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thankful, grateful, blessed - Thanksgiving theme - word abstract in vintage letterpress wood type with acorn and cone decoration
My favorite holiday is only two days away and I am definitely Thankful for all of you, Grateful that you have helped me reach my goals in 2018 and truly Blessed by your friendship and business. Steve and I wish each and every one of you a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and delicious food. If you are traveling, please travel safe.
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
Trip Updates for 2019 & 2020....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

All trips for 2018 are SOLD OUT!

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!
Accessible Cabins have been released but we may be able to get one for you if interested. Don't Wait...quick action is required.
Our 2019 European Adventure, June 14 - 26, on Celebrity Reflection from Dublin to Amsterdam is SOLD OUT! Our pre and post city stays in Dublin and Amsterdam are also sold out. If you're reading this and wishing you had signed up, call to be put on the waiting list in case we get a cancellation. We are having overnight stays in Dublin and Cork as well as Paris. We also visit the ports of Bruges, Dover, Belfast and Liverpool. This is an extraordinary itinerary.

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.
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 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. 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.
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 6 accessible rooms available for a total of 12 travelers. 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 will begin scheduling Group Trips for 2020 in January, 2019.

Complete details for all trips on our website www.easyaccesstravel.com
Travel Updates from TSA
This illustration depicts a barefoot woman holding a tray with her shoes and necklace at an airport security checkpoint.
The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) mission is to protect our nation’s transportation systems so that we all can travel safely.

All travelers are required to undergo screening, but TSA has developed screening procedures to ensure that travelers and their associated medical items and devices can be screened regardless of the disability or medical condition. TSA also has programs to assist travelers.

Just Returned...Inaugural Symphony of The Seas
I was invited to attend a 2 night Inaugural Sailing of RCCL's newest addition to their fleet, Symphony of The Seas. Symphony is the 4th Oasis Class Ship and currently holds the distinguished honor of being the largest cruise ship in the world! She sails round trip from Port Miami and has a brand new state of the art terminal to home port in. Port Miami is an amazing technological feat.

Imagine getting ready to board your ship and there aren't any lines or, when ready to disembark at the end of the cruise, no paperwork to fill out. Face recognition allows you to bypass immigration and get to the airport. Large elevators as well!

Symphony is a beautiful ship with outstanding entertainment including a full Broadway production of Hairspray, a breathtaking show, Hiro, in the Aqua Theatre and a brand new production in the Royal Theatre called Flight. This was my favorite! There is also the Comedy Club, Ice Show and much, much more. We enjoyed a new dining venue, El Loco Fresh, serving Mexican favorites located on Deck 15 (Sports Deck). It is complimentary and I'm sure it will prove to be very popular.

Remember, RCCL has the widest hallways at sea which means mobility equipment can maneuver with ease even when the cleaning carts are out and about.

Think about booking your next cruise on Symphony of The Seas!
Cruise Planners 25th Birthday Celebration
I'll be heading back to Ft. Lauderdale November 26 for Cruise Planner's Convention 2018 and to celebrate their 25th Birthday. I look forward to CPCon every year where I get important updates from vendors, enjoy networking and get to spend time with the Cruise Planner's family. I love being with my fellow CP travel advisors and having the opportunity to share everyone's successes. As part of our conference, we will board Celebrity Cruise Line's newest ship, Celebrity Edge, for a two night inaugural. Celebrity Edge is said to be a real game changer with all kinds of new features. I can't wait to experience them for myself. Stay tuned for a report in next month's newsletter.
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
Abilities Expos are done for 2018 but we are looking forward to doing it all again in 2019. First expo of the year is at the Los Angeles Convention Center the last weekend of February. 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