Caregiver Retreat – Panama Canal Adventure 2020!

Sailing 11 days to the Panama Canal on the Sunfarer Cruise October 28 – November 7, 2020!

Panama Canal Palm Trees
Friends in the Ocean Couple in Pool

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!

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Smiles and Ice Cream Enjoying Lunch

All aboard Holland America’s MS Zuiderdam! Its nautical finishes and antique collection blend with modern amenities to bring you excellence at sea!

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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.

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Keynote Speaker

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!

Beachview Ice Cream Treats
Aruba Excursion Couple Picture

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

October 25 - November 7, 2020
Pricing and Itinerary Details

Cruise Itinerary

Date Port Arrive Depart
Wednesday, October 28 Fort Lauderdale, FL - 5:00pm
Thursday, October 29 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00am 3:00pm
Friday, October 30 At Sea
Saturday, October 31 Aruba 1:00pm 11:00pm
Sunday, November 1 Curacao 8:00am 11:00pm
Monday, November 2 At Sea - -
Tuesday, November 3 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00am 1:00pm
Wednesday, November 4 Gatun Lake, Panama 9:00am 10:00am
Wednesday, November 4 Panama Canal
(Partial Transit)
Wednesday, November 4 Colon, Panama 3:00pm 9:00pm
Thursday, November 5 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 7:30am 4:00pm
Friday, November 6 At Sea - -
Saturday, November 7 At Sea - -
Sunday, November 8 Fort Lauderdale, FL

Your Professional Cruise Team

Kathy Shoaf

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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

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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.

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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.

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Accessible accommodations and mobility assistance.

Pricing and Itinerary Details

Elite Cruises strives to bring relaxation, peaceful memories, and a renewed spirit to all who travel with us!

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