azure
  • Scenic is offering a three night pre-cruise Lisbon package.
  • If we book 75% of the rooms within 75 days, Scenic will donate to the Foundation the value of two E cabins ... $20,600.
  • As we did on the last cruise, a $200 tax deductible contribution to the Foundation will be collected at time of booking.
  • All who have traveled with Scenic know this will be an amazing cruise.
Here is a video about this itinerary.  Scenic Video
 
Any questions can be directed to Pat Loeser of Loeser Travel Services (760) 743-2971 or email patloes@cox.net.

The Oakleaf cruise UNFORGETTABLE DOURO just got better.  Working with Scenic, we have identified two additional benefits for our travelers.
 
For a limited time Scenic is offering contract airfare at 2017 rates.  For bookings made by 31 March 2017, Scenic will honor the 2017 contract rates for the 2018 sailing.  If the 2018 contract rates are lower, they will honor the lower fare.  Details on the airfare promotion are provided in this link
 
In addition, Scenic will donate the value of one E cabin to the Foundation not tied to the previous occupancy requirement of 75% booking within 75 days.  This means travelers can expect to receive approximately an additional $100 rebate or have the option of providing a donation to the Foundation.  This is in addition to the $350 discount received at booking.  Details will be provided upon your arrival on board the Scenic Azure.
 
Remember, the airfare option is only good for bookings and deposits made by 31 March 2017.  Also the donation of the value of the second E cabin will only occur if 75% occupancy is achieved by 31 March 2017.
 
If you currently have a booking and would like to have the air promo added to it, please contact Pat by email and she will add this to your reservation.
 
You can opt out of the air promotion at any time prior to ticketing.
 
We are currently at 40% occupancy with reservations open for only six weeks. 
 
Any questions can be directed to Pat Loeser of Loeser Travel Services (760) 743-2971 or email patloes@cox.net.


 

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