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Hot August days call for swimming and ice cream!

Two of my favorite things....love them both!

So, how are you staying cool this August? Steve and I, along with 53 others cooled off in Alaska earlier this month. Read all about it below.

I've also kept very busy remodeling my kitchen and getting the entire house painted inside and out. This is a project I've waited six years to do and I'm thrilled with the results.

My sister from Chicago just visited for three days and we had lots of fun eating, shopping and going to the movies. Always love being with my sisters!

I'm doing very well and the hip precautions have been lifted. Now I just need to concentrate on building my endurance and strength once again. My plan is to not fall anymore and remain upright. Hoping to get back in the pool very soon.
What's Next ???
Next Group Trip is New England. We will sail on NCL Escape round-trip Manhattan on October 7 - 14. Several of us will spend three nights in New York City prior to the cruise seeing the sights and enjoying the city that never sleeps.
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Trip Updates for 2018 & 2019....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

We have limited availability for our New Year's Eve Cruise on RCCL's Liberty of The Seas, round-trip Galveston, Dec. 30, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019. I can't wait to celebrate New Year's Eve with YOU! This cruise visits Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Jamaica.

Accessible Seas 2019 is a Western Caribbean Cruise on RCCL's Harmony of The Seas, January 27 - February 2, 2019. We will visit Labadee, Cozumel and Falmouth (Jamaica). If you love the mega ships, this one's for you! We have an excellent selection of accessible staterooms including doubles, triples and quads. Full Boadway Production of GREASE! Our cruises sell out quickly so don't be left sitting on the dock!
Our 2019 European Adventure, June 14 - 26, on Celebrity Reflection from Dublin to Amsterdam is almost sold out. This cruise just got a REVISED ITINERARY. The two tender ports have been eliminated. We are now having overnight stays in Dublin and Cork as well as Paris. Ports of Bruges and Dover have been added to the original ports of Belfast and Liverpool. This is an extraordinary itinerary. I have one Sky Suite, one ocean view and one inside available. Call to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations. We will offer accessible shore excursions as well as a pre-night stay in Dublin and post-cruise stay in Amsterdam.

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 in getting more information.
We are also taking one more reservation for 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 balcony, suite and inside staterooms. 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. Date will most likely be early May, 2020. Please let me know if you are interested.

We are also working on a date for another South Africa Safari.

Complete details for all trips on our website www.easyaccesstravel.com
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Alaskan Bliss Review
Fifty five of us escaped the heat and headed north to Alaska. We boarded the beautiful NCL Bliss in Seattle and visited Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Victoria, BC. A great time was had by all!

We enjoyed delicious meals in Teppanyaki, Cagney's Steak House, La Cucina and Los Lobos. Everyone enjoyed lunch or late night snacks at The Local, a 24 hour eatery. We had glorious weather in Ketchikan and Victoria. We were entertained by the lumberjack show in Ketchikan and enjoyed beautiful Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Our visit to Juneau, where we went whale watching, was slightly dampened by rain but we still managed to have a great time. Everyone saw some magnificent whales.

The weather in Skagway was not much better and blustery winds added to the rain. Despite the inclement weather, we had a wonderful time riding the White Pass and Yukon Railway, #1 shore excursion in Alaska. Entertainment on the ship was fantastic with Jersey Boys being the favorite of all. Other popular shows were Beatle Mania and Havana Nights. Lots of night time fun!

Once again, the highlight of the trip was the wonderful people we got to travel with and observing the friendships that were made during the week. We had a large number of first time cruisers. I hope this will be the first of many cruises for them.
Photo taken of the Public Market Sign in Seattle Washington.
Prior to our Alaska Cruise, fifteen of us had the pleasure of spending three nights in the glorious city of Seattle. We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown. Several of us were able to negotiate the hills with our scooters. We had an amazing private tour of Pike Market.
Our guide ran a company called Seattle Bites and took us on a tasting tour of this iconic market. He also enchanted us with the amazing history of the market.

We were all fascinated as he talked about what really goes on behind the scenes and how this market is run. We were treated to all kinds of food from seafood chowder to fresh made sausage, tacos, yogurt, crepes and more. We left the market filled with interesting facts and food.

The next day we took the Seattle Tram to Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle and Chihuly Gardens (my favorite!). The glass floor had just opened to the public the day before in the Space Needle and it was quite a treat to look down upon the city as it slowly turned 360 degrees.

I loved the magnificent glass sculptures in the museum and garden designed by Chihuly, native son of Seattle-Tacoma. The colors and details of his work are amazing. We were blessed with excellent weather on both days and we all enjoyed our time in this magnificent city.
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.
Accessible South Africa
A lot of people were disappointed when our trip to South Africa sold out so quickly. We are seriously considering another trip in 2019.

We will only have space for 10 participants so please contact us to be placed on the interest list.

Once we have enough names, we will firm up dates, itinerary and pricing.
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