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!
Sailing 11 days to the Panama Canal on the Sunfarer Cruise October 28 – November 7, 2020!
The cruise is a customer event focused on Caregivers and their loved ones!
Our goal is to provide relaxation opportunities and amazing memories for the caregivers while their loved ones have a wonderful vacation experience. The interactive conference and our Caregiver Circles will give you the opportunity to return home armed with new information, amazing connections and new life-long friends!
All aboard Holland America’s MS Zuiderdam! Its nautical finishes and antique collection blend with modern amenities to bring you excellence at sea!
Some amazing and exciting features:
B.B. Kings Blues Club performs fun and soulful music from Memphis while you sip specialty cocktails.
Lincoln Center Stage and nightly theater productions add to the amazing entertainment options in the evening.
Holland America has partnered with BBC Earth to bring you innovative programming through BBC Earth experiences.
Indulge in groundbreaking films, concerts, game shows, children’s activities, trivia and more.
The professionally staffed and fully equipped fitness center offers stand alone machines as well as classes, and the spa features time honored treatments that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.
The Mainstage offers a myriad of performances from comedians to musicians.
There’s even a fully supervised club just for children, Club HAL.
Your stateroom features the Mariner’s Dream bedding complete with euro-top mattress.
More info to come on our Keynote Speaker!
Our Caregiver Respite / Dementia Friendly Cruise is 100% Accessible!
The listed pricing is INCLUSIVE of:
RN Support Available 24/7
Interactive Educational Conference
Daily Adult Daycare Sessions
Group Dinner Seating
Professional Staffing at a Ratio of 1:4
Professionally Accompanied Excursions
Custom Airport Pick Up
Many Additional Custom Group Events!
The Perfect Spa Relaxation! Appointments Available During Daily Adult Care Sessions
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.