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February is the month of LOVE! Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day and shared it with someone special. I've certainly enjoyed being home for the last seven weeks but have been very busy booking trips for all of you. Never fails! When the snow falls, you dream of warm destinations to visit and my phone rings. Always happy to help get you where you want to be. Planning a vacation gives us hope and something to look forward to during the tough times. Need new ideas? Give me a call and together we can find a wonderful destination for you to visit this year.
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Leaving on a Jet Plane.....

It's that time again! Accessible Seas 2020 will sail on RCCL's Symphony of The Seas on Saturday, February 22 from Port Miami. We have lots of repeat cruisers as well as several new people who are looking forward to exploring St. Maarten and San Juan as well as the new private island of Coco Cay. Next month's Newsletter will have a full report on our cruise including a review of Coco Cay. I'm looking forward to trying Hooked, a new specialty restaurant featuring seafood set in a beautiful New England environment.
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
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Trip Updates for 2020 & 2021....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

ACCESSIBLE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE, October 18 - 25, 2020
RCCL Allure of The Seas
Visit Palma de Majorca, Florence, Rome, Naples and the south of France (Marseilles)
Optional 3 night Barcelona package with transfers, hotel and tours.
Space is very limited so don't be left at the dock...book your cabin NOW. TWO BALCONY CABINS AVAILABLE!

This is the only group trip in 2020 with space available. Go to our website under group trips for details.
London and Paris August 2020! SOLD OUT!
We have an amazing itinerary planned with time for shopping and free time factored in. We will only change hotels once. Stay in one hotel in London and one hotel in Paris. Enjoy taking the train through the Chunnel from London to Paris. Accessible train seats for all who need them. Visit our website to view the day to day itinerary and pricing. Click on Group Trips and then scroll down to Paris & London 2020.
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Accessible Seas Caribbean Cruise, RCCL Symphony of The Seas, sets sail from Miami February 22. SOLD OUT

Stay tuned for future Caribbean Sailings....
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We have just reserved group space on the newly revitalized Oasis of The Seas for January 31, 2021. This sailing is reserved for people living with all forms of Ataxia, their families and friends. Please contact us for details including itinerary and pricing.
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS....


WE ARE RETURNING TO ALASKA IN 2021!!!
See Alaska the way it was meant to be seen. We will be sailing on Holland America's MS Koningsdam, round trip Vancouver, BC June 5 - 12, 2021.
Holland America opened Alaska to the cruise ship industry over 50 years ago. We will enjoy prime docking locations as well as long days in each port allowing you to go on shore excursions and still have time to enjoy on your own in each port. RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN SO CALL FOR BEST AVAILABILITY

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Iceland July 2021. Many of you have expressed interest in visiting Iceland so here it is! We will spend the entire trip in one hotel in Reykjavik and do activities and day trips from our central location. Please click here for itinerary and cost.

CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!!!
Other Trip Possibilities 2021

We are working on other trips including a land trip to Italy.
Remember, you don't have to wait for a group to travel. We are happy to plan a trip just for you!
Keep reading our monthly newsletters to know when new groups are announced.

Complete details for all trips on our website www.easyaccesstravel.com
Click on Group Trips
RCCL's Allure of The Seas is
Coming to Galveston!!!

Great NEWS for Texans and everyone else as well.

Royal Caribbean has agreed to invest megabucks into the Port of Galveston to build a state of the art terminal building. The city of Galveston has agreed to build a new parking structure. For those of us who have been to Galveston, this is very exciting as the current port and parking leave a lot to be desired. As a result of this investment, RCCL will be bringing Allure of The Seas (one of my favorite ships) to homeport in Galveston in late 2021. Reservations are now open through the end of April 2022 and are expected to sell out very quickly. I have group space available the last week of April for anyone who is interested.


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Here's A Travel Tip For YOU....

Traveling With Medical Devices & Supplies

Do You Know Medical Equipment
Flies For Free?

Passengers may bring as many pieces of medical equipment as they need on planes at no extra charge. This includes wheelchairs, scooters, crutches, walkers, canes, etc. Many people who use power chairs also bring a manual chair with them as well and many of you have multiple devices that you use depending on the situation.
Another category of medical supplies is "soft goods" which typically represents items such as catheters, bandages, depends, etc. and are usually one time use. When traveling with large amounts of these supplies, pack them in their own suitcase and mark the outside, "Medical Supplies". I recommend using a bag that, when empty, can fold down and fit into your regular luggage. This way you will not need to pay for an extra piece of luggage that is empty on your return flight. It is VERY IMPORTANT not to put anything of a personal nature in the bag with these supplies. Once you co-mingle your items, you will negate the ability to claim this as Medical.


Have a travel tip? Send it our way and we may share it.
We Do Individual & Group Travel
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Do you know that we actually plan more trips for individuals than we do for our groups? We love when you participate in our groups but please remember to call us when you want to plan a vacation for the two of you or with a group of friends or family members. We can most likely plan any type of vacation you want and we will be sure to address all your accessibility requirements and needs. We so enjoy doing the research for you and look forward to planning that next trip just for you! Also, if you see one of our groups that you would like to do but perhaps the dates don't work, give us a call. We can usually duplicate the same trip just for you and your travel companions.
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...
New York Metro
 Abilities Expo
The next Abilities Expo that Easy Access Travel will be attending is in Edison, NJ May 1 - 3, 2020.
Cruise Planners/Easy Access Travel will be in Booth 1006. Please stop by and say Hello!
Be sure to make time to attend our Travel Workshop on Friday, May 1 at 1:00pm. Learn the ins and outs of traveling with special needs and "Just Doing It Differently".
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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.

Sincerely,

Debra Kerper 
(972) 492-6111
Cruise Planners
1716 Morning Glory
Carrolton, Texas 75007
1-800-920-8989