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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 14, 2018
ASTA Partners with Special Needs Group
ASTA Partners with Special Needs Group

 

 

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January 22, 2018
Celebrity Cruises® Sales Team enters 2018 as SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates®
Celebrity Cruises® Sales Team enters 2018 as SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates®

 

January 10, 2018
Porthole Cruise Magazine Names Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea®Winner of its 2018 Editor-in-Chief Awards, Best Mobility/Accessibility Provider Category
Porthole Cruise Magazine Names Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea®Winner of its 2018 Editor-in-Chief Awards, Best Mobility/Accessibility Provider Category

 

September 28, 2017
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Named Silver Winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, Overall -- Special Needs
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Named Silver Winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, Overall -- Special Needs

 

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!

Articles

April 16, 2018
SNG Featured in voyageMIA.com

 

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