US River Boats
Accessible? Yes, they are!
Time and time again clients ask me if they can take a European River Boat Cruise and, unfortunately for most of them, I must say no, they are not accessible. However, there is a lovely vacation choice that I bet most of you have not thought of. River Boat Cruising on US Rivers is extremely popular and the American Queen (best known for itineraries up and down the Mighty Mississippi) and the American Empress which visits the Pacific Northwest via the Columbia River are wheelchair accessible. Daily shore excursions are included and you will be transported on lift equipped motor coaches.
There are several itineraries to choose from and they differ in length of voyage. Often times there are popular themes to choose from as well. You will be treated to wonderful regional cuisine along with a unique perspective on the area's history, culture and landscape. These are truly lovely vacation experiences.
Please contact me for more information and to book your next vacation visiting either America's Heartland or the Pacific Northwest.
Is this for you?
In all honesty, it took me a long time until I was ready to invite clients to join a group trip whether cruise or land. As a disabled traveler, I wasn't sure that others with mobility disabilities would enjoy traveling with a large group of people using wheelchairs or scooters. Boy, was I wrong! It was the encouragement of my clients and peers who convinced me to undertake this task. It all started at an Amputee Coalition Conference a few years ago when I was approached by one member to put together a cruise for amputees. This was quickly followed by a request to do a cruise for young adults with Spina Bifida. BINGO! Both cruises were huge successes and were followed by repeat events. We are now doing our groups for anyone with mobility disabilities, their families and friends regardless of type of disability.
I believe our success is a result of the instant bond that is formed among those of us who travel a little differently and perhaps a little slower. Young or old, we understand and relate to each other and have immense compassion for each person's individual situation. We are accepting and kind. If you haven't already done so, I suggest you consider joining one of our group trips in the future. I believe you will be very happy with your decision.
Take a look at our website and check out our blogs and videos on our group travel.