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Too often age, diagnosis, and mobility dictate how we live our lives and for passionate travelers who are aging there is often little to no opportunity to continue on their adventures safely. Families, facilities, groups, and residences that include these individuals may not have the capabilities or time that go into making travel dreams possible for people that require a supported travel experience.

This is where we come in.

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Elite Cruises and Vacations is the only agency that combines medical knowledge with travel expertise to create vacation opportunities for individuals and groups who thought their days of traversing the world were done.

Our cruises and experiences are fully customizable to best accommodate the needs of each traveler, from active seniors who just need a slower, more curated experience to those with memory impairment and their caregivers who may require extensive travel assistance.

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Your group has specific needs which you know best, so instead of trying to fit your unique individuals into a templated travel experience we’re relying on you to help shape the journey. We’ll work with you to select dates, a destination that is appropriate for your group, and a pricing package that can include:

  • Individual or group transportation to and from airport on travel days
  • Pre/post cruise hotel stays and activities
  • Mobility assistance devices
  • All-inclusive onboard package featuring beverages, premium dining, WiFi, and more.
  • Port excursions exclusively for your group
  • Conference space for your programming or Elite Cruises curated programs focused on neuroplasticity, caregiver resources, completed caregiving journeys and grief counseling, specialty movement classes, brain health, group interests (eg: antique cars), and more.
  • Onboard group activities such as wine tastings, mixology classes, game tournaments, spa sessions, and more.
  • Specialized menus to accommodate dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
  • Financial support for your staff members

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We are travel professionals. We are medical professionals. We are caregivers. We are experts. Our Elite staff is here to give you as much—or as little—support as your group needs.

We are a full service travel agency that can help with all your group’s needs and provide on site assistance for dealing with everything from lost luggage to planning an impromptu celebration for a special occasion.

We are led by RN Kathy Speer Shoaf who has 20+ years medical experience and every single cruise includes 24/7 support by Kathy and additional RNs traveling with the group. We are also equipped to advise on each destination’s requirements regarding COVID tests and vaccinations.

Our Elite staff is comprised of experienced caregivers and we can accommodate groups that require extra assistance or are prepared to bring their own staff along for the journey. We can also provide staff for accompanied flights, private care for individuals, accompanied excursions, and more.

We are experts at what we do because we’ve seen and experienced every situation. We know that sometimes medications can be lost with luggage, flights can be missed, names can be misspelled, jackets can be left on a bus, sleepless nights can be had, time changes can be confusing, and there’s the occasional day where nothing seems to go right. We’re always nearby to jump in and assist so your group can continue enjoying themselves while we take care of the details.

We also provide travel advice, packing lists, luggage handling, transportation/cabin checks, and more services that are geared towards preventing any stress-inducing situations for our travelers. Our concierge level services ensure that every group member has what they need to travel safely and comfortably and can have the vacation they’ve been dreaming of.

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Are you ready to learn more about or customize your group travel experience?

Call Kathy at 219-608-2002 or email

to discover where we can take you!