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Oh my! Is it really the end of June already?

I apologize for not sending a newsletter in May but I don't think I was home long enough to write one. The first weekend found us in Edson, NJ at the New York Metro Abilities Expo where we saw so many of you and made lots of new friends. That was immediately followed by our mid-year Cruise Planners Conference and two nights on the inaugural of NCL Bliss. Read more about this magnificent ship below. From there, we headed to Los Angeles for a family get together and my son's college graduation. Came home and departed for South Africa via Dubai two days later. Arrived home June 8 and took about a week to recover and here we are! Review of South Africa trip below.

UPDATE...DEB’S MEDICAL NEWS! I tried to open the hatch of my van last Friday when I stepped back and lost my balance. My driveway is slanted and very small. I landed on my back and tried to avoid hitting my head by rolling to my right side. I broke my hip and had a hip replacement on Sunday. Pretty bummed out. There are many precautions I must follow for the next 12 weeks including no reaching, bending, twisting or turning. I’m a little perplexed as to how I will do my transfers and put on my prosthetics. Just “doing it differently” may be a little more difficult this time around.
What's Next ???
Chicago Abilities Expo, Schaumburg Convention Center, June 29, 30, July 1. Come Visit Us in Booth 415 and attend our Travel Workshop at 2:30 on Friday and/or Saturday. Get all your travel questions answered and find out where the #1 destination is for accessibility!
Trip Updates for 2018 & 2019....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

We have limited space available for our New York City land package Oct. 4 - 7. To see details on this, go to Group Trips and scroll to our New England Fall Foliage Cruise. Go to the bottom and read about New York.

We still have good 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. I have two Sky Suites 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-cruise 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 those with Ataxia. Please call if interested in getting more information.
We are also taking reservations 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. ONLY 2 SPACES REMAIN!!!

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.

Details for all trips are on the website under Group Trips. Don't be disappointed. Sign Up NOW!!!
NCL Bliss Review
NCL Bliss delivered everything that was promised but my favorite experience was the Broadway Production of Jersey Boys. 

I really loved it!
TSA Disability Coalition
Offers Tips for Summer Travel
Did you know that TSA has a Disability Coalition? Their primary goal is to understand the hundreds of disabilities that travelers deal with every day so that they can make the process of going through security easier and more comfortable for all. Remember, we all have the same goal...to arrive safely at our destination. With that in mind, please click on the link and read some tips that the coalition put together to make your summer travel a little easier.

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 Trip Review
Twenty-two of us met in Durban, South Africa recently for the adventure of a lifetime. Ages ranged from 13 to 79 and all had a great time. This trip was definitely outside of my comfort zone but I found it amazing to be so close to the majestic creatures that make their home in the African bush.

We spent the majority of our time in Kwazulu-Natal, also know as The Zulu Kingdom. As we drove to the bush country for the first time, we were in awe when the driver stopped the vehicle and there, right in front of us, was a herd of elephants. It simply takes your breath away. The next day we were entranced by the presence of zebras, gorillas and water buffalo. Other days we saw giraffes, baboons, warthogs and rhinos. All were spectacular.

During our visit to St. Lucia, we took a boat ride where we shared the waters with hippos and crocodiles. To see these animals in their natural habitat was quite an experience.
The trip ended with 4 nights in Cape Town by the V & A Waterfront. I truly love this city and could have spent more time here. We visited Table Mountain and took the cable car to the top. Another day took us to the Penguin Colony where we got up close and personal with these delightful creatures. Our last full day was spent visiting some wineries. Each day was more spectacular than the rest. We were blessed with perfect weather as well. Lots of great shopping opportunities at the Art Collective by the waterfront. Everyone brought home amazing pictures and memories of a lifetime.
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