“SPRING BREAK” PRICE SAVINGS PLUS FEES WAIVED FOR ALL ONE-WAY RENTALS

Cruise the world and save up to 15 percent on wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen and more.  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (March 2, 2010) —Need a wheelchair, scooter, oxygen concentrator, visual aides or other special needs equipment for an upcoming cruise vacation? Book any piece of special needs equipment from Special Needs Group/Special Needs at Sea during the month of March and pocket savings of up to fifteen percent.  Additionally, Special Needs Group is waiving all fees for one-way rentals booked in…

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Which Mobility Equipment is Right for Me – Scooter, Wheelchair or Powerchair?

As 2009 closed, several new ships made a huge splash within the cruise industry, foreshadowing the future of cruising, including Disney Cruise Lines’ 4,000-passenger Dream and Royal Caribbean Cruises’ 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas, the largest passenger cruise ship ever floated. Within the next twelve months, several more behemoth vessels will enter the waters including Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, sister ship to the Oasis; and the largest ship ever for Norwegian Cruise Line, the 4,200-passenger Epic. With increased…

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It’s Big, Wide Accessible World, Go Explore and Enjoy

Did you ever cancel a trip because of a bad knee or other mobility impairment? Have you avoided cruises and family events that require travel for fear you’ll need oxygen mid-trip? Relax. Today’s world is more accessible than ever, and for anyone with special requirements for traveling, there’s a world of information and help waiting for you. It’s disappointing to be left behind or to have to leave a loved one behind because of a physical limitation or special travel…

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Taking Accessibility to New Levels: Oasis of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) much anticipated next generation cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas is ready for passengers. Rising sixteen decks high, she is the largest vessel afloat---and among the most accessible. We toured the ship recently and can report first hand that the Oasis of the Seas offers the largest number of accessible staterooms of any ship, a total of 46. For the newer ships in the fleet, RCI has consistently maintained a standard of 1.7 percent of all staterooms…

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Oxygen Onboard? Clearing the Air about Cruising with Oxygen

As a supplier of oxygen and other special needs equipment for travelers, I see first hand the uncertainty and confusion regarding traveling with oxygen, especially the rules and regulations for dealing with cylinders or other forms of portable oxygen on a cruise. Like everything in life, cruising with oxygen is simple, once you know the guidelines. After almost a decade of working with cruise ships and accessibility, here’s what I’ve learned that can ensure smooth sailing for anyone traveling with…

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SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA WINS SEATRADE INSIDER “ONBOARD SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR” AWARD AT SEATRADE EUROPE 2009 CRUISE CONFERENCE

FT LAUDERDALE, FL - Special Needs at Sea, a global provider of special needs equipment for travelers and the travel industry, was honored as winner of the "Onboard Supplier of the Year" Award at the third annual Seatrade Insider Awards held in Hamburg, Germany on September 15; part of Seatrade Europe 2009.  "The high caliber of the Seatrade organization and strength of all the nominees make this award even more significant for us," says Andrew Garnett, founder and president of…

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FUN AT THE BEACH NO PROBLEM FOR 10-YEAR OLD BOY WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

New Wheelchair Makes the Beach, Pool and Cruises Accessible for People with Mobility Needs FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (AUGUST 11, 2009) - Twins Michael and Nicholas Hadler love going to the beach. Like many 10-year old boys, they enjoy playing in the water and building in the sand. However, as Michael was born with cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair from a very early age, trips to the beach were somewhat daunting for the family. “Going to the beach was…

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SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA KIOSKS PROVIDE RENTAL, PICK-UP AND DROP OFF OF WHEELCHAIRS AND OTHER AIDES AT SEATTLE’S NEW PIER 91 CRUISESHIP TERMINAL

Pier side pick up of equipment designed to facilitate easier on and off for special needs cruisers and also provide service for cruisers who need equipment at the “last minute”  FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (JUNE 25, 2009)- If you arrive to board your cruise ship at Seattle’s new Pier 91 and realize you may need a wheelchair or mobility aide, or if you’ve reserved special needs equipment in advance and prefer to receive it pier side rather than onboard, no problem.…

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Delivering an Accessible World

A few months ago, I was filling up one of our Special Needs Group delivery vans at a gas station. A woman approached me about the logo on the side of the van and wanted to know what it meant. I told her that we deliver oxygen and mobility equipment to cruises, hotels and airports around the world. The woman was amazed; she did not know that a service like this even existed. As it turned out, her mother had…

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FIRM HELPS TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES FULFILL VACATION DREAMS

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – For the 40 million Americas with limited mobility, oxygen requirements or other form of disability--and who want to travel, Special Needs at Sea, (www.specialneedsatsea.com) can help make any trip easier and more hassle-free. Now entering its third year, Special Needs at Sea delivers a full range of special needs equipment and services to hotels, resorts and cruise ships around the world, so that it’s waiting and ready to go when you are. Special Needs at Sea…

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SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA BECOMES FIRST ACCESSIBILITY PREFERRED SUPPLIER FOR CLIA, WORLD’S LARGEST CRUISE LINE ASSOCIATION

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, USA – Special Needs at Sea, (www.specialneedsatsea.com), a Special Needs Group Inc. company, is now a preferred partner benefits supplier for the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise line association, becoming the first accessibility partner registered with this international organization. The announcement was made February 18, by Andrew Garnett, founder and CEO of Special Needs at Sea. “We are proud to be affiliated with CLIA, an organization that works to ensure a safe, secure…

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SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA A SUPPORTING SPONSOR OF CRUISE3SIXTY

APRIL 2-6 IN FORT LAUDERDALE  Exhibiting at Booth #1207 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (March 25, 2009) – Special Needs at Sea, (www.specialneedsatsea.com), a one-stop source for mobility aides, oxygen and other equipment for travelers with disabilities, is a supporting sponsor of Cruise3Sixty, a premiere educational and networking event for the travel industry, scheduled for April 2 through April 6 at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Cruise3Sixty is hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). “Now more than ever the cruise…

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