Update: Disabled Passenger Ordered Off Cruise Issued Full Refund
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As a nurse I can understand one's desire to travel and remain independant, but to expect a cruise line to assist you to the toilet and I assume clean one's back side....if I were his cabin steward...my response would be to the disabled man...'they don't pay me enough to do that."Yes, his requests seemed like they were a bit over the top. Suite or not, a personal care assistant is not in his or anyone else's cruise contract -- so they shouldn't be held responsible for this.
A cabin steward would not know the proper body mechanincs to safely transfer persons in wheelchairs without causing injury to the passenger or the crew member...hiring a private duty nurse would be pricey, but so was his suite. He could have gotten a smaller room and hired a personal attendant/nurse to travel with him for the cost of the room he had.
Sorry to hear he didn't get to finish his trip, but I can see the cruise ships side as well, fears of lawsuits from injuries sustained from untrained personnel would justify them cancelling the rest of his trip. The entitlement of some people is just beyond my grasp. ADA or not, the cruise lines should not be expected to accomodate such personal care needs of it's passengers.