First-Class Travel with Joe

Is cruising with the Broncos on your bucket list?
Joe Maloney

I can’t tell you how excited I am about the first-ever Broncos Champions Cruise scheduled for 2019. Many of you obviously feel the same way, since we have received a phenomenal response to this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For those of you who don’t yet know, AAA Colorado Travel has teamed up with the Broncos for a cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya with your favorite Broncos alumni. The cruise, scheduled for June 14–19, 2019, currently includes Broncos alumni Steve Atwater, Karl Mecklenburg, Dennis Smith, Rick Upchurch, Floyd Little, Billy Thomson, plus four alumni to be named later.

And speaking of Steve Atwater, I recently had the opportunity to meet No. 27. He is such a great guy. We met at Broncos Stadium at Mile High for a wonderful afternoon of conversation. We discussed the Broncos storied history, Steve’s own Super Bowl experience, and some of his hilarious anecdotes.

Beyond the Championship Rewind film session, Meet & Greet, Volleyball game, and even Movie Night, we are especially looking forward to just hanging around with so many Broncos alumni. Their years of playing football and being part of the Broncos franchise is fascinating to me.  We can’t wait to be part of that “team,” and can’t imagine when we might ever get such an opportunity again.

If you’d like to join us on the cruise, you might also want to consider some of the enhanced experiences you can reserve. If you’ve never mingled with NFL players before, you might want to consider the all-inclusive beach party, with Mexican-themed food and drinks, right on the amazing white sand beach and turquoise water of Cozumel. Or maybe you would prefer a limited-availability, chef-curated, multi-course epicurean dinner. You can sip sommelier-selected wine pairings, while enjoying fantastic food and conversation with Broncos Champions and your fellow passengers.

Whatever it is you would like to do, you need to make your reservations soon. All the details are online at

I hope you can join us next June. And just between you and me, some of us are looking forward to sneaking into the Broncos Junior Training Camp to play dodge ball with Karl Mecklenburg!

Joe Maloney is vice president travel and retail operations for AAA Colorado.