Posted November 23rd, 2012, 08:09 AM
Before multiple sclerosis took my legs away, I sailed with Royal and Dolphin. I never considered the challenges that using a wheelchair brings. I would like to know which lines are the most W/C friendly (including ship-shore excursions). I wish to sail to Alaska and the carribean.
Tx in advance
Are you W/C bound or can you transfer to a car or van? Climb steps onto a bus?
Cruise line shore excursions are almost never W/C friendly.
The newer the ship, the more W/C friendly it will be.
RCI has a lift chair for at least one swimming pool per ship,
but the crew gets very little practice/training on it.
Be prepared to wait and enjoy the circus instead of getting upset.
Tendered ports are a real problem.
HAL may do best on tendered ports.
Is your W/C manual, collapsable, power, light, heavy?
How wide of a cabin door is needed?
You will probably need to book a Handicap cabin.
They generally go fast, so I book mine 1 to 1.5 years in advance.
I can always cancel.
I know there are empty handicap cabins for the December 10 sailing of the Noordam (HAL).
Come join me. You might be able to pick up a cheap rate at this late date.
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