In May my parents booked their "trip of a lifetime". An RCI cruise with their 4 kids and spouses. So 10 of us in the group.
In December my Dad was diagnosed with advanced terminal liver cancer. Prognosis of 18-22 months. He does not qualify for medical insurance and plans to travel without it. He absolutely will not entertain the notion of not going on the cruise.
Should we notify RCI of his condition? If we do, is there a chance that they will deny boarding?
Right now his energy is very good as it appears that he is reacting well to Chemo. He is driving himself to errands and is doing odd jobs around the house.
However, in January he was tiring very easily, was using a shower stool, and we were considering bringing a wheelchair along. Although he has had a very good week, things sometimes change daily or even hourly.
At this point he does not want to bring a wheelchair or request a shower stool from Special Needs. RCI's website says Special Needs requests need to be made 30 days advance. Does anyone have any experience with this? Will be OK if we wait until a week before departure to make the request?
Thanks in advance,