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Elite Cruises& Vacations

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Kathy Shoaf

Kathy Shoaf

RN, BSN, ATP
Franchise Owner

Accessible travel
Accessible travel

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Elite Supported Senior Travel

  1. RNs and geriatric care professionals will lead a dedicated cruise support team from Elite Cruises And Vacations LLC.
  2. Senior-Friendly activities and social events specifically geared toward our group.
  3. Daily Senior Zumba with Loretta
  4. Respite sessions for caregivers will be included with the conference
  5. Interactive conference topics created to “Enjoy Life”
  6. Daily agenda of activities to be incorporated with the daily activity schedule of Holland America Cruise Line.
  7. Private Group Welcome cocktail party.
  8. Group dinner seating available every evening.
  9. Optional group shore excursions in each port escorted by a staff member. (shore excursions are at an additional cost)
  10. Pre-cruise group hotel with Cruise Support Team staff to meet and greet you upon arrival and manage transportation to the cruise departure port. (hotel at additional cost)
  11. Accessible accommodations and mobility assistance. For example, scooters are available for rent to increase accessibility to the ship and the ports of call


“FREEDOM TO LIVE and ENJOY LIFE…”

Kathy Shoaf, RN, ATP, is an accessibility travel specialist who accompanies all of our accessibility group cruises. She uses her unique abilities and background to find innovative, effective solutions to travel challenges, giving you the confidence and peace of mind you need to have a great trip.

Kathy, is uniquely qualified to understand travel challenges and create rational solutions. Her passion is to deliver Life’s Greatest Memories, Continued Adventures and Honest, Happy Moments even when accessibility challenges and clinical issues exist.

Fun, Friendly Activities

We choose trips and ports of call based on accessibility. You should never have to feel left out, so we help you participate in nearly any activity you want, including SCUBA diving, swimming with dolphins, city tours, or relaxing on the beach, when you travel, the opportunities are endless.

Travel in Comfort

Cruise options that can take you anywhere. With a focus on accessible travel, we make sure you have everything you need to enjoy every aspect of your trip without restrictions. Our goal is to give you an unbeatable experience in some of the most beautiful locations in Mexico, Asia, Alaska, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. Endless options are available: Adjoining cabins for family or caretaker, handicapped accessible ships, staterooms and excursions.

Live Your Dream

Do not let accessibility issues derail your dreams. Walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds, hoyer lifts, reclining lift chairs, incontinence supplies and onboard medical equipment, including oxygen and power wheelchair accessories, do not have to limit your life.

Travel in Comfort

Cruise options that can take you anywhere. With a focus on accessible travel, we make sure you have everything you need to enjoy every aspect of your trip without restrictions. Our goal is to give you an unbeatable experience in some of the most beautiful locations in Mexico, Alaska, New England, Europe, and the Caribbean. Endless options are available adjoining cabins for family or caretaker, handy cap accessible shipped, staterooms and excursions.


Traveling Couple

Fun, friendly activities from onboard entertainment to off-board excursions, we choose trips and ports of call based on accessibility. You should never have to feel left out, so we help you participate in nearly any activity you want, including SCUBA diving, swimming with dolphins, city tours, or relaxing on the beach, when you travel, the opportunities are endless.

Your travel specialist Kathy Shoaf, RN, ATP, is an accessibility travel specialist who accompanies all of our wheelchair and accessibility group cruises. She uses her unique abilities and background to find innovative, effective solutions to travel challenges, giving you the confidence and peace of mind you need to have a great trip.

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Arrangements made for assistive devices as requested on a per item rental basis, delivered to and picked up from the ship.

Scooters, Power wheelchairs, Power recliners etc. All cabins on the ship can be retrofitted to be accessible. Elevated toilet seats, shower chairs, detachable shower-heads, can be added to any cabin at NO additional cost.

Cruise guests and or caregivers must be able to manage their own personal care needs, mobility about the ship and in port along with and medication management. Elite Cruises and Vacations LLC can assist cruise guests/ caregivers, answer questions and problem solve. We can also assist in obtaining personal/private caregiver services to provide hands-on assistance for personal care at an additional cost.

All medical and mobility needs can be managed with appropriate communication and planning prior to the cruise.


Special Needs Equipment

Scooters


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