skip to Main Content

Travel Agent Newsletter April 2017

April 20, 2017

News from Andy’s Desk!


Dear Travel Partners,

Thank you for another successful First Quarter.  We are indebted to you for our success.

Our Transatlantic Sailing Promotion has been extended until April 30th!  The special includes North America pricing, one way fees waived as well a one free piece of mobility equipment (at equal or lesser value depending upon the equipment ordered) for transatlantic sailings with ships repositioning from eastern U.S. to Europe.  For more details regarding the Transatlantic Promotion, please call us at 800-513-4515.

As we enter the Second Quarter of 2017, SNG is looking forward to the opening of the Seattle and Vancouver ports.  The quarter is highlighted with the beginning of the Alaskan cruise season that runs from May through September.  As Special Needs Group continues to expand our services to cruise ports and destinations, we are pleased to now service those guests staying at hotels in Paris, France.   

Enclosed within the newsletter, please see a glimpse of how SNG provides support to the special needs community in our back yard, South Florida.  Recently, Special Needs Group participated at two local events, the 9th annual Boating & Beach Bash in Boca Raton, the nation’s largest free event for people with special needs, and the Best Day Foundation in Pompano Beach. 

As we continue to expand in Delivering an Accessible World, SNG truly appreciates your support.

Keep Smilin’,


Andrew J. Garnett, CATA



Special Needs Group Lends Helping Hand

SNG was pleased to provide “Joy on the Beach” Wheelchairs for two March events.  The 8th Annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities was held on Saturday, March 18th at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton.  The day is the nation’s largest event for kids, adults and wounded warriors with special needs, their families and care givers.







Newly Renovated:  Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

Renovated last year at the cost of over $132million dollars, Queen Mary’s named-successor Queen Mary 2 provides transatlantic sailings from New York to Southampton as did Cunard’s original luxury ocean liner and her predecessor Queen Elizabeth.  The only ocean liner to sail from Southampton to New York also offers cruise voyages including an annual world cruise.  Although surpassed as the longest passenger ship, the 2,600-passenger Queen Mary 2 completed in December of 2003 still remains as the largest ocean liner ever built.



SNG’s Calendar of Events

April 23rd – 25th 
Cruise Planners Boot Camp
Harrah’s Atlantaic City
Atlantic City, NJ
April 24th from 5 to 6 PM
OASIS Bootcamp
Hyatt Place 
Boca Raton, FL

April 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
CruiseOne/Dream Vacations/Cruises, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale Regional Training
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 3rd at 2  ET
Cruise Planners WEBINAR
May 18th at 3 PM ET
Special Needs Group Webinar
Introduction to Special Needs Market
May 22nd – 25th
AVOYA Travel Conference
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA
May 24th – 26th
Cruise Planners Boot Camp
Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
New Orleans, LA


Folding Scooter – Available in Limited Markets


Special Needs Group is pleased to be able to provide a smaller, lighter Scooter with the capability of easily folding.

  • Compact
  • Less than 55 lbs.
  • Great for excursions
  • Convenient handle for transporting
  • Accommodates an individual up to 250 lbs.
  • Readily available in South Florida, New York, Los Angeles.  Call us for additional cities.
  • Required by Cunard Cruise Line for guests sailing with standard-sized cabins


For more information regarding the Folding Scooter including availability and pricing for your upcoming cruise or land vacation, please contact us 800-513-4515.






CATA Corner


Over 24 million Americans with disabilities would travel more frequently if their special needs were better met!


Our online course is only 3 modules and will increase your knowledge and earning opportunities in the special needs market.  


Join the 3,200 travel professionals who have become SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates!


If you have not already registered with us, CLICK HERE!



"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." – Anthony J. D’Angelo


Spotlight:  Southampton 

Known as the “Cruise Capital of the U.K.,” Southampton is one of the busiest cruise ports in Europe.  The port is located on the southeast coast of England and within 80 miles of London and 100 miles of France.  The port has four cruise terminals with the Ocean Terminal being the newest; the Ocean Terminal is fully accessible throughout for passengers with mobility issues. The Cruise Capital of the U.K. is the home port for over fifteen vessels from five cruise lines, including P&O Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean as well as Cunard’s ocean liner – Queen Mary 2.  In addition, Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Silversea Cruises have voyages with Southampton as a port destination.   






Toll Free: (800) 513-4515| International: (1) 954.585.0575

International Guests may also call us utilizing your Favorite Web Communication Application

302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004

Socialize with us:



Travel Agent – April 2017 Newsletter  

Back To Top