We can arrange to have a scooter or wheelchair that meets your needs meet you at your ship or at your resort.
Things to consider when selecting a ship or resort:
Things to consider when selecting a stateroom or room:
Things to consider when considering excursions:
Travel is becoming more accessible to everyone. Research and planning are key components of a successful vacation. This is especially true for individuals who face additional challenges. As Accessible Travel Advocate's we will make the planning a breeze.
This page contains just a few of the things that you should consider when planning a trip if you or someone you are traveling with has mobility, sight, or hearing challenges, cognitive disabilities, or special dietary considerations. As we plan your vacation, we will touch on these as well as many other details.
When planning your vacation, we can help you select a location that offers special accommodations for guests with autism, ADHD, dementia, or other developmental, physical, or cognitive disabilities that we should take into consideration.
Traveling with portable oxygen can be a challenge because many airlines do not allow passengers to carry it on board. We can arrange to have your oxygen needs met at your ship or at your resort. Keep in mind that:
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Are you fearful of traveling because you or someone in your family has a dietary restriction or food allergy? We at Sail Away Adventures are very cognizant of the importance of feeling safe when traveling especially since it is difficult to avoid eating!
The most important thing you can do for yourself is to be an advocate for your own safety. But, of course, if you or a member of your family has dietary restrictions you already know this. Sometimes you need to become an educator to the people who are preparing or serving your food. But it is wonderful when you can sit back, confident that the person who is preparing your food is knowledgeable about cross contamination issues and the possible effects of serving something that you will have a reaction to.
Another thing you can do before traveling is use a travel professional who is familiar with special diets. Whether you are celiac, diabetic, allergic to peanuts, or tree nuts, etc. a knowledgeable travel professional can help you plan a vacation where you and everyone you are traveling with will be able to enjoy mealtime. Knowledge about dietary restrictions and the resorts that have the facilities and personnel in place to make dining enjoyable are key criteria when selecting a travel consultant to help plan your vacation.
Regardless of whether you use a travel consultant like Sail Away Adventures or not, always let the resort know in advance what your dietary restrictions are. Some resorts want this information at least 30 days before you arrive. Then when you arrive, let the Maître d' and your server know. Whenever you travel, we suggest that you carry cards that explain your restrictions in the languages you will likely encounter during your trip. If you are staying at an all inclusive or taking a cruise, having the same waiter throughout your stay will help your comfort level so you don’t feel like you are always explaining yourself. But it still never hurts to remind them! It is great when the chef comes out to meet with you personally because it gives reassurance that they understand the importance of safe food preparation.