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Creating travel opportunities so that Everyone can Enjoy Life

Elite Cruises& Vacations

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Kathy Shoaf

Kathy Shoaf

Franchise Owner

Bermuda Cruise

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New Jersey to Bermuda
Elite Supported Cruise

Caregiver Respite
Dementia Friendly
Accompanied Accessible Cruise

7-days Round trip from Bayonne, NJ to Bermuda

Caring for the Caregiver Interactive Conference Programming

Celebrity Summit - 
August 25 - Sept. 1, 2019

Dementia, MS, Parkinson's, Arthritis, CVA, Weakness, Slow Walkers, COPD, Alzheimer's, and Pain.

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Call (219) 608-2002 for details and booking.


This Conference will include:

Caregiver Respite

Adult Daycare Programming (2 Hrs Every day)


Travel Is My Therapy


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Dementia, MS, Parkinson's, Arthritis, CVA, Weakness, Slow Walkers, and COPD.

It is Time to Enjoy Life!

Accessible accommodations prepared for all mobility issues.
Oxygen, Hospital Beds, Hoyer lifts, Lift Recliners, Bed wedge, Scooters, Power Wheelchairs, transport chairs and more.

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Fun and family adventure is made available to everyone.
Elite Cruises And Vacations LLC will have Medical Professional Staff On-Board the ship.  

Group Events will include:

• Daily Adult Daycare Sessions
Welcome Party
• Group evening dinner seating
• Presentations
• Networking
• Daily Senior Zumba
• Sea Day Activities and optional group excursions
• Mobility expert on board
We are prepared to create a positive, safe, enjoyable environment for your entire family
(Personnel hands-on care cannot be provided by Elite Cruises and Vacations LLC staff. We can provide information for additional professional assistance, to travel with your family when requested.)


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Sunday, August 25
 Bayonne, NJ 4:00pm

Monday, August 26
At Sea

Tuesday, August 27
At Sea
Wednesday, August 28
King's Wharf, Bermuda 8:30am
Thursday, August 29
King's Wharf, Bermuda
Friday, August 30
King's Wharf, Bermuda 3:30pm
Saturday, August 31
At Sea
Sunday, September 1
Bayonne, NJ 8:00am

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Celebrity Summit
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The Celebrity Summit defines what the premium cruise experience is all about. It creates the Perfect destination for the entire family. Fun and adventure for ages 2 to 90. No one gets left behind.

In the elegant Cosmopolitan main dining room, expect crisp white linen, fine china and gourmet dining. Guests in search of a delectable Italian Steakhouse can find a seat at the Tuscan Grille and enjoy fresh pasta and dry-aged steaks.

Casual dining and room service provide additional meals and snack options.

Entertainment ranges from spectacular productions at the Celebrity Theater and the thrill of gaming at Fortunes Casino to strolling the Emporium for one-of-a-kind collectibles and upscale accessories. The Rooftop Terrace is also an excellent spot that offers the experience of the great outdoors with a chic touch.

The ship is Autism friendly with the professionally trained staff.

Throughout the ship you’ll find sophisticated bars and lounges -- The Champagne Bar, Martini Bar, and Michael’s Club are guest favorites -- perfect for socializing and cocktails.

You won’t have any trouble finding ways to relax aboard the Summit, with options ranging from an afternoon at the famed AquaSpa to lounging at The Waterfall Pool to enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of The Conservatory; the Summit offers plenty of ways to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

Multiple quiet spots are easy to locate and offer a welcome retreat. Staterooms are furnished with an interactive television, and guests enjoy complimentary use of bathrobes and 24-hour room service.

Passengers who book suites are treated to additional amenities, among them champagne, use of the in-suite computer, complimentary use of the thalassotherapy pool and priority check-in.

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Sea days can be quite or active...
Times to enjoy family or choose group experience options.
The choices are all yours.
Let's Make Memories that will last FOREVER!

