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Accessibility on Domestic River Cruises

River cruising has become one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry.  The sector offers a more intimate and culture-focused experience with themed cruises.  The segment meets the demands of the Baby Boomer with five trends:  joy of discovery, meaningful experiences, traveling with family, healthy activities and hassle-free travel.

River cruises offer guests the pleasure of learning while sailing to multiple ports in the same region.  In addition, all-inclusive excursions at each port are more customized and allow the individual more leisure time to explore the area in greater depth.  Hence, the passenger can gain more knowledge of the specific region.  In comparison to an ocean cruise, the river cruise enables the traveler to view and enjoy the local scenery while sailing.

The following cruise lines offer North America river cruises:  American Cruise Lines, American Queen Steamboat Company, Great Lakes Cruise Company, Pearl Sea Cruises and UnCruise Adventures.  Guests sailing domestically will find river cruise ports paved and ADA compliant. 

The intimate experience of river cruising has been referred to as a boutique hotel which floats from one destination to another.  Although once considered to a vacation for couples, river cruises have seen a rise in families traveling together.  Baby Boomers are traveling with their parents while millennials are taking their Baby Boomer parents on a vacation cruise.  Special Needs Group is pleased to service guests in need of renting mobility, oxygen and/or special needs equipment sailing domestically on river cruises.  

Next month’s Newsletter will feature Accessibility on International River Cruises.

 

 

The Accessibility Advocate - June 2017 Newsletter Full Article

 

 

 

 

 

Official News Releases

February 13, 2017
Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Seas to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on February 14th
Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Seas to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on February 14th
November 13, 2015
SNG announces Certification Milestone
SNG announces Certification Milestone

2,500 Travel Professionals successfully complete Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocates® program!

July 17, 2014
Travel Agent wins free MSC Cruise in Special Needs Group Certification promotion
Travel Agent wins free MSC Cruise in Special Needs Group Certification promotion

Gloria Hallick, ACC of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Alberta, Canada is the lucky winner of the SNG Certification promotion that resulted in SNG celebrating over 2,000 Certified Accessible Travel Advocates.

July 1, 2014
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel

Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel at National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

May 16, 2014
Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk
Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk

Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk, Empowering Individuals with Special Needs to Explore Popular Tourist Destination

Articles

March 27, 2017
Sun Sentinel Community Snapshots

 

March 27, 2017
SNG Featured in nextavenue.com

Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability

March 27, 2017
Forbes - Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability

Following these eight tips can ensure that you have a memorable trip

 

March 20, 2017
Dania firm broadens horizons for Travelers with Disabilities

 

March 13, 2017
Special Needs Group Featured in Sun Sentinel
Dania supplier of special needs equipment thrives as travelers with disabilities broaden horizons