Posted August 3rd, 2014, 12:41 PM
Sorry. I thought I was on the right forum. Can you point me in the right direction? I am new to this kind of thing.
We've been on countless cruises and have yet to be able to find an accessible one for someone who can't hear. I'm not Deaf (born deaf), but have lost 95% of my hearing due to measles. I read lips, wear hearing aids (which only give me environmental sounds but not speech) and have a great command of the English language. But I can't enjoy the shows or the talks. Does anyone have any recommendations based on your experience or knowledge? I'd REALLY love to enjoy the showsSome cruise lines and itineraries have more visual shows (dancing, magic, acrobats, etc) than verbal shows (singing, comedians, etc). We have found that the ships and itineraries that tend to be multilingual are more visual shows. Think: Mediterranean cruises, South American cruises on MSC and NCL. I woukd think Costa would fall into that category as wrll, but I've never sailed on them.
One of our wonderful Members, Kathy (Splinter) took the time and effort to capture a lot of useful material from the old Cruise Critic Message Boards that would otherwise have been lost when the old boards are shut down.
As Splinter requested, please use these threads for reference. Please post any additional reference material to these threads (in the correct category) but, if you have any questions or suggestions that arise from these threads, please post them in a separate thread. Thanks.
Again many thanks and a big high five to Kathy for her initiative and for taking the time to undertake this project.
The links below will take you to the post that contains Splinter's Resource listings:
Cruise Line Special Services Offices
Resources for Eastern Caribbean for Disabled Cruise Travel
Resources for Western Caribbean for Disabled Cruise Travel
Resources for Mexican Riviera for Disabled Cruise Travel
Resources for Alaska for Disabled Cruise Travel
Resources for South America for Disabled Cruise Travel
Resources for Hawaii for Disabled Cruise Travel
Resources for Europe for Disabled Cruise Travel PART ONE
Resources for Europe for Disabled Cruise Travel PART TWO
Resources for Europe for Disabled Cruise Travel PART THREE
Resources for Europe for Disabled Cruise Travel PART FOUR