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1. Dedicated Cruise Support Team staff will be ON THE SHIP from Elite Cruises And Vacations LLC.
2. Activities and social events specifically geared to our group.
3. Daily agenda of activities to be incorporated into the daily activity schedule the Celebrity Summit
4. Group Welcome Party
5. Group dinner seating available every evening. Cruisers are not required to dine with the group.
6. Optional group shore excursions in Bermuda, escorted by a staff member of the Cruise Support team. (shore excursions are at an additional cost)
7. 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)

All cabins on the ship can be retrofitted to be accessible.
Elevated toilet seats, shower chairs, detachable showerheads. can be added to any cabin. at NO additional cost.
Mobility devices such as power scooters can be rented at a per item fee and delivered directly to your stateroom.

Accompanied by: Kathy Shoaf RN BSN ATP Travel Professional and Certified Special Needs Travel Advocate. 


Kathy Shoaf
Kathy Shoaf is a Travel Expert with 20+years of clinical and management experience in Geriatric, Rehabilitation and senior housing as an RN and ATP. She believes the the QUEST to enjoy life "Should Never Have to Stop". Her ability to overcome Fear and Anxiety about travel... Makes "Bucket-List Dreams come true.

Kathy is uniquely qualified to understand travel challenges and create rational solutions. Her passion is to deliver Multi- Generational Travel and Bucket-List Adventures, even when accessibility challenges and clinical issues exist. All seniors and those afflicted with limiting diagnosis still deserve to ENJOY EVERY DAY THAT GOD GIVES US!


Lesli Jenkins Wang

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Lesli Jenkins Wang:
President & CEO of Free2Go Mobility Products
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 the Free2Go Rollator to meet her mother's needs and recognized the product could serve people around the world.

Barbara Roberts - RN

Barbara Roberts - RN
Former Director of Residential Care facility specializing in Dementia Care
CRMA, C.N.A. Instructor
Owner & CEO Barbara Roberts Consulting, LLC
Specializing in Education, Regularity Compliance, and Recertification Medication Competency
Currently works near Kennebunk Maine in Eldercare services as a Nurse Consultant
Currently enrolled at York County Community College with the goal to obtain a degree in Gerontology
Has worked as a Registered Nurse working in Eldercare Services for over thirty years
Four Star Mariner on Holland America Cruise Line
Compassionate about helping families with loved one with cognitive impairments

Loretta Kaminsky

Loretta Kaminsky Certified Senior Gold Zumba Instructor,
Owner and CEO of  “Lou-retta's Custom Chocolates, Inc.”

Loretta Kaminsky at the age of 81 is enjoying the joy of sharing her love of music and movement with people of all ages. After a bout with breast cancer at the age of 37 she began a path of exploration to find a way to be remembered. That path found her starting her own chocolate manufacturing business, Lou-retta’s custom chocolates, Inc. From 1984-1999 Lou-retta’s became a world class company with clients such as Wegman’s food chain, Walt Disney World, Saks Fifth avenue, and the Japan travel bureau and others.

She has served on many local and national boards and has been a frequent speaker nationally. After selling her business, she found herself ready to pursue her love of exercise, and after 25 years of taking Zumba, she became an instructor. Wanting to share her joy with others her age, she is currently teaching Zumba gold at 3 independent living centers as well as a local YMCA where her class totals 60-70 seniors each class ranging from 65-92. Age is only a number, and life is a precious gift, we need to celebrate each and every day, hope you will come and share it with me!

Loretta will create Sr. Zumba classes for our cruise group on a daily basis. Her music choices and senior friendly dance moves will create memories of joyful life experiences and get you motivated to move.

Robert Chick DDS
Robert Chick DDS
Born in Brooklyn New York, he became a Pharmacist before moving to Buffalo, New York to attend Dental School. Deciding to stay in Buffalo, he opened his dental practice in 1969. He joined the Air Force in the Air Force Dental Corp, where he was diagnosed as a Diabetic. After 2 Years he returned to Buffalo to continue his practice and became very active in the local, state, and National Dental Society., serving a President of many of them.

Bob is very active in many local men's groups, often asked to speak on living with Diabetes. He has found a way to have a very active healthy life and looks forward to sharing his message with you.

CALL 219-608-2002 for additional information and booking.

Kathy Shoaf RN BSN Adaptive Technology Professional and Certified special Needs Travel Advisor.