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Welcome to Super Savvy Travelers. We are Chris and Pete Sobolev.

In 2011 we purchased a centuries-old home in the hilltop village of Santa Domenica Talao, Calabria, Italy.

We have never looked back.

Santa Domenica Talao

Since that time we have travelled to so many places we might never have discovered. We have made friends we will cherish all our lives and we have had experiences so magical that we will never forget them.

Through our travels, we’ve found that two of the most valuable things in life are experiences and connections with others. Unforgettable travel, the magic, the memories are all dependent on these two things.

Our travels, our lives and our site are all about perfect experiences that are new and exciting enough to keep us riveted but not overwhelmed.

The most important part of any experience is the connection you make with people. It is the sharing of a beautiful culture, the joys and the sorrows of people whose lives are so different than our own.

Whether your dream includes a cruise to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico or any of the magnificent river cruises in Europe, we can handle everything for you so all you have to do is show up.

If your dream includes anywhere in Europe, we can put together a fabulous package.

And of course, if you want to see the real Italy we can book photographer’s tours, culinary tours, shopping tours or any tour you could possibly dream up.

We are an independent agency in the Avoya travel network. This network of over 1,000 independent agents allows us to offer you special pricing and amenities through the buying power of Avoya.

Here’s how Super Savvy Travelers can help you plan your perfect vacation at the lowest possible price for you:

  • We have access to the latest travel industry booking tools to provide you with the quickest quotes and the latest deals
  • We have access to exclusive Avoya group rates and amenities to get you the lowest possible prices
  • We have access to American Express special pricing and benefits through AMEX’s partnership with Avoya
  • We will ensure you get the benefit of all available special offers, discounts, and promotions, and we know how to combine them to get you the best possible deal
  • We are experts on European travel and know about “hidden gems” and off-the-beaten-path places to visit
  • We are cruise experts and specialize in Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club cruises
  • We will work personally with you to plan every detail of your vacation

Contact us today. Let’s plan your dream trip!

Travel Deals


Travel Deals and Special Offers (updated 12/8/2018)

Here are some of the most recent deals from our favorite cruise suppliers. There are many more deals from many other suppliers, with new ones announced every day, so please contact us for all the latest special deals.

Norwegian’s Free at See Promotion

On select sailings, Norwegian is offering your choice of one of the following free promotions:

  1. FREE UNLIMITED OPEN BAR
  2. FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS
  3. FREE SPECIALTY DINING
  4. FREE WIFI
  5. FRIENDS & FAMILY SAIL FREE
  6. FREE AIRFARE

Along with this deal, you can book your cruise with only a $50 deposit!

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Royal Caribbean 30% Off Every Guest Sale

For bookings made until Dec. 26, 2018, Royal Caribbean is offering 30% off cruise fare for every guest in the same stateroom!

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Azamara Share & Save Sale

With voyages booked between Dec. 8, 2018, and Feb. 28, 2019, Azamara is offering 50% off the cruise fare for a second guest, along with Free Unlimited WiFi for the duration of the sailing!

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Norwegian’s Canada At Par Pricing Sale

Norwegian is offering discounted pricing in Canadian Dollars on select cruises through Dec. 31, 2018.

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Celebrity 2019 Holiday Sale

Here’s a pre-announcement of Celebrity’s 2019 Holiday Sale that offers two free perks, extra savings, and 50% off 3rd and 4th passengers, on select sailings booked between Dec. 24 2018 and Jan. 1 2019.

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Azamara Book.Pay.Save Offer

Azamara is offering a number of inclusive amenities on select cruises with full payment at the time of booking:

Inclusive Amenities for All Guests
• Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
• Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
• Gratuities
• Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
• Self-service laundry
• Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
• Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

For Suite Guests
• English butler service
• 235 complimentary Internet minutes, per guest
• One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
• Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants
• Afternoon tea service in suite
• $300 Onboard Credit per person
(Club World Owner’s, Club Ocean and Club Spa Suite categories only)

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Golf Cruises


Azamara/PerryGolf Golf Cruises

We’re pleased to be able to offer some very unique vacations combining cruising and golfing through a partnership between Azamara Cruises and PerryGolf, the international leader in golf vacations. This year, seven different itineraries are available ranging from seven nights to sixteen and from three rounds to six. PerryGolf’s staff on board and ashore arranges every aspect of the golf program from daily pairings and competitions to social events and handling your golf clubs which you’ll find set up at each course awaiting your arrival from the ship.

One of the most exciting upcoming itineraries is the 2019 Open Championship Golf Cruise from July 17-29. The 12 night voyage begins in Edinburgh, Scotland for its journey through the British Isles with eight ports of call including Ireland’s Portrush to attend the final day’s play of The 148th Open at the magnificent Royal Portrush Golf Club (1888) The itinerary is beautifully balanced with famous city experiences such as Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool and Waterford combined with a visit to the charming Isle of Man and St Peter Port in the Channel Islands.

The itinerary is beautifully balanced with famous city experiences such as Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool and Waterford combined with a visit to the charming Isle of Man and St Peter Port in the Channel Islands. The call
at Invergordon will take visitors to the very heart of the Scottish Highlands. Finally the voyage will conclude in Southampton on the south coast of England, convenient for one of the world’s great capitals – London.

Here’s a short video summarizing the Azamara/PerryGolf experience:

Please browse the flyers below on the 2018-2019,  and 2020 Golf Voyages:

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The St Andrews Old Course

Perry Golf offers a number of their own tours that include rounds at the Old Course at St Andrews, and can also provide you with a customized tour of the Old Course. PerryGolf has done business with St Andrews Links Trust since 1984, the longest such relationship of any existing tour operator. PerryGolf has accepted an invitation to become an Authorized Provider, and in doing so continues this long held and valued association with the Trust. Perry Golf has secured a season-long allocation of starting times for 2018 and 2019, ensuring they are in a very strong position to accommodate clients from around the world with secure and guaranteed advance arrangements to play The Old Course.

The video and flyer below have more information about the Old Course and Perry Golf’s tour packages that include play on the Old Course:

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