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Harmony of The Seas, Labadee, Cozumel, Jamaica, Los Angeles, New Zealand, New Jersey, Dublin, Belfast, Paris, Liverpool, Dover, Bruges, Cork, Amsterdam, Houston, South Africa, Hawaii, Israel....Just some of the places you can find us in 2019. How many of these destinations will you visit with us?

Hard to believe that we are in the last week of January already and leaving on Harmony of The Seas with 39 of you in just a few days. I know many of you are anxious to get out of the cold, snowy weather you have been experiencing.

I hope that 2019 is off to a good start for all. We wish you lots of happiness and good health in the months ahead and look forward to seeing you on our travels.
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
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Trip Updates for 2019 & 2020....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

Accessible Seas 2019 is a Western Caribbean Cruise on RCCL's Harmony of The Seas, January 27 - February 3, 2019. We will visit Labadee, Cozumel and Falmouth (Jamaica). If you love the mega ships, this one's for you! Full Broadway Production of GREASE!
This trip is sold out but we look forward to cruising with many of you on this beautiful ship!

Look for our cruise review in the February Newsletter.
Our 2019 European Adventure, June 14 - 26, on Celebrity Reflection from Dublin to Amsterdam is SOLD OUT.
We have been working very hard planning accessible shore excursions in the extraordinary ports we are visiting. We are cruising with 34 of you but all shore excursions are divided into small groups averaging 6 participants per group.

Our friends in Western Washington state are doing an Alaska Cruise on RCCL's Ovation of The Seas August 23, 2019. This is for their Ataxia Support Group and is currently open to all with Ataxia throughout the country. Please call if interested.
Signpost in the Stirling Point Bluff New Zealand. Most southern mainland point of New Zealand
Room for one or two is available on our amazing New Zealand land trip, March 28 - April 16, 2019. See both North and South Islands and be charmed by the nicest people you will ever meet.
(2 people sharing or 1 single)

Hawaiian Island Cruise is being offered once again on NCL Pride of America. Sailing round-trip Honolulu October 26 - November 2, 2019. Details are now on our web site. We have very limited availability. We will offer three nights pre-cruise stay in Honolulu. Come experience the Aloha Spirit with us.

I am in the process of putting together a land trip to Israel. I am working on details now for this trip. Our visit will be multi-cultural but will lean more towards Jewish Heritage. Date will be early May, 2020. Please let me know if you are interested.
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Depart USA October 11 and return October 26, 2019

Please visit our website and click on Group Trips for itinerary and pricing.

Please note that we have only 4 accessible rooms still available. Only 12 lucky travelers will get the opportunity to be on this trip! Our preference is that everyone travel with a companion.
We also request that everyone travel with your own mobility equipment as we will not be renting equipment. (we may assist you with rentals on a case by case situation).

We are looking into trip possibilities for 2020 and welcome your suggestions. The deciding factors for group trips are the availability of accessible accommodations and transportation.

Complete details for all trips on our website www.easyaccesstravel.com
Government Shutdown
The Effects on Travel
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The effects of the current Government Shutdown are widespread but we will focus here on the effect it is having on travel. Flights are running on time unless there are the usual weather delays. TSA agents are considered essential so many are still working. However, many agents are calling in sick forcing major airports to close some of their security lines making wait times extra long. For those of us with disabilities using mobility equipment or having implanted devices such as pacemakers, the wait time can be very frustrating as most of us need to be hand screened. With a shortage of TSA agents, it's difficult to get someone to come over in a timely manner to screen us. The wait is always long for females as their seems to be a shortage of female agents. So, expect it to be worse now. Pack an extra dose of patience and keep smiling.

If you need to get a new or renewed passport, do it in a timely manner and don't wait to the last minute. The government is processing passports but we never know if that will change.

Plan Your Vacations NOW for 2019
dream summer vacation travel and go on holiday cruise to paradise
Now is the time to get a jump start on planning your vacations for 2019 and 2020 as well. Especially if you are thinking about Alaska for this summer or any trips over holidays such as spring break, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Accessible accommodations sell out quickly and we don't want anyone to be disappointed.

Thinking of Alaska? Alaska has proven to be the best destination for people with disabilities. Most ships plying the waters of Southeast Alaska have excellent accessibility and offer many shore excursions suitable for both full time and part time wheelchair/scooter users. The popular Alaska cruise tour options also do a fantastic job of providing accessibility for all hotels and sightseeing venues. We are your Alaska Experts and can help you choose the right ship and itinerary resulting in an outstanding experience.
Millionaires Club 2019
A huge thank you and shout out to all my loyal clients who have helped me to be a member of this elite club for the third year in a row. It takes a lot of dedication, determination and hard work to reach this goal. Because of clients like you, it is a pleasure to put in the long hours knowing that I'm planning the best possible vacations for all of you. I truly enjoy working with each and every one of you and thank you for putting your trust in me.
Need a Scooter?
We can help!
Do you need to rent a scooter or other mobility equipment for your next cruise or land trip?
Be sure and let us know and we can make arrangements for you through Special Needs Group.

Standard and heavy duty scooters, wheelchairs, hospital beds, hoyer lifts, lift chairs, oxygen and more are all possibilities for you when you travel.
Next Stop...
Los Angeles Abilities Expo
First Abilities Expo of 2019 is at the Los Angeles Convention Center February 22, 23, 24. Visit us in Booth 546. Stop by and say hi!
We will be giving a Travel Workshop on Sunday at 11:45am. Hope to see many of you there!
Experience Abilities Expo!

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals.

Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer?
Do you have a travel tip you'd like to share? Send it to us debra@easyaccesstravel.com and it may be in the next newsletter.


Debra Kerper 
(951) 202 2208 
Cruise Planners
1716 Morning Glory
Carrolton, Texas 75007