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Some years ago, we were checking out both the Columbia and Mississippi river cruises and was told that they all have to be ADA compliant. Unfortunately, Ruth passed away before we booked one and I did not desire to do it alone. Do not remember which lines we were looking at, however their ships did have cabins for the handicap. One of the ships on the Mississippi even offered tours that that were handicap accessible.

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18 hours ago, STEVE-O said:

Any recommendations? My wife can't do -any- steps/stairs.........

There are none to speak of.  River cruises are very up front about not being Fully accessible.

 

i can think of several ports that require many steps to get up to the main drag. I am very familiar with Maysville for instance as my paternal side of the family is from 11 miles away.  

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18 hours ago, spookwife said:

There are none to speak of.  River cruises are very up front about not being Fully accessible.

 

i can think of several ports that require many steps to get up to the main drag. I am very familiar with Maysville for instance as my paternal side of the family is from 11 miles away.  

That's my thought.  Even if the boats are built to ADA requirements, and boarding is via gangplank, there will still be the major hurdle of the levee, where there may or may not be a ramp or driveway from the levee top to the docking area.

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Yes, you can do it.  We did the American Queen Mississippi River in 2013 with my husband and his scooter.   I would be happy to talk to you but my email address was blocked by Cruise Critic.  Can you tell me your email address so I can tell you all about it.

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