Owned and operated with sincere passion to help people enjoy their lives!
Creating travel opportunities with RN Support and caregiver respite! Certified Special Needs Travel Agency • Alzheimer's State Champion
As a nurse, safety is my #1 priority for all travelers. I am passionate about creating travel experiences, but first and foremost, I am a nurse, and I am 100% staying on top of the current situation to ensure that future cruises are safe for all guests. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding precautions our cruise line partners are taking, booking refundable cruises and airfare, or anything else you can think of!
Elite Supported Cruise to Sunny Mexico! Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, La Paz, and Loreto! "Let's Enjoy Life Together"
The cruise 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.
Perfect for those 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!
Holland America’s MS Maasdam features modern amenities while still paying respect to the past!
There are several excellent dining options to enjoy with dishes prepared fresh by talented chefs. Our group will dine together nightly.
The fitness center is fully equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines and also features several different classes. You can also head outdoors to find basketball and volleyball courts for a quick game or two.
Looking for multi-generational families, we are creating an experience for the entire family to enjoy.
Head over to the Ocean Bar for live music and pre-dinner cocktails.
The Greenhouse Spa and Salon features premium ingredients and time-honored treatments for the ultimate pampering session.
The main stage light up nightly with song, dance and comedy.
You can try your luck at the casino. Whether new to gambling or wanting to refine your skills, you can request the professional staff to teach you new moves.
Your stateroom features high-quality massage showerheads and Holland America’s signature Mariner’s Dream bed with euro-top mattresses
Mobility equipment is rentable: scooters, power wheelchairs, transport chairs, walkers, and more.
EVERYONE GETS TO ENJOY LIFE TOGETHER!
This Caregiver Retreat / Dementia Friendly Cruise will consist of:
RNs available 24/7, and geriatric care professionals will lead a dedicated cruise support team from Elite Cruises And Vacations LLC. Staff ratio: 1 professional to 4 travelers
Senior-Friendly activities and social events specifically geared to our group
Daily music therapy and movement activities
Respite sessions for caregivers – daily adult daycare sessions – are included
Interactive conference topics created to "Enjoy Life"
"Living Well with Dementia"
Tips and Tricks for caregivers
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” and “Meet and Greet the staff” 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 showerheads)
Custom airport pick-up with every family and accompanied escort to the hotel
Custom group transportation to the cruise port
We are always happy to answer all questions (219) 608-2002.
1. 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 EliteCruisesAndVacationsTravel.com 888-826-6836
2. 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.
3. 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.
Accessible accommodations and mobility assistance.