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Tropical Caribbean
Jan 25 – Feb 4, 2023

Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale

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Join us on a Caregiver Retreat as we set sail on Holland America’s newest vessel M.S. Rotterdam and head south in search of warm Caribbean waters! Enjoy your own private island in the Bahamas, experience the golden sand beaches of the Dominican Republic, and spend a day on gorgeous Grand Turk island. Relax, recharge, and reconnect with family on this caregiver respite, Elite-supported cruise!


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We offer the following on every Elite Cruise so you can bring your loved ones and enjoy life to the fullest:

  • Group accompanied by medical professionals, including RN support 24/7, as well as trained support staff. Staff to client ratio is 1:4.
  • Meet and greet at airport
  • Accompanied excursions
  • Group dinner seating
  • Exclusive group events such as music therapy, interactive educational and support seminars for caregivers, and Memory Café sessions that ensure all caregivers have time to themselves each day

Clients with neurological diagnoses, post CVA, slow walkers, diabetes, heart disease, and families that feel more comfortable with RN clinical support are appropriate to travel with us.

Wheelchair accessible and mobility accessible staterooms are available on a first come first serve basis. All cabins on the ship can be retrofitted to be accessible with elevated toilet seats, shower chairs, and detachable shower heads at no additional cost. Arrangements can be made to rent assistive devices such as scooters, power wheelchairs, etc.


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Elite Cruises Caregiver Support

Caregiver Conferences & Support

Connect with other caregivers on our cruises and find the support you need with caregiver circles and educational seminars featuring keynote speaker John Bavaro, a caregiver as well as an educator in the area of Dementia/Alzheimer’s with 50+ years experience in healthcare/education. These sessions are exclusively for our group and feature new guest speakers on each voyage as well as our team of professionals including Kathy, a geriatric neurology nurse with adaptive technology certification. Additionally get the time to regroup, relax, and recharge with daily two hour respite sessions where our team will take over your caregiving duties and you have the break you deserve.

Holland America Ship

M.S. Rotterdam offers vacation experiences for all ages!

Create lifelong memories with all generations of your family on this impressive vessel.

Younger family members will enjoy dedicated activities and entertainment at Club HAL while adults unwind at Greenhouse Spa or keep things lively at B.B. King’s Blues Club. All generations can come together for some fun at the spacious Sea View Pool or at one of the many music venues on board.

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Special Guest Speakers Include:

JOHN BAVARO

John Bavaro

John Bavaro is a registered nurse and retired professor. He has a Bachelor's in Nursing, Cornell University. Master's in Curriculum Development and Program Design, California State University, Sacramento, California. Master's in Nursing and Hospital Administration, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Doctorate, Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over fifty years of clinical, administrative, and academic experience in a variety of healthcare settings including: intensive care units, long term and home health care, taught in schools of nursing and was the coordinator and professor in an undergraduate and graduate program in hospital administration and healthcare services. Experienced as a caregiver and educator in the area of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

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