Eastern Caribbean Cruise 

Ultimate Caregiver Retreat

Enjoy the ultimate Caregiver Retreat! A cruise created with the caregiver in mind, focusing on relaxation and rejuvenation! Live in the moment with your loved ones soaking in the sun and beautiful views.

Veendam EC Beach

The MS Veendam’s smaller size caters to rest and relaxation seekers with a most comfortable atmosphere!

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, Veendam combines 21st-century amenities and elegant spaces graced by a multi-million-dollar art and antiques collection. While on board, guests can learn video-editing tips at a Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Hone their culinary skills at an America's Test Kitchen cooking show or hands-on workshop. Work out in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Or explore fine dining at our specialty restaurants. We have partnered with BBC Earth to bring you unforgettable new ways to experience the world's natural wonders. Through the innovative and breathtaking programming, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and the natural world through groundbreaking concerts and films.

Ultimate Caregiver Retreat dedicated to making a positive impact on those living with dementia and their caregivers!

Elite strives to live in the moment, creating an amazing experience for all!

  • Ultimate Caregiver Retreat led by Dawn Wiggins, RPN, who brings her expertise in healthcare, focusing on dementia-related topics as a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Speaker, Coach and Mentor!
  • Caregiver Respite opportunities to let you, the caregiver, have some time to YOURSELF. Rest, Relax, RE-set and Rejuvenate... then have the opportunity to reconnect with your loved one.
  • Our unique caregiver programming facilitates the opportunity to STILL ENJOY EVERY DAY THAT GOD GIVES US.

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Meet Dawn Wiggins, RPN, the CEO of New Dementians Professional Dementia Consulting!:

Dawn Wiggins, RPN

Welcome Dawn Wiggins RPN, of ‘New Dementians Professional Healthcare’! She brings with her a great wealth of knowledge as a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Speaker, Certified PAC Consultant, Trainer, Coach/Mentor (Teepa Snow), and Ageless Grace Facilitator. 

Dawn is a registered nursing professional in the province of Ontario and has over 25 years of frontline healthcare experience. She leads a dynamic team of healthcare experts dedicated to one thing-making a positive impact on the lives of people living with dementia and their care partners.

Dawn has served in a number of different capacities over the years and has a wealth of experience in acute care, long term care, psychiatric care, home care, rehabilitation and palliative care. She has built and managed world-class dementia care neighborhoods at the institutional level.

The Perfect Spa Relaxation! Appointments Available During Daily Adult Care Sessions

March 4-11, 2020
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Your Professional Cruise Team!

Professional Cruise Team

Professional Cruise Team

Barbara and Eric

1. Kathy Shoaf RN BSN ATP, Travel Professional, Cruise Director
Owner and CEO of Elite Cruises And Vacations LLC, Owned and operated with Sincere Passion to help people Enjoy their Lives! Certified Special Needs Travel Agency "Elite Senior Accompanied Cruises” Daughter of 84 Year Old Type 1 Diabetic Wearing an Insulin Pump.

2. Lesli Jenkins Wang, Travel and Accessibility Expert
President & CEO at Free2Go Mobility Products, Inc. President & CEO of Free2Go Mobility Products Lesli Wang is fiercely committed to developing products that enhance the lifestyle of the aging and mobility impaired, enabling them to retain their independence and - most importantly - their dignity.

3. Barbara Roberts, RN
Barbara has worked as a Registered Nurse in Eldercare Services for over 30 years and currently works near Kennebunk, Maine in Eldercare Services as a Nurse Consultant. She is the owner of Barbara Roberts Consulting, LLC and specializes in education, regulatory compliance and recertification medication competency. Barbara is a Four Star Mariner on Holland America Cruise Line and is compassionate about helping families and their loved ones.  

4. Eric C Roberts
Eric is the loving husband of Barbara Roberts, RN. He resides with his family in Leeds, Maine. In addition to his professional responsibilities in the lay sector, he creates time and energy to actively participant in the day to day care of Barbara's mother. As a trusted family caregiver, he seeks to communicate the health care professions and works tirelessly to establish a realistic and meaningful care plan. Eric is an amazing addition to our cruise support staff.  

Date Port Arrive Depart
Wednesday, March 4 Fort Lauderdale, FL - 5:00pm
Thursday, March 5 At Sea - -
Friday, March 6 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands 8:00am 3:00pm
Saturday, March 7 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00pm 11:00pm
Sunday, March 8 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 7:00am 6:00pm
Monday, March 9 At Sea - -
Tuesday, March 10 At Sea - -
Wednesday, March 11 Fort Lauderdale, FL 7:00am -


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Elite Cruises and Vacations

Accessible accommodations and mobility assistance.

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Sailing to the Eastern Caribbean... Sand, Sun, Relaxation, Peaceful Memories, and a Renewed Spirit.  

Kathy Smith Shoaf RN BSN ATP 

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