Mexican Riviera April 21-28, 2019 Caregiver Celebration Respite/ Dementia Friendly Supported Cruise

"Amazing Multi-generational Cruise for the Spring Holidays"

April 21-28, 2019

An exotic Sundrenched destination with Elite Concierge Caregiver Respite and Educational / Supportive Conference Events.

Pricing and Itinerary Details

Man and Woman

Two Women, Man

Woman Kissing Man on the Cheek


Man with Birthday Cake

Married Couple

Mexico Pacific Coast

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Mexico Beach

Beach in Mexico

Boat in Mexico Pacific Coast

Mexico Pacific Coast Cliff

Cruise Ship with Tourists

Cruise Ship

The Conference Includes: RN and professional staff support, Daily Caregiver Respite Sessions, Relaxation, Custom Group Events, Interactive Education, Group Dinner seating, Accompanied excursions, and many additional group events.

Clients And Their Care Partners Who Have Been Diagnosed With:

Cognitive Impairment, Heart Disease, Dementia, Diabetes, MS, Parkinson's, Arthritis, CVA, Weakness, Cancer, Slow Walkers, COPD, and those that simply need a little bit of additional assistance... are perfect for our cruise group.

Let's CONTINUE to LIVE WELL... no matter what the challenge.

It is Time to Enjoy Life!

Elder Couple

Sitting by the Pool

Woman with Birthday Cake

Picture with the Bride and Groom

Man, Two Women


Accessible accommodations prepared for all mobility issues.

Oxygen concentrators, Bed wedge, Scooters, Power Wheelchairs, transport chairs, wheelchairs and more.

Alzheimers Presentation

Happy Couple

Woman and Man

Woman with Couple

Group Smiling for Picture

Women Laughing

Men at Table

Man, Three Women

This Caregiver Celebrations Respite/ Dementia Friendly Cruise Event will consist of:

  • RNs and geriatric care professionals will lead a dedicated cruise support team from Elite Cruises And Vacations LLC.
  • Senior-Friendly activities and social events specifically geared to our group.
  • Daily Senior Zumba with Loretta
  • Respite sessions for caregivers will be included with the conference
  • Interactive conference topics created to "Enjoy Life"
    + "Living Well with Dementia"
    + "Diabetes and a Great Life"
    + Mobility safety… Live safe, Be safe… Enjoy
    + Capture Life’s best and simplest memories with pictures.
    + Overcome the obstacles and Keep going.
  • Daily agenda of activities to be incorporated with the daily activity schedule of Holland America Cruise Line.
  • Private Group Welcome cocktail party.
  • Group dinner seating available every evening.
  • Optional group shore excursions in each port escorted by a staff member. (shore excursions are at an additional cost)
  • 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)
  • Accessible accommodations and mobility assistance. (ALL cruise cabins can be retro-fitted with elevated toilet seats, shower chairs and detachable shower heads)

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.

Couple with Puppy

Happy Man

Couple at Table

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 personnel care at an additional cost.

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

Kathy with Man and Woman

Kathy with Two Women

Woman Holding Heart

Woman at Table

Kathy Shoaf

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Cruise Director: Kathy Shoaf RN BSN ATP, Travel Professional.

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”

Kathy is a Travel Expert with 20+years of clinical and management experience in Geriatric, Neurology, Rehabilitation and senior housing as an RN and Adaptive Technology Professional. She realized after years of counseling with the families of our seniors that the QUEST to enjoy life "Should Never Have to Stop". Her ability to overcome Fear and Anxiety about travel... Makes travel possible and "Bucket-List Dreams come true.

Kathy is uniquely qualified to understand travel challenges and create rational solutions. Her passion is to deliver Senior Group Cruise Events, in an environment where support and friendships increase confidence, even when accessibility challenges and clinical issues exist.

All seniors, and those afflicted with limiting diagnosis, deserve to ENJOY EVERY DAY THAT GOD GIVES US!

Her Senior Accompanied Travel programs include RN support, Integrative group conference events, Educational and supportive presentations, Respite sessions for the caregivers, Topical “Enjoy Life” activities, Supported pre-cruise group hotel and Accessible/ mobility accommodations.

Let’s experience Life together without Limits

Leslifree2go logo

Travel and Accessibility Expert: Lesli Jenkins Wang

President & CEO at Free2Go Mobility Products, Inc.
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.

Her product, the Free2Go Rollator, makes it possible for those with reduced mobility to safely, confidently and discreetly use a toilet in ANY restroom - at home, the homes of others, in public restrooms. The 3-in-1 benefits of a walking aid, raised toilet seat, and toilet safety frame make it the ideal travel companion. She created the Free2Go Rollator to meet her mother's needs and recognized the product could serve people around the world.

Please visit their website. You can view this transformative product, a video with Lesli's inspiration (aka "Mom"), and how this product is changing her life - and will for many like her.

Barbara Roberts

Barbara Roberts - RN 

Barbara is the owner and CEO of Barbara Roberts Consulting, LLC. She 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 specializes in Education, Regulatory Compliance and Recertification Medication Competency. Barbara is enrolled at York County Community College with a goal of obtaining a Gerontology degree. She is a former Director of Residential Care facility specializing in Dementia Care, as well as a CRMA and CNA Instructor. Barbara is a Four Star Mariner on Holland America Cruise Line and is compassionate about helping families with loved ones with cognitive impairments.

April 2019 Mexico Itinerary

Date Port Arrive Depart
Sunday, April 21 San Diego, CA 5:00 pm  
Monday, April 22 At Sea    
Tuesday, April 23 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wednesday, April 24 Mazatlan, Mexico 8:00 pm 6:00pm
Thursday, April 25 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 8:00 am 9:00 pm
Friday, April 26 At Sea    
Saturday, April 27 At Sea
Sunday, April 28 San Diego, CA 7:00 am  

Beautiful Mexico Waters

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Call to Reserve Your Cabin:

Kathy Shoaf
Kathy Shoaf RN BSN
(888) 826-6836

Pricing and Itinerary

Nieuw Amsterdam

Inspired design and an art collection valued at more than $3 million means every passenger will enjoy the historic New York City atmosphere. Stroll the walkways and simply enjoy the atmosphere. The entertainment options are as varied as they are fun. Holland America has partnered with BBC Earth to bring you tons of different programming options to bring you closer to the world’s natural wonders, including concerts, game shows, films, trivia, children’s activities and more. The Lincoln Center Stage performs amazing programs of chamber music most evenings. If chart-topping hits are more your speed, you can head over to Billboard Onboard and enjoy live performances representing fifty years of hits.

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Ship

America’s Test Kitchen puts culinary genius at your fingertips with live cooking shows and hands-on workshops. The staff at Club HAL will make sure that the children will never be without entertainment as well. Age divided activities mean they can have age appropriate fun with kids like them. The Mainstage features a variety of live performances, and a large casino means you can try your luck any night